There it is, sitting in your inbox: "Buffy tagged a photo of you on Facebook." You hover over the See Photo button, but you're hesitant to actually click the damn thing because you're not even sure you want to see which of the Candid Photo Fails you were committing when Buffy whipped out her iPhone. Eyes half closed? Mouth agape with visible tonsils? Jabba the Hut Chin?
Now that camera phones are ubiquitous and there are a plethora of social media networks on which to share the images they capture, you've basically got two choices when a friend points a lens in your direction: 1) shriek hysterically about how cameras steal the soul, or 2) smile and cross your fingers the photo doesn't come back to haunt you later.
For those who tend to go with option B, I found a surprising trick for avoiding at least one unflattering effect, the dreaded double chin. Not only that, I personally gave it a try—and because I have no shame, I even documented the results.