All the women (and men) out there, listen up. They say that if a man is the head of a family, the woman is the neck. If the neck is strong, she can cleverly turn the head where she wants.
But what if your strong neck is unfortunately hidden by a stubborn double chin? Irrespective of whether you are a man or a woman, this is one unsightly affair. Perhaps it is even an unhealthy affair. Fortunately, this is also an imminently curable affair!
Did you know that there are at least seven straightforward ways to get rid of that adamant double chin? No invasive surgeries, no expensive procedures, nothing superficial. Just natural healing, bringing you back to your appealing best. So let’s get started, pronto!
Decide to Melt That Excess Fat
This truth hurts, and how! It even shows up as “fatty tissue” below your jaw, just to get your attention! Deny it all you want, but a double chin is almost always accompanied by unwanted fat in other areas of our body too. So the first step is to accept this unmitigated truth: there is fat that needs to be lost. This fat can by caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, sedentary habits or even genetics. Fortunately, there are natural healing methods to solve them all.
Here, studies indicate that the most effective weight loss plans are those that target both ends of our lifestyle. This means that you can choose at least one element that you will give up from your lifestyle to lower your calorie intake. (This can include sugar, alcohol, nicotine, fried foods, etc. Just one will help you lose a lot of weight.) And you can choose one other element that you will introduce into your lifestyle to burn more calories. (This can include 30 minutes every day where you walk briskly, swim, play tennis, hike, etc.) Just one will help your health!
So begin with a reasonable diet and exercise plan that factors in the above. As they say, well begun is indeed halfway done.
Give Your Face a Good Workout
If you already have a steady fitness routine, you are surely wondering why that double chin just won’t reduce, despite everything else you do. So let us ask the obvious question: do you exercise your face? How else will your chin know that to melt that fat?
Now let us share the good news. There are at least 10 chin exercises that will help you naturally define a chiseled jaw. What’s better is that most of these are also portable, so they can easily be performed within confined spaces, right at your work desk or even your kitchen counter!
Of these, perhaps the most popular one remains “jaw jutting,” a technique to get all that stubborn fat moving. Here is how you do it:
- Begin by sitting or standing in a relaxed position. You are going to remain like this for the next 5-10 minutes, so don’t hesitate to get comfortable.
- Now slowly lift your head upwards and look right up at the sky. In this position, lock your neck and shoulders while you gently jut out your lower jaw. Yes, you are making a face at that stubborn chin!
- Hold for 8-12 counts. Then gently release, lower your head and come back to the starting position.
- Repeat the whole exercise.
If you can execute this set twice or even thrice a day, your jaw will surely get the hint and soon bless you with a visually alluring chin!
Keep Chewing and Massage Your Face
Let’s not get too excited here, as we mean for you to chew plain gum, which is sugar-free as well as nicotine-free. This is perfectly harmless, even as it keeps your jaw muscles constantly engaged without pain. And you also look mighty cool while you work those facial muscles out. Nice!
Additionally, reward your hardworking face for all that effort of chewing. With all that facial exercise you embrace, it’s time to pamper it with a good facial massage.
Here is where we introduce you to the miracle of wheat germ oil. Create a nighttime routine as follows:
- Pour 3-4 drops of wheat germ oil on your palm and apply it on your chin.
- Now gently massage it all over, from the bottom of your neck to the top of your chin. It is important to move frequently in the upward direction, as this will tighten any sagging skin.
- Do this for at least 10 minutes and leave overnight before washing.
This daily routine is an absolute boon for your chin. Wheat germ also acts as a versatile facial mask to thoroughly cleanse your skin. With frequent application, you can expect to quickly get rid of excess oil on the skin, stretch marks, and even wrinkles. Brilliant!
Mask Yourself with Glycerin
First, relax, as we don’t intend to turn you into a spa rat. Glycerin is an “emollient”. No, it doesn’t make you emotional. But it will act as a toner even as it softens and smooths the skin around your chin, hence making it tighter and firmer. To do this:
- Wash your face and neck and dry with a towel.
- Take a cotton swab dipped in glycerin and apply it all over your chin and neck. (For spa enthusiasts, you can also apply it on your face for soft and supple skin.)
- Keep this face mask on for half an hour and then rinse.
For best results, you can also combine the glycerin with 1-2 drops of peppermint oil. This has anti-microbial properties, and will also leave you feeling fresh and revitalized.
You’ve already embraced wheat germ oil and glycerin, perhaps with fantastic results. Why not go whole hog and get rid of that double chin once and for all? Here are other skin-pampering ingredients that can melt that double chin.
Cocoa Butter: This is one decadent way to indulge your chocolatey side. So lather on the cocoa butter (typically available as a cream in most health, beauty and medical stores) all over your double chin. Massage nicely until it melts into your skin. This in turn will melt your double chin. Leave it on overnight, or wash it off after half an hour. Either way, your skin will smell glorious while this mask improves skin elasticity.Related: 7 Natural Remedies for Dry Skin
Vitamin E Skin Cream: Vitamin E is all things good for our skin. In fact, pure vitamin E cream does several things: reduces sagging, improves elasticity and rejuvenates dull skin. So embrace this as your new best friend and create a daily moisturizing routine with vitamin E cream.
Gorge on Melons
Here is one way to eat your way out of that double chin! Surprised? When we do not drink enough water, our body tends to get dehydrated, loses trust, and then starts to hoard it. This water retention can also cause unprecedented weight gain. And guess what, this weight can also end up on your chin. So it is worthwhile to detox your body by eating water-rich foods!
Here, melons and cantaloupes are our best bet, because they contain more than 90% water. They also contain several nutrients that provide anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. That is anti-everything that can potentially damage your skin.
So include a bowl of fresh cut melons into your daily routine. Or you can consume them freshly juiced too. Either way, your skin will love it, and so will your newly defined jawline.
Sip on Green Tea
If you can eat your way to good looks and health, you can surely drink your way to it too! This is where green tea comes in, with its exceptional hydrating properties. It also has diuretic properties, which means that it directly combats water retention by increasing the amount of sweat and urine.Related: 11 Useful Remedies Hidden In A Tea Bag
So while you might want to stay close to a toilet for the first few days, it will be more than worth it when that unyielding double chin begins to steadily melt away! As a bonus, it also helps you lose weight that much more easily. It can’t get much better than this!