Wiggling your nose can be a fun, cute trick. It can be a little tricky to get the hang of it though, as you’ll need to keep your face still and twitch the right muscles. Be patient and practice. It takes a while to move the right muscles to wiggle your nose, but with a little work, you should be able to pull it off.
EditGetting the Basic Movement Down
- Watch yourself in a mirror. You want to make sure you’re wiggling and not flaring your nose. When first starting out, practice in front of a mirror. This way, you will learn to know what the correct motions feel like.
- Hold your face completely still. When wiggling your nose, you should not be moving your cheeks, lips, or eyebrows. You should be conscious of the rest of your face and try to hold it as still possible to avoid making motions that will distract from your nose wiggling.
- Push downward with your nostrils. Push your whole nose down while giving the nostrils an extra stretch. You should feel your nostrils moving down towards your mouth. Then, relax your nose so it returns to its normal position. Repeat this motion until you get a hang of pushing your nostrils down.
- Think of this as a sort of stretching motion, like you’re making your whole nose a little bit longer.
- Avoid flaring the nostrils outward. Oftentimes, when moving your nostrils, you end up flaring them. Make sure your nostrils are moving downward and not outward. Direct your nostrils towards your mouth rather than out to the sides.
- If you find yourself flaring your nostrils rather than moving them downward at first, be patient. It can take a while to consistently and successfully move your nostrils downward rather than outward.
EditAlternating Between Nostrils
- Wiggle one nostril while holding the other one still. Once you’ve gotten the hang of moving your nostrils downward, keep one nostril completely still. At first, you may have to use your hands to hold the nostril still. While holding one nostril, push the other nostril downward. Repeat this motion on the other side.
- With practice, you should eventually be able to move one nostril down and keep the other still without the use of your hands. This can take a while, however, as wiggling your nose takes patience.
- Go back and forth quickly. Alternate between flaring one nostril and the other. This will create a wiggling motion in your nose. Go back and forth between your nostrils about three or four times to give your nose a good wiggle.
- Practice to increase your speed. At first, you will have to go very slowly when alternating between nostrils. This can make the wiggle look long and awkward. You’ll have to practice each day for a little and gradually increase your speed until you can give a quick nose wiggle.
- Master one movement at a time. Do not try to master all the motions of wiggling your nose at once. Take it one step at a time. First, master moving your nostrils downward. Then, try to hold one still while moving the other. Then, work on gradually building up your speed. The motions required to wiggle your nose feel awkward for some and it’s important to go slowly to master nose wiggling.