How to Slim a Pear-Shaped Body

Pear-shaped women tend to have unbalanced upper and lower body–with the upper part smaller and the lower part of the body larger. The hips are usually wider than the shoulders and weight gain is apparent below the waist. Pear-shaped women usually have flat stomachs, small chest and a small waist. The main concern in slimming a pear-shaped body is to lessen the fat around the thighs, hips and butt. This may be done with proper exercise to tone the lower body and appropriate clothing to create the illusion of a slimmer figure.

Instructions

  1. Focus your exercise on balancing the top and bottom half of the body, particularly slimming down the lower body. Choose exercises that will burn as many calories as possible. Do cycling or running, as these help burn more fat on the lower part of the body. Walk for 20 minutes in the morning and another 20 minutes in the evening. Jump rope for 20 minutes in the afternoon. Do aerobic exercise for at least 45 minutes a day.
  2. Engage in weight training to build your upper body and make your lower body look smaller. Lift weights to build muscle mass in the upper body. Choose “light” weights and lift them for 15 to 20 repetitions. Include resistance exercises that work out the lower body in your exercise program.
  3. Dress your pear-shaped body appropriately. Wear button-down clothes, V-necks, slim-fitting tops and clothing with an A-line silhouette. When shopping for clothes make sure that the length of the top falls just below the hipbone. Include layering in your dressing style to create visual balance between the larger and smaller part of the body.

Tips & Warnings

  1. Wear simple and structured bottoms to create the illusion of longer legs. Pants should be free of detail. Fabric should be stretchable and must skim along the contour of the thighs.
  2. If you can afford to hire a personal trainer, do so. A personal trainer can greatly help in balancing the lower and upper body more expediently.
  3. Don’t be scared of weight lifting. Just remember not to lift weights that are too heavy; you will know that the weight is light enough if you can lift it 15 to 20 times without getting too tired.

How to Deep Clean Face Pores

Facial pores clogged by dirt and oils can trigger skin blemishes. However, there are ways to restore your youthful appearance and get rid of acne such as blackheads and whiteheads. Clean pores are the key to clear skin, and there are several ways to deep clean your skin and maintain oil-free pores. You can use over-the-counter facial products to achieve clean pores or use home methods.

  1. Apply a facial mask. Facial masks are thick, clay-like creams that help improve circulation and draw out toxins and get rid of dead skin cells. Purchase a facial mask from a drug store or beauty supply store and apply the cream as directed to deep clean pores. Allow the cream to dry completely and then rinse with warm water.
  2. Wash your face regularly with a deep cleanser. Wash your face daily, either in the mornings or nights, with a deep facial cleanser to open pores and remove oil and bacteria that can clog pores and trigger acne marks.
  3. Apply heat to clean pores. Steam from hot water or a hot cloth promotes sweating, allowing oils and germs to escape your facial pores. Place a wet hot cloth over your face for five minutes to open your pores. Leaning over a bowl of hot water has the same effect. Rinse your face after steaming to remove sweat and surface dirt.
  4. Experiment with pore strips. Buy deep-cleaning pore strips from a pharmacy or drugstore and apply the adhesive strip to areas of your face such as the nose or chin to help draw out dirt and oils that may clog pores. Use pore strips as instructed.