When you reach the age of 30, your hormone levels start to change. The result is a slower metabolism leading to weight gain and the appearance of a sagging chin or jowls. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the double chin, such as adopting a proper diet and some daily exercises.
The fatty tissue building up under the chin can be an unpleasant sight. Especially for the person affected: it’s a very annoying problem. As is the case with any other places where fat collect in the body, the double chin is a problem for both men and women, mostly adults.
Why do jowls appear?
The reason usually lies in being overweight or obese. Other causes include a sedentary life, smoking, unhealthy diet, genetics, or the hormonal changes that are an inevitable byproduct of aging.
When you get to 28-30 years of age, your hormone levels drop. As time passes, the effect of the hormonal factors associated with weight continues to grow. During this period of life, fat deposits start to appear not only under the chin, but on other parts of your body as well, including the abdomen, thighs, back, and buttocks.
So, what can be done?
It’s always difficult to target a specific area of fat deposits. Which means that you will need to make an extra effort to eliminate the jowls. Even if you manage to lose many pounds through strict diets and exercise, you still might be left with the chin problem if you don’t dedicate special attention to that area as well. Here is what you can do to reduce the appearance of your double chin, thanks to Step to health.
1. Fight fluid retention
The double chin can be the result of excessive consumption of alcohol, sugar, and salt, and not only because these products increase the amount of fatty tissue in your body. They also cause fluid retention. This makes parts of your body, including your face, appear swollen. That’s why you need to moderate the consumption of these items. Another important thing is to start drinking more water, because a dehydrated body is more prone to retaining fluids and other harmful substances.
2. Fight food allergies
If you are intolerant or allergic to certain foods then you are more likely to develop jowls. An inflamed stomach or a distended abdomen are signs of a digestive system that isn’t working properly, and this could lead to a double chin. According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, the inflammation is caused by an unknown factor, but the build up of gases in the intestines appears to be connected to these intolerances.
Before taking extreme measures such as cosmetic surgery, you can try incorporating a new exercise routine specially designed to work the muscles on your neck and under your chin.
For starters, tilt your head to one side and touch the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue. Hold the position for a few seconds, and repeat 10-15 times. Tilt your head to the other side and do the same again.
Then, lie on your back, relax your face, and lift your head until it almost touches your chest. At the beginning, do this 10 times, and slowly over time build it up to 50.
The last exercise is to sit upright on a chair, and raise your face toward the ceiling. Now, stretch your head forward and try to kiss the ceiling. Repeat several times and relax.
It’s necessary to perform these exercises consistently for the best outcome. Be patient, the results may not be evident at first, but with time and dedication, you are bound to reach your destination!
* This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.