Many people fear losing the definition of their jawline or, as it's called, developing a "double chin". There's no shame in wanting to get rid of it, which you can do with some of these tricks and treatments! Learn the most common causes of jawline definition loss and how to treat and prevent it.
The most common and global cause of double chins is genetics. Just like many other aspects related to your appearance, your genes can determine whether you have the facial and physical features to be more prone to a double chin. For instance, a small chin and jaw bone provide less support to the fat located under your chin, making it look like a double chin.
Other aspects that can make you more or less prone to the loss of your jaw definition are your body's fat distribution and the strength of your neck muscle. The first factor makes it possible to have a double chin even if you have average body weight, while the second one lies around your neck and can be weakened with age, becoming lax.
Some people and specialists have found the solution to double chins on facial exercises. These engage the muscles on your face and, most importantly, your neck, in order to make them stronger and more defined. This can potentially counteract the effects of aging on your face and jawline.
However, there are experts who advise against double chin exercises, as they believe these can have the opposite effect: increase your double chin and worsen its appearance. The reason would be that facial exercises can lead to a downwards pull of the lower part of your face. In any case, you're free to try out some exercises and check whether they work for you or not!
One popular double chin exercise is called The Thinker, just like Rodin's statue. Essentially, you need to make a fist out of your hand and rest your chin on it. Keep your hand on that place while you try to open your mouth against the pressure your fist is making. Close it and repeat the movements ten times.
If you wish to approach your fight against the double chin from your skincare routine, there are sadly few things you can do about it. The most significant difference you can make is through neck skincare products, such as creams. Taking good care of the skin in this area can prevent it from aging fast. This way, it can stay strong and firm against the fat pad underneath your chin, which won't be able to drop down and create the feared double chin.
To conclude, there are other, more serious treatments to combat double chin. These can be both surgical and non-surgical, and usually work to improve your neck's look and redefine your jawline. Take into account that you should do your research on such treatments, the doctors performing them, and your own health before participating.
The first treatment to pop off in most people's minds is liposuction, a rather expensive alternative with positive long-term effects. Other, perhaps lesser-known treatments are HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) and RF (Radio-Frequency), which also cost a good amount of money and act as loose-skin tighteners.