A weak chin, also known as a receding chin, is a condition where your chin appears less defined (the tip of the chin is not projected forward enough in relation to other parts of the face). In many cases, the chin looks like it’s ‘sloping’ into the neck.
Since the chin takes up around a third of the facial area, it significantly impacts a person’s overall facial aesthetic, and a weak chin can make the entire face look imbalanced. As a result, this makes many people self-conscious and wary of how they are perceived during social interactions. On the other hand, a well-defined chin is highly desirable and considered to be one of the standards of youth and beauty.
There’s evidence that links a weak chin profile or receding chin to genetics. This means some people are born with a receding chin. Other than being hereditary, a weak chin profile can be attributed to other factors. These include:
Ageing - results in the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, causing a decrease in the definition of the chin and jaw.
Overbite - can also cause the lower jaw to be positioned too far back and lead to a weak chin over time.