The Secret of True Beauty is in the Golden Ratio

October 2, 2019

We have seen many standards of beauty throughout history but there’s one that scientists believe is the key to visual perfection: The Golden Ratio.

Also known as the Golden Mean, the Divine Proportion or Phi, the Golden Ratio is said to have been first devised as far back as Ancient Egypt, to build the magnificent pyramids still standing today.

What exactly is the Golden Ratio? In a nutshell, it is a mathematical ratio that forms the pinnacle of visual appeal through ideal symmetry and proportions. This measurement of perfect proportions is commonly seen in nature, art, architecture and much more. Leonardo Da Vinci was famously obsessed over the Golden Mean and used it to create masterpieces like the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and The Vitruvian Man.

In aesthetic medicine, the Golden Ratio of a person’s face is determined by its height and width ratio and is further measured by dividing the face into horizontal fifths and vertical thirds based on the person’s facial features. If the divided areas are equal in width and length, the person is determined to have perfectly ‘Golden’ proportions.

How to look visually pleasing and well-proportioned?

Symmetry and proportions are so significant in physical beauty as scientists have found that we naturally tend to regard people and things as more visually pleasing when they are symmetrical and well-proportioned, especially so if they approximate the Golden Ratio. Many modern beauties whose faces possess the Golden Ratio include Lucy Liu, Amber Heard, Taylor Swift, Gal Gadot, and Yoona from K-pop’s SNSD.

The Golden Ratio has risen in prominence in aesthetic medicine and is now a trend in countries at the forefront of aesthetics including Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Here at DermClear, we use the Golden Ratio to gauge your current facial symmetry and suggest bespoke treatment options to bring your appearance closer to perfection.

Interested to find out how close your facial measurements compare to The Golden Ratio? Call us now at 6356 5005 to book a consultation today.

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