The extra layer of fatty tissues under the chin, known as double chin, is usually caused due to extra body weight or aging.  In very rare cases, it caused due to genes or heredity. This baggy skin is the result of the musculous mylohyoideus muscle, which lies underneath the chin, losing elasticity. Though not harmful, it can be unattractive and affect self-confidence. Using cosmetics or clothing to hide double chin is only a temporary solution. Surgical procedures are too expensive.
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Home Remedies to Rid Double Chin

Select a suitable remedy to reduce excess body fat and to get relief from double chin.

1. Egg White:

Egg whites are fully loaded with proteins which tighten skin and pores, giving a natural face lift by removing sagging and fine lines. If applied regularly, egg whites remove dead skin cells and leave skin looking bright and young, thus ridding double chin effectively.
Ingredients:
  • Egg White – 2 eggs
  • Milk – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Peppermint essential oil – few drops
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon
Process:
  • Mix the listed ingredients together.
  • Apply to your face, neck, and chin.
  • Leave for 30 minutes or until completely dry.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat once every two weeks for best results.

2. Wheat Germ Oil:

Wheat germ oil is fully loaded with essential nutrients such as vitamin B6, vitamin B complex, vitamin E (which prevents skin from again), folic acid, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. The regenerative powers of the oil moisturize and leave skin healthy. It also tightens sagging skin and reduces extra fat in the body. The oil gives fair complexion and removes double chin.
Ingredient:
  • Wheat gram oil
Process:
  • Apply a sufficient amount of oil to your chin and neck before going to bed.
  • Massage it for 15 – 20 minutes by putting your thumbs on the bottom of your neck and moving upwards towards your chin.
  • Leave overnight and rinse with water the next morning.
  • Repeat nightly for best results.

3. Cocoa Butter:

Cocoa butter has excellent emollient and moisturizing properties which eradicate sagging skin and dead skin cells that lead to aging. It is a great source of anti-oxidants that clear free radicals on the skin and, in turn, eliminates stress and aging marks. It also contains high amounts of fatty acids and deeply hydrates the skin, giving more elasticity.
Ingredients:
  • Cocoa butter – 1 to 2 teaspoons
Process:
  • Warm cocoa butter for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Apply to your face, neck, and chin.
  • Massage it for 15 – 20 minutes by putting your thumbs on the bottom of your neck and moving upwards towards your chin.
  • Repeat nightly for best results.

4. Melon:

Melon is 95% of water which soothes skin. It contains vitamins, proteins, phosphorus, and calcium. Its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidant, and anti-aging properties fight free radicals which prevent skin sagging. It has vitamin A that clears free radicals formation and keeps skin looking young. Its vitamin B acts as perfect toner for skin.


Ingredients:
  • Melon pieces – 2 to 3 (medium size)
  • Cotton Ball
Process:
  • Blend melon to make juice.
  • Apply juice using a cotton ball to the double chin.
  • Leave for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Repeat 2 – 3 times daily for best results.
  • Note: Additionally blend ½ slice of apple or milk for added results.

5. Vitamin E:

Vitamin E provides essential benefits to the skin and thus prevents many skin-related problems. It improves skin texture, making it healthy and moisturized. It helps avoid aging, further keeping skin clean and clear. It reduces baggy skin, maintains elasticity, and reduces puffiness. It prevents and repairs free radicals which are harmful to the skin and body. The anti-oxidants smooth skin and eradicate bacteria and other dirt. It also reduces sunburns caused by UV radiation.
Ingredients:
  • Vitamin E Oil or Vitamin E Capsule
Process:
  • Rub a sufficient amount of vitamin E oil on your neck and chin.
  • Massage it for 2 – 5 minutes by putting your thumbs on the bottom of your neck and moving upwards towards your chin.
  • Repeat twice daily for best results.

6. Glycerin:

Glycerin, or glycerol, is an ingredient in many cosmetic products. It is suitable for all skin types and is colorless and odorless. Glycerin hydrates, moisturizes, and cleanses skin without any side effects. It removes wrinkles, acne, blackheads, and pimples and prevents moisture loss. It improves stratum corneum, which protects skin from infections, chemicals, bacteria, stress, and dehydration.
Ingredients:
  • Glycerin – 1 tablespoon
  • Epsom Salt – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Peppermint Oil – 2 to 3 drops
  • Cotton Ball
Process:
  • Mix the listed ingredients together.
  • Apply the solution to your chin using a cotton ball.
  • Leave for 20 – 30 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Repeat 3 – 5 weekly for best results.

7. Milk:

Milk contains lactic acid and other essential nutrients like calcium, protein, vitamins A, B6, B12, D, biotin, potassium, selenium, and magnesium which helps make your body healthy. It improves your skin complexion by cleaning it. Selenium acts as anti-aging agent that fights free radicals. Calcium and vitamin D boost collagen production, thus promoting skin elasticity. The milk shrinks pores and reduces irritation, while moisturizing and removing dead skin cells. It tightens skin and maintains elasticity, removing baggy skin.
Ingredients:
  • Milk – 3 to 4 tablespoons
  • Honey – 2 to 3 tablespoons
Process:
  • Mix milk and honey.
  • Apply to your chin.
  • Leave for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat daily for best results.
  • Note: Applying milk alone to the chin will also provide noticeable results.

