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Double Chins / Fat Faces / Hairstyles to Hide Them

Updated on February 4, 2018
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Polly writes of things that interest women, about women. This includes everything from cosmetic to romantic and whimsical. Just fun.

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What Can Help?

Double Chin

Those creases just below your chin are what we call a double chin, and a double chin is not easy to get rid of. What brought on your double chin can be narrowed down to three basic causes: genetics, slack facial muscles, and caloric intake. Mostly though, it is just from being fat. Watching your caloric intake is perhaps the most effective means of getting rid of a double chin. Processing calories is what ages our bodies the most part. The fewer calories your body has to process the less fat you’ll find on your face. Simple as that, stop pigging out! More fruit and veggies just seems the answer to everything. Diet pills can kill you and I would never touch one.

You must burn off more calories than you consume if you’re going to reduce the amount of fat anywhere on your body. Exercise of any kind will help drop the fat beside a change in your diet. What suits you best but make sure you do enough of it even if you have to go slow at first. Sitting on our butts pigging out is a death sentence much less double chins and fat faces! Straight posture sitting or standing and keeping your jaw slightly up and out during the day will help to keep that double chin away, too much slack lets body fat and loose skin starts to accumulate.

Exercise like a yawn or leaning the head back with mouth open and pull the chin up is great, one I feel more power in and I think I learned that one from Betty White years ago. Try exercise that you can feel the chin and neck being pulled, this is a tightening exercise. Go slow and do everyday but not overdoing. Lift head back and with mouth open push the lips out, Feel that in the neck and face? Great for circulation too! If you can’t get out to walk or run, running in place at home is great, I have done that many times, when it is too hot out or to cold or I am just to lazy to go out. It works, but as with any running you should have a sports bra, unless you are a guy with a double chin, but I was gearing this hub more toward women.

Hairstyle to Slim the Face

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Try Something Different

For ladies, trying different hairstyles can make double chin and fat face less noticeable and even style of prescription or sunglasses may also. There are many short hairstyles that look great and can make the face look thinner. The secret is to add height and volume at the top of the head so the face will appear longer and slimmer. Then too go for layers throughout the hair to remove bulk and weight from the sides. Make the sides close to the face and advance height at the crown.

Watch though with short bob hair-dos your face will look rounder with a bob falling right to your chin, particularly if you also have a short neck. Textured layers can really help the appearance. A short neck can also be lengthened looking by short hairstyles sweeping the hair away from the face with height. Minimize the appearance by elongating and do a style that takes the eye of others upward to your face and head. Height and volume high up is what you want. Study pictures of hairstyles on round faced women even if they don’t have the double chin it will give you the idea, and even movie stars, you can find plenty of photos online to see what they do to make you not notice a round face. Thinning the hair in layers removes the bulk if you want to keep some length. This winter while you work on it maybe turtle necks will help you hide it while you are turning yourself into a more attractive you!

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The falling side pieces elongate her face instead of showing the roundness of it.
The falling side pieces elongate her face instead of showing the roundness of it. | Source

Camouflage - Divert Attention

There is a great way to take people's attention away from the chin and camouflage it, and that is choosing the right type of hairstyle. There are many short, medium, and long haircuts which can be chosen for reducing the unwanted look of your round face.
Front straight bangs can make you look chic. It goes well with medium, long or short hair! 'Low-maintenance' is what we call this hairdo... Layered shag hairstyle is also a great way to hide that extra fat around your chin. Just avoid keeping the layers shorter around the chin area, else you will end up showing off your chin more!
Bob hairdo, either a one-length bob or layered bob, is the most elegant style. Get it just past the chin and you have diverted all the attention from your chin to your hair! Trim it into the jawline to create the impression of a longer face.
Tie your hair in a high bun to take-off attention from your chin area. Be it your prom, runway or a business meeting, this hairstyle will never ditch you. With new bun styles being tried each day, you can never be out of fashion! And hey, it also adds to your sex appeal.
Long layers is also one of the options. You can have the first layer that ends near your cheekbone, and then the second one just below the chin. This way, the cheek area will be exposed, making you look prettier!
Side partitions will give a puffed effect to your face, diverting the attention from your chin. The face will appear elongated!

Always try to keep your hair below the shoulder, so that the attention will be focused on the hairdo. If you have curly hair, maintain a longer length while trimming it.

While getting these hairstyles done, remember that ones which end right above the jawline would give a slimmer appearance to your face. Whichever hairdo you choose, ensure that it suits your personality and that you are comfortable enough to carry it.

Stop That Double Chin!

