No one wants to look in the mirror or see a picture of themselves from an unflattering angle and spot a double chin. This unsightly effect is caused by a sagging of the skin where the lower jaw meets the neck and is often associated with weight-gain, although many people find they develop a double chin as they get older, even if they aren’t overweight.
But I’m here with some good news – you don’t need to risk painful surgery to get rid of your unwanted double chin. Instead, you can use some simple face exercises to strengthen the muscles in the problem area and keep skin from sagging.
Today, I am going to look at some facial yoga techniques from The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method, which you can use to tone the area underneath your jaw and reduce your double chin, all without going under the knife.
Tilt your head back and position your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Keep your lips together and move your tongue up and down ten times. Bring your head back down. Repeat this exercise three times. Do up to 1 minute if this feels good for you. Learn more about this technique in my book, Danielle Collins’ Face Yoga.
Turn your head to one side and then tilt it back slightly. Stick out your tongue. Hold this pose while you count slowly to ten. This may feel a little silly, but I promise it is doing great things for your facial muscles. Return your head to centre and then repeat the pose with your head turned in the other direction. You can repeat twice more if this feels comfortable.
Tilt your head back again, tuck your lips inwards slightly, and make a ‘pucker’ sound towards the ceiling. Repeat this ten times and bring your head back down, then do a second round of ten.
Hold both hands beneath your chin with the palms down, as though you were going to rest your chin on top of your fingers. Flick your fingers upwards to tap along the underside of your chin, moving your hands from side to side as you do so to cover the full area. Do this with both hands for about 45 seconds, then move to just one hand for another 45 seconds.
This tapping technique is a great way to boost the circulation in your chin area and increase the production of collagen and elastin, keeping your skin taut and toned and reducing the appearance of your double chin.
Repeat this face exercise routine every day. It is very quick to do – you’ll probably find you can run through all four techniques in less than five minutes. But you should be able to feel the effects straight away in the muscles in the area beneath your chin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9eRv3nTdAM
Use facial yoga and healthy and sensible weight loss together for maximum benefit (if needed- remember double chin isn’t always about excess weight).
This simple face yoga routine will tone and strengthen the muscles under your jaw, helping to reduce your double chin. But face yoga on its own is not the only way to address a double chin, especially if you have some excess fat in this area which is contributing to the issue.
Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to target fat loss to just one area of your body. Instead, you need to look at overall weight loss through eating healthily and moving your body. As your weight reduces, you will lose the fat beneath your chin too.
Combining general weight loss with facial yoga techniques will address both the sagging and the excess fat responsible for your double chin, giving you a non-surgical facelift without the need for any painful medical procedures.
If you’d like to tone your face, reduce wrinkles, and learn more techniques from The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method 10 day Course, search ‘Danielle Collins Face Yoga’ in the App store to find my apps.