You’d all agree that there’s nothing attractive about having a double chin. You can look darn gorgeous, but your double chin will spoil it all.
The formation of double chin is caused by several factors:
Yes, you can get that double chin from your parents in the same way you inherited your hair color. Does any member of your close family has a double chin?
Your double chin will grow as you age. The skin is getting looser, and your muscles are weaker. The same applies to your chin muscles. These will slack as you get old.
This is the most common cause of double chin. A single glance at your chin and face will help you determine whether you have lost any weight.
You can’t do anything about your genes, but you can definitely do something about your weight. There’re several exercises that can help you tone your chin, and even prevent its occurrence.
Try the following 10 exercises, and tone your double chin easily:
- Tongue press
Sit up straight, and tilt your head back. Your face should be pointed upwards. Next, press your tongue against the upper hard palate. Keep your tongue pressed against the palate, and slowly bring your head in its original position, and then bring it towards the chest. Don’t move your shoulders, and make sure your neck does the hard job. Repeat this for 20 times.
- Pout and tilt
You can do this while you stand, too. Stick out the lower lip. This will cause a pulling sensation in your neck. Bring your chin towards the chest, and make sure you use your neck. Hold in this position, and release. Experts agree that 20 repetitions will do just fine.
- The “O”
Sit straight, and hold your back against a chair. Tilt your head backwards, and keep your face towards the ceiling. Pull your lips together, and make an “O.” Bring your chin towards the chest, and make sure your lips are still in the “O” shape. Do 20 repetitions of this one, too.
- Chin rotations
This is one of the easiest exercises to do. Bring your body in a good posture, and hold your head straight.
Roll your head, and make sure you stretch it as far as you can. Do the same in the opposite direction, and stretch again. Do 10 repetitions.
- Side neck stretch
Stand still, and keep your shoulders in a straight line. Stretch your head using your hands. Do 10 repetitions for each side.
- Jaw release
You can do this in every position. Open your mouth wide, and stick your tongue out. Hold in this position for 5 seconds, and do 20 repetitions.
Put your thumb and index finger on each side of your jaw. Push your head forward, but hold your hand strong against it. Hold in this position for 5 seconds. Do 3 repetitions.
- Kiss the sky
Sit still, and hold your back against a chair. Tilt your head back, and keep your face upwards. Stick your lips out, and hold in this position for 5 seconds. Do 20 repetitions.
- Tongue exercises
Open your mouth, and stick out the tongue. Move it around while keeping your head still. Bring your lower jaw as low as you can.
- Head lifts
Rest on your bed, and hang your head off it. Lift your head towards the chest, and hold your body in this position for 3 seconds. Do 10 repetitions.
These exercises will help you tone your double chin. Enjoy watching your reflection in the mirror.