As the time passes, our skin tends to lose elasticity, so double chin may appear. There are a few reasons that can help in forming a double chin, but whatever reason you have, these 10 exercises will help you.
Causes of Double Chin
Age: As we get old, double chin will develop, as well as soggy neck. This is happening due to muscle loss and also the loss of skin elasticity.
Genetics: If your grandma had a double chin, and your parents had it also, genetics will play its role and give you one too. This is one of the things you can inherit from your ancestors, beside boldness and chin dimple.
Gaining Weight: The most common reason for developing a double chin is a weight gain. Excess fat is at first usually stored on your face, so double chin can form as soon as you gain a few pounds.
10 Quick Exercises for Double Chin
Sit with your spine in a straight position and bend your head back, so that you can see the ceiling. After that, press your tongue to the roof of the mouth and while doing that slowly put your head down close to your chest. Try not to move your shoulders and do this exercise 20 times.
Sit straight and, yet again, tilt your head up, so you can see the ceiling. Form an O using the lips and hold that position, while you pull your chin toward your chest, without moving your shoulders. Do this 20 times.
Side Neck Stretch
Stand up, while your spine and shoulders are in a straight position. Put one hand on the top and one underneath and stretch your head to one side and then on the other. You should do 10 times for both sides.
Stand while your shoulders are in a straight position. Open your mouth, the wider, the better, and then stick out your tongue out, as much as you can. Stay in that position 5 seconds and do 20 repetitions.
For this exercise you can choose to sit or stand. Your head should be in a straight position. Roll your head from one side to another, stretching your neck as far as you can. Roll it to the other side then. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
For this exercise you should lay on your back, while your head is hanging off this side. Lift the head, slowly, to your chest. Hold for three seconds and do 10 repetitions.
You should stick out the tongue as much as you can, and move it from one side to the other, but try not to move your face. Just, make sure your lower jaw is pressed down while you are doing this exercise.
Put the thumb of your finger on the place of your jaw where it starts moving to your ear. The index finger of the same hand should be in the same place, but on the other side of your face. When you push with your head forward, the force created by your head should hold your head in one place. Push head forward, while your neck muscles are in use. Hold for five seconds and do 3 repetitions.
Kiss the Sky
Sit on the chair, while your spine is in a straight position. Put the head back together, so you can see the ceiling. Pucker up, while your lips are out as much as they can. Hold that position for five seconds and repeat this exercise 20 times.
Pout and Tilt
Stand out straight, while your lower lip is out as much as it can. While you are doing this exercise, you should feel pulling in your neck. Stay in this position for one second and then pull the chin to the chest, while your shoulders are not moving. Pause and release. Do 20 repetitions of this exercise.
If you are persistent and you do these exercises a few times a week, you will return elasticity to your skin and reduce double chin in a no time.