When Two Become One: The Story of the Double Chin

What physical traits do Britney Spears and Donald Trump share?

Both of them have had a double chin.

You can also add Vince Vaughn and Lindsay Lohan to the list of celebrities with excess fatty tissue under their lower jaw. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or how fashionable you are; a double-chin can happen to anyone.

In this article, we will show you all of the different ways that submental fat layers can occur. Then we’ll take things one step further by giving you the best tips and tools for reclaiming your chin once and for all.

Are you ready to know the truth about why our bodies sometimes have double-chins and what to do about it? Then read on.

What Causes a Double Chin?

Do you have to be overweight to have a double-chin? Not necessarily.

A double-chin is a submental fat layer. In other words, it’s an extra layer of fatty tissue under your lower jaw.

However, having excess fatty tissue under your lower jaw doesn’t instantly mean that your entire body is overweight. Instead, double chance can happen because of age, genetics, or posture.

Family History And Age

Suppose you see somebody who looks healthy and fit but has a double chin. In that case, they’re probably genetically predisposed to the condition.

Another factor to consider is your age. Your skin’s elastin is responsible for keeping your skin firm and full looking. As your skin’s elastin and collagen begin to thin down with age, the appearance of your face can change. 

Does Your Diet Promote Skin Elasticity?

If your body stops producing the proteins that help your skin stay elastic, it can cause sagging skin. As you age, it’s wise to design a daily diet that supports skin health.

To help you out, here’s a list of foods that are known to rejuvenate and refresh your skin! Sometimes something as simple as adding more proteins and nutrients to your diet can help get rid of the double-chin once and for all.

Conscious Posture

Your posture can either strengthen or weaken your neck and chin muscles. If you’re not taking steps towards having a conscious posture throughout the day, then you’re not using the right muscles to keep your chin in shape. The good news is that whether you’re double-chin is caused by weight, age, posture, or genetics, there is something you can do about it today.

Warm-up Your Lower Jaw and Neck Muscles

Anyone with a fitness routine will tell you that warming up is one of the most essential parts. Before we dive into the different exercises that can help you get rid of your double-chin, you’ll need to learn how to properly warm up your neck and chin muscles. One of the best and easiest warm-ups is the worldwide routine.

Worldwide Warmup

For this warm-up, sit down and relax your shoulders. Close your eyes and gently rotate your neck in a circular clockwise motion.

Allow your neck to make 3 to 5 full rotations. Don’t rush the rotations; take your time.

After finishing with the clockwise motion, it’s time to switch things up. Moving your head in a counterclockwise motion, allow another 3-4 rotations to take place. Remember to move slowly, giving your muscles plenty of time to react.

Once you’ve moved your head clockwise and counterclockwise, it’s time to loosen up your lower jaw. Open up your jaw so that it’s nice and wide. Let your jaw stay open for about 3 to 5 seconds and slowly close it.

Slowly open your jaw up again, and repeat the process 3-5 times. Now you’ve successfully warmed up your neck and jaw muscles.

After the warm-up, it’s safe to begin the double-chin exercise routine. We’ll start with one of our first and favorite double-chin exercises, the whistle.

Whistling Your Way to Fitness

Whistling at the ceiling is an excellent exercise for getting rid of a double-chin while also helping boost your energy in the middle of the day. You’ll need to consistently work out your neck and chin muscles for 3-4 weeks before any major results kick in.

So be patient, and schedule a time of the day you can consistently work on your muscles. If after doing the exercise you’re not seeing the results you want, you could learn more about outpatient procedures for adjusting your chin. 

Whistling Routine

Sitting in your chair, relax your shoulders and adjust your posture. You want your back to be straight but not tight.

Slowly tilt your head back and look at the ceiling. While you’re looking at the ceiling, put your lips in the position you would if you were whistling, and if you can whistle!

Your lips should be relaxed but firm. You should be able to feel slight contractions on both sides of your neck. Continue to whistle at the ceiling for 20 seconds or 10 seconds.

We suggest repeating this exercise 10 times within one sitting. If you start to feel pain at any point in time during the exercise, stop immediately.

It’s okay to feel slight discomfort when you’re working out. However, discomfort and pain are entirely different. Pain is a signal that something is wrong.

Chiropractor Trip

If it’s painful for you to look up at the ceiling, you might want to reach out to a chiropractor. Let them know the type of discomfort you are experiencing, and explore your different treatment options. Once your spine is aligned, and your body is in good condition, you can move forward with your new exercise routine.

Love Your Face

There you have it! Now you know the truth about what causes double-chins. A double chin isn’t something you should be sad about or even ashamed of. Instead, you should be proud of your body and all it does to get you through the day.

By implementing a new workout routine to change your double-chin, you’ll be investing in yourself. Before you know it, you’ll look how you want to look and feel great too! For more ways to feel your best, read another article.

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