Do you wake up in the morning, look into the mirror, notice your double chin, and freak out? Double chins are negatively jaw-dropping. But here’s the issue. You won’t even notice your jaw drop, since it is hidden behind the folds of your double chin. They say it is better to have a double brain than a double chin. Exercising for double chin will not only bring out your jawline but also helps you look a lot younger. Before even thinking of opting for cosmetic surgery, you might really want to consider these fantastic exercises to get rid of double chin. You won’t need to sweat it out in the gymnasium or run long kilometers; a healthier face is possible just by performing some simple exercises no matter where you are.
1. Kiss the ceiling
While standing upright, relax your shoulders and pull your head slightly back, and try to kiss the ceiling by moving your lower jaw. Hold this pucker position for 5 seconds and then relax your jaw muscles. Complete 2 sets of 25 repetitions each. This will help you stretch your neck and skin muscles. You will really feel this in your jaw and jawline. Remember to keep all other facial muscles as relaxed as possible. This exercise is cannot be much simpler and a person of any age can be benefited from it. You might need to wait a little longer to see the results but patience and motivation will surely lead the way.
2. Round and round
Be seated or stand straight, according to your preference and just pull your spine straight up. Leading with your chin, gently rotate your head clockwise or anti-clockwise from one shoulder to another. Perform this exercise slowly, making slight, precise movements. Keep your facial muscles relaxed and focus on the neck muscles. For young people, doing full head rolls will not be a tough task, but for older people, it is better to stick with semi-circular rotations as it might bother your neck. Perform 2 sets of 15 counts each daily and the results will definitely be visible in a week’s time.
3. Exercising the platysma
The platysma is the muscle that runs from the jawline all the way down to your shoulder and exercising this muscle is one of the best and most recommended exercises to get rid of double chin. Working on Platysma involves opening your mouth wide, pulling your bottom lip tight over your bottom teeth and moving your lower jaw up and down. Try and keep the counts to as low as 10 to 15 in the beginning as it might strain your muscles but eventually increase the count as your facial muscles get stronger. There is no age bar for this exercise but often people complain of having a muscle pull while performing this exercise. Try and strengthen your facial muscles step by step rather than just jumping on to the results. This exercise would surely help you get rid of that double chin in no time if performed systematically.
4. Chew and chew – one of the best exercises to get rid of double chin
Chewing a piece of gum is a great way to shed off a double chin. It gives your jaw and facial muscles including a part of your neck muscle a workout with no physical exercise at all. Exercising these muscles will help you burn off those extra calories under your chin. Keeping these muscles in motion will not only prevent building up of excess fat under your chin but also improve your jawline. The only criteria this exercise would involve is the love for chewing gums.
Do remember to go sugar-free gums as you would not want to add more to your calorie intake while performing this exercise. Most of the elder people would not like to go for chewing gums. For them, chewing their food more number of times would give the same results. Chew your food at least 20 times at least as this would also keep you from overeating.
5. Maintain a good posture
Posture normally plays a very significant role in deciding the appearance of your double chin. This exercise is all about how aware you are about the way you sit and the way you stand and walk. Exercising with good posture speeds up the results making the exercises much more effective. A good posture strengthens up jaw muscles. In order to improve posture, you must:
- Stand tall as if you are lifted up by invisible strings through your rib cage.
- Sitting upright and keeping your head.
Do not stretch your neck while maintaining posture as it might lead to strain in muscles. Elder people can opt for ergonomics, posture correcting chairs to help them shed that double chin.
6. Let Loose that tongue
It might seem a little weird pulling out your tongue, but it’s a good way to stretch your neck and chin muscles. Holding a good posture, open your mouth as wide as you can and stick your tongue out as far as possible. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then take it back in and relax. Repeat this 10 times along with your other exercise routine as a combination of 2 or more such exercise will help you lose that double chin faster. This exercise is suitable for all age groups but is highly avoidable in case you suffer from severe neck problems.
7. Eye Opener exercise
Make your eyes appear larger and more alert by this simple face exercise routine. This facial massage exercise works on the upper and lower eyelids to reduce lower eye puffiness and give you a younger appearance. Sit in front of a mirror and place your index fingers above your brows to touch them in between and curl your thumbs lightly around the outer eye corners.
Shut your eyes tightly and start pulling your brows upwards with your index fingers and pulling your thumbs outwards towards your ears. Keep your eyes tightly shut to make sure your eye muscles are working against the resistance created by your finger and thumb pressure.
8. The forehead smoother
Make fists with both of your hands and place the knuckles of the middle and index finger in the center of your forehead. Apply and maintain a slight pressure as your pull your fists apart to each side. Repeat this exercise for at least 40 seconds to get maximum benefits. This facial exercise prevents wrinkles and forehead folds with acupressure.
9. The facelift exercise
Nasolabial lines or folds are smile lines formed with regular contraction in a large group of muscles. To smooth these lines, place both your palms on your temples. Push your hands up and backward to lift your complete face. While doing this with your palms, form an ‘O’ with your mouth and drop your jaw to make your face longer. Hold this position for 5 seconds before relaxing. Repeat 2-3 times each day in your face workout.
