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A Simple Tip For Preventing the "Photo Double Chin"

A Simple Tip For Preventing the "Photo Double Chin"

It's a close call on whether or not you like your driver's license photo. Perhaps you blinked, didn't hear your cue, or could it be that a double chin just appeared out of nowhere? These mishaps can happen in any type of photo, not just the ones that prove you can legally operate heavy machinery.

To avoid the photo double chin, stand tall, hold your shoulders back, and stick your chin up just slightly. Better yet? Use this technique that my mom taught me.

Simply touch the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth and smile. This action helps muscles tighten around the neck area. That, and, it instantly makes you more aware of any inadvertent slouching. Say cheese — hold the extra chin.

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Nadalee15080401 Nadalee15080401 3 years
Every tip in the world won't help if the camera is set TOO LOW! Make sure the camera is either at eye level or HIGHER (makes eyes look bigger if you are looking up)! Of course if you are at the DMV and the camera is set too're out of luck! Wear a turtleneck or scarf....
JenDeck711 JenDeck711 8 years
This is SUCH a great tip! My birthday was this weekend and I used it in all my pictures and was so happy with how I look in them! Thanks a million.
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 8 years
Doesn't seem to work for me. I'm pregnant so there isn't much I can do about it for the next few months.
ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
It feels awkward. I'll try it in the mirror, but I'm just happy I don't have a double chin!
nancita nancita 8 years
I friend taught me the touching the tongue to the roof of my mouth trick about a year ago, and ever since then, everyone comments on how photogenic I am. It's truly a miracle worker.
cg130 cg130 8 years
Great advice, thanks!
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I've noticed that if you actually put your chin down it helps getting rid of a double chin! You just have to not pull your head back, that's the key! Stand up straight, lean your neck forward slightly, and then angle your chin down a little bit, works like a charm!
kerish kerish 8 years
That gus advise however if u are taking ur own pic the trick is tohold ur head straight..turn to the left or right tilting ur head down slightly...and snap.You wont look like a lollipop !
createMH createMH 8 years
Great for wedding season! Thanks!
weffie weffie 8 years
katie225, me too! it pushes the "floor" of my mouth down, i find it better to smile with your teeth open but your lips closed, then you can point your chin to stretch out the neck behind it.
SalescoopCat SalescoopCat 8 years
I have heard of this tip before! It does work and I've seen girls use it in pictures..but sometimes it can make your smile look a bit odd if you ask me. But hey, if your desperate to get rid of your double chin..why not??
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
never have someone shoot you from below
katie225 katie225 8 years
this actually makes my neck get bigger/lower. :/
luvtati luvtati 8 years
I've been having this double chin issue in pictures even though i'm skinny lol!!! thanks for this tip!
lframe lframe 8 years
It works! I stood in front of my bathroom mirror to try this out. Fabulous idea!
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