It’s time to get beach ready! That includes that stubborn chin area. According to Livestrong, some people are genetically prone to developing double chins as they age, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless.
Targeting specific areas of your body doesn’t mean working harder, but smarter. Focusing on key exercises that get results faster will ensure that your face looks great from all angles. Remember, it is never too late to start getting the results you deserve.
Check out these five exercises that are proven to tighten and tone that pesky chin area. Before you begin, take a few moments to warm up by moving your chin backward and forward.
All loosened up? You’re ready to start!
1. The Ladle
Kick off your chin exercises with this simple workout. Open your mouth wide, bend your lower lip inward, and close your mouth as you pull your jaw forward. Each step should be deliberate and slow so that the chin muscles are properly engaged in the exercise. Allow the muscles to relax before moving on to the next workout. Loosen the jaw by gently opening and closing your mouth.
2. “Kiss” Ceiling
This exercise is exactly what it sounds like. Tilt your head upward and extend your lips into a kissing motion. While the method is simple, it works the neck muscles to help tighten and tone.
3. Touch the Nose
The “touch your nose” exercise is effective in extending the chin muscles. Do this by sticking out your tongue and trying to touch your nose. Place a finger under your chin so you can feel the muscles extend and flatten in this position.
Simply make two fists and place them directly under your chin. Push your chin down on your fists and hold for five seconds. This small amount of resistance helps reduce the appearance of a double chin.
5. The Perfect Oval
Everybody wants the perfect face shape. If you want to train your face to be more oval, try out this workout. Turn your head to one side and thrust your jaw forward. You should be able to feel the extension of the jaw and neck muscles. Hold for a few moments. Turn your head to the opposite side and repeat.
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