There are a lot of women who are not overweight but still have big cheeks and a double chin. This can be very annoying especially if a person thinks of it as a flaw. The good news is that every problem has a solution including double chins. There are different ways you can get rid of your double chin and today we are going to show you some of them. And they are all a kind of physical ones. So, try them and see if they really work.
#1 Start with a warm-up
The first thing you need to do if you want to do some facial exercises to get rid of the double chin is to start with a warm-up. You can massage your muscles using your hands. You can also apply some moisturizing cream on and rub it carefully into the skin.
The next thing you could do for a warm-up is to start moving your lower jaw forwards and backwards. Keep your head up and look straight. Then move only your lower jaw and keep your head in motionless. Do this move from 8 to 10 times, then you could move on to the next exercise in the list.
#2 Scoop water
We have called the next exercise you should try if you want to get rid of your double chin. What you need to do is to open your mouth and to roll your bottom lip over your bottom teeth. And then move your head down as if you are about to scoop some water. You also need to make sure the muscles on the tips of your lips are relaxed. Then repeat the exercises 5-6 more times.
#3 Try to touch your nose with your tongue
The next exercise would be a piece of cake for those people who can touch their noses with their tongues. Of course, this does not mean that the rest of us should skip the exercise. This exercise is very effective because it tightens the muscles on your neck and chin, so you need to make sure you do it.
What you need to do is to hold your head in a straight position looking forward. Then put your head under your chin as if you are holding it. Stick out your tongue and try to touch your nose with it. Make sure it goes as far as it can. You will notice the tightening of your neck muscles at this time. Repeat the exercise 5 more times and then you can take a break.
#4 The giraffe
The next exercise that will help you get rid of your double chin is called “the giraffe”. As its name can show you, you need to stretch your head upwards in order to do it. This will stretch your neck and chin muscles and it will make them tighter.
So, what you need to do is to look upwards, stretching your head as much as you can. Then slightly extend your bottom jaw a little bit more and pucker your lips as if you are about to kiss somebody who is very tall. At this point you will feel your chin muscles tighter. Feel the tension.
Hold your head in this position for about 8 seconds and then carefully go back in your normal head position. Repeat the exercise 5 more times and then you can relax.
#5 Put your head on your hands
The next exercise may look to some people as if you are taking a break, but in fact, it would be exactly the other way round. What you need to do here is to fist your hands and to put your chin on them. Then start moving your lower jaw downwards. At this point you will feel the resistance that your fists will make. Continue staying in this position for 3 seconds and repeat the exercise 7-8 times.
This exercise will tighten your chin muscles because they will be trying to overcome the tension created by the touch of your fists with your jaw. Another important thing you need to have in mind is to gradually make the tension stronger and then gradually decrease it as well.
#6 Clench your teeth
The next exercise is very simple and I am sure you have all tried it when you were kids and were making funny faces. What you need to do is so look straight once again and then clench your teeth. Then stretch the corners of your teeth as much as you can creating the widest grin you are able to do.
And the next thing you need to do is to press your tongue on your hard palette increasing the tension gradually. Stay in this position for 5 seconds and then let go gradually once again. If you feel tension in your chin muscles, then this would mean you are performing the exercise the right way. Repeat the exercise for 5-7 times.