Chubby cheeks and chin may look cute on kids but if you an adult who has got an extra layer of fat around your jaw line, then it is a clear case of double chin.
Double chin, medically known as submental fat is common and it occurs because of fat getting accumulated under the chin. Double chin is often an indication of excessive overweight and in certain cases genetics, sagging skin also contribute to this condition.
A double chin can become more evident as you age or put on weight and can also affect your confidence. Doctors recommend eating less fat and oily diet to get rid of that excessive fat under the chin, but few exercises and home remedies can also come in handy, while treating this condition.
If your double chin is a result of weight gain, losing weight will help you in getting back your good looks. Eat fresh vegetables, fruits, lean proteins like fish and chicken and avoid processed foods, dairy products and reduce intake of sugar to start losing those excess kilograms.
Following are few exercises that would help in strengthening and toning the muscles around double chin without sagging the skin.
1. Straight Jaw:
- Tilt your head backwards and stare at the ceiling.
- Push your lower jaw forward till you feel the stretch.
- Hold it in that position for 15 seconds.
- Relax and repeat it for 5 times.
2. Stretch Your Tongue:
- Look straight and stretch your tongue out completely.
- Lift tongue upwards, pointing towards nose.
- Hold for 15 seconds and relax.
- Repeat it for 5 times.
3. Ball Exercise:
- Place a small, stress ball under chin.
- Hold it between neck and chin for a minute.
- Repeat it for 10 times.
Here Are Few Home Remedies That Work:
Wheat Germ Oil:
Massage wheat germ oil under the chin for 10 minutes and leave it overnight. Wheat Germ oil is rich in vitamin E that helps in tightening the skin around jaws and reduces the accumulation of fat.
Egg White, Milk, Honey:
Take one egg white and mix with milk and honey. Apply a thin layer of this mixture and leave it till dries. Wash it with plain water. Egg white, milk and honey have excellent skin tightening properties that help in reducing double chin.
Warm one teaspoon of olive oil and massage it gently on jaw and neck. Leave it overnight. Olive oil is a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamin E that not only nourish skin but also tighten it and reduce accumulation of fat under the chin.