“Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder!”Well, I used to believe in this quote until I saw a number of people spending a lot of money, energy and time.
Dear fellows, double chin is something, those who have it, try their levels best to hide it. They use a scarf, wear high-necks and they try to skip every single paparazzi moment; they are embarrassed.
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No doubt, double chin is simply an indication for diet- change and for many of us, it is a cosmetic issue. But, in reality, the double chin is an anti-aesthetic formation of the skin caused by the accumulation of subcutaneous fat layers under the chin. Even if the skin loses elasticity with the passage of time, this does not mean that it is an inevitable phenomenon. Before we can work on fixing this problem using various available techniques, we first need to understand the reason behind this.
Reasons Behind Double Chin
The age of a person also affects the appearance of a double chin. The most vulnerable tissue tend to group together under the chin and to cause this effect.
The Sudden Weight Loss
People who lose weight too quickly end up developing a double chin by detachment. Fat and adipose tissue decreased with diet and exercise, but not at the same pace as the skin. This often generates excess tissue in the jaw.
There is a predisposition to develop the double chin by genetic inheritance. For example, people with small jaws develop a double chin more easily.
You are so fat that your chin has a double chin. Obesity and double-chin go hand in hand because being overweight is the reason behind fat under the jaw. The skin stretches and generates double chin.
Exercises to Prevent a Double Chin
Facial Gymnastic Exercises
With a little patience and discipline, we can reduce the double chin by practicing certain exercises facial gym.
- Pronounce the letter X.
- Try stretching maximum of lips to feel all muscles and tendons of the neck tighten.
- Hold yourself in this position for five seconds.
- Repeat the exercise five times.
- Between each set of pronouncing X, relax the mouth by making several small “o”.
In another workout, you can also reshape your face.
- Put thumbs under the chin.
- Open the mouth by pushing the lower jaw down while maintaining a strong resistance with the thumbs.
- Hold five seconds, and then repeat the exercise five times.
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Throw A Kiss
- On a chair with feet firmly planted on the floor, stretch the neck as possible by keeping the head forward.
- Then, shape your face as if you were throwing a kiss.
- You must do at least three sets of 10 repetitions.
The Neck Massage
This exercise must be performed at least three times a day. All you need to do is –
- Raise your head by stretching the neck and open your mouth.
- You have to get your hands around the neck by pressing gently.
- Finally, place your hand on the neck by stretching the skin down.
- To begin with this exercise, it is first necessary to stretch the neck backward (as much as possible without forcing).
- Then, hold for five seconds.
- Then, you have to do the same by stretching the head down, toward the left side and the right side, five seconds in each direction.
- We must try not to move the shoulder.
Do this exercise every day.
The Chin Lift
- Raise your head again as high as possible.
- With mouth closed, stretch the neck by tilting his head slightly backward.
- You have to try to lift the chin and make it stand forward.
- We must do 10 repetitions three times per day.
The Tennis Ball
- To do this exercise, you must first put a tennis ball on the neck and under the chin.
- Then, you have to push hard on the chin the ball for two seconds and release slightly without it falling.
- Do this exercise 10 times in a row.
Chew Some Gum
- This exercise is the simplest because it does not ask for much time or attention.
- Chewing gum helps the jaw to strengthen and I don’t need to tell you that you should be chewing a gum without sugar.
- Also, it is not advisable to force the muscles too much and you must stop when you feel tired.
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In addition to these, there are a few more factors that one need to take care, in order to reduce the double chin. Among them are –
- The way we walk.
- The way we sleep.
- The amount of water we drink.
- How long you keep your head down.
- The posture of the neck, while working on the computer.
A common way to remove your double chin is by liposculpture. In this method, the fat deposits at your chin, neck, and jaw are sucked.
In addition, with make-up, you can draw attention to other parts of your face. By eyeliner and eye-shadow, you can emphasize your eyes. This way, people pay less attention to your chin.