Double Chins are not just a cosmetic problem, but they can cause many health problems. Here are some reasons why you might have a double chin:
1) You’re overweight and your body fat percentage is high.
Your skin is thicker than average, which means that there’s extra fatty tissue under the surface. Fatty tissues tend to collect under the chin area because they provide support and cushioning for your head. When you add extra weight to your face, these tissues become less dense and sag down towards the bottom of your cheeks.
This causes the skin to sag downwards and into your eyes. If you don’t correct this situation, your face will look rounder with a chinstrap.
2) You’ve had Botox or fillers injected into your face.
These procedures make facial muscles appear larger and can result in double chins due to the fact that the muscle fibers may be smaller than normal. Think about how hamburger looks different from steak: one is packed and compact, and the other is filled out and has more volume. Even though you may have the same weight in both types of food, your double chin will look bigger and more prominent because the fibers are stretched out.
3) Your head size is disproportionate to your body.
If you have a large head compared to the rest of your body, then there’s a chance that your jawline will also be wide. If you have a jaw that’s bigger than average, it’ll be very difficult to hide a double chin because there will be extra skin underneath. In this type of situation, a person may have a double chin even if their body mass index is average.
The good news is that you can quickly decrease your double chin by doing these things:
1) Sleep on your back or on your side.
Sleeping positions can dramatically affect the appearance of a double chin. If you sleep on your side, then your jaw is suspended in the air and skin can become loose and sag downwards. Sleeping on your back can also cause these problems because there’s no support for your cheeks.
By sleeping on your back or on your side, you can put pressure on the muscles underneath your jaw and keep them from sagging over time.
2) Eat foods that will fill you up and give you more energy.
While you may think that eating less will make your double chin look smaller, the reality is that you need to eat enough to sustain your body’s energy. This means that you shouldn’t deprive yourself of food because this can lead to cravings and binge eating. Make sure to get enough proteins, fibers, and sugars so that your body has a steady supply of energy to burn.
3) Do strength training exercises.
If you have more muscle mass, then your body will be better equipped to fight back against skin that’s prone to sagging. Muscle tissue is denser than fat, so by building up your biceps, triceps, shoulders, and neck you can create shadowing effects underneath your chin. As long as you continue to stick with an exercise regiment, you should start noticing results after 4-6 weeks.
Ways to Improve Other Facial Structure Problems
If you’re unhappy with the size or appearance of other parts of your face, there are also some procedures that can help you out. Here are some common issues and ways to solve them:
1) Your cheekbones are lacking in prominence: this can make your face appear wider than it actually is because there’s less space between your eyes, cheekbones, and jaw.
The good news is that adding a bit of prominence to your cheekbones is easy to do and involves no surgery at all. For starters, you can apply blush just below your cheekbones using swirling motions. You should also try to add highlights by placing shimmery powder above your cheekbones.
If you’d like to go the professional route, you can also add inserts to the inside corners of your eyes to make them appear bigger and brighter.
2) You have a long face: long faces can make a person look a lot older and even sicklier than they actually are.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to make a long face shorter, but you can certainly make it look less thin and more oval-like. For example, you can add waves and layers to your hair to add more visual height to your head. You can also draw attention towards other features such as your eyes or your lips by using color-contrasting eye shadow or lip color techniques.
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