The double chin is impossible to hide, so it is essential to look splendid.
With some tricks and some care, you can achieve it.
Although genetic aspects also play a role, a double chin is usually the natural result of aging or the consequence of weight gain.
Here are some things you can do to decrease it.
1 If your double chin is somewhat pronounced, makeup can be a great help.
You want to make your jawline look more prominent than your neck by using a powder that is one shade darker than your skin tone in your neck area. An attractive blush and interesting eye makeup will draw attention away from the neck, an eyeliner and mascara will go a long way. At the same time, you can reduce the attention to the lower part of your face, using a lipstick in neutral tones.
2 Be careful with the necklaces you use, if they are very tight they can highlight the double chin more. Opt for those that hang a little, so that they are not too high.
3 The clothes you wear are very important. A wide, open neckline will draw attention away from the chin; Instead, high-necked shirts and blouses will make your double chin stand out more.
4 A proper haircut will help hide your double chin. It is essential that you wear your hair according to the shape of your face, so that it looks good. Do not wear very long hair or a cut that reaches just below the chin, because both styles draw more attention to the same. The best option is to wear a medium cut that reaches just below the chin.
5 Watch your posture. If you slouch, you create bulges or bumps on your body, including in the chin area. If you stand up straight, with your head held high, your shoulders back slightly, and your back rounded, your jowls will look smaller.
6 The chin lift exercise is very useful, because it helps to strengthen and tighten the muscles of the face and neck. To do this, stand with your back and neck straight, lift your chin toward the ceiling, and look up at it. Purse your lips and hold that position for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times. Practice this exercise every day.
7 Another recommended exercise is to rotate your neck. Stand up straight, turn your head to the side, making your chin parallel to your shoulder. Slowly turn your head down and then to the other side. Repeat 10 times.
8 The platysma is the muscle that runs down the neck of the jaw and exercising it is very convenient to fight double chin. Stand with your neck erect. Tense the tendons of the jaw, pulling the lips up over the teeth and turning the corners of the mouth down, almost as if you were frowning. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then relax. Repeat the exercise 10 times.
9 A tennis ball is a good exercise ally: place it against your neck and hold it with your chin, press hard on the ball and then release it slightly, without letting it fall. Repeat 10 times.
10 Lie on your back, relax the muscles of your face and flex your head until you reach your chest. The series is 10 repetitions and increases until you reach 50.
11 Chewing gum is a very easy exercise to do and helps keep your jaw muscles strong, which leads to a reduction in double chin. Choose sugar-free gum.
12 If you are with a few extra kilos, your double chin will increase. A decrease of 4 or 5 kilos will already make a change. It is necessary to be persevering, because the face is the last place where fat is eliminated. Running, swimming and bicycling are excellent cardiovascular activities, practice one of these activities for at least half an hour, a minimum of 4 times a week.
13 Take care of your diet. Limit your calorie intake, thus reducing fat stored in the body and face. Calm your hunger with fruits, salads and low-calorie foods. Losing weight is one of the best ways to reduce double chin and you will also do something positive for your body.
Do not try fads or restrictive diets, focus on making a change in the way you eat, choosing foods properly and leaving aside sugars and trans fats. Limit fried foods and junk foods. Include in your diet a lot of fiber, fruits, vegetables and water. A consultation with a nutritionist, dietologist or doctor will be very useful, especially if you have chronic diseases.
14 Drink a lot of water, if you don’t, it will affect your body on several levels.
15 Don’t spend too many hours in front of your computer or at a desk. Stretch every half hour or just “walk around.”
16 Massages are very positive to fight double chin. Massage the chin area, with gentle circular movements, preferably using a mild oil, such as coconut or almond oil, which will not irritate your skin.
17 Apply firming, moisturizing creams with lipolytic action, to favor the reduction of double chin in case it is already present. Combined with massages they usually give good results.