It can be tough to get rid of that horrendous double chin. Most people have a double chin and are always trying to hide it. Over time, the skin around the neck and chin tends to sag as the skin loses collagen and elasticity.
Factors like smoking, poor diet and sun exposure can only intensify the process. The two major muscles of the neck, platysma, and sternocleidomastoid can be exercised, and the rustle would be a younger, healthier and well-toned neck. Thankfully, there are some great exercises that can help you prevent those double chins and keep your neck in good shape. Those exercises are easy to follow and can be done anywhere and anytime.
Exercise 1 – Sit with your back straight and keep your shoulders down. Now, turn your head back so that you are looking at the ceiling. Press your tongue flat to the roof of your mouth and keep it there. Lower the chin to your chest as far as possible but without rounding the upper back. Just feel the front of your neck and your chin contract. Return to the starting position after relaxing your tongue and straightening the neck.
Exercise 2 – Sit in a relaxed position and tilt your head back so that you look at the ceiling. Keep your lips closed and open your mouth to make an “O” shape. Stay in this position for 20 seconds and you should be able to feel a contraction on both sides of the neck and right under your jaw line. Now, relax your mouth and lower your chin, and return to the starting point.
Exercise 3– This exercise is about chin rotations. Take any seated or standing position and keep the back straight. Slowly and gently rotate your head leading with your chin. Complete a full circle from your shoulder to the chest and the other side of the shoulder and then back. The shoulders should remain down and the back straight throughout the movement.
Exercise 4 – Place your thumb underneath your jawbone, on one side of your jaw and position it carefully just where the jaw turns upward toward the ear. Keep the index finger in the same location on the opposite jaw. Hold the hand still and push forward against your hand, using your head and the neck. Hold the state for about half a minute before you release your hand and move your neck back.
Exercise 5 – This is a very useful exercise that helps to build the muscles in your chin. Stand or sit in a comfortable position and open your mouth as wide as you can. Now, just stick your tongue out as far as you can. You will feel a tightening of your chin and neck muscles. Hold for thirty seconds before returning to the starting position.
Do not wear any makeup when trying those exercise and do sets of 10 reps for each for best results. Hold each position for about 30 seconds. Do those exercises regularly to get best results and get rid of the double chin without any surgery!