Cosmetic surgery, facelifts, and spa treatments―these are the traditional recommendations that you would get from most of your friends and colleagues when you share your concern over your jowl with them. Besides the possible pain (especially in case of surgery) and after effects of these complex procedures, the pinch on your pocket is what you would bemoan the most. Some simple facial and neck exercises for a double chin can perform the same tricks, and you can see the fascinating results for yourself within a short period―the best part being, you can do it at home and you don’t need no equipment for it.
Jawline Lifting Exercise
Turn your head towards your right so that you stretch your neck. Pull out your lower jaw so that it appears to protrude. Hold this stance for about 12 seconds, and repeat on the left side. Do 3 – 4 sets of these stretches on both sides. This is one of the most effective exercises for sagging jowl, and it helps prevent the appearance of a double chin.
Jawline Strengthening Exercise
Lift your face up by tilting your head back. Raise the lower jaw by extending it. Hold for 10 – 12 seconds, and relax back to resting position. Repeat 3 – 4 times. This is one of the combined neck and jowl exercises which help strengthen the lower jawline as well as the neck muscles. This exercise can be done standing as well as lying down, depending upon which way you feel comfortable.
Protrude your lower jaw while keeping your head forward. Keep your lips together comfortably, and lower your jaw. Extend your jaw forward and hold it for about 10 seconds. Return to starting position, and repeat for 5 – 6 times.
Nodding on Your Back
On your bed, lie on your back and throw back your head so that it is hanging from the edge of the bed. From this position, lift your head and bring it to your chest. Hold for about 10 seconds and slowly take your head back to its initial position. Repeat 5 – 6 times. Use your hands to feel the neck and jowl area to make sure that the right muscles are getting tensed while you do the exercise.
Smile to Conquer
Squeeze your lips close and form a slight smile. Flex your neck muscles, and hold for about 5 seconds. Keep repeating this for an entire minute.
Do the Chew
Sit straight keeping your backbone erect. Tilt back your head and start chewing, keeping your lips comfortably together. Complete about 25 – 30 chews, and repeat.
Sit erect and put your hands firmly on your neck in a ‘strangulating’ position. Don’t squeeze though! Hold your neckline firmly, and try looking up towards the ceiling. Keep doing so until you feel your neck stretching, and hold it this way for about 35 – 40 seconds. Repeat 10 – 15 times.
These facial exercises must be done on a regular basis for best results. Besides shaping your jawline, they also help strengthen and tone facial and neck muscles. Similar to all other exercises, they need to be combined with a balanced diet.