10. The lip lift
Begin by pressing your lips together and pulling the corners of your lips in. Maintaining this pose, tap the corners of your mouth with your index fingers. Holding the corners of your mouth with your fingers pull them up and down until you begin sensing a burning sensation in the muscles of your lower lip.
Swiftly pull your index fingers up and down to intensify the burning sensation and work the muscles to their maximum for 40 seconds. At the end keep your lips together and release all the tension by blowing through them to vibrate them.
11. Nasal Plumper
To eliminate facial lines that run down from the nostrils to the upper lip, this is a great exercise. Keep your lip stretched against the upper teach and form an ‘O’ with your mouth. Keep your index fingers at the corners of your mouth and move them slowly upwards in the nasolabial fold.
Once you have reached the nostrils move back downwards to the corners of the mouth. Repeat this until you start feeling a burning sensation in the nasolabial area. Pulse your index finger quickly in the fold to a count of 30 seconds.
12. The neck lift
To tighten the neck and jawline and firm up double chins by burning facial fat , include a 40-second workout with this exercise to your daily routine. Pucker your lips to a side as far as you can and you will start feeling a stretch in your cheek. Stretch your neck to the same side creating an angle of 45 degrees. Hold this position for 3 seconds, then release and repeat for the other side.
Facelift surgeries and Botox can be avoided easily with a regular tone up of the facial muscles. By finding exactly which problem you need to be addressed you can include a variety of quick and easy to do face exercises and make a routine of giving your facial muscles a thorough workout.
13. Cup your face and inhale the aroma
Dab some essential oil in your palms and blend well. Now, fold both of your hands in the form of cups and place them gently over your face in such a way that one of your cupped hands is placed over your forehead and the other over your chin. Maintain the posture for a few seconds, close your eyes, relax and deeply breathe in the aroma of essential oil. After sometimes blend the oil into your face with the tips of your fingers.
14. Massaging the cheeks to erase wrinkles
Use your fingers and the gentle pressure of your palms to massage your chins. Involve soft, upward strokes. As your hands gain the motion, start massaging across your face, alternating your hands. This stroke will increase the blood circulation of your face, lift and tone the muscles of the cheeks and the chin and erase the wrinkles.
15. Massage around the mouth to reduce fine lines
Fine lines and laugh lines are common around the mouth. So, massage will be helpful in erasing these wrinkles. Use your middle finger and your index finger to form a ‘V’ sign. Do the same thing with both your hands. Now, place them face to face, around your mouth area. In the first instance, draw those outwards and in the next instance, bring them close again. Repeat this for some times and on a regular basis to ease the fine lines.
16. Forehead massage
Employ the gentle touch of your palms and your fingers to massage your forehead. Begin from your cheeks and slowly move upwards while putting in outward strokes all though. Follow first with one hand and catch it up with the other. Involve one hand at a time and keep on alternating the hands. This massage soothes strained eyes and headaches and tones the skin of the forehead.
Taking the traditional route
All health problems are caused because of over-weight. Hence, working on the overall weight loss of the body will help you get rid of that double chin. Running, weightlifting and traditional yoga poses can help you work faster and better. Joining a gym and working on aerobic and anaerobic exercises immediately would be the first step towards achieving your goal. Following a particular routine will make it easier for you to see the results much sooner. In the case of people under 45-50 age group, working out is the best exercise. People above that age group might want to consider other options due to the lack of strength and stamina.
Along with all the above-mentioned exercises, you should also focus on your lifestyle. This is to ensure you don’t waste your time spending hours in reducing your double chin. Choosing at least one of the above-mentioned exercises is sure to help you in shedding those extra calories off your chin. Below are few other things that you should watch out for:
Things to watch out for
There are certain things that need to be kept in mind while going for anti-aging treatments. Some simple precautions will assist in giving the optimum results of anti-aging treatment.
1. Avoid sun exposure
Sunlight is the enemy of skin as it aggravates the chances of melanin multiplication in the skin and formation pf premature wrinkles. So, avoid direct contact with sunlight. Moreover, it is also essential to judge whether the anti-aging cream or lotion used comprise of SPF of 15 or more.
2. Drink water
Never deprive yourself from drinking generous quantity of water. Always insist upon the consumption of at least eight glasses of water every day to wash out toxins from the body and improve radiance of skin.
3. Importance of fats in diet
Lack of appropriate diet aggravated the chances of premature aging. You might often overlook that some fats are extremely essential for retaining the youth. Thus, you might be depriving yourself from these skin friendly fats by being on diet.
4. Well-balanced diet
The regular diet of an individual must be well balanced containing more of soy, fishes and citrus fruits. All these foods contain proteins, Vitamin C and Omega 3 acid, which aid in combating the premature aging process.
5. Proper sleep
Sound sleep of at least eight hours is extremely essential in restoring youth for a longer time. It aids in the circulation of fresh blood throughout the body, even supply of nutrients all through the body and removal of toxins and easing of stress.