I'm here today to talk about double chins. Double chins are pretty common, but they're also pretty easy to fix. The good news is that double chins are bigger muscles than other facial muscles, so it's easier to work with them. We'll talk about three exercises you can try and some tips on how to correct your posture, so let's get started!
1. Resting face posture
It's also about posture. The face is the most important part of your body when you're trying to show off your best side or make a statement, but it can't do its job if the rest of your body isn't ready for action. That's where mewing comes in! Mewing is a posture exercise that involves keeping your tongue up and chin down as much as possible throughout the day. It makes your neck muscles strong, which helps keep your head held high and gives you more confidence overall.
But what happens when you're not even trying to look good? That's where time posture comes in! Mewing for 23 hours per day will help keep your head up no matter what else is going on around you—and we all know how hard those days can be sometimes!
2. Chin and cheeks separation
We're moving on to the next exercise. This one is really easy and can be done anywhere, but you should only do it if you have no neck pain. If you do have neck pain, this will just make it worse. When you do this exercise, sit up straight and keep your head level. Don't tilt it back or forward—just keep it level with your butt. Then cross your legs if you want, but don't move around too much or slouch in any way. Your spine should be straight and tall and your head should be level with your butt. That's good posture!
Now open your chest and shoulders, keeping a straight back and chin level. Slowly close your eyes while looking up at the ceiling for 10 seconds—this is a big stretch for your neck muscles! Then come back down slowly into a relaxed position with chin down and tongue out as long as possible (but not sticking out like an elephant). Repeat this two or three times per day for the best results!
3. Platysma stretch
You know more people than ever have been concerned about double chin because of bad posture. For example, when you're working on the computer, it's easy to put your head down and keep it down! It's not just the computer either—it's any number of things. You could be sitting at a desk all day at work, or in front of the TV with your family on the couch.
It doesn't matter what you're doing—if you keep your head down for too long, the platysma muscle will stretch out and make your skin hang loose. This is bad news for anyone trying to avoid a double chin. And if your platysma muscle is already stretched out from poor body posture, then you're going to have that loose skin even sooner!
The solution is simple: good body posture! But how do you get there? My solution is the head pillow on my gaming chair. It really supports my head and shoulders, so I'm less likely to slump forward when I'm sitting there playing games. If I don't use it (or if I forget), I can feel myself slumping forward after just a few minutes!
Now let us summarize the three tips and exercises. First, we talked about mewing. It's a great way to remove, prevent, and improve double chin conditions.
Second, we discussed how you don't necessarily have to do this exercise if you don't have time, but unless you have neck pain or tight muscles in your neck, try looking up at the ceiling with your eyes closed and then tapping your nose. This will help stretch out your neck muscles and relieve tension from them. You can also try touching the tip of your tongue to the ceiling.
Third, we talked about doing a 45-degree angle head lift: look up at the ceiling while lifting up both temples like this. Then touch your nose while looking over to the other side for 10 seconds (or longer if it feels good). You can also do this exercise with one temple lifted up higher than the other—this will target different areas of tension in your neck muscles.
And finally, we discussed another variation on this exercise where you lift both temples up and then tilt your head down so that you're looking at the floor from above (instead of from straight ahead).