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Is It Possible to Tighten Sagging Skin Under the Chin?

author image Denise Stern
Denise Stern is an experienced freelance writer and editor. She has written professionally for more than seven years. Stern regularly provides content for health-related and elder-care websites and has an associate and specialized business degree in health information management and technology.
Is It Possible to Tighten Sagging Skin Under the Chin?
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Sagging skin anywhere on the body can be quite an alarming sight to many, but sagging under the chin is one of the worst sights any woman or man can see when looking into a mirror. Sagging skin under the chin equates with aging, and prompts many individuals to seek ways to reduce or eliminate it completely. One of the best ways to tighten sagging chin skin is to exercise. People sometimes forget to exercise face and neck muscles, but doing so may produce surprising results, without resorting to plastic or cosmetic surgery.

Step 1

Stand in front of a mirror, shoulders down and head held straight. Lift your chin toward the ceiling so that you can feel the stretch in the front of the neck. Now kiss the ceiling, pursing your lips upward and then relaxing. Keeping the chin tilted upward, kiss the ceiling about 20 times and then return your head to its starting position. You can do this exercise several times a day.

Step 2

Stand with head and shoulders facing forward and then turn your chin until you are looking toward your left. You should feel a slight muscle pull along the right side of the neck and along the front, under the jaw and mouth. Pretend you're chewing gum, or put some gum in your mouth and chew. Perform the chewing motion about 20 times, keeping the chin turned as far to the left as you can. Face forward again and then repeat the exercise to the right side. You can do this exercise several times a day.

Step 3

Stand with face and shoulders forward, and lift your chin toward the ceiling. While doing so, curl one hand into a fist and place it directly beneath the chin. While offering isometric resistance, press against the chin with your fist while at the same time lowering the chin toward your chest. You'll feel the muscles under the jaw and throughout the front of the neck straining with this exercise. Repeat the move, lifting upward, still offering isometric resistance. You can repeat the exercise using the other fist if you wish, or maintain position with the original fist. Do this exercise two to four times each day for optimal benefits.

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