Combat that double chin with these tips & facial exercises


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Just like most things in life, there's no magic pill to fixing facial fat and double chins. The truth is, fat located on this part of the body is tricky. Some can lose weight and still have a double chin. And some claim that certain facial exercises will help, while others say they won’t.

There is no firm scientific data to prove or disprove any of it, so the best way is to try out different options and see what works for you. (We recommend the old-fashioned route of exercise and diet.)

If you’re not psyched for liposuction, or getting a face or neck lift, and cringe from the sound of a “multiple radio frequency procedure,” it’s time to ramp up your cardio workout — which will shed pounds throughout your whole body — and to watch what you eat.

Establish a good high-intensity interval workout (if you’re cleared from your doctor) and it will quickly burn fat away — hopefully on your face as well.


Facial exercises

By targeting the muscles of your face and jaw, you may be able firm them up. These exercises from FitDay are said keep skin from sagging to reduce the appearance of a double chin:

To work the muscle that runs from the jawline all the way down to your shoulder, do the following:

  • Open your mouth wide.
  • Pull your bottom lip tight over your bottom teeth.
  • Move your lower jaw up and down.


Repeat 10 to 15 times at first, adding repetitions as your facial muscles get stronger.

Stretch and tone the muscles of the jaw, face and neck with this exercise:

  • Assume a standing or seated position.
  • Tilt your head back until you're looking skyward.
  • Pucker your lips, as if for a kiss. Hold the pucker for five seconds.
  • Try to keep the other muscles in your face relaxed as you're doing this exercise.


Repeat 10 to 15 times.

Neck rolls stretch and tone the muscles of your neck, face and jaw. Do them while seated or standing, and make sure you keep your spine straight.

  • Begin by slowly and carefully moving your chin to one shoulder.
  • Allow your head to drop and slowly roll into a center position.
  • Gently roll your head back up the other way, until your chin rests on the other shoulder.


Repeat 10 to 15 times.


Need a good laugh?

Check out this video of more facial exercises (warning: they're hilarious!).