How to Get Rid of a Double Chin
Everyone wants to be the good picture of health. Unfortunately, an unsightly double chin can ruin this photo finish. A spare chin can work wonders for ruining self-confidence and lowering a self-image.
So much so that many seek ways to lose weight in the face so that they can achieve that good look of health.
With effort, there are ways to minimize excess fat under the chin and improve facial appearances.
Having a double chin not only give the appearance of a puffy face and makes you look unhealthy, but it also tends to make a person look older than they actually are. There are many ways that are advertised to get rid of a double chin, and if not careful, you could lose a lot of money for this tiny little area.
Unfortunately, there are no inexpensive quick fixes. Options such as cosmetic surgery can provide an immediate fix, but is likely to run you thousands of dollars. Once more, there is no guarantee that surgery will not introduce or result in additional problems.
Short of cosmetic surgery, performing exercises for reducing a double chin are a way to tackle this issue without breaking the piggy bank or spending time in an operating and recovery room. You can get rid of a double chin by working out the muscles that surround the chin.
One cause of a double chin is something that people don’t focus on. This is posture. Take a look at how you stand or sit. Do you slump? Slumping creates sag points in various parts of the body, including the chin. Combat this by standing tall and erect with your shoulders back. Sit with your back elongated and without a curve.
This will force you to tighten your neck muscles, giving them a firmer appearance. If you’re seated for a long period of time, tense and relax your neck muscles periodically to further tighten your chin muscles. Also, keep a tennis ball nearby and place under your neck. Using your chin, push the ball into your chest for a few repetitions.
Another exercise you can do is to tighten your jaws and clamp your teeth and lips together. Push your tongue against your bottom jaw and hold this position. To increase resistance, position two fingers at the bottom of the neck while performing this exercise. Hold for a count of five and repeat twelve times.
Pulling your lips together tightly will firm the chin and neck and strengthen those muscles. While pursing your lips together, push your lower jaw forward as much as you possibly can. Take this movement upward and hold for two seconds. Move the jaw to the right and hold for two seconds. Follow this with a move to the left and hold for two seconds. Continue this routine for a set of twelve repetitions.
Although we don’t give it much thought, chewing food can help to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Chewing each bite at least 20 times will help to define the jaw line. In addition, taking the extra chews can also reduce your appetite and prevent you from overindulging during a meal.
Double chin exercises will help firm the throat, neck, and jowl areas. By performing them daily, you will soon be able bid a farewell to your double chin and say hello to a healthier looking you.