8. Exercises:

Various exercises reduce double chin by toning and stretching the neck, throat, and jaw muscles. It perfects chin shape and improves blood circulation. It eradicates baggy skin.
Method – 1: (Lift the Chin)
Process:
  • Stand straight and tilt head and neck backwards to look towards the ceiling.
  • Close your lips to stretch the skin even more.
  • Hold position for 5 seconds.
  • Look ahead and relax your head and neck.
  • Continue raising and lowered your head 5 – 8 times.
  • Repeat 4 – 5 times daily for best results.
Method – 2: (Roll the Neck)
Neck roll exercises not only stretch the neck, throat, and jaw muscles but also release shoulder tension and pain.
Process:
  • Stand straight and slowly turn your head to the left while inhaling. Bring the chin close to your left shoulder.
  • Slowly turn your head to the right while exhaling. Bring the chin close to your right shoulder.
  • Continue rolling your head 5 – 6 times.
  • Slowly turn your head downwards while inhaling. Bring the chin close to your chest.
  • Slowly turn your head upwards while exhaling until you feel a gentle stretch.
  • Continue rolling your head 5 – 6 times.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
Method – 3: (Platysma Muscle)
At the front of our neck and under our chin is the platysma muscle. If this muscle begins to sag, it creates an awful double chin known as a turkey neck. This exercise tones the platysma muscle.
Process:
  • Stand straight and t pull your lips backwards and forward against the teeth so that the corners of the mouth turn downwards.
  • Open the mouth slightly, making sure the lips remain pressed tightly against the teeth.
  • Wiggle the lower jaw up and down 5 – 10 times.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
Method – 4: (Jaw Movement)
Process:
  • With an open mouth, move your lower jaw from right to left 5 times.
  • Repeat 4 – 5 times daily for best results.
Method – 5: (Hang Your Head)
Process:
  • Lie on a bed or a sofa and hang your head over the edge.
  • Lift your chin towards your chest and hold for 10 seconds.
  • Relax and repeat 10 times.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
Method – 6: (Say Vowels)
Process:
  • Pronounce vowels (A, E, I, O, and U) widely and loudly.
  • Repeat 10 times daily for best results.

9. Chin Wraps:

Chin wraps reduce baggy skin and give immediate results. Make chin wraps at home!
Ingredients:
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Mineral Oil
  • Cotton Ball
  • Lukewarm Towel
Process:
  • Apply mineral oil to your chin using a cotton ball.
  • Wrap your chin with plastic wrap.
  • Cover the wrap with a lukewarm towel.
  • Leave for 45 minutes.
  • Repeat daily for best results.

10. Good Posture:

Posture plays a main role in reducing double chin as it tones muscles. Slouching creates lumps and bumps and damages chin muscles.
  • Do not blend unnecessarily while standing or sitting as it can create baggy skin under the chin. Remember that too much blending particularly in the face and upper body will cause double chin.
  • While working or reading, keep your head as straight as possible. Don’t pull your head forward or backward and don’t look too low or high as these postures can create double chin.
  • Always sit or stand in a straight and comfortable position. Don’t bend your face, neck, or upper body unnecessarily
  • Never hold the phone to your ear and neck without using your hands.

11. Proper Grooming or Sprucing:

Certain clothing and make up can make the double chin look unattractive. Even though it is a temporary remedy, cover the double chin until you receive complete relief.
  • A medium hair cut that rests just below the chin will cover the problem best.
  • Avoid tight, choker necklaces which can harm the double chin.
  • Use a powder a shade darker than your skin tone on your jawline to make your neck more prominent.
  • Wear a neutral lipstick shade and, instead, pay more attention to the eyes to draw attention away from your chin.
  • Wear a broad, open neckline to draw attention away from the chin. Avoid wearing shirts and blouses with high necks or turtlenecks.
  • Men can easily grow a neatly-groomed beard to hide double chin.

12. Change of Diet

A proper diet is very helpful when trying to get rid of double chin. Follow these tips for best results.
  • Avoid fatty foods, sodium, sugar, and junk food.
  • Eat more fiber and low calorie food.
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin E such as brown rice, barley, rye, legumes, beans, soy beans, green, leafy vegetables, wheat germ oil, nuts, sweet corn, apples, liver, and dairy products.
  • Water cleans our body to remove bacteria and other harmful toxins. It composes the elasticity of the skin and the body and also prevents the wrinkles, aging problems. Water helps to eliminate excess fat and toxins from the body and makes skin look younger. Drink at least of 8 – 10 glasses of water per day to reduce baggy skin. Also increase the intake of certain foods rich in water like melon, cucumber, celery, and lettuce.
  • Green tea contains polyphenols and antioxidants which eradicate free radicals which cause aging problems. It removes extra water in the body and sagging skin, giving a perfect shape to your face and neck. Green tea helps reduce excessive weight by boosting metabolism. Drink several cups of green tea daily for best results.

Tips:

Follow these tips to get rid of the double chin.
  • Double chin is affected by weight. Try to remove excess fat in your body.
  • Sleeping position affects double chin. Use thin, smooth pillows to reduce the problem.
  • Sugar-free chewing gum is a good remedy for double chin if caused by weak, sagging muscles without any side effect. The gum exercises and tones jaw muscles, preventing double chin. Chew a piece of gum daily for best results.
  • Yoga gives effective and long-lasting results for many health problems including double chin. Yoga tightens and improves elasticity in the skin while toning the muscles. Try these types of yoga for double chin: Pavan Muktasana, Dhanurasana, and Bhujangasana.
  • The face requires hydration to reduce double chin. Apply any recommended lotion or moisturizer on the neck for hydration and to reduce baggy skin.
  • Consult your doctor or health care provider if there is no relief from double chin after 7–10 days as it may be due to an underlying health problem.



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