The health freak persona of humans has made defined facial features the goal of many. This facet of fitness includes a Sharp jawline, prominent cheeks, etc. and is desirous to enhance the physical features.
Having a sharp and prominent jawline amplifies the physical appearance of a person. For some people, acquiring this goal and getting rid of the flap below the chin and neck might require quite hard work. This flap below the jaw and neck is called double chin and is the common concern of innumerable people.
What causes a Double chin?
The prime reason for the formation of a double chin is the inactiveness of platysma muscles. This muscle is built in the lower jaw and starts from the mandible (that is the lower jaw) and attaches to the collar bone. These muscles become loose for the particular reason of lack of activity, along with the skin on this area. This gives rise to double chin due to fat deposition.
What is the best procedure to get rid of a double chin & chubby cheeks?
In the scenario of attaining the goal of a perfectly chiseled jawline, a detailed map of how to do so is the demand and necessity of the situation.
To address this affair, we have some solid tips and exercises targeted particularly for getting rid of double chin and blurred jawline. Regular facial exercises or yoga in addition to work out for the whole body is important to fulfil the goal of staying fit.
12 Step Exercise regime for reduction of double chin:-
- Raise head and pout-
Raise your head and look towards the ceiling. Pout your lips to make them appear like one does before kissing a baby. This is also called gorilla pose. Hold yourself in this state for 15-20 seconds. Repeat this exercise 4-5 times.
- Contraction of platysma muscles-
Clench your jaw and collar bone in such a manner that platysma muscles are contracted downwards. This exercise is crucial one for reducing double chin.
- Lion or Dog pose-
Take your tongue out as much as you can and hold it in this position for 10 seconds. You will feel tension on your jawline and neck muscles. Repeat the step three times to see good results.
- Wide smile-
Smile with your mouth open enough to show the set of teeth. Then, as if you are chewing, move your jaw While maintaining the position you have set, look towards the ceiling or a roof and continue with the action of chewing with your teeth showing for ten seconds. Repeat this 2-3 times for effective working in reducing double chin. The tension is felt on the neck and jaw muscles.
- Say the vowels!
Keeping your back straight, pronounce the sounds of vowels (A, E, I, O, U) and make them long. Follow this up with the exercise of saying “X” and “O” alternatively and do 50 reps of both the alphabets.
- Write in the air-
Sit up straight and hold a pencil in your mouth and try to write something in the air. Keep your head still and only move your mouth while doing this.
- Wide mouth-
Open your mouth wide according to your maximum capacity. Hold for 2 seconds and close it. Repeat this process 3 times, for 10 seconds.
- Balloon face-
Balloon your cheeks with air and create an air bubble inside that can be moved from one cheek to another and then towards the chin. Continue this cycle for 10 seconds and do 3-4 sets of this cycle as a workout for your face.
- Turn the chin Exercise-
Turn your chin to the right, next to the centre and then move it to your left side finally resting again at the centre and relax. Now, tuck your chin and repeat this process in a similar fashion for a few seconds.
- Ceiling staring while opening and closing mouth-
Look at the ceiling stretching your chin and neck muscles. Stay in this position. Follow this up with the next step of opening and closing your lower jaw/ mouth. Continue for 15 seconds and then bring your chin to the resting position. Repeat this exercise 3-5 times. This should show tremendous change in getting rid of double chin.
- Old yet Beneficial aspects of chewing gum-
Chewing of gum doesn’t come as a surprise as one of the exercises for the reduction of a double chin. So, chew gum often, for the particular reason that it leads to skin tightening and reduces the fat under your chin.
Another exercise with chewing gum is to stick the gum on the upper palate of the mouth (also called the roof of the mouth) with the help of your tongue and hold your tongue as such for a few seconds, like 10 seconds or so. It helps to strengthen anterior neck muscles, (front neck muscles) and lessens the appearance of a double chin.
- Touching nose with the tip of the tongue-
In this facial exercise, try to touch your nose with the tip of your tongue and stay in this position for 20 seconds, Take a rest and repeat.
Facial exercises are closely related to the expressions. Doing the above-mentioned exercises effectively lessens the double chin and the best part about this exercise regime is that you can be done anytime, anywhere.