How to Achieve Naturally Firm Skin Under the Chin With Exercise

by Angela Baird

A few simple exercises are easily incorporated into your daily fitness routine to firm loose or sagging skin beneath the chin and over the throat. Even a double chin is reversible with a little dedication and an effective workout program. As we age, the skin of the neck is often overlooked or taken for granted; however, it's often also the first area of the body to begin showing signs of age.

Items you will need

  • Chair
  • Bed
Step 1

Sit upright and stretch your chin upward, tilting back your head and looking at the ceiling. Count to 10 and repeat the exercise five to 10 times.

Step 2

Make chewing motions with your lips closed but relaxed. Your teeth should touch without grinding. Count to 10 and repeat the exercise five to 10 times.

Step 3

Purse your lips, and stretch them as much as you can, as though stretching up for a kiss. Count to 10 and repeat five to 10 times.

Step 4

Stick out your tongue and attempt to touch your chin with it. Count to 10 and repeat five to 10 times.

Step 5

Push your lower lip over your upper lip as far as possible. Count to 10 and repeat five to 10 times.

Step 6

Jut your lower jaw out, keeping your lips closed and relaxed and count to 10. Relax and repeat five to 10 times.

Step 7

Lie down on a bed on your back and hang your head off the side. Pull your head up toward your chest and hold while you count to 10. Relax and repeat five to 10 times.

Tips

  • You may start out holding your exercises for a count of five and work up to 10.

    You may do these exercises as often as you wish, but once per day is sufficient to see results.

Warnings

  • Avoid muscle strain and fatigue by starting small and working your way up as your muscles become conditioned.

Photo Credits

  • Skin care. Beauty. image by Monika 3 Steps Ahead from Fotolia.com

About the Author

Angela Baird has been writing professionally since 1995. She has a wide range of life experiences from work with abused animals with the Humane Society, to more than 20 years of hands-on experience in the culinary arts. In addition, she keeps horses and does her own home improvements and home gardening.