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How to Get Rid of Double Chin Naturally: Face Yoga Exercises for Double Chin | Luvly

Written by Meena AzzolliniUpdated on 17 Jul 2024
Face Yoga

How to Get Rid of Double Chin Naturally: Face Yoga Exercises for Double Chin | Luvly

Written by Meena Azzollini.Updated at 17 Jul 2024
Nobody wants a double chin. This unflattering appearance is often associated with weight gain and tends to appear when there is a layer of fat under your chin known as submental fat. But other factors, such as genetics and aging are also responsible for it. Even poor posture (such as looking down on our screens often) and facial structures can cause a double chin. Fortunately, you can get rid of your double chin with no invasive procedures through regular face yoga exercises. A healthy diet and full-body exercises are also helpful, especially when your double chin is because of weight gain. Banner 3 [1] (1).jpg

Does Face Yoga Work for Double Chin?

Facial exercises target muscles in the neck and the face. By working these muscles, you could burn fat, resulting in a sleeker appearance. Face yoga exercises specifically for the double chin can target that extra layer of fat under the chin. Over time, with regular exercise, your double chin can disappear, resulting in a sculpted jawline. These exercises can also lift, tone, and firm chin muscles while improving circulation, strengthening facial muscles, and reducing tension around your face, giving you a youthful appearance and a slimmer sculpted look.

Face Yoga Exercises to Reduce Double Chin

Before starting any face yoga routines, it is advisable to start with warm-up exercises to increase blood flow and reduce any soreness after the workout. It’s also important to have consistent and regular practice to see any noticeable results. Practice the exercises daily, twice for best results.

Warm-up 1

Take a deep breath and blow raspberries with your lips and cheeks. This creates a vibration around your cheeks and lips and helps you to relax your facial muscles. Repeat this three times.

Warm-up 2

Gently tilt your head back and keep your lips together, bring the tip of your tongue up to the roof of your mouth and then down. Do this for one minute. Then bring your head down in the forward position. Breathe and relax.

Kiss the Ceiling

This exercise targets the neck and jaw muscles and can be practiced while sitting or standing up. How to do it: Step 1: Take a deep breath and relax, making sure your shoulders are down. Step 2: Looking straight, tilt your head back and face the ceiling. Step 3: Pucker your lips as if you are kissing the ceiling. Hold this position for 5-8 seconds and release. Step 4: Repeat the exercise 5 times.

The Swan Neck

This exercise gives you a natural neck lift, tightening your neck and jawline and reducing your double chin. It also helps smooth out neck wrinkles and helps you relax any tension you hold in your neck and shoulders. How to do it: Step 1: Turn your head about 45 degrees to the upper right, including your gaze. Pucker your mouth towards the right and feel a good stretch along the left front of the neck. Hold for 5 seconds. Step 2: Move your head (and gaze) back to the center. Turn your head 45 degrees to the upper left and puck your mouth towards the left. You will feel the right front of your neck stretching. Step 3: Hold for 5 seconds and come back to the center. Repeat 2 more sets.

Mouthwash Technique

As the name suggests this facial exercise is just like gargling mouthwash. It helps tighten muscles of the cheeks, while slimming your jawline and reducing the appearance of a double chin. How to do it: Step 1: Instead of mouthwash, fill your mouth with air. Inflate your cheeks and hold air. Step 2: Swirl the air from side to side, just as you would if you had mouthwash. Take the air to the left, then to the right, and bring it to the center. Step 3: Continue swirling for 20-30 seconds and then exhale. Step 4: Repeat the exercise 3-4 times.

The Ball Exercise

The movements in this exercise target the face and neck muscles. The more you repeat the exercise the more it works on your jawline, melting chin fat. How to do it: Step 1: Place a small ball (9-10 inches) like a rubber squishy ball under your chin and hold it gently between your chin and neck. Step 2: Move your chin slightly down, pressing on the ball and then release. Step 3: Repeat 25-30 times. Banner 1 [1] (1).jpg


Remember, it takes patience and consistent practice before you see any results. Ideally, it should take a few months before you notice a sleeker jawline and chin. But it depends on your individual factors such as your diet, exercise routine, weight, age, and genetics. Have you heard about mewing, a popular facial technique that helps reduce double chin? Find out more about mewing and how it works.