HOW TO LOSE CHIN FAT
Early signs of obesity are most visible when it shows up on the face. You can no longer hide it by wearing loose clothes or taking pictures from a certain angle.
There is no running away from the truth. Typically fat shows up in the form of a double chin, showing up as extra face. Double chin could soon become a cause for embarrassment and concern if not checked initially.
In fact, it might become a part of your personality. The selfies’ just don’t look as good anymore and you try to avoid getting photographed.
A double chin is typically caused when a hypodermic sheet of fat around the neck droops and creates a wrinkle in the skin.
It could be due to genetics wherein your body might be tuned to store excess water under the chin or just generally store excess fat. Or it could be due to age, wherein as you lose muscles across the body, the muscles around the chin weaken and your skin grows loose.
However, the primary reason for double chin is excess body fat and goes hand in hand with obesity.
No matter whether the reason for double chin is age, genetics or overweight, people only perceive double chin as a sign of obesity, leading to a poor body image about us.
It could trigger a sense of discomfiture and distress if unchecked. In fact, many people turn to expensive and often painful surgeries including Liposuction, Zerona treatment, and CoolSculpting (as approved by the US FDA) to get rid of this double chin through surgery.
However, besides hurting you and your pocket, the biggest catch with these treatments is that they do not provide a permanent solution and may even lead to harmful side effects.
Instead of taking the more serious option of surgery, try these painless and free home-made remedies that will give you the desired results if followed dedicatedly for the next 10 days.
Needless to say this goes hand-in-hand with maintaining a proper diet and exercise routine.
1) Chew Gum
Exercise your facial muscles and keep them toned by chewing a gum, preferably a sugar-free gum, several times a day over the next 10 days. Chewing Gums also help keep your teeth and gums, so win-win.
2) Massage your chin with Cocoa Butter
Applied daily, cocoa butter will help improve the elasticity of your skin that will reduce double chin considerably.
Direction: Just heat a tablespoon of cocoa butter and gently massage it on your chin and nearby neck area for about 15 minutes. Try this daily either before taking a bath or going to bed for the next 10 days.
3) Massage with Wheat Germ Oil
Another effective way to fight double chin is by massaging the chin and neck with wheat germ oil, which is rich in Vitamin E that helps in nourishing and tightening the skin.
Direction: Apply the oil in an upwards motion from bottom of the neck to the chin for 15 to 20 minutes over the next 10 days before going to bed.
4) Egg White-Face Mask
If you find it difficult to purchase cocoa butter or wheat germ oil at your local grocery store, you may use a more easily accessible item for massaging your double chin. Egg white-masks, made from egg whites, milk, lemon, and honey, can be used a great way to tighten you skin muscles.
Direction: Carefully separate the egg white from 2 to 3 eggs and mix it with a tablespoon of milk, honey, and lemon juice. Now massage your chin and neck area slowly with the mixture for about a few minutes until the mask starts to dry.
Leave the dry mask for an hour and then wash it with lukewarm water. Do this once every day for the next 10 days for long-lasting results.
In addition to these simple home-made recipes, you should definitely increase your intake of Vitamin E, which is vital in maintaining the health of your skin and preventing it from sagging.
Vitamin E can be found in green leafy vegetables, dairy products, legumes, nuts and seeds, beans, and liver. An abundance of Vitamin E can also be found in Green Tea.
You may consider taking a daily vitamin E supplement as well, but consult with your doctor about proper dosage.
CHIN FIRMING EXERCISES
Besides the home-remedies and intake of Vitamin-E, another important aspect of your 10-day routine to reduce double chin is going to be facial exercises.
The exercises help in stretching and toning the skin and muscles around the chin and thus remove any signs of double chin.
1) Kiss the Sky
Tilt your head upwards and keep your eyes towards the sky or the ceiling if you’re inside. Now hold your lips as tight as possible as if you are trying to kiss the sky.
Hold yourself in the kissing position for about 15 seconds and repeat 20 times. This exercise stretches most of the facial muscles including your jaw, throat, and neck. Make sure you only use your lips during this exercise.
2) Chin Up
Chin up is a popular yoga asana. Pull your lower lip as high as possible by pushing out your lower jaw. You’ll feel a slight strain on your jaw and chin muscles as you push out your jaw.
Hold the lip and jaw in the position for 15 seconds and repeat 20 times. This exercise will not only help you lose your double chin but also give you a more prominent jaw line and high cheekbone structure to your face.
3) Hum and breathe
There are two parts to this exercise. First close your lips and make chewing motion using your lower jaw. Now hum and count your breath.
After 10 breaths stop to relax. In the second part, open your mouth and stick your tongue to the lower front teeth from front. Again hum and count for 10 breaths.
Repeat both parts 20 times. This exercise will give you an amazing jawline and reduce your double chin considerably.
You can do this simple exercise during any time of the day.
Just suck in your cheeks and lips like a guppy or fish and try to smile.
Hold the position for 10 seconds or until you feel the burn in your cheeks and jaws. Repeat 20 times. This is one of the best and fastest ways to burn excess fat on the chin and face.
5) Neck Rotation
While standing, drop your chin forward to your chest and slowly rotate your head to the right.
Hold the position for five seconds. Now, gently rotate your head back so that your chin is to your chest.
Do the same to the left. Hold again for five seconds. Repeat this 15 times daily.
6) Chin Slap
This is one of the easiest face workouts. With the back of your hand, gently slap underneath your chin and gradually increase your speed until it starts hurting.
If it starts hurting, slow down but continue to slap your double chin for 30 seconds.
Repeat this exercise 10 times.
The best exercise however is to simply smile.
Smiling helps in stretching the muscles of your cheek and chin and loosens the fat surrounding it.