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Want to know how to lose a double chin naturally?
While you can NOT spot remove excess fat from your face, chin or neck; you can improve the appearance and "de-puff" those areas through face exercises and massages.
Excess weight - If you're overweight or carry excess weight in your face, neck and upper body; the best way to reduce a double chin - is of course - to lose weight.
Facial Bloating - Did you ever notice that somedays your double chin (and face) seems more bloated than usual? It could be trapped or excess fluid due to sedentary lifestyle, poor diet (like excess sodium), air travel, etc...
You can help de-bloat the face and double chin area with a facial massage. A facial massage can help slim and contour the face and neck area. Plus, it's excellent for your health since the lymphatic system is linked to a healthy immune function.
Photo Courtesy of UHN Patient Education
Sagging Facial Skin - Sagging skin and muscles could also contribute to the look of a double chin. As we age, our face looses volume for a variety of reasons including:
All of these factors contribute to significant facial volume loss which causes facial features to droop downward; adding volume to the lower part of the face which can look like a double chin.
Think of a young face shape like an upside down triangle. With age (and volume loss) this triangle becomes inverted causing the lower part of the face to look heavier and fuller.
Photo courtesy of Juvly Aesthetics. www.Juvly.com
1. Start By Firming Up Facial Muscles Through Face Exercises
When performed on a regular basis, face and neck exercises can help maintain a youthful face shape as you age, as well as firm up the double chin area.
In the end, facial exercises can help to:
Which face exercise workout should you do?
There are some wonderful face exercise programs available. But for the price, workout time, ease of use, and wonderful customer service - I've selected Carolyn's Facial Fitness workout.
But regardless of which workout you select, make sure it's comprehensive and workouts all 57 muscles of the face and neck. You don't want to spot train your face. It's essential to exercise all your facial muscles for best results.
Here are 2 sample exercises from Carolyn's Facial Fitness program that target the double chin and neck area:
A. The brush
B. The Double Chin Tongue Press
2. Perform a Face Massage Several A Times Week
In addition to facial exercises, a face massage helps the lymphatic system remove excess fluid and toxins. This can help reduce bloating of the face and neck. And, as a side benefit, it can boost your immune system.
"A lymphatic drainage facial is a soothing and relaxing massage using gentle but effective brushing motions to reduce swelling in the eye and neck area, as well as the rest of the face." "As a beneficial side effect, your immune system is also boosted." says Dr. Barbara Strum from Aesthetic Medicine.
While the most common way to perform a massage is with your fingers, as show here at massageaholic.com.
But, if you have a hard time using your hands due to arthritis or other issues you can use a massaging tool like the Kansa Wand.
The Kansa wand allows me to massage harder and longer since it's easy to hold and my fingers/hands won't tire as easily.
This massaging wand helps improve circulation, encourage lymphatic draining and "de-bloat" the entire face and neck, improving the appearance of puffy eyes and double chin.
Always perform the massage on clean skin that's been lightly oiled. You want to create a nice smooth slide across the skin. The Kansa wand comes with a free bottle of oil, but any facial oil will do.
I followed the directions that came with my Kansa wand. For best results you want to start at your forehead and work your way down to your chin and neck.
It feels wonderful and sometimes I lose myself massaging my face, neck, and shoulders while watching TV.
But when I'm finished with a full face massage, I'll do an extra massage for the double chin area.
After applying a light layer of oil on the face,
For best results do a full face massage from your forehead to your neck.
The length of time, of course, will vary depending on age and how often you do the face exercise and facial massage. If your issue is due to fluid retention only - you'll most like notice a difference within hours of doing a massage.
But, in general, people start to see some small changes within 2 weeks. I started to noticeable results in about 3 weeks.
Dramatic results can be seen in about 6 months to a year. Once you start to see results, you’ll be hooked. Consider taking before and after pictures every 3 weeks or so, this way you can document your results.
Sagging Face - See before and after pictures how facial exercises and massages helped tone the lower part of my face and double chin.
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