A double chin exercise can help get rid of double or triple chins ... but there's a little more to it than that. By addressing both diet and exercise at the same time you can overcome deep rooted hereditary nightmares.
The easiest way is to simply adopt the 1800s mindset - women apparently flocked to men with double chins. They regarded 'doubles' as signs of virility!
No takers? Ah well, that's the easy option gone.
The second easiest is to disguise it with makeup or hair style.
You can slim the jaw by contouring it with a face powder that is one shade darker than the skin tone. Sweep the powder along the jawline from ear to ear, and then blend it onto the neck. Applying blush under the apples of the cheek will also bring attention to the cheekbones and away from the chin.
Likewise, a shorter hair style that brings the eye to the center of the face accentuates the cheekbones and de-emphasizes the double chin.
Of course, you can go for plastic surgery too - a simple tuck should give instant results.
Double chin exerciseWhile double chins can be hereditary, they are more often just fat deposits. So to be effective, remedies need to address both diet and exercise.
A diet high in fibre and low in fat and calories, containing plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables will help prevent you laying down fat in the first place.
Dr Rob Hicks says that using a skin toner every day helps the skin remain firm, as does slapping under the chin with the back of your hand.
When slapping, start gently and build up speed gradually. Do this for a