Is It Possible to Tighten Sagging Skin Under the Chin?

Sagging skin under the chin can make you feel self-conscious, making you look older and plumper than you are. As you get older, the muscles in the lower face become slack and you may start to accumulate excess fat there — causing the skin to droop.

Sagging skin on the chin can make you look older than you are. (Image: junce/iStock/GettyImages)

One of the best ways to tighten sagging chin skin is to lose excess body weight and tone up with exercise. You may not think you can exercise face and neck muscles, but doing so may produce surprising results, without resorting to plastic or cosmetic surgery, which can be expensive.

Try the following moves, along with eating a healthy diet and following a good skin care regimen to approve the tighten up the skin on your chin.

1. Kiss the Ceiling

Stretch the front of the neck with this simple exercise that mimics kissing the ceiling.

HOW TO DO IT: 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. Do this exercise several times a day.

2. Chew, Chew, Chew

The muscles of your chin and jaw get turned on by chewing. Do a little extra with this move.

HOW TO DO IT: 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.

3. Resist the Pressure

You'll feel the muscles under the jaw and throughout the front of the neck straining with this exercise.

HOW TO DO IT: 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.

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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