Before you spend money on chin liposuction, which is a drastic and expensive procedure, you can try to perform these 6 double chin exercises.
They can also help tone, tighten and build up all the muscles around your neck (platysma muscle especially).
Why Do You Have Double Chin?
There are a few factors that contribute to the foundation of double chin, and those are:
- Fast weight gain and inactive lifestyle;
- Aging, which causes the skin to lose its elasticity;
- The platysma muscle loses its tone because it’s not used frequently;
- Loose skin from drastic weight loss.
Double Chin Exercises
Here are the best double chin exercises that will help you to tone your neck and chin.
For best results, you should perform these double chin exercises at least 5 times per week. More is better.
1. Open Your Mouth
One of the best double chin exercises is to open your mouth as wide as you can, then stick your tongue out as far as you can. (Try to touch your chin with your tongue.)
You should feel your neck and chin muscles tight. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times.
2. Hanging Head
Lie on a sofa or bed with your head hanging over the edge. Lift your chin towards your chest and hold it there for 10 seconds. Then slowly lower your head to the starting position. Repeat this move at least 10 times.
3. Chin Lifts
Stand straight, raise your chin toward the ceiling and purse your lips in an exaggerated kissing position. Hold this position for 10 seconds then repeat for at least 10 times.
4. Roll Your Neck
Stand straight and turn your head to the side so that your chin is parallel to your shoulder. Roll your head downward, slowly, then up to the other side. Do 10 reps.
5. Platysma Exercise
The platysma is the muscle that runs down from your jaw along your neck. To work this muscle you need to stand with your neck straight. Then pull your lips up over your teeth and turn the corners of your mouth downward. Hold for 10 seconds, then repeat the exercise at least 10 times.
This move will tighten the tendons in your jaw.
6. The Tennis Ball Exercise
Hold a tennis ball with the chin, against your throat. Then press the ball tightly with your chin and release. Repeat the move at least 10 times.
If you are overweight, you should consider losing weight in addition to doing these double chin exercises. Also, these exercises will have the best result when coupled with a healthy diet. Stay fit!