Today we’re going to talk about the double chin. It may be a relatively small area of the body, but that doesn’t stop it from being important both aesthetically and medically. The accumulation of fat in this area of the body is unsightly, but can also be a sign of cardiometabolic risks.
Aside from the fat that accumulates here, it can also appear as a flaccid or sagging chin. Luckily there’s a solution that doesn’t involve any type of surgery for a healthy, beautiful and presentable chin. If you’re overweight, lose a few pounds or try some exercises to strengthen the muscles of the neck and face. Below, we’ll show you a routine to shrink your double chin.
First, start by sitting with your back completely straight and your shoulders loose, then extend your neck (turn your head up as if you were trying to look at the ceiling). Once in this position, press your tongue against the roof of the mouth while you bend your head (trying to touch your chin to your chest). Do it while keeping your tongue pressed against the roof of the mouth. Relax the tongue and return to the starting position. Do 20 repetitions of this exercise each day.
Pout and tilt
This exercise can be done sitting down or standing up. Draw in your lips as far as possible (making a pouting gesture and contracting your neck). Then, while still contracting the muscles of the neck, bend your head to bring your chin towards the chest.
Do this exercise without arching your back or shrugging your shoulders. Finish by returning to the starting position. Do around 20 repetitions each day.
Just like with the previous exercises, this one should be performed with the back straight and the shoulders relaxed. Extend your neck backwards and close the lips to form an “O”.
Hold the lips in this position while keeping the neck extended for approximately 20 seconds. Return to the starting position and do 10 repetitions a day of this exercise.
Kiss the ceiling
This time, you’ll need to be standing for this exercise with the shoulders completely relaxed. In this position, extend your neck (turning the head up to look at the ceiling).
Now pucker your lips, as if you were trying to kiss the ceiling. Try to extend the lips as far as possible while feeling the muscles of the neck and chin harden. Try to hold the lips in this position for at least 5 seconds, then return to the starting position. Do around 15 repetitions of this exercise daily.
Neck rotations can be done sitting or standing. Try to straighten the spinal column as much as possible, and then move the chin from one shoulder to the other. Do a semicircle when moving from one shoulder to the next, passing over the chest. The shoulders should be relaxed the entire time. Do 10 repetitions daily.
To the sides
This exercise should be performed in the following position: sitting on the floor, place one hand on the floor as a support 6 inches from the hip. Now, with your left hand on top of your head, rest your right ear on your shoulder while pressing lightly with your hand. Hold this position for 10 seconds then switch sides. Perform three repetitions daily.
The vowel game
Starting in a standing position with the spine totally straight, start repeating the vowels slowly and clearly with your mouth wide open. This exercise should be repeated as often as possible.