A double chin is formed due to fat accumulation under the jaw. It may occur due to obesity, sagging skin or it may be genetic. Some people may have a double chin even if they are not overweight. Whatever may be the reason; a double chin can spoil your looks and make you look older than your age.
However, you can deal with a double chin by following various methods like exercise, massage and surgery. In surgical method the doctor removes the fat in double chin by way of liposuction. But not everybody can afford this treatment and it also involves some risk factors.
How To Tighten A Double Chin
Though your routine exercise regime helps to tighten a double chin, but there are certain exercises which target the jaw muscles to deal with the problem of a double chin.
Neck roll helps to tone your neck and jaw muscles. It gives your face a leaner look and it also helps to reduce facial wrinkles and puffiness. Stand straight with your feet placed at 12 inch distance. Place your arms behind the back.
Starting from the base of the neck, roll your head slowly in clockwise and anticlockwise direction 2-3 times on each side. Keep your eyes closed to prevent dizziness. If you suffer from cervical problem then roll your neck in a semi circular motion.
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You can do this exercise in sitting or standing position. Sit down in a cross legged position or in a chair with your back straight. Bend your head and bring your chin as close to the chest as possible, hold for a few seconds then slowly lift your head and bend it as far back as you can. Keep your lips closed and fix your gaze towards the ceiling. Stay in the pose for 5 seconds and come back to normal position. Repeat to complete 3-5 rounds to tighten a double chin.
The Chin Lock
The chin lock exercise tones the neck muscle and it reduces fat under the chin. It also helps to reduce the aging lines around the mouth. Lie down straight on your back. Place a thin pillow under the head. Lift your head and bring your chin as close to the chest as possible. Hold the position for 5 seconds and return to starting position. Complete 10 rounds to start with and gradually increase the count up to 30 times.
Resistance exercises help to strengthen and tighten the muscles under the chin. You can do this exercise anytime and anywhere, even while at work in your office. Close your hand to make a fist and place it under the chin. Try to open your mouth while trying to resist with your fist. Do it for 30 seconds, relax and repeat for another 30 seconds to tighten a double chin.
Regular facial massage with a nourishing or skin tightening cream helps to tighten a double chin. Massage the centre of your neck with downwards strokes and massage the right and left side of your neck with upwards strokes to reduce fat from a double chin.
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