Eating well and staying fit is an imperative for many people. But whatever your healthy routine is, you may not have paid too much attention to the facial muscles. Your face and chin are made up of many muscles that can lose shape if not exercised. Hence, the double chin can slowly take shape.
The double chin is not so uncommon, and it’s a nightmare for many who can’t think of a way to get rid of it. Getting rid of it can, in fact, be very easy, and some muscle exercise wouldn’t hurt along the way for that pretty face to stay pretty.
So, here’s a list of the 7 most effective exercises that can help you to get rid of that double chin and retain your natural beauty for longer.
…and although it’s easy to do them practically anywhere, it’s best to try them when you get home from work because they DO look silly.
Of course, before any exercise, you need to warm up. Have you ever experienced a neck cramp? Well warming up serves for the purpose of avoiding it. You should bear in mind that these exercises activate the muscles and can be tough for the lean muscles that create the double chin.
For this, you will need to relax your face and start moving your jaw in a circular motion, reaching the furthest points outward and back as it moves. Start slow and smooth, without any sudden jerks.
Repeat 8-10 times.
Open your mouth and roll up your lower lip completely over the lower teeth. Imagine that you’re making a scoop with your mouth. Then scoop. Move your head down in a scooping motion and close your mouth with your lip inside as you are lifting your head up.
During this exercise, you need to make sure that your lip corners are relaxed.
Repeat 5-7 times.
Stick out your tongue and try to touch your nose. You don’t have to succeed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try, right? While stretching your tongue, make sure your lips are relaxed.
Repeat 5 times.
This exercise takes care of more than one thing. It activates so many muscles, that your face can return to a younger look and pull your cheeks up.
Start left, by turning your head that way. Push your lower jaw forward until you feel a comfortable strain in your neck muscles. You should feel your neck muscles stretch. Don’t stay too long and return to the initial position, now turning right.
Repeat 5 times on each side.
Imagine you want to kiss a giraffe (or someone very tall). Now do it. Look up, and lift your chin high. Now bring your lower jaw slightly forward and pucker your lips to give the giraffe a kiss. Wait for 5-8 seconds and slowly release.
If you’re doing it right, you should feel a strong tension in your neck.
Repeat 5 times.
Make your hands into fists and rest your chin on them. Next, start pushing down with your lower jaw to strain your muscles. The pressure should gradually increase as you press, and when you reach the maximum pressure, hold there for 3 seconds, release slowly, and relax.
Repeat 5-7 times.
Make a big clenched smile! Clench your teeth and stretch your lips as wide as possible. Then, push against your hard palate with your tongue to gradually increase the pressure. You should get to the point when you start feeling a strong tension in your chin muscles.
When you get there, hold for 5 seconds and relax.
Repeat 5-8 times.
Fill your cheeks with air and puff them up. Now, while holding the air, press your cheeks with your hands until your feel a tension in your muscles. Hold for 3-5 seconds, slowly let the air out, and relax.
Repeat 5-6 times.
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