Let’s be honest. If taking selfies has done one thing, it’s made us WAY more aware of any double chin we might have once that front facing camera opens.
Luckily, there are a few different double chin exercises that work to actually target the chin and neck and return them to their former glory.
There are two main muscles — the sternocleidomastoid and platysma — that make up your neck and these are the muscles that are responsible for a tighter, younger look.
To achieve results and reduce a double chin with exercise, all it takes is adding a few targeted moves to your daily routine.
Best Double Chin Exercises That Work
You can perform them in the morning, at your desk at work, really any time of day where you have a few minutes and can really focus on them will do!
I love doing these exercises at night while I’m taking my makeup off.
1. CHIN UP
This first move is the easiest and most common of all double chin reducing exercises.
Sit in a comfortable position and tilt your head back, so much so that you are facing the ceiling.
As you do this, you should feel your neck muscles stretch. Remember to relax your face muscles and let go of any tension.
Slowly bring your neck back down and repeat the process.
2. Chin Up with Vowels
The major movement of this exercise is exactly the same as the one above. The difference here is that now you’ll be incorporating your jawline and neck even more because you’ll be speaking!
Using the exact same set up, once you’re facing the ceiling, you want to gently push your lower jaw forward to feel a stretch under the chin.
Ok it sounds weird, but once you’re doing it, you’ll know what I mean!
In this position, go through the vowels! A E I O U – then slowly bring your neck back down and repeat the process.
3. Chin Up with a Kiss
Again, same set up as above.
Once you’re facing the ceiling this time, give a kiss to the ceiling.
Feel all of your neck and jaw muscles tighten!
4. Simple Neck Stretch
A simple neck stretch is really helpful in reducing a double chin. When done right, it’s just a really relaxing stretch overall.
Sit in a comfortable position, shoulders down and completely relaxed.
Turn your head slowly to your left shoulder, stretching to where you’re almost looking in back of you. You will feel your neck and chin stretch in this position.
Bring your head to the center and repeat with your right shoulder.
All of these exercises should be done gently. If you feel any pain or discomfort during these exercises, stop right away.
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