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Double chin exercises

Person with Double chin

Double chin exercises

A double chin is the most irritating thing ever, one could have on their face. It makes the shape and look of the face round and fat which looks a bit ugly, and is also a symbol of weight gain. A double chin occurs when a layer of fat is formed under your chin due to extra fat intake. There are many exercises and supplements that claim they can remove the added weight and the double chin. But it totally depends on you and your effort toward the fat loss target.

6 Exercises to remove double chin

There are numerous exercises to remove a double chin they are:

1. Straight Jaw Cut

  • Tilt your head back and look into the sky
  • Then push your lower jaw until you feel a stretch under your chin.
  • Hold the position for 10 seconds
  • Now you can relax and come to a normal position and do the same 10 times.

2. Ball Exercise

  • Place a ball under your chin.
  • Now press your chin against the ball.
  • Repeat this process 3-4 times a day with 20 presses for a set.

3. Chewing Gum

  • Buy chewing gum that has less sugar content in it
  • Chew it regularly 
  • Better chew after eating, it can aid in digestion

4. Fish Face

  • Selfie pouting 
  • Pout your lips out, making sure they form like a fish shape
  • To attain this you can also suck your cheek inwards
  • Do this for 30 seconds and take a breath again
  • Repeat it five times

5. Facelift

  • Open your mouth and stretch your upper and lower jaw to their extremes
  • It's like your shouting hard but with no sound
  • Hold this position for 10-15 seconds
  • Do the same procedure for 5 times

6. Giraffe stretch

  • Sit comfortably and in a relaxed position
  • Now rotate your head in a clockwise motion for a while
  • Now rotate your head in an anti-clockwise motion for a while
  • Repeat the procedure slowly with deep breaths

Why do we get double chin?

Double fat is also called submental fat. It is formed when a layer of fat is formed under the chin. Usually, this formation of fat under the chin starts when there is weight gain. Loose skin and genetics can also be a reason for a double chin. When you start to age you start to lose skin elasticity then which might be also a reason for a double chin

How long does it take to get rid of a double chin?

The time period to decrease a double chin is totally dependent on the individual, the physical activity done, the calorie intake, exercise, age, fat formed and etc play a role in determining the time to decrease a double chin. Usually, a short double chin of a healthy person can be decreased in 2-3 weeks, but then it depends on what food is consumed, exercises done, and more. 

If you want to remove it instantly there are cosmetic options for you. The process is called Lipolysis. A laser and its heat are used to melt away the fat and the contour on the skin. Based on the double chin size, the session can be done in one or two sessions that take one to two days.

The next cosmetic procedure is Mesotherapy, where a few injections are done on the chin, and liquids are sent into the skin. These liquids are fat-soluble compounds that dissolve fat in them and reduce the double chin appearance. This procedure takes one hour.

Is a double chin caused by congestion?

The answer is both yes and no, sometimes it is caused by congestion and most of the time it is caused by weight gain and lifestyle habits. A swelling is caused around the neck, chin, and cheeks making them puffy for a few people when they suffer from allergies, asthma and some medical conditions. Not only that, but if you have infections on the tongue, throat or in the salivary gland then a double chin is a reflection of that. 

7 Earlier precautions to avoid double chin 

  1. Eat fruits and vegetables regularly.
  2. Avoid packaged and processed foods.
  3. Consume more protein
  4. Avoid fat-rich foods
  5. Decrease dairy product consumption
  6. Increase physical activity
  7. Do regular exercise

Take Away

A perfect jawline is the dream of everyone. A double chin is formed due to many reasons. It looks ugly on the face too. And it feels like it is very hard to treat. Don’t worry, it is very simple, just take precautions, and if you already got it do those exercises regularly and you can get rid of them in no time. Cosmetic procedures are also there, but they do have side effects too. So before starting with any treatment, try to know the reason or consult your doctor.

FAQS

Can double chin be reduced in a week?

 Not totally, but it can be reduced to an extent, if you have a small double chin or are in the initial stages of developing a double chin, then it can be reduced in a week.

Will drinking water reduce double chin?

Yes, drinking plenty of water can remove waste and toxins from the body and also reduce bloating, then it keeps your skin hydrated and makes your skin less saggy.

Can ice reduce double chin?

Not totally, applying ice cubes on the face can pump blood circulation to the face, gives it a glow, and stop premature ageing and wrinkles and then excess keeping can kill the fat cells and make your face a little slim.

References

How can I get rid of My Double Chin? By Healthline, May 27, 2022.

7 easy exercises to get rid of a double chin. By Femina, Feb 10, 2021.