How to Lose the Fat Face

One of the most common aesthetic complaints of many women and men right now is having an inflated and disproportionate face. This is because having a bloated face adds years to one’s actual age, and makes one feel not confident with herself or himself.

Losing face fat is therefore the solution to looking younger and feeling better about oneself.

If you think your face is fat and want to learn how to lose facial fat without having to go to a surgeon or face clinic, then this article is for you...

You have to have a healthy concern about how you look because your face reflects your inner universe, not just your thoughts and emotions, but your body’s overall health as well. Your face will give you (and the others) a clue whether you’re living a good life or not. A puffy face therefore is an indication that something in your life is amiss.

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      MForbes 11 months ago

      Great article Polly

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      Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US

      They really are good and some very easy ones.

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      Sneha Sunny 2 years ago from India

      Gotta start doing those facial exercises. Thanks for the tips! :)

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      Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US

      Thank you Missy; this is one of my most hit hubs so it must be an interesting subject to many!

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      I think you have written a great attention grabber. These issues you talk about are issues we all think about daily. Especially if we are getting older, like myself. Great tips! Enjoyed! Hitting buttons and voting up.

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      Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US


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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Interestingly put. Voted up :)

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      I am in the middle of very much work right now due tomorrow morning, but I will get back and look for that as soon as I can. If I don't remind me again.

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      That's true and if they don't care why should we, huh? I imagine that will be the least of problems the direction this world is going in. In less than three weeks who can know the troubles we may know?

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I think women with double chins should be able to wear whatever hair style they want. Women are beautiful heavy or not they don't have to turn into someone attractive. Cover it up with a turtle neck what if you can't stand to wear a turtle neck?

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      Thank you Skarlet, I have been surprised how well this hub has done. I really should come by and spruce it up sometime, lol.

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      I think this is one of my all time favorite hubs. Interesting topic. May I also add that a double chin can be the cause of a weak jaw bone structure with a receding chin.... :) Voted up and everything!

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      Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

      Thank you John, we all just have to try to find something different now and then. I think this was. lol

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      John Sarkis 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Very unique hub - nice job

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      Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

      Most of us could stand to lose a few I bet but maybe it is more heredity, my mom even at the time she was overweight had no double chin and then her mother had goiters really bad and surgery to remove them so many years ago I guess they didn't care how your look outcome was so it would have been impossible to tell from her.

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      Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Great pictures. I am not hugely obese, but I could stand to lose a few pounds. I noticed a few years ago, that my face (and chins) had become my mothers. In spite of the chin lifting exercises I have been doing for twenty years.


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      christryon 7 years ago

      I love your pictures. When I lost weight a few years ago, my mother-in-law was the first one to comment that my face looked slimmer. I haven't been doing the facial exercises, but I do drink a lot of water. That keeps moisture in your skin and keeps it from drying out and getting wrinkles; in addition to doing the other things you have mentioned.

      Enjoy your evening.

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      Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

      Sorry, I thought after I put it up some might not like it but when I came across it it was just so funny. I don't have a fat face or double chin either but just thinking about Betty White showing exercises a few years back how she prevented the double chin and thought why not share that because I do those exercises when I think to and I have no sags or wrinkles yet. If that is a recent picture of you looks like you have no wrinkles either. I do the head back and pulling chin up mostly and you can really feel it work.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Polly,

      My computer was down yesterday, so i'm a day late. I don't have a double chin. I weigh 109 lbs.I watch what i eat and exercise daily. I liked all of your pictures except Hillary, it's very unflattering and i think she is a good-looking woman for her age.


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      Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

      Those face exercises Betty White showed years ago work I believe, if you find any you feel tightening or pulling it will show a difference. These in the video look good too. I have always tried to remember at least a few times a week, is cool enough now to walk more and if I get someone to fix my bike start riding again. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Christine 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for the good advice. My double chin is genetic, but, I have double "stuff" other places that a few less calories and more execise would help to eliminate. I am in CA this week though visiting family so I will have to work on it when I get back home. My husband and I do use the Wii fit and it is very good for toning muscles. It also has some good caorie burning exercises. Blessings Polly and thanks for sharing

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      Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

      Thank you prasetio,it's time many of us have to do a little extra to not look bad too soon. I have done face and neck exercises for years though see Betty White in her 80's now and still not looking bad show how. Glad you liked it or least got a few laughs! Blessings back at you.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good morning, Polly. You always come up with interesting hub, like this one. I really enjoy to read this information. Thank you so much. You are amazing. I give my VOTE to you. Take care!

      Blessing and hugs,