Sagging chins are a huge “No” for everyone.
You would agree with me that they’re embarrassing and can be a subject for ridiculing.
The good news, however, is that there is a lot you can do to bring that sagging chin to its normal shape. You do not have to carry it around for long.
But first…let’s talk about what causes the chin to sag…
What Causes a Sagging or Double Chin?
A sagging chin can also be called a double chin. This is because when your chin sags, it looks as if you have two chins.
It occurs when a new layer of fat grows under your chin.
It is caused by age, fat and genetics.
If you have a double chin, you might have inherited it from your parent’s genes…
It could be a sign that you are growing older and your skin is getting slack…
Or it could be because you consume a lot of fatty products. Lots of fat in the body leads to obesity and if you are obese, it is likely you have a double chin.
Whatever the cause might be, the good news is that there are a lot of things you can do to change it.
Let’s examine them one after another.
How to Reverse Sagging/Double Chin
1. Begin with a Healthy Food Diet
The truth is: the things you eat determine your body shape and how well your body functions.
So if you really want to get rid of that second chin, you might have to change what you eat.
a. Drink a Lot of Water
This is the easiest, but one of the most important things to do.
When you do not drink enough water, your body automatically begins to retain water and that is not healthy. When excess water and fat is stored in your chin, you get a double chin.
Drinking water also helps to flush out toxic content from your body.
So make sure that you go through the day with a bottle of water always beside you. If you can drink up to two litres of water daily, then you have done a good job.
b. Eat Lots of Vegetables and Fruits
Vegetables and fruits keep your body healthy. They also help to reduce body fat.
A proper combination of the right fruits and vegetables gives your body all the nutrients it needs.
Vegetables do not contain sugar or fat. They also supply water to your body and reduce the need for your body to store water or fat.
c. Eat Foods That Are Rich in Calcium
Calcium helps prevent your body from saving up fat in your chins or any part of the body. Calcium is very necessary especially if you are obese.
Foods rich in calcium include cheese, almonds, figs, yoghurt, etc.
d. Stay Away From Sugar
You should stay away from anything that contains sugar. Remember, you are trying to lose fat.
Soft drinks, candies, cakes, pastries, and other foods containing sugar should be seen as your number one enemy. Instead of soft drinks, take a bottle of water.
If you cannot stay without something sweet, take fruits instead. You could extract the juice from fruits and drink.
e. Say a Big “No” to Processed Foods
Eating processed foods increase the level of fat in your body at an alarming rate.
They contain saturated fat, sodium and other processing chemicals. Your body takes a longer time to burn off saturated fat because it first processes non saturated fats.
Eating processed food gives your body much more work to do and excess fat is stored in every part of the body, not just your chin.
f. Run Away From Salty Foods
If you are one of the people that cook with a lot of salt, please stop immediately. This is because; salt makes the body retain water that needs to be flushed out.
Salt contains sodium and sodium makes you fat.
Salt also dehydrates you. Not only would it increase the double chin, it leaves your skin dry. So please run as fast as you can away from salty foods.
2. Explore Home Remedies
There are different ways to let go of that extra chin without having to go to the doctor.
You can do it at home yourself. All you have to do is get the right ingredients and apply them properly.
a. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is essential to your skin because it improves your skin elasticity. Basically, it tightens your skin.
You could eat foods rich in vitamin E such as nuts, barley, legumes, soy beans etc.
- Get a vitamin E capsule
- Cut the capsule and pour the oil into your palms
- Rub the oil on your chin and massage gently with your thumbs from the back to the top of the chin.
- Continue for 15 minutes
- Make sure you do this everyday
b. Egg white
Egg white contains albumin, which helps to prevent loose skin. It lifts the face skin.
The egg white is usually mixed with honey. Honey contains vitamin c.; it also moisturizes the skin and helps to generate new skin cells.
- Egg whites (2)
- Honey (1 tablespoon)
- Milk (1 tablespoon)
- Lemon extract (1 tablespoon)
- Brush for face mask
- Mix all the ingredients together and apply on your chin and neck with the brush
- Allow to dry
- When it is totally dry, wash with warm water and dry with a clean towel
- Do this once in a week
Glycerine serves as a moisturizer for your skin.
It improves skin elasticity and it is used in most cosmetic products. It improves the skin’s ability to withstand infection, dehydration etc.
- Glycerine (1 tablespoon)
- Epsom salt (1/2 tablespoon)
- Cotton ball
- Mix the glycerine and Epsom salt together
- Apply to neck and chin with the cotton ball
- Wait for 20 minutes and rinse off with water
- Do this four times in a week
Milk contains a lot of vitamins; B12, A, and D.
It also contains selenium, which acts as an anti-aging agent. It helps to keep the skin firm and tight by increasing the secretion of collagen in the body.
You use milk alone or mix it with honey. Whichever you choose, apply to face and neck for up to 15 minutes, then, rinse off.
Remember to do this every day.
e. Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter helps to improve your skin’s elasticity.
It has fatty acids that keep your skin constantly hydrated. It contains a good number of antioxidants and it softens your skin.
- Apply desired amount on your chin and neck
- Massage gently from back of the chin to the top for 10 minutes
- Do this daily before you go to bed
3. Exercise Your Chin Daily
You could also choose to exercise to reverse your sagging chin.
There are few, simple exercises that help to tighten your jaw line, and if you do them continuously, your double chin will disappear.
a. Kiss the Ceiling
- Stand erect and tilt your head back to face the ceiling
- Stretch your lip far from your face and try to kiss the ceiling
- Keep at it for about 20 seconds
- Do it again 15-20 times.
b. Chew Sugar-Free Gum
Chewing gum is a good exercise that tightens the skin on your chin. So if you love chewing gum, you are right on track.
You could also fake chewing gum. You could open and close your mouth like you are chewing gum. Remember to raise your chin up.
c. Squeeze a Ball against Your Chin
- Put a ball (preferably 9 to 10 inches) under your chin
- Place your chin against the ball and press down hard for 10 seconds
- Repeat 20 times
- Do this daily
d. Stretch Out Your Tongue
- stick out your tongue as far as possible
- stretch it upwards to your nose
- Keep at it for 10 seconds and let go.
As you can now see, reversing sagging or double skin is not rocket science – it’s pretty simple…just some new practices with some consistency and discipline.
Simply begin to eat healthier, exercise more, and then try some home remedies. Before you know it, your chin is back to normal and also looking good.
As usual, I wish you the best on your beauty journey, and as usual again…don’t forget to leave your questions and observations or contributions in the comments section. Let’s continue the discussion there.