In my family there is a large history of "double chin" (my mum, my sister and my aunt all have one) and it scares me when I read that one of the factors of having a double chin can be genetics (the shape of your face is a result of the genes passed down from your parents and grandparents). Double chin can of course also be due to an unhealthy diet.
|I hope this is not the start of a double chin...arghh!|
While we are here, notice the gorgeous hair-style from The Powder Room for my engagement party!
What is a double chin?
- The result of loose skin and extra fat deposit
- One of the most common physical signs of ageing (nooooo...I'm only 29!)
Techniques and tips to help reduce the appearance of a double chin
1. Watch your diet
To get rid of double chin, changes in your diet would most likely have to occur. Of course the no junk food rules (this includes limited amount of highly processed foods and liquid calories such as soda, alcohol and milky coffees). The good thing is that cutting back on caloric intake not only helps get rid of a double chin, but also helps us lose fat in other areas indeed!
2. Get moving
We all know that a restricted diet is usually paired with exercise for effective weight loss. In order to lose a double chin, we have to use the same combination. We don't have to sign up to a gym, but do some casual exercises like walking, swimming, cycling or even doing some intensive housework at home counts! The most important is to be naturally active, every day.
3. Adopt a good posture
Apparently bad posture can also contribute to the loose skin and fat accumulation that leads to a double chin. Whether we’re typing at a computer at work or reading a book in bed, it’s important to keep our back straight and chin up. Having a good posture instantly makes a double chin less visible. Pilates and yoga exercises are also great help. The old “chest out, shoulders back and stomach in” posture is actually a good way to prevent jaw muscles from slacking. Having good posture instantly makes a double chin less visible, but also make us look taller and leaner.
4. Use make-up
- To direct the attention toward our cheeks and eyes: when applying make-up to downplay a double chin, the first thing we need to learn would be to draw attention to our other attractive features, such as our eyes and cheeks. Do so by applying eyes shadow and mascara and finish the flushed and glowing look by applying some blush or bronzer on the apples of your cheeks.
- To enhance the jaw line: another make-up trick that you can do to downplay a double chin is to highlight your jawline. First, apply some light foundation to the area of your chin and neck where the double chin is most prominent. Next, put some light bronzer along the contours of your jawline, especially in the area under the chin.
5. Show off your neck line
If you have long hair, then you should consider pulling it up away from your neck. Keeping your neck free of hair will accentuate the neckline and jawline. If you tend to wear your hair short, refrain from having it cut just next to your double chin. Instead, have it cut above your jawline to draw attention to your cheekbones instead.
Some experts think double chins indicate a sluggish lymphatic system and to get read of excess fluid massage can help. Simply place your thumbs underneath your jaw line and the fingers resting on the bone. Then move your thumb tips up towards the ears with firm and gentle strokes.
Laughing and talking are the best way to work facial muscles!
Do you have a double-chin?
Is it something that worries you?