You guys know I’m all about free ways to boost my overall appearance and get glowy skin (I’m looking at you face yoga), so when I came across ‘mewing’ I was intrigued.
What is mewing?
Mewing is a technique created by Dr. Mike Mew that claims to be able to reshape your face and jawline by changing how you place your tongue inside your mouth.
He breaks down the big ideas in this introductory video:
Does mewing work?
Whether or not mewing actually works is a tough question to answer.
Some people on social media swear by it, saying it just takes time– somewhere in the ballpark of several months to a year. But the medical community seems less convinced.
According to an article in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, there’s no scientific evidence showing mewing can be used as an alternative for jaw surgery.
Final thoughts on mewing
While it can be fun to jump on board with social media trends, I’m not personally convinced this one is worth your time. I’ll be sticking with my favorite facial massage video instead.