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8 Best Hacks to Hide a Double Chin

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Stimulate your facial lymphatic system

According to Woodhouse Spa esthetician and corporate trainer Kathleen Hamilton, activating the lymphatic system in the face and neck helps minimize puffiness and the appearance of a double chin.

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Contour your makeup

Apply blush strategically, not just on your cheeks! Dust it in your temple areas, down through the cheekbone hollow, and then follow through under the jawline to blend the area seamlessly. This "completion" effect helps your chin visually recede. 

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Play Up Your Eyes

Strong eyebrows and subtle eyeliner can dramatically shift focus upward. Opt for a slightly thicker brow shape with a defined arch, and add a delicate cat-eye with your liner extending just beyond the outer corner of your eye. 

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Try a Lob Haircut

A long bob, ideally falling just below your chin, is your new best friend. This versatile style elongates your face and neck, drawing attention away from the lower third. Bonus points for textured waves or loose curls that add volume and movement. 

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Consider Face-Framing Layers

Layers starting around your cheekbones and cascading down softly can work wonders. They camouflage any sagging skin near the chin while adding youthful dynamism to your overall look. The key is to keep the layers light and airy, avoiding blunt cuts that can weigh down your face. 

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Add Hair Extensions

U-shaped extensions at the nape of your neck are like magic! They add body and length to your tresses, creating an inverted shape that skims your shoulders gracefully. Aim for extensions that gently graze your chin and jawline, rather than hugging them tightly, to maintain a flattering angle. 

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Style Hair Away from the Face

Ditch the tight ponytail! Blow dry or curl your hair away from your face to create an open, airy feel. This prevents hair from falling around your chin and creating a rounder appearance. For extra oomph, try a side-swept bang that draws the eye upward. 

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Wear Clothes that Show Off Your Shoulders

Structured outerwear like blazers and jackets are your secret weapon. They draw attention to your shoulders and create a V-shaped silhouette that slims your entire upper body. Avoid turtlenecks and anything with tight collars that constrict your neck and bring unwanted focus to your chin.