Watch your chin twin perform the disappearing act!

A double chin is almost everyone's wannabe best friend. It sticks to us despite the fact that no one likes it.

Udita Madan

A double chin is almost everyone's wannabe best friend. It sticks to us despite the fact that no one likes it.

It's very much a part of you and it's also sometimes embarrassing.

You look into the mirror in the morning and guess who's saying good morning to you? Hey, it's your chin twin of course!

Double chin is a common problem experienced by men and women who are overweight. At times, it also occurs in people who are nowhere near overweight. A comparatively smaller chin twin, but very much there.

Needless to say, only people who have this problem can comprehend how unattractive it is. But, sadly, getting rid of a double chin is not all that easy but conscientiously following some easy exercises can help banish it.

So, bid your chin twin, or more commonly called 'turkey neck', goodbye with these exercises!

1. Chewing gum:

This is the easiest of all exercises and needs no specific time or attention. Just chew a gum and this would make your jaw muscles strong and reduce the double chin. A sugar-free gum would be an added bonus.

2. The tennis ball press:

Put a tennis ball against the neck and hold it with your chin. Press your chin against the ball and release it a little. Repeat this 10 times.

3. Give a good workout to the Platysma:

The muscle which starts from your jaw and runs down till the neck is your platysma. Put your neck straight and tighten your tendons inside the jaw by pulling the lips over teeth and turning the corners of the mouth downward. Stay in this position for 10 seconds and repeat it 10 times.

4. Neck roll:

Stand straight and upright and bend your neck to one side in a way that your chin is parallel to your shoulder. Start moving your neck slowly downward and then up towards the other side. Repeat this at least 10 times.

5. Kiss the ceiling:

No. We don't mean that literally. This basically refers to chin lifts. When you stretch your chin upwards, it strengthens and tightens the muscles of the face and neck. Stand up straight and raise your chin towards the ceiling. Tuck your lips towards the ceiling in a kiss and hold it like this till a count of 10. Repeat this 10 times.

6. Chin slap:

Not slap, per say, more like a firm pat. Use the back of your hand and gently slap the under portion of your chin. Increase your speed gradually and keep doing this for few minutes and repeat it 2-3 times a day.

7. Physical activity:

You saw this coming, didn't you? It's quite evident that when you workout the whole body, the eventual weight loss will lead to shedding of the facial fat also. Perform general cardio exercises like brisk walking, running, swimming, and cycling which can make the face thinner.

With this, it's bye-bye chin twin!  

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