What is common between Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt? The first thing you notice about them is undoubtedly the adorable dimple that forms on their cheeks when they flash their million dollar smile. Do you know what are dimples exactly and how are they caused? And why do some people have dimples and others don’t? Dimples are actually small folds in the fleshy part of the cheek. It is actually a deformity in the muscles. Dimples are caused by this deformity which causes the skin of the cheek muscle to draw tightly as it moves, which causes the indentation.

Though a dimple is a facial feature one gets genetically, there are many ways you can actually get a dimple without undergoing a surgery. Yes, even those who are born without a dimple can mimic this facial feature through different ways. We share with you ways to successfully mimic the appearance of a dimple. There are three ways to get this adorable facial feature; through facial exercise, makeup and piercing. So even if you have not genetically inherited the trait you can now get dimples easily!

1. Dimple exercise

Get started with this simple form of facial exercise to get your brand new sets of dimples! Yes, now you can flaunt your dimples without undergoing a surgery. Religiously follow this simple facial exercise and you will also be gifted with the adorable facial feature.

Steps to do the dimple exercise:

Pout or pucker your lips and suck your cheeks in partially. Your lips need to be closed, but keep in mind that you are not supposed clench your teeth together. So when you suck in your cheeks, a naturally indent will be formed on your cheeks between your top and bottom teeth.

When you figure out that the indentation rests between the upper and lower set of teeth, press and hold the spot where the indentations are formed. You can gently hold the spot either with both your index fingers or anything with a rounded tip like a makeup brush or pencil.

Smile and then again stick your fingers on the same spot, try to have a wide grin and then reposition your fingers, this is the spot where the dimples occur naturally. Now that you have figured out the exact spot, continue pressing this spot everyday for 30 minutes. This way you will train your cheeks to form the indentations or dimples! Repeat daily and you will get your pretty little dimple! Though you have to know that this is simply a folk remedy, there is not guarantee or scientific proof that this technique works.

2. Contouring makeup


You can achieve the cutest looking dimple with the help of a pencil. Use an eyebrow pencil draw the impression of a real dimple on your cheek. Using  the above mentioned technique you can easily identify the correct spot of the indentation, so now using a brown colored eyebrow pencil start drawing the dimple. Start with a dot from where you will draw a crescent of the dimple. Now smudge the crescent and then adjust your makeup accordingly to make it look natural. Make sure that you use a brown colored pencil to suit your skin tone, otherwise using a black eyebrow pencil will make it look unnatural.

3. Piercing


Pierce your cheeks to get dimples! But make sure that you get the piercing done from a professional piercer and do not attempt to try it on your own. Consult with a professional and get your cheeks pierced in a safe way.  There are many professionals who discourage piercing your cheeks because it is risky. Dimple piercings can result in nerve damage since it can cut through muscle unlike ear and nose piercings that only cut through skin and cartilage. So do it at your own risk. Once you pierce your cheek, wait for two to three months before your remove the piercing, once you remove it you will see that both your cheeks will have indentation similar to the natural dimples.