Double chin exercises can facilitate you tone the muscles of your face and jaws. The exercises firm your skin along the jawline and get rid of excess fat to reduce your double chin. Though losing weight can often go a long way towards helping to remove a double chin. Not all people who have a double chin are obese; sometimes double chins are also genetic. Whatsoever the cause of your double chin is, these exercises can really help reduce its size and improve its appearance.
1. The Chin Lift
The chin lift widens and tones the muscles of the jaws, throat, and neck. To act upon the chin lift, follow the simple steps:
- Sit or stand with your spine erect.
- Slant your head back until you are looking at the top limit.
- Pucker your lips firmly like you want to kiss the ceiling.
Try not to connect any other facial muscles while doing this exercise only uses your lips. Clutch your lips in a puckered position for a five-count and then release. Repeat this exercise 5 to 10 times in a row daily.
2. The Neck Roll
The neck roll exercises not only tones and stretch the muscles of your neck, jaw, and throat but also discharges tension from your shoulders and can relieve neck and shoulder pain. Follow these steps to do the neck roll as a double-chin exercise:
- Sit or stand with an erect spine.
- Gently turn your head to one side while inhaling until your chin touches your shoulder. You should be looking to only one side.
- Slowly roll your head downward while exhaling until your chin is latent on your chest. Remember to keep your back erect and your shoulders squared.
- Then gently lift your head back up while inhaling until your chin touches the other shoulder. You have to be looking to the other side.
Repeat the full neck roll 5 to 10 times a day.
3. The Jaw Release
The jaw releasing exercise tones and stretches the muscles of your face. You can perform the jaw release exercise as follows:
- Again sit or stand with an erect spine.
- Inhale deeply through your nose then exhale slowly, while buzzing with your lips pressed tightly together. As you are inhaling and exhaling, you should move your jaw as if you were chewing.
- When you come to an end with your exhale, and then open your mouth up as wide as you can. Inhale and exhale from your mouth open with a clear “ahh” sound. Stay the tip of your tongue softly against the backs of your lower teeth to help your jaw relax.
Do again both steps of this exercise 5 to 10 times.
The platysma exercise is the big muscle that runs from your jawline to your shoulder. Exercising this, it helps keep your chin and throat firm. To make stronger and tone the platysma, you should follow these steps.
- Sit with an erect spine.
- Drag your lips back against your teeth and twist the corners of your mouth downward.
- Open your mouth a little and activate the muscles of your jaw. Your lips should press firmly against your teeth and corners of your mouth turned down. Your neck tendons on should stand out.
- Wriggle your lower jaw up and down 5 to 10 times.
Repeat these exercises daily and you will find them positive.