How to Have Prominent Collarbones

Three Methods:By exerciseBy yoga and massageBy makeup

Collarbones (clavicles), also known as beauty bones, are an important feature of a beautiful body (for both men and women). Some people naturally have visible collarbones, others need to enhance them and make them look more prominent, beautiful, and attractive.

Method 1
By exercise

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    Begin with a light, overall body exercise. To have visible collarbones, it's necessary that you exercise your whole body regularly to reduce excess fat and to tone your body. An overweight person cannot have visible collarbones until he/she works out his/her whole body. Along with exercise, partake of a balanced diet and keep yourself hydrated. Best overall body exercises include:
    • Jogging
    • Running
    • Brisk walking
    • Swimming
    • Skipping rope
    • Cycling
    • Cardio exercises (for full body)
    • Yoga
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    Perform exercises regularly that target your neck and chest. If you don't currently exercise regularly, start with light and easy exercises to prevent shoulder and collarbone injuries. For beginners, do the following exercises:
    • Chest lift.Sit down on the floor crossing your legs. Lift your shoulders up until your collarbones are protruded. Hold the posture for 5 seconds and then relax. Repeat 8-10 times.
    • Shoulder rolls. Roll your shoulders in backward direction making small circles keeping your arms stiff. Repeat 10-15 times. Now roll your shoulders forward in the same way for 10-15 times.
    • Elbow roll.Place your hands on your shoulders. Roll your elbows making large circles keeping a straight back. Repeat 10-15 times.
    • Pull your chest bone muscles forward such that your collar bones become visible. Hold for 5 seconds; then release. Repeat 8-10 times.
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    Once you're good with the beginning exercising, perform some tough exercises to enhance your collarbones. Some of these exercises require dumbbells. Start with 1 kg (2 lb.) dumbbells. After one week of regular exercise, you can use heavier weights.
    • Start with the above mentioned exercises, repeating them 15-20 times to warm your shoulders and chest muscles.
    • Push-ups. As a lighter version, lie on your front and lift your lower legs, keeping your knees on the ground. Cross your lower legs and place your hands along the sides of your chest. Lift your chest till it's fully stretched and bring it down slowly. Repeat 15-20 times.
    • Ab crunches. Lie on your back and place your hands behind head. Fold your knees and lift your head towards your knees. Hold and then relax slowly. Repeat 10-12 times. You can also perform side crunches.
    • Chest-presses. Lie on your back and hold dumbbells in your hands such that they are horizontal with your chest. Place your hands alongside of your chest so that your elbows are pointing out. Raise your arms straight up, maintaining a slight bend in your elbows. Hold at this point for 2 seconds and bring them down to the starting position. Repeat 12-15 times.
    • Dumbbell flys. Stand straight with feet shoulder width apart. Carry your dumbbells in a vertical position and bend forward. Keeping your arms straight, raise the dumbbells along your sides (almost to your shoulder height) and slowly bring them down. Repeat 12-15 times.
    • Butterflies. Stand as mentioned above and hold the dumbbells vertically in your hands. Place your hands in front of your chest and maintain a bend in elbows throughout this exercise. Move your elbows towards your back squeezing your back muscles until you feel a stretch across your chest and shoulder blades. Bring them to the starting position. Repeat 10-12 times.
    • You can also perform other exercises such as pull-overs, chest-lifts, triceps extension, dumbbell lifts etc to reduce fat around your neck and chest and to enhance your collarbones.

Method 2
By yoga and massage

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    Perform some simple yoga postures to make your collarbones more visible. It is best to perform them after exercise to relax your shoulder muscles.
    • Chest Lift. Take a deep inhale in such a way that your chest lifts, protruding your collarbones. Hold this posture for 5 seconds and exhale out slowly, bringing your shoulders down. Repeat 5 times.
    • Forward bend. Lift your arms straight up and cross your fingers, such that your palms are facing upwards. Stretch your arms and slightly bend forward. Hold this posture for 10 seconds and release.
    • Chest stretch. Similarly, cross your fingers behind your back and stretch your arms, keeping your chest up-lifted. Hold and release slowly.
    • Elbow press. Raise your right arm straight up and fold it on your back such that your elbow is pointing upwards. Place your right hand on the back of your neck (or below this region) and press your right elbow with your left hand. Hold and release slowly. Repeat the same for the other side.
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    Massage your collarbones often with a good massage cream. It is important to relax your collarbones and massaging does not only relax them but also enhance your collar bones.
    • Apply massage cream to your collar bones. Place your index fingers above and your middle fingers below the collar bones. Gently rub your finger along the collarbones in an outward direction such that you feel them becoming visible. Repeat as much as required.

Method 3
By makeup

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    Makeup is yet another easy way to make your collarbones sticking out. Things that you'll require include:
    • A Bronzer (little darker than your skin tone)
    • A Highlighter (without glitter or sparkle)
    • Powder brush
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    Lift your shoulders such that your collarbones become visible, forming grooves. Keep them lifted.
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    Take a powder brush and get a good amount of bronzer to it. Apply it to the grooves on each side and to the area in the middle of your collarbones in circular motion till it gets even on either side.
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    Bring your shoulders down. Now with a small powder brush, apply highlighter along your collar bones only, making sure that it does not gets mixed with the bronzer.
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    Lift your shoulders again and check if you require to add more bronzer or highlighter. Make sure that you don't apply too much that it gives an artificial look.
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    Once you're satisfied with your makeup, you're done to enhance your collarbones! Clean the extra bronzer and highlighter powder to finish your look.


  • Collarbones take time to become prominent, so be patient and keep up the hard work.
  • Try to make them prominent in a natural way rather than using makeup frequently.
  • Perform each exercise very carefully to prevent any type of injuries.

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