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A One-Of-A-Kind Approach to a Double Chin Concern

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

Let’s talk about double chins. For instance, why do we get them?

Ok, so we know we certainly didn’t pick it up from the “depanneur” and it wasn’t a goodie that came with our uber eats order last April.

A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. It is often associated with weight gain, although you don't have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or looser skin resulting from aging may also cause a double chin, as well as thyroid problems.

A few different factors combine in the body to create a double chin, such as: age, diet, weight, genetics, and posture.

Some people are genetically predisposed to a double chin, meaning they have a family history of skin with little elasticity. As we age, our skin loses a lot of its natural elasticity. Weight fluctuations, natural pulling and stretching, and the deterioration of facial cartilage, bones, and fat ultimately leave our skin slack. Smoking, sun exposure, and gravity don't help either. But sagging skin doesn't disappear, if anything, it pools.

Double chins can happen to anybody.

A non-surgical treatment

Ok, so before we go there, we want to inform you that there are exercises you can try. These exercises will not have immediate results, but they do have their perks if you make them part of your everyday routine. For starters, they are free.

Exercises that target a double chin include:

· Straight jaw jut. Tilt your head back and look toward the ceiling. ...

· Ball exercise. Place a 9- to10-inch ball under your chin. ...

· Pucker up. With your head tilted back, look at the ceiling. ...

· Tongue stretch. ...