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How to Get Rid of Your Double-Chin
(or Triple-Chin, etc.!) Naturally

Your double-chin may be inherited from your mother, or it could have been slowly accumulating due to the forces of gravity and time. You may also be predisposed to a double-chin because of the shape of your neck and jaw -- and sometimes double-chins just happen, for no good reason at all.


As you age, the skin around your chin and neck loses elasticity. This can easily lead to the appearance of a double-chin, particularly if you're overweight.

One thing for certain is that most people who have a double-chin want to know how to get rid of it. You may even have considered plastic surgery, as liposuction to the chin can often remove the fat and sagging skin that causes a double-chin in the first place. Of course, plastic surgery is expensive and carries with it significant risks.

It's also completely unnecessary because a double-chin can be eliminated naturally.

The Most Important Step to Getting Rid of a Double-Chin?

Lose fat.

This is, without a doubt, your key to slimming your neckline and chin. The catch is that there's no way to tell your body to lose the excess fat under your chin first, say before the fat on your hips. You simply must focus on total body weight loss, then wait for it to naturally shed from your chin area.

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To lose fat use the basic rule of weight loss: burn more calories than you consume. It helps greatly if you:

  1. Cut out excess "empty" calories like those from soda, candy, cookies, sweetened drinks and chips first.

  2. Exercise regularly (include aerobic exercise like jogging, biking or swimming with strength training).

  3. Avoid eating too many processed carbs (white sugar and white flour, etc.). These extra carbohydrates are easily converted into fat.

For those of you who don't have extra fat to lose, or who want some tips to firm up your chin NOW ...

Four Ways to Make Your Double-Chin Disappear

These tips will give your chin a slimmer, more streamlined appearance with very little effort on your part:

  1. Stand up straight. Your posture has everything to do with how your body shape looks, and that includes your chin and neck area.
  2. Change your hairstyle. Long hair draws attention to a double-chin, as do Pageboy cuts that end just below your chin. To make your chin look slim, choose a hairstyle that ends above your jaw line.

Short haircuts

Short haircuts and open necklines are most flattering for your chin and neck.

  1. Accessorize wisely. Tops that have open necklines are best if you have a double-chin (turtlenecks should be avoided). For women, long necklaces tend to be more flattering than chokers.

  2. Exercise your chin. Working a muscle called the platysma can help to firm up your chin. Your platysma is responsible for the downward motion of your jaw. To exercise this muscle, bring your bottom lip up as far as possible over your upper lip, hold for 10 seconds, then repeat. You can also lie down on your side with your head on a pillow, then gently pull your head back so you stretch your neck.

Finally, if you find that having a double-chin is causing you to lose self-esteem remember that everyone is created differently, and there's no danger in having a double-chin.

"Double chins are just an unfortunate part of the aging process," says Robert Kotler, M.D., a cosmetic surgeon and clinical instructor in surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles in a article. "In the overall scheme of things, there are more important things to worry about."

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