When ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh was sporting a French cut, many were heard saying, "Look, that is to hide the double chin." Well, we don't know whether the southpaw's intention was so, but we can't really blame him if it indeed was the case.
Double chins are something most of us hate, as it gives a feel-bad message that we are ageing and so we try every means possible to not project that extra chin before the world.
What is double chin and what causes it?
Double chin is the extra fatty tissue layer under our chin, which looks like a second chin bulging out after the first or the real one. The drooping skin can be caused because of being overweight, age factor or due to heredity.
Also Read: 10 Tips To Lose Neck And Face Fat
Getting rid of the double chin can be done through a variety of ways, namely, by an expensive surgery and follow-up medication or just following some simple procedures at home.
And it is always better to take the second route, as the first one will not only make a deep hole in your pocket but also see a hard recovery period with the double chin removal. Let's go for the cheaper and painless treatment methods to get rid of the double chin.
Have a look at the natural ways of revoming double chin, without the use of medications or other treatments.
1. Massaging With Wheat Germ Oil:
Regularly massage your neck with wheat germ oil, which contains vitamin E that helps in nourishing and tightening your skin. Apply the oil to your chin area before going to bed.
2. Chewing Sugarless Gum:
Keeping the facial muscles and tissues in shape helps in bidding adieu to your double chin. For that, chew sugarless gum to give an exercise to the jawline. But, remember to take sugarless gum, as they will have little side effects on your health.
3. Using Egg-white Mask:
The skin-friendly properties of egg white will come to your aid in getting rid of the double chin if you apply an egg-white mask. Mix two egg whites with a few drops of milk, lemon juice and honey and also some peppermint essential oil and apply the paste on the chin and neck area. Leave it on for half an hour and clean it with lukewarm water. Do this daily to give your chin a sleek look.
4. Have Green Tea:
Antioxidants in green tea enhance your body's metabolic rate and help burn the extra calories to eventually shed weight. Have green tea a moderate number of times throughout the day. However, remember that tea contains caffeine and too much of which is again not good for health.
5. Using Glycerine:
Like the egg white mask, make another mask containing glycerine (one tablespoon), Epsom salt (half teaspoon) and some peppermint essential oil. Apply the mixture on the double chin area and leave it on for some time and then wash it off with water. Following this procedure three to five times in a week will give you excellent results.
6. Massaging With Milk:
Milk is a good skin-friendly product and you can hire this agent to deal with the double chin removal as well. Milk massaging will tighten the skin around the chin area, besides giving it a glowing look. Wash the area after applying milk and following this natural way to remove double chin several times will give the results. You can also use honey with milk.
7. Restricting Calorie Intake & Doing Physical Exercise:
Avoid food with high-fat content, so that it doesn't accumulate around your chin area. Besides, do some stretching exercises as well to give your chin, neck and jaw a workout. Keep your backbone straight and slowly tilt your head backwards to see the ceiling and make a pout. Repeat this daily exercise for 5 to 10 times. You can also move your head clockwise and anti-clockwise in order to remove the double chin. You can also kiss the ceiling.
8. Have Adequate Water:
Consume enough water and fruits that are rich in water content, like cucumber, melon, etc., and reduce intake of beverages and drinks that are carbonated. Fluids will get your body rid of toxins and help in weight loss. Also, melon juice can be used both externally and internally to get rid of the double chin.
9. Using Cocoa Butter:
Massage your double chin area with a tablespoon of cocoa butter twice daily before taking a bath and before going to sleep.
10. Eating More Vitamin E:
Vitamin E is a great friend of the skin and it is also advisable to increase the intake of this nutrient. Leafy vegetables, dairy products, legumes, nuts, etc., are great sources of this vitamin.
So, try out these ways to reduce double chin religiously and you will not have to try social tricks or take medicines to hide the double chin.