In case you're still wondering what a double chin is, it is the extra skin that hangs loosely from your chin. A double chin can be caused by a number of factors, such as obesity, genetics, advancing age, or drastic weight gain or weight loss. It is a result of accumulation of subcutaneous fat below the skin of the neck region, especially the chin. While a double chin does not pose any health risks, it does affect the appearance and makes you look older and unattractive. While exercise is always the best way to prevent as well as get rid of double chins, there are several things that you can do to hide a double chin and that's exactly what this article is all about. Sounds great? Read on...
How to Hide a Double Chin
When it comes to ways to hide your double chin, thankfully there are many. The right makeup, hairstyle and choice of accessories can all make a difference. Here we shall learn about tips to hide a double chin, for men and women, along with a few general tips for the same.
Tips for Women
Women seem to have plenty of options that can help them hide their double chin. Curious to know what they are? Well, here goes the list...
Go for a Flattering Hairstyle
If you are wondering how this can help, then let me tell you that hair that ends at the neck, is bound to attract people's attention to this area, causing them to focus on your double chin. Obviously you wouldn't want that, would you? When it comes to hairstyles, the goal is to draw attention away from your chin area. So, short hairstyles, where the hair ends just around the earlobe, make the neck appear longer and minimizes the appearance of a double chin. A good example of a haircut that you can opt for is a bob cut, which not only looks pretty but also makes your face appear slimmer by reducing the effect of a double chin. However, if you love to wear your hair long, then go for hairstyles where the hair ends below the shoulders. You can even tie your hair up in a bun. If you aren't able to decide which haircut is the best for you, you can consult your hairdresser or hair stylist for advice.
Choose the Right Clothes
You must have heard about how different clothes suit different body types. When it comes to hiding a double chin, however, it is not all that complicated! Just wear whatever you love, but remember to stay away from certain necklines. Simply put, necklines that draw attention to your neck and chin, should be avoided. This includes high neck shirts and tops, high collar shirts, and turtlenecks. You might be thinking that high necks serve to hide the double chin but in fact, they do the opposite. They draw attention to your problem area, thus accentuating the double chin. Instead, you should opt for wider necks such as V-necks, boat necks, low neck shirts, etc. This way you will successfully draw the eye away from the neck. Also, wider necks make your neck appear elongated and more graceful. Another great way to hide a double chin is to use a scarf. Just get hold of one, wrap it loosely around your neck in a loop and walk in style!
Know Your Jewelry
By now, you must be aware of what exactly is the trick that can help hide a double chin. Yes, you're right! It is the idea of diverting people's eyes away from your neck and chin. So, applying the same principle to choosing jewelry, we can say that dangling earrings that hang just at the neck, are a complete no-no. Instead, choose to wear small earrings that are pretty and eye-catching. However, when it comes to your necklace, the opposite holds true. While chokers and small necklaces accentuate a double chin, wearing long necklaces can make your neck appear longer, thus making you look graceful and attractive!
Learn a Few Make-up Tricks!
You must have heard a lot about the miracles of make-up. Well, now is the time to put it to test and see for yourself if you can indeed create magic with it! To begin with, choose two shades of foundation that are close to your skin tone, one slightly darker than the other. Now, after you're done with the first layer of foundation using the lighter shade, use a brush to apply the darker shade on your chin and upper neck, and blend it to prevent any line appearing between your face and neck. You can even use two shades of blush or powder foundation to create a similar effect. The idea is to give some depth to your chin to make it appear thinner than it actually is. Well-defined eyes help to draw the attention away from the lower part of the face, as does wearing lip color in lighter shades. Consult your beautician for more on what exactly shall work for you.
Tips for Men
Some of the tips for women, as discussed above, are effective for men as well. This includes, choosing the right clothes and going for a flattering hairstyle. So, what are the options for men to hide double chins?
Clothes do Matter!
When it comes to hiding a double chin, men should avoid wearing polo necks and turtle necks. Even round-neck shirts do little to hide your double chin. Instead, you should opt for V-neck tees. While wearing a shirt, leave the collar button undone, to take the attention away from the chin. And when you wear a tie, wearing it with a tie pin can serve the purpose.
Grow that Beard!
Perhaps the best way a man can hide his double chin, is by growing a beard. It effectively conceals the facial fat, and is an easy way out for people who are worried about their double (or triple) chins. If you love the idea already, start growing a beard today! However, don't forget to maintain your beard, if you don't want to end up looking like a caveman.
Watch Your Posture!
Posture is the way you carry yourself: the position of your body during walking, sitting, standing and even sleeping! But what has posture got to do with your double chin, you may ask. Well, the answer is simple. Keeping your chin up can make you look attractive and, at the same time, make your double chin disappear! Not only this, maintaining a good overall body posture also helps. Remember what your parents told you when you were a kid? Always keep your back straight while standing or sitting and pull the shoulders back. A good posture can also help you stay healthy and prevent backache.
Exercise Exercise Exercise!
Even though exercise cannot help you hide your double chin in an instant, it is the best solution, as it can help you get rid of your double chin in the long run. There are many double chin exercises that you can perform on a regular basis, to lose the excess facial fat. Exercises that help you get rid of chin fat are a safe bet, and following a regular exercise routine really helps. Also, it is recommended that you keep a check on your weight.
That brings the list of pointers on how to hide a double chin, to an end. Even though it is possible to get rid of your double chin through surgical methods, it is not recommended. Hope this article proves useful in making you look and feel beautiful, just the way you are. So, stop worrying about your double chin and keep smiling!