A double chin isn’t inevitable. Just like the rest of your body, your neck and jaws have muscles than can be made stronger by exercise.
The best exercise to prevent and reduce a double chin gives your platysma, the muscle that runs from the jawline down to your shoulder, a workout.
Here are three good ones to try:
1. Open your mouth wide, then pull your bottom lip tight over your bottom teeth and hold for ten seconds. Move your lower jaw up and down. Repeat ten to fifteen times and add more repetitions as your chin muscles become stronger.
2. Either standing or seated, keep your back straight while tilting your head backward as though you were looking at the sky directly above. Pucker your lips as if you were about to kiss your sweetheart and hold the pucker for five seconds while keeping your other facial muscles relaxed.
3. Neck rolls will also tone the muscles of your neck, face and jaw. Be sure to keep your spine straight while you’re doing them. You can do neck rolls standing or seated. First, slowly and carefully moving your chin to one shoulder, then let your head drop forward and slowly roll to the center of your chest. Gently roll your head toward the other shoulder and repeat until your chin rests on the other shoulder. Repeat ten to fifteen times.
Do these three exercises every day for a month and you’ll see great results.