How to Lose a Double Chin

When you try to understand exactly how to get rid of a double chin (link) it is important to first understand the three major causes of this most undesirable facial feature.

The first cause is genetics and there isn’t really very much that you can do about this if double chins run in your family. The other two most common causes include obesity and lazy jaw muscles and you do at least have some control over these two factors. The chances of getting such annoy chin also, of course increase with age as the skin loosens and muscle is lost.

Closely associated with diet, exercise and other lifestyle choices such as sleeping patterns, water retention in the skin can also cause skin to appear puffy and swollen on the lower face and thus contributes to this annoy chin. Women suffer from excess water retention more than men do.

One last minor contributor to double chins is bad posture. Having good posture can at least help to hide the odd appearance while bad posture can worsen and exaggerate it. After all, many people can create this type of chin for themselves that is not normally there, just by tilting their head forward far enough.

The best way to lose fat in the chin area is to start off with dieting as being overweight is the most likely cause. If you feel that you are not at all overweight yet still have an obvious double chin then the next step is to try a quick daily exercise routine involving both general exercise and specific facial exercises. General exercise should include a cardio program to develop fitness and burn fat through walking, running, cycling, swimming, aerobics or other similar activities. There are also specific exercises for your facial condition that can easily be performed several times a day and this method is effective for some people.

Most people can lose their chin fat by dieting as their chin is just one place where their body is storing excess fat. It is important to lower the amount of calories that are consumed each day and for most people this means eating less and changing their eating habits so that they have a more healthy diet. The ideal diet is low calorie, low fat, high in fiber and with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. There are many general diet plans that you can try and there is even one program called the Face Fitness Formula that is specifically designed to reduce or eliminate facial fat.

Chin wraps that tone and strengthen the skin around the chin are another easy option to try and lastly, for those who have exhausted all other options, there is surgery which usually involves a face lift, neck lift or liposuction. Recently a non-surgical laser treatment has also been introduced.

If you really don’t know how to lose a double chin and yours is driving you insane every time you look into the mirror don’t despair as there are many options available. Try the simple, cheaper methods first and if they don\’t work then you can consider more serious options.