Dealing with a double chin can be a real pain. It can negatively affect one’s self confidence, making you want to rid of it that much more. You’ve tried hiding it with scarves and turtle necks, but it’s time to deal with it once and for all.
No matter what has caused your pesky double chin, you likely want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are many things that you can try in order to reduce the visibility of that double chin. Keep on reading for great tips on how to bring out that perfectly sculpted jawline of yours.
1. Healthy Eating.
Because it is typically excess fat below the jawline that causes the appearance of a double chin, making the switch to a more healthy diet is likely to reduce the amount of fat in this unwanted area.
If your body has to break down fewer calories, less fat will be stored in unwanted places like your face.
Pay attention to nutrition. Be sure to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and proteins. Do some research on the amount of calories per day you should be taking in based on your size, age, and gender and adjust your diet accordingly.
Also, increase your daily intake of Vitamin C, as it is known to improve the elasticity of skin. This could help tighten up your chin. Look for foods naturally high in Vitamin C, such as citrus fruit, kiwi, and bell peppers.
If you being eating as healthy as possible, you should see the excess fat around your chin begin to reduce. On top of that, you’re likely to see many other benefits from keeping a good diet. It’s for your health!
2. Exercise your body—and your chin!
Exercise is great for a lot of reasons. It gives you more energy, reduces stress, and makes our bodies healthier overall. Exercise is also great for toning the body. Make a habit out of working out 30 minutes a day approximately 4-5 times a week. As we all know, exercise burns fat. This includes the fat around your upper neck and chin, so there’s no better time to hit the gym than now.
You may have thought that it was near impossible to work out your chin and/or neck area, but it is doable! The following chin exercises are simple and easy to do almost anywhere. Do approximately 10 ‘reps’ of each. Remember to stay consistent with exercising this area for best results.
Keeping your spine straight, look up to the ceiling and pucker your lips. Hold for a few seconds and then slowly lower your head back down to neutral position.
Another one involves sitting up straight, rotate your head very slowly from side-to-side, moving the head downwards in between. Remember to breathe deeply and not to over-stretch your neck. If you feel any kind of resistance, you know you have gone too far.
Chewing gum is a great way to get those jaw muscles moving. Try chewing sugar-free gum for approximately 10 minutes a day to get that mouth in motion.
3. Natural remedies—masks.
It is possible to reduce the appearance of your double chin with the use of natural remedies. Most of these remedies include ingredients that you can find in your own home! Take a look at some of these methods, and see what works best for you.
Add a little bit of milk, honey, lemon juice, and a couple drops of peppermint oil to some egg whites (2-3 eggs). Mix together well and spread evenly across your neck and chin. Once is has dried completely, rinse with warm water. Repeat this process 2-3 times per month.
Another effective natural remedy for a double chin is the use of wheat germ oil. Simply purchase this oil (it’s quite affordable!), massage a small amount onto your chin, and leave it on overnight. The Vitamin B6 in the oil should improve the appearance of your double chin.
4. Plastic Surgery
Unfortunately, the above tips don’t always work for everyone. Some people can really struggle to get rid of a double chin using only natural strategies, so it might be time to consider something more serious.
Surgery for a double chin is called a mentoplasty. If you are considering surgery, be sure to do some research on the procedure and decide if you are comfortable with going through with it. Consulting a plastic surgeon in the best way to learn about what is involved.
The surgery is a relatively simple one, but it can be very expensive. If you decide on surgery, make sure that it is worth the cost.
How’d I get that double chin?
A double chin is usually the result of three things. The first comes from a family inheritance; some people simply have the trait woven into their genes. These people will usually have the most trouble getting rid of their double chin.
The second cause is excess fat usually caused by taking in too many calories and/or not being active enough. Excess fat can show up almost anywhere on the body, including on your chin.
The final cause of the double chin is the facial muscles beginning to slack, usually seen at an older age. This one is pretty hard to avoid, and is best solved by doing the same kinds of methods you’d use for getting rid of excess skin.
Having a double chin is no fun at all. Sometimes, it can make you so insecure that you avoid being photographed, or meeting new people. Luckily, there are a quite a few solutions to help you with this problem.
Try out some of these suggestions, and keep an eye out for improvement. The improvement may be very slow, however, any progress is good progress! Obviously, surgery is a quicker solution, so if you’re comfortable with the risks and/or costs, this may be a good choice for you. The best of luck to you in finally getting rid of that double chin!