Dr Oz: What Does Your Nose’s Alar Width Reveal?
There’s a good chance you may not know about the unique and important function your nose serves, other than to breathe It can actually humidify the air coming into your body, warming it and getting it to the right amount of moisture. That’s how you prevent illness. It also turns out that we all have different nose sizes for specific reasons.
Dr Oz: What Is Your Alar Width?
Scientists claim evidence clearly shows the shape of your nose evolved because of the climate your ancestors grew up in. It all comes down to your alar width. The distance between the bottom of the edges of your nose when looking from at the bottom of the nose-up. That width of your nose is called the Alar width and it corresponds to where you grew up.
Dr Oz: Alar Width for Different Climates
If you grew up in an area that was really hot and moist, you would benefit from a larger Alar width. But in cooler places like Northern Europe, the nose would have to become narrower to limit the amount of cold air coming in or slow down the air.