A double chin is formed due to fat accumulation under the jaw. It may occur due to obesity, sagging skin or it may be genetic. Some people may have a double chin even if they are not overweight. Whatever may be the reason; a double chin can spoil your looks and make you look older than your age.
For exercise, I recommend starting with workouts in the privacy and convenience of your own home. This way, you will be able to workout at anytime without the hassle of driving to a gym and dealing with traffic and crowds. Here are some great home workouts to get you started.For specific resistance exercises for your neck, you can review these exercise guides and implement them into your exercise routine as well
How To Tighten A Double Chin
Though your routine exercise regime helps to tighten a double chin, but there are certain exercises which target the jaw muscles to deal with the problem of a double chin.
Neck roll helps to tone your neck and jaw muscles. It gives your face a leaner look and it also helps to reduce facial wrinkles and puffiness. Stand straight with your feet placed at 12 inch distance. Place your arms behind the back.
Starting from the base of the neck, roll your head slowly in clockwise and anticlockwise direction 2-3 times on each side. Keep your eyes closed to prevent dizziness. If you suffer from cervical problem then roll your neck in a semi circular motion.
You can do this exercise in sitting or standing position. Sit down in a cross legged position or in a chair with your back straight. Bend your head and bring your chin as close to the chest as possible, hold for a few seconds then slowly lift your head and bend it as far back as you can. Keep your lips closed and fix your gaze towards the ceiling. Stay in the pose for 5 seconds and come back to normal position. Repeat to complete 3-5 rounds totighten a double chin.
In a seated or standing position, elongate your spine for a tall, straight back. Then, leading with your chin, slowly and gently rotate your head so it moves in a full circle from your shoulder to chest to shoulder to back. (If full circular rotations bother your neck, stick with semicircles moving from shoulder to shoulder.) Make sure to keep your shoulders down and back throughout the movement. That’s one rep. Complete 10. Repeat in the opposite direction.
The Chin Lock
The chin lock exercise tones the neck muscle and it reduces fat under the chin. It also helps to reduce the aging lines around the mouth. Lie down straight on your back. Place a thin pillow under the head. Lift your head and bring your chin as close to the chest as possible. Hold the position for 5 seconds and return to starting position. Complete 10 rounds to start with and gradually increase the count up to 30 times.
Resistance exercises help to strengthen and tighten the muscles under the chin. You can do this exercise anytime and anywhere, even while at work in your office. Close your hand to make a fist and place it under the chin. Try to open your mouth while trying to resist with your fist. Do it for 30 seconds, relax and repeat for another 30 seconds to tighten a double chin.
Sitting with your back straight and shoulders down, tilt your head back so that you are looking at the ceiling. Forcefully press your tongue flat to the roof of your mouth. Then, keeping your tongue against the roof of your mouth, lower your chin to your chest as far as possible without rounding your upper back. You should feel your chin and the front of your neck contract. Then relax your tongue and straighten your neck to return to the starting position. That’s one rep. Complete two sets of 20 reps each.
Regular facial massage with a nourishing or skin tightening cream helps to tighten a double chin. Massage the centre of your neck with downwards strokes and massage the right and left side of your neck with upwards strokes to reduce fat from a double chin.
Since being overweight can contribute to double chins, Rapid Home Remedies recommends drinking several cups of green tea during the day to speed up your metabolism and help you lose weight.