Summer’s here, and there is no more hiding that double chin under a polo neck or scarf. What you need are some great tips that can help slim your jawline.
The extra layer of fatty tissue under the chin is most often caused by excess weight, or when skin loses its elasticity, which occurs with age. Including cardio exercises and weight training in your workout regimen and improving your seated posture by keeping your head up, neck erect and body straight can help reduce fat. But more specifically, here are four ways to lose that double chin:
#1 Chin workout
Certain exercises can help stretch and tone your face, neck, and jaw muscles. These exercises can be done seated or standing, but ensure your spine remains erect.
- Slowly tilt your head back until you are looking at the ceiling. Pucker up your lips in a pout. Hold for five counts and then release. Repeat 5 to 10 times daily, for a few weeks.
- Gently turn your head clockwise and then anti-clockwise. Five to 10 repetitions of this exercise, three times a day, will show results across several weeks.
#2 Water-rich diet
Adequate fluid intake can help reduce water retention, which is what makes your face look puffy. Apart from avoiding fatty foods and restricting your calorie intake, drink plenty of water and eat more foods with high water content like melon, cucumbers, lettuce and celery. At the same time, reduce consumption of coffee, alcohol, tea and carbonated drinks.
#3 Chew gum
This activity keeps your facial muscles toned and gives the muscles in your jawline a workout. But since you have to do it several times a day, make sure you chew sugarless gum.
Using cocoa butter or wheat germ oil is a good way to improve the elasticity of your skin. Wheat germ oil has the goodness of vitamin E oil that also nourishes the skin.
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