6 Helpful Tips to Get Rid of a Double Chin
Though it's not a health problem, having this sagging skin can be very annoying. Read on to learn some helpful tips on how to get rid of a double chin.
Having a double chin is common problem for many women. It doesn’t always mean you’re overweight, but most people want this kind of thing for aesthetic reasons. Today, we’re going to give you some tips and show you some exercises that can help you get rid of your double chin if you’re consistent them. Keep reading to learn more!
What is a double chin?
A double chin is a thick layer of fat that hangs underneath the chin and can vary in size based on various factors: obesity, sagging skin, age, etc.
What can you do to get rid of a double chin?
The simplest exercises, which will also help improve possible neck or spinal pains, are the following:
- Seated or standing, look upwards, lift your chin, and when you’re at your limit, purse your lips and hold this position for a few seconds. You’ll feel how it stretches your entire neck.
- Gently move your head to one side, hold it there for a few moments, and then move it to the other side.
Put a tennis ball under your chin and hold it there by pushing it against your chest. Press and release repeatedly. As a result, you’ll get stronger in the area where the skin tends to sag.
Chewing gum is probably the easiest thing you can do to get rid of a double chin, because you might already chew it for other reasons (habits, breath, etc…). It’s also a form of exercise that will help strengthen your jaw muscles.
Start doing it a couple times a day and try to move the area a lot, even opening your mouth to chew. It’s preferable to do this when you’re alone. Avoid sugary gum, because it can contribute to weight gain and dental problems.
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Keep an eye on your diet
If your double chin is a genetic trait, as your parents or grandparents have it, don’t lose hope. Doing these exercises consistently can be a big help.
Double chins have a major link to obesity. If this applies to you, and you know that you have excess fat on your body you should keep a healthy and balanced diet along with doing exercise.
But don’t cut out fats entirely, because they’re also essential to your diet. What you should do is avoid the harmful ones (fried foods, pastries, cold cuts, etc.) and aim for the beneficial ones instead (cold pressed oils, avocado, nuts, fish, egg yolks, etc.).
You should also avoid sudden changes in weight, which can cause fat build-up of in the areas where you want it least. It’s also one of the main causes of sagging skin.
Firm up your nick
Sagging is a major issue to fight to if you want to get rid of your double chin and keep that skin firm. Exercises can help tone the area, but you also shouldn’t forget to moisturize your neck with the same moisturizing cream you use for your face .
Once a week, you should also do an exfoliation with a natural peel to eliminate dead cells and boost skin rejuvenation. Best of all, you can make homemade peels with natural, cheap household ingredients.
Avoid too much sun
Lastly, you should avoid another cause of your double chin which is the damage from continuous and abusive exposure to the sun’s rays.
Too much exposure, either for a long time or during peak radiation hours can cause collagen and elastin destruction. What that means is that your skin will age faster and lose firmness. So, avoid being outside too long in the middle of the day, use a protective cream, and stay hydrated with cold water. You can still get tan, just do it in a healthier way.
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