What makes a face appear feminine?
Find out how a few features can make a face appear more feminine
There are endless differences between men and women. The term used to identify these nuances is ‘sexual dimorphism’.
Sexual dimorphism is the distinct difference in appearance or size between the sexes of an animal.
Even though humans are less sexually dimorphic than other animals, there are still glaring differences between the male and female face.
In this article, I have compiled a list of feminine traits, leaving behind those which require you to go measure the size of a skull or something as challenging as that.
A good number of these features are dictated by the hormone known as oestrogen as it is present in greater amounts in women.
This hormone has been found to have a connection to femininity.
- Fuller face and cheeks
- Large rounded eyes
- Smaller nose and jaw body
Feminine faces tend to have a smaller jaw body as a whole. They tend to have smaller chins and a shorter ramus making the jaw shorter. In comparison masculine faces have a long ramus with a prominent and squared chin. The jawline of a feminine face is softer and not as sharp as a masculine jawline tends to be.