- 2 How Does A Double Chin Form?
- 3 The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of A Double Chin
- 4 Best facial exercises for a double Chin
- 5 Massage for double chin – drain it out
- 6 Hifu double chin treatment
- 7 Check out the video below for more ways to lose double chin fat
- 8 Bottom Line – how to get rid of a double chin for good
- 9 FAQ’S
- 10 Author
Ever stared in the mirror and noticed extra “padding” beneath your chin? If you have then you’re not alone. Double chins are the bane of many image-conscious people, no matter their age, shape, or size.
Typically, double chins are caused by subcutaneous fat deposits that form underneath the lower jaw and around the neck. This fatty tissue causes the skin and tissue in this area to sag and be pulled downwards, developing into what we know as a double chin.
Is it possible to tighten the chin area?
Absolutely! With a little dedication and watchfulness, you can get rid of a double chin or at least diminish its appearance. If you want to know how to get rid of a double chin for good, without surgery, we’ve included some strategies you can use today.
How Does A Double Chin Form?
As mentioned before, anyone can develop a double chin. Some people, due to genetics, have a bone structure and fat distribution that makes double chins more prevalent. If this sounds like you, don’t give up yet. Even a double chin caused by genetics can be improved with dedication.
Other factors that can cause a double chin are:
Weight: The likelihood of developing a double chin is significantly increased if your BMI is high. Of course, your diet may have contributed to this effect. Avoid processed foods, excess calories, and unhealthy fats. Additionally, cardiovascular exercise can aid in weight loss.
Posture: Poor posture can result in a double chin and weaken the muscles in your neck. You might also be tucking your chin toward your chest, causing your chin to fold and wrinkle.
Age: As we age, the skin around our jaw and neck becomes less elastic and starts to droop. As a result, the skin may appear saggy and seem to have two chins.
Poor tongue position: Did you know that the way you position your tongue in your mouth can have a significant impact on your jawline? When the tongue is not pressed against the roof of your mouth, the skin under the chin sags, giving the appearance of a double chin.
Thyroid: Specifically hypothyroidism can make the neck area and the general chin area more puffy looking.
As long as any medical issues have been ruled out, there are many ways you to get rid of a double chin. We’ll discuss some of the best ones shortly.
The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of A Double Chin
First of all, if you need to, lose any excess weight. The best way we found to lose weight long term is to increase fiber and good fats. Also reduce any sugars, simple carbs, and bad fats.
If you want a diet that will kick-start your weight loss regime, I highly recommend you check out this article here. Once the excess weight goes, your jawline will naturally become much more defined.
Try doing at least 30 minutes of exercise a day (it doesn’t have to be strenuous, even walking will do). This will not only help your weight loss efforts but will also benefit your overall health.
As for the chin area, there are some exercises that can firm up the platysma muscle. This is the muscle found in the area where the chin is joined, as seen in the picture above.
Ok now on to some highly effective double chin exercises
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Best facial exercises for a double Chin
Want to know how to lose a double chin in 5 days, or at least reduce it significantly? Well, these series of exercises and facial movements should help. They are targeted at toning and re-firming the skin under the chin. But the keyword is consistency. You can’t do these for a couple of days and expect miracles, keep at them to see the best results.
Double Chin Exercise # 1
Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Tilt your head back so you can see the ceiling. Pull your lower lip out as far as you can and form a pout. At this point, you should feel the stretch of the neck and the muscles of the chin. Hold this position for 30 seconds and release. Repeat eight to 10 times at least once a day. edit from here
Double Chin Exercise 2 # Pout and Tilt
You can do this one standing or sitting. Stick out your lower lip as far as you can to form a pout. (if you put a finger on your chin; the skin should feel wrinkly and puckered.) Hold this contraction for one second.
Then, while your lip is still out, contract the muscles at the front of your neck and lower your chin towards your chest as far as possible without rounding your upper back. Pause this and hold for another second, after this relax your lips and straighten your neck to return to the starting position. That’s one rep. Complete two sets of 20 reps each.
Double Chin Exercise 3 # : The O or Circle of Life
Sit with your back straight and shoulders down, tilt your head back so your are looking at the ceiling. Close your lips so they are together but relaxed. With your lips closed, open your mouth so it forms an “O” shape. Keep this position for 20 seconds. Directly under your jawline, you should feel a contraction on both sides of your neck. Relax your mouth and lower. That’s one rep. Complete two sets of 10 reps each
Double Chin Exercise 4 # : Jaw Release
This really is an excellent way to reduce a double chin and bring fast results.
How To Do:
- Sit or stand while keeping your spine straightened.
