The only reason you are reading this page is because you have started seeing double chins in your selfies. What could be the reason for this? According to the dermatologists, the skin around the neck starts to sag due to less collagen production in the skin. This way skin loses it elasticity. Thankfully there are some toning exercises that can be performed to get rid of the double chin.
There are two main muscles in the neck area; sternocleidomastoid and platysma. Toning these muscles will make your skin tighter in the chin area. You can achieve the glorious tighter skin under your chin by performing the given exercises. These are designed to tone the muscles in those areas and make you look younger.
First, sit straight with your shoulders down. Tilt your head backward so that you can see the ceiling. Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and slowly start to lower your face trying to touch the chin to your chest. Try not to arch your back or bend in any way. You should feel your chin and the front of your neck contract. Relax and go back to original position. This was one rep, try to do two sets of 20 reps.
Pout And Tilt
This exercise can be performed while standing or sitting. Pout your lower lip as far as possible. Your skin should feel wrinkled and puckered. Hold this position for one second. Now bring your chin to your chest as far as possible without arching your back. Hold this position for a second. Relax and go back to the original position. This was one rep and try to do two sets of 20 reps each.
Sit straight in a chair and tilt back our head so that you can see the ceiling. Bring your lips together and close your mouth. Keeping your lips closed to try to open your mouth. This will make your face look like the shape of “O”. Hold this position for 20 seconds. Both sides of your neck will feel stretched, especially under the jawline. Relax and go back to original position. Do two sets of 10 reps each.
Kiss The Ceiling
Stand straight with your arms at your sides near your thighs. Now tilt your head and look at the ceiling. Don’t be shy while doing the next step. Try to kiss the ceiling. Yes, you read it correctly. Pucker your lips far from your face. You’ll feel your neck and chin tighten a little bit. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Now relax and go back to original position. This was one rep, do such two sets of 15 reps each.
Choose a position, standing or sitting. Straighten your back. Rotate your head so that it moves in a circle, from shoulder to chest. If you are not comfortable in doing circular motions then try to do semi-circles. Make sure you do not move your shoulders. Do one set of 10 reps in one direction. Switch direction and repeat.
Side Neck Stretch
Sit on the floor, place your one hand on the floor away from your hips. Wrap second hand over the top of the opposite ear. Bend your head towards your shoulder using your palm to gently press down your head to your shoulder. Try to keep the alignment of your head. Take your hand off the floor and place it on your upper arm. Apply gentle pressure to press the shoulder down and away from your head. Hold this position for 10 seconds. This is one rep, you’ll need to do two sets of 3 reps each on both sides.
Sit down or stand, whichever feels comfortable. Keep your back straight. Move your jaws up and down like you are chewing and keeping your lips together. Inhale deeply through your nose and slowly exhale. While exhaling, humming is very beneficial. After you finish exhaling, open your mouth as wide as possible. The tip of your tongue should be gently pressed against the back of your bottom teeth. Hold on to this position and take deep breaths and while exhaling makes an audible sound “ahh”. This is one rep and does 2-3.
Place your thumb on one side of your jaw, just before our jawline. Place the index finger of the same hand on the other side of the jawline. Hold your hand and push forward against your hand with your neck and head. After holding this position for 30 seconds, relax and go back to the original position. This is one rep, do 3.
Stick Out Tongue
This exercise concentrates on building chin muscles and reducing a double chin without surgery. Open your mouth as wide as you can and stick your tongue out. Your neck muscles will tighten nd you’ll feel your chin contract. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Relax and return to original position. This was one rep, do 10 such reps.
Lie on the bed or on the floor wherever you feel comfortable. The face should be towards the ceiling. Tighten the muscles at the front of your neck and slowly lift and curl your head toward your chest as far as you. Remember to keep your shoulders on the bed. Hold this for 10 seconds. While maintaining this position, take care not to drop your head. Now slowly relax and go back to original position. If you feel dizzy while doing these exercises take breaks.