Regardless if your double chin is due to excess weight or simply hereditary, luckily there are a few home remedies for a double chin that you can do at home that can help you avoid or eliminate the need for plastic surgery.
Possible Causes of Double Chin
* Excess Weight Gain
Home Remedies for a Double Chin
* Lose Weight by Changing Diet
If you can attribute your double chin to excess weight, the first place to start eliminating it would be a change of diet. Add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet, include more fiber and eliminate excess calories.
* Chin Wrap
You can make your own chin wrap at home or purchase a Velform Wrap that you can use at home at least once a week.
To make your own chin wrap:
Combine 8 drops of essential grapefruit oil to 1/3 cup of olive oil
Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and rub liberally on chin and effected neck area.
Wrap area in plastic wrap (snuggly but not where it will choke) by wrapping under the chin and over the top of your head. You can then take a heated towel and wrap or place over the plastic wrap.
Relax and keep heated towel on area for approximately 45 minutes. (You should feel the heat seeping through.)
Remove towel and plastic wrap when time is up and wash with warm water. Pat dry gently.
* Chew Sugarless Gum
Exercise your jaw muscles without even thinking about it by chewing sugarless gum. Not only will this help tighten the appropriate muscles, but will have the added benefit of keeping teeth and gums healthier.
* Check Your Posture
Standing or sitting tall with shoulders back and head up can make an amazing difference if the appearance of a double chin.
* Try Resistance Exercise
Place palm of hand on forehead and push head forward. You will feel immediate resistance in the muscles that will tighten up jaw and chin. Then place hand on back of head and try to push head back against hand. Repeat 3 or 4 times a day.
* Chair Exercise
Sit straight on a desk or office chair (preferably a chair without arms) and place feet on the floor. Hold the bottom of chair with an arm on each side and lean head back as far as is comfortable until you are looking at the ceiling. Now open your mouth as wide as possible, then close. Repeat 10 times. You will feel neck and jaw muscles effected immediately.
Sit up straight and look forward. Start tapping the bottom of your chin with the back of your hand quickly and firmly. Repeat 10 to 15 times. Do a set of these at least 4 or 5 times a day.
* Lower Jaw Exercise
Pull your bottom lip over your bottom teeth using your mouth muscles. Open your mouth as wide as possible while gently jutting your jaw forward. Then close. Do this at least 10 times. You will feel appropriate muscles effected immediately. Repeat this 4 or 5 times during the coarse of the day.
* Purchase The Neckline Slimmer
The Neckline Slimmer is a device created specifically for getting rid of a double chin in the comfort of your own home. Simply place the bottom of the device on the center of your breast bone and hold with one hand. Place chin on the top of the device and push down. There is a resistance coil inside the device that will help immediately tone up your jaw and neck muscles. It comes with 3 different resistance coils to ensure ongoing tightening and slimming.
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