Does your double chin bother you when clicking a picture with your friends and posting it on social media? Although you look fantastic with that pretty dress and a glowing face, it is the double chin that seems to attract all attention in full glory. So what can you do about it? Cover it with a scarf or wear a turtleneck? Isn’t that just a temporary solution? What needs to be done is to get rid of the double chin.
In today’s article, we’ll be targeting on the important topic of doing away with a double chin.
But first, let us discuss why we get a double chin in the first place –
• Obesity/Weight gain
• Drastic weight loss
• Bad Posture
A double chin is also known as submental fat that is the excess fat accumulation below the chin. However, although double chin is often associated with weight gain, but a person having a normal weight can also have a double shin.
How to get rid of double chin?
So, here are some ways to get rid of double chin effectively without a surgery –
Double chin exercises:
Tilt your head back to look towards the ceiling. Pucker up your lips so as to strain your lower jaw. Hold this position for 5 seconds and release.
Repeat as many times as possible.
Tilt back your head to look at the ceiling. Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Hold for 20 seconds and release.
Try touching the tip of your nose with your tongue as much as possible. Don’t strain beyond possibility. Hold for 5-10 seconds.
If you like chewing gum, you can get rid of double chin very easily. The chewing movement of the mouth works up muscles of your chin and jaw thus tightening them naturally. A sugarless chewing gum will prevent tooth decay and also keep off those extra calories.
If you are overweight, it is time to shed that extra fat to get rid of double chin. Cut back on sugary and processed foods and takeaways. Control drinking soda and other alcoholic cocktails. In addition to all these, also add exercise to your daily routine to lose weight and have a chiseled jawline.
Change your posture:
Mobiles and laptops are our best friends these days. We spend most of the time with these devices with our head slightly tilted forward for hours on end. We get sedentary for a few hours. Poor circulation and oxygenation to the chin and neck tissues and muscles lead to the formation of a double chin.
Change your stance. Keep back upright and your neck and spine should be in alignment. Do not slouch.
Massaging cocoa butter, vitamin e oil, wheat germ oil, and egg whites will improve blood circulation in the double chin area.
This should be your last resort if nothing works in favor of reducing your double chin. Invasive procedures like lipolysis or mesotherapy work in melting away fat layer under your chin.
A surgical procedure to modify your body is a tough decision. Always talk to a doctor regarding the advantages and disadvantages of such surgeries.
But before you opt for an invasive procedure, try the above natural methods to get rid of double chin.