If you clicked on this article, you’ve probably struggled with the appearance of your chin for a while now and would like to discover how you can get rid of it fast. The bad news is that there is no quick fix unless, of course, you choose to go under the knife. However, the good news is that there are some exercises that can bring you one step closer to a chiseled jaw line with repeated implementation of facial exercises. Here are a few to help you get started!
1. Lift You Head and Kiss the Ceiling
For this simple exercise, tilt your head back and pucker your lips toward the ceiling. You should feel more tightening of the skin in the neck and chin area the further you extend your chin upwards. Keep this up for about 5 seconds and then relax. You should complete two sets of this exercise, 15 reps each.
2. Roll Your Neck around Clockwise and Counterclockwise
Rolling the neck is one of the most effective exercises when it comes to fighting off the double chin. It stretches the facial muscles in the chin, jawline and neck and, as a result, tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. You can start this exercise by gently bending your head to one side and then slowly turning your head so that it makes a complete circular rotation. Repeat this by altering the direction of the rotation for about 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Flatten Your Tongue and Press Your Neck
While in the sitting position, position your head backward so that you are looking at the ceiling. Then press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and slowly lower your chin to the front of your neck so they touch completely. Try to keep your back straight and shoulders down when repeating this move for 2 sets, 20 reps each.
4. Stick Your Neck Forward like a Pigeon
If you’ve ever observed pigeons and their neck movements, you’ll know what to do for this quick exercise. Just keep your head in a straight position, facing forward, and stick your neck out while keeping your shoulders still. Repeat the process for two sets consisting of 20 reps each.
5. Squeeze the Tennis Ball with Your Chin
If you have a tennis ball available to you, place it against your throat and squeeze it tightly with your chin for a few seconds, and then release. This exercise is great for working your chin and neck muscles, and firming the skin all around. For best results keep repeating this exercise for two sets, each consisting of 10 reps.
6. In a Lying down Position, Lift Your Head
To perform this exercise, lie on your back with your head slightly hanging off the bed. Then slowly lift and curl your head toward your chest while keeping your shoulders flat and hold it for 10 seconds. Repeat this move for three sets of two reps, and make sure to sit up between each rep to prevent dizziness.
7. Stick out Your Tongue as Far as You Can
To build muscle in your chin, open your mouth as wide as you can and stick out your tongue to your limit until you start to feel the muscles in your chin and neck tighten. Hold for 10 seconds and release. Complete a set of 10 reps and you are almost done with the facial workout!
8. Look up Again
This move is similar to the first one with a couple of variations that challenge your muscles and help tone the area around your chin. Lie down and look up at the ceiling, then jut your jaw forward and hold the pose for about 10 seconds. Relax your jaw to complete one repetition. Repeat 10 to 15 times.
9. Do a Jaw Release
This move tones and works the muscles in your chin and jaw, but also throughout your face. Start by sit or standing with your spine straight. Inhale deeply, then slowly exhale with your lips pressed together and humming at the same time. As you're doing this, move your jaw like you are chewing. Then open your mouth as wide as you can, inhale, exhale and say "ahhh." Relax your jaw, then repeat the move 5 to 10 times.
10. Activate Your Platysma
The platysma is the muscle that extends from your jaw to your shoulder. This move works it out, which can help reduce the appearance of a double chin. To start, sit or stand with your spine straight. While pulling your lips back to touch your teeth, turn the corners of your mouth downward. Open your mouth just a bit and activate the muscles of your jaw, being sure to keep your lips pressed against your teeth. Wiggle your jaw 5 to 10 times to complete one rep. Repeat 5 to 10 times.
Facial exercises are just as important as body exercises that target specific areas. So stick to your routine and watch your double chin melt away!