- Inhale deeply using your nose and exhale while keeping your lips shut.
- During breathing in and out, move the jaws as if you are chewing.
- After breathing out, open your mouth wide and inhale and exhale using your mouth.
- Repeat these steps a few times.
Massage for double chin – drain it out
Massage not only helps to improve and even skin tone but also helps skin elasticity. The more resilient and elastic the skin, the less likely you are to form a double chin.
When you massage your chin you also help the fluid in your lymph nodes to drain – all of which can contribute to lessening any heaviness in the chin area.
For the best techniques for massaging the neck area, take a look below:
Wheat Germ Oil Skin Tightener
Using Wheat Germ Oil is probably one of the most effective remedies for a double chin. This Oil is rich in Vitamin E, which helps rejuvenate the skin and make it tighter.
You will need:
- Wheat Germ Oil.
- Cocoa Butter.
- Egg Whites.
- Gently rub the Wheat Germ Oil on the chin before going to bed.
- Massage in a strong upward motion from the base of your neck to the point of your chin for about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Leave the oil on your skin for the full benefits. Repeat regularly to see improvement.
Milk Massage Mask
Milk is a natural beauty product and great for getting smooth and soft skin. Massaging with Milk can tighten the muscles and also soothe your skin. This makes it very helpful in getting rid of a double chin fast.
- Make a mask with milk and honey. Honey is a natural antibacterial and helps in slowing down aging.
- Apply the mask on your chin and massage gently into the skin for 1 minute. Leave the mask to sit on the skin for 10 minutes.
- Wash off with lukewarm water.
- Do this once daily to get rid of the double chin.
Glycerin mask is a wonderful way to tone up sagging necks. There are also many other unbelievable uses of glycerin on the skin (but we’ll leave that for another time).
- Epsom salt.
- Peppermint Oil.
- Make a mask of 1 tbsp of Glycerin, One and a half tablespoons of Epsom salt, and a few drops of Peppermint Oil.
- Apply the mask on the chin and neck.
- Let it dry for a few minutes.
- Wash with the cool water thoroughly.
- Repeat the process for 3-4 times a week.
Egg Whites Mask
Egg whites have an incredible skin-tightening effect, making them a perfect ally in banishing a double chin. This mask can be briefly massaged into the skin at the application stage, then left to sit and dry
- Egg Whites
- 1 Tablespoon of Milk
- Lemon Juice.
- Add one tablespoon of milk, honey, and lemon juice with the two egg whites.
Now, mix in a few drops of the Peppermint Essential oil.
Apply this mask around the chin.
After 30 minutes, rinse off with lukewarm water
Repeat daily for faster results.
Hifu double chin treatment
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive cosmetic technique that helps minimize a double chin. It can be very effective and is a great alternative to surgery. The way HIFU works is by using concentrated ultrasound waves to heat specific layers of skin and tissue around the chin area.
The HIFU radiation penetrates the skin deeply, generating waves of heat that help increase collagen and break down fat cells. As mentioned before, a double chin often occurs when the skin under the chin starts to slacken, so anything that tightens this area will improve its overall look, particularly when it also reduces fat cell pockets.
How much does hifu cost? Well depending on the Clinic it can cost around $750 – $1000 which doesn’t make it the cheapest of options. However, there are much cheaper versions, around $90 that you can use at home, that are still quite effective.
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Bottom Line – how to get rid of a double chin for good
So there you have it, – how to get rid of a double chin for good. With a combination of targeted neck exercises, lymphatic drainage massage, slimming down overall, and high-tech hifu tools, you can start to see a more toned jawline.
What Are Some Double Chin Causes
Genetics can play a role, as some of us are just prone to carrying weight in the chin and neck area. As we age, skin elasticity decreases and excess fat and skin can accumulate under the chin. Weight gain and obesity is a major cause, as excess fat collects along the jawline and under the chin. Finally, posture issues like forward head position can make a double chin more noticeable.
Can Double Chins Go Away?
Yes, with consistent effort double chins can be reduced or eliminated entirely. Losing weight through diet and exercise will help burn off excess fat around the chin and tighten the skin. Specific exercises that target the chin and neck muscles can also tone and strengthen the area over time. Non-invasive procedures like coolsculpting or Ultherapy (HIFU) can destroy or tighten fat cells and skin in the double chin zone for more immediate improvements.
How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of A Double Chin
The time it takes to lose a double chin depends on the severity and causes. With weight loss and targeted exercises, most see gradual improvement in chin profile within 4-6 weeks. However, losing all the excess fat and fully toning the chin area may take several months of consistent diet and exercise.