Double chin is nothing but an extra layer of fatty tissues and skin residing below the chin, making it look like a second chin below. This is due to excess weight gain and deposition of excess fats under the skin. There could be various factors that give rise to double chin like lack of physical activity, aging, high calories diet and genetic predisposition.
Many experts even think it to be the result of an inefficient lymphatic system. The sagging skin appearance of double chin is quite unappealing, and there are various surgical ways of eliminating it. Rarely an individual will prefer going for surgical option, when there are much better, simple and painless ways of doing the same.
One needs to keep the face muscles toned up and chewing a sugar free gum is the most simplest and efficient way of doing it. Chewing gum will perform a workout for jaw line muscles that can be extended for long hours and can be repeated easily, several times in a day.
Repeated chewing helps to keep teeth and gums healthy and aids in getting rid of the double chin rapidly. In addition, eat more of chewy foods, laugh more as these help facial muscles to work vigorously and do not allow those to remain sluggish.
Prepare homemade facial using egg whites and quickly eliminate double chin from the face. Take egg whites from two eggs, one teaspoon each of lemon juice, milk, peppermint oil and honey. Then whisk them together in a bowl and apply it over the skin, near chin and neck area. Allow it to dry completely, rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry the chin area.
Apply this facial mask once every day, to get rapid improvements. One can also use glycerine to make face mask by using half teaspoon of Epsom salt, one teaspoon of glycerine and several drops of peppermint oil. Apply it over the double chin area and keep repeating it for 3 to 5 times in a week, to generate noticeable results.
Regular massaging with wheat germ oil or cocoa butter is a very effective way of getting over the double chin. Wheat germ is loaded with Vitamin E goodness that nourishes the skin surrounding the chin area and also aids in skin tightening. Every night, before going to sleep, rub wheat germ oil near the chin and massage by placing thumbs below the jaw line and fingers on the jaw bone.
Massage firmly but gently with thumb, moving towards the ears for 10 to 15 minutes. Regular massaging shows reduction in double chin appearance within a few days. Alternatively, use a few tablespoons of cocoa butter and warm a little and then massage it at night. On regular use, cocoa butter improves the skin elasticity and helps to get rid of the double chin.
Make use of melon for skin toning that tightens the skin and overcomes double chin formation. Extract juice from fresh melon and using cotton ball, apply it over the neck and chin area and leave it for 15 – 20 minutes. Then wash it off with fresh water. For improved results, add apple juice to melon juice and massage it over the soft tissue, surrounding the jaw line. Also, consume more of melons as it aids in flushing out toxins and helps in losing weight.
Milk is also a good toner that helps in skin tightening in the double chin region. Apply milk as toner and massage over the chin area and then rinse off with lukewarm water. One can also prepare a face mask using honey and milk. After mixing the two, put it over the double chin. This face mask helps in improving moisture and smoothness and reduces double chin effectively. For quicker relief, use it on daily basis.
Drink adequate amount of water to lose weight and reduce double chin. Keep the body fully hydrated by drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water, on daily basis as dehydration tends to add weight at face region, causing double chin formation. Moreover, include watery fruits like cucumber, lettuce, melons and celery in the diet.
Avoid diuretics like tea, coffee, carbonated drinks and alcohol that cause loss of water. Green tea helps in burning extra fats of the body and supports the weight loss remarkably. Start the day with one cup of green tea and continue having many cups through the day. Green tea is rich in antioxidants that enhances metabolism, thereby burning the excess calories.