How to Get Rid of a Genetic Double Chin

By Cindi Pearce

Genetics can be blamed for almost everything good, and bad, about our appearance, including double chins. Even skinny people have double chins, so it's not entirely an issue of being overweight. As we age and our skin loses its elasticity, a double chin is apt to develop.

Learn to do exercises that strengthen the muscles under your chin. This will reduce under-chin fat and lift and tighten your skin, according to Genuisbeauty.com. Try these particular exercises: -- Lying on your back, with your legs extended and your arms and hands on the floor next to your body, raise your head. Make sure that your chin is sticking straight up and is the highest point of your head. Hold this position for a couple of second and then slowly lower your chin and lower your head. Do this 20 or 30 times. -- Sit with your back straight. Tilt your head back. As your head is tilted back, use your hands to pull downward on your neck skin. Hold for a few seconds and then push your lower jaw forward and then press your lips together and hold. Do repetitions. -- Lying on your back, press your chin into your chest, release, and then repeat.

Put the palms of your hand under your chin, resting the underside of your chin on the heels of your hands. Press firmly against your chin with the heel of your hands. As you are doing this, press your tongue against the roof of your mouth. You can actually feel the muscles under your chin tighten when you do this. Inloughborough.com reports that this is an excellent way to lose that double chin.

Open your mouth as wide as you can and then pull your bottom lip up over your bottom teeth. Move your jaw as if you are trying to scoop up something with the bottom of your mouth. This is good for eliminating double chins, so notes Perfect-body-toning.com.

While standing, tilt your head to the back, and as you are doing so, stroke the neck skin in a downward fashion.

Repeatedly slap the bottom of your chin with the top of your hand or chew gun, which exercises the jaw and chin muscles, according to Bodybydesignonline.com. In addition, you can stick your tongue out or tilt your head backward while keeping your mouth closed and putting your tongue on the roof of your mouth. These are both good firming maneuvers.

Lie on your back, lift your head up and off of the ground and nod your head as if you were nodding "yes" and then shake your head as if you were shaking your head "no."

Rotate your head in a clockwise motion and then rotate your head in the opposite direction, advises Worldofhair.com

Force your chin down onto your chest. When you do this, do not lift up your shoulders.

Watch your diet and try to lose some weight if your double chin is the result of excess weight.

Consider liposuction or liposculpture. Even if you are young, you may have inherited the predisposition for fatty deposits under the chin. Liposuction can be done to correct this if you are willing to go to this extreme. If you have good elasticity in your skin, Liposculpture.com says you are a good candidate for this procedure.

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