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Woman Claims New Trend Changed Her Face Without Using Fillers & Implants

The post Woman claims new trend changed her face, replacing fillers and implants where she was teaching her followers how to mew.

A woman says a new trend called mewing – involving tongue exercises – has changed her face, so she’s no longer getting filler and implants.

Jessica Madrigal, 27, was disappointed she didn’t have a very prominent jawline and jealous of her mom and sisters.

She would fall asleep with her mouth open which she believed “wasn’t helping” in her quest for a more defined jawline.

But when she came across a video detailing a unique facial structure trick, called “mewing”‘ she knew she had to give it a go.

Mewing involves placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth, near the front teeth, and biting down naturally at the back of the jaw throughout the day, for as long as feels comfortable.

It took Jessica two months of mewing before she began to get used to it, and it became natural to do.

Jessica combined this with sleep tape to keep her mouth closed at night and a small amount of physical exercise at the gym, and soon began to see results.

She kept her tongue in that position throughout the day for 15-minute periods and looking at her phone reminded her to do it.

Eventually, she was also able to sleep with her mouth closed without the assistance of the tape.

Jessica claims her efforts have changed her face shape and given her a more defined jaw line.

Jessica, a teacher, from San Diego, Calif., said: “I’ve been doing it for two-and-a-half years now, and I feel so much more confident.

“Before, I wanted fillers, implants and a nose job, and now I really like how I look.

“At that time before, it wasn’t something I could just spend money on, and now I don’t even want to anymore.

“I started mewing in 2020 and a lot of people started to tell me that I looked different.

“I feel like it’s helped changed my smile and side profile.

“I’ve always been smaller and petite, but my face wasn’t defined – my mum and sister both have defined jawlines, and I was confused why I didn’t.

“Then in 2020 I found this video about mewing and this guy had before and after pictures, and it was a video about good habits to get into.

“It was about making sure my tongue was in the proper position.

“At first, it felt a little bit difficult with pressure at bridge of my nose, and I wasn’t used to breathing with my mouth closed.

“But I used a little technique where I said the start of the Spanish letter Ñ -pronounced “enye” – and that helped it become more natural.”

Jessica Madrigal teaching her followers how to “mew.” Jessica used to sleep with her mouth open due to sinus issues and decided to research sleep tape. YOUTUBE/SWNS TALKER

Jessica used to sleep with her mouth open due to sinus issues and decided to research sleep tape.

She now feels that breathing through her nose has helped improve those sinus problems.

She said: “I think it’s made my allergies lessen by breathing through my nose.

“Sometimes I feel that I’m breathing heavier, but I definitely prefer it to breathing with my mouth open.”

After mewing consistently for two-and-a-half years, Jessica has found that it’s become her natural and relaxed position.

She also makes sure she is continuously working her jaw by chewing gum and eating food evenly on both sides of her mouth.

Jessica shares videos of her mewing journey on TikTok – where some people have said they don’t see a difference in her.

But she claims friends and family soon noticed her changes – and say she looks “younger”.

She said: “My family have said it’s crazy.

“Some people on the videos say there’s no difference but the people closest to me say there’s a difference and that I look younger.

“They were telling me this before I even started mewing, and I was just using mouth tape.

“My eyes look bigger and so do my lips, maybe because of the mouth position.

“It’s helped with migraines too. I just wake up feeling better.

“I also met someone soon after I started, and we were looking at how different I looked in the photos when we met compared to now.”

Jessica says she had always been slim, but not in her face, and that she now thinks she looks “a lot different.”

“I lost a good amount of weight whilst mewing, but I was already skinny to begin with,” she said.

“It was just my face that wasn’t, so I know that mewing works.

“And I’m still skinny now but my face looks a lot different.

“The mouth tape whilst sleeping was a great place to start and another trick that I did is every time I would look at my phone, I would be reminded to get in the mewing position.

“I would also remind myself to do it when driving.”


Produced in association with SWNS Talker.

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