How Can I Get Rid Of My Double Chin?

A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin.

A few different factors combine in the body to create a double chin.
Understanding these factors may help with understanding ways to get rid of the double chin itself.

  • Age

The skin can start to lose its elasticity as the body ages, which can lead to the appearance of extra or saggy skin that may contribute to a double chin.

  • Diet and weight

While weight gain is not always the cause of a double chin, it can contribute to it. A diet high in calories, processed foods, and unhealthful fats may influence weight gain and a double chin as well.

  • Genetics

Genes may play a role in people developing a double chin. Anyone with a family history of skin with little elasticity or double chins might be more likely to develop one themselves.

  • Posture

Poor posture can weaken the muscles of the neck and chin. This may contribute to a double chin over time, as the surrounding skin loses its elasticity when the muscles are not used.

If you have a double chin and want to get rid of it, there are several things you can do.

Exercises that target a double chin.

Here are six exercises that may help strengthen and tone the muscles and skin in the area of your double chin. Unless otherwise indicated, repeat each exercise daily 10-15 times.

1. Straight jaw jut

Tilt your head back and look toward the ceiling.
Push your lower jaw forward to feel a stretch under the chin.
Hold the jaw jut for a 10 count.
Relax your jaw and return your head to a neutral position.

2. Ball exercise

Place a 9- to10-inch ball under your chin.
Press your chin down against the ball.
Repeat 25 times daily.

3. Pucker up

With your head tilted back, look at the ceiling.
Pucker your lips as if you’re kissing the ceiling to stretch the area beneath your chin.
Stop puckering and bring your head back to its normal position.

4. Tongue stretch

Looking straight ahead, stick your tongue out as far as you can.
Lift your tongue upwards towards your nose.
Hold for 10 seconds and release.

5. Neck stretch

Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling.
Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
Hold for 5 to 10 seconds and release.

6. Bottom jaw jut

Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling.
Turn your head to the right.
Slide your bottom jaw forward.
Hold for 5 to 10 seconds and release.
Repeat the process with your head turned to the left.

h/t: healthline.com/health/how-to-get-rid-of-double-chin#chin-exercises2

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