New app aims to slim down your selfie

A new app lets users make themselves look thinner in their selfies.

The app – SkinneePix – can apparently shave anywhere from five to 15 pounds off your snap.

“It’s not complicated. No one needs to know. It’s our little secret,” its description reads.

The app was created by Robin J. Phillips and Susan Green, co-founders of a company called Pretty Smart Women.

“When you’re taking a selfie you’re also dealing with bad lighting, angles, close-ups and a lot of other factors that make people complain that the photo isn’t an accurate representation of themselves,” said Green.

The women claim that SkinneePix is not meant to harm women’s body image, and that they are not “trying to contribute to that in any way.”

The creators said the app caps the weight-loss effect at 15 pounds and limits it to the face, not the entire body.