Say No to Double Chin with Simple Exercises and Home Remedies

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Double chin is a very common issue for both men and women. Most of us hide it with clothing or taking pictures with our head tilted. In most cases, double chin is caused due to age or weight gain. With age, skin tends to lose elasticity and the lower part of our chin loses its grip and sags. As a person gains weight, fat accumulation may cause the tier like appearance below the chin and above the throat area. Surgery and other expensive treatments are available in the market. These not only cost tons of money they are not a real fix. The double chin factor can come back if not taken care off. There are few exercises and home remedies which are equally effective. If these remedies can be maintained in moderation after that, it would be possible to stop double chin from forming. Simple exercises and home remedies can tremendously help the reduction of the double chin, says, Anumita, in the regular tips column, exclusively for Different Truths.

What do you see when you look at yourself in the reflection of the mirror? Are there more chins than you really want? Do you need to tilt your head to a precise angle to keep your face cut ?

Double chin is a very common issue for both men and women. Most of us hide it with clothing or taking pictures with our head tilted. In most cases, double chin is caused due to age or weight gain. With age, skin tends to lose elasticity and especially the lower part of our chin area loses its grip and sags. As a person gains weight, fat accumulation may cause the tier like appearance below the chin and above the throat area.

Surgery and other expensive cosmetic treatments are available in the market. These not only cost tons of money they are not a real fix. The double chin factor can come back if not taken care off. There are few exercises and home remedies which are equally effective. If these remedies can be maintained in moderation after that, it would be possible to stop double chin from forming.

Here are few simple exercises, which can tremendously help the reduction of the double chin. You do not need to do all these exercises standing up, they can be done while sitting too. Just make sure your spine is straight and erect. These exercises also help the facial muscles and keep the face in shape.

1. Face forward and open your mouth as wide as you can and then stick your tongue out all the way. Stay for 5 seconds and then pull in and close your mouth. Repeat this 10 times very slowly.

2. Face upwards and pucker your lips as if forming a kiss, hold it for 5seconds and then open wide. Close your mouth and then bring your face down. Repeat 10 times.

3. Face forwards, open your mouth wide, and roll you tongue inwards while pushing your jaw outwards. Hold for 5 seconds and then relax. Repeat it 10 times.

4. Place both below your chin and push down and hold for 5 seconds, while the  provide resistance. Repeat as many times as you want to.

5. A gentle head rolling movement, once clockwise and once anticlockwise, while the spine is kept straight is very beneficial. Repeat 10 times on both sides. This also helps to relax the stressed muscles neck, , throat, and jaw area.

6. With the back side of both your palms, softly slap on the underside of your chin. It can be done with some moisturizers on the back side of the fingers. Be careful not to hit hard.

Other than these simple exercises, there are few home remedies which can be applied to the chin and below. These remedies would help to increase the suppleness of the skin and keep it soft. Most of these ingredients are at home or easily available.

1. Chewing your food slowly is one of the excise/home remedies for enhancing the jaw line and also helps the chin muscles. Chew on a sugarless gum, slowly between meals.

2. Wheat germ oil works wonders when massaged in gently from the center upwards, before bedtime. Let it stay throughout the night.

3. A combination of 1tbsp glycerin, 1/2tsp Epsom salt and few drops of peppermint oil can be applied to the chin area. Let it stay for 10 minutes and then wash with cool water. Repeat this few times a week to achieve results.

4. Twice a day, before bath and bedtime, massage warm cocoa on the chin and throat area. Massage in gently and let it soak into the skin.

5. A mask made of two egg whites, 1tbsp honey, 1tbsp lemon juice and 1tbsp milk can be applied. This mask is good for the whole face too, as egg whites have a tightening effect. The honey and milk are good moisturizers. The lemon juice is a great cleanser. Leave the mask on till it is completely dry. Then wash it off with lukewarm water. Pat the face dry.

6. Regular massage of extra virgin and a dash of brandy also wonders. This again can be used all over the face.

We often neglect the peripheral parts of our face, the chin, the neck, and the throat. These have the same sensitive skin texture as our face. A little bit of care and exercise can keep them looking good as the rest of us. Try some of these remedies and excises and check it out for yourself. I am sure it will make you feel great when you look at yourself in the mirror.

©Anumita Chatterjee Roy

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Anumita Chatterjee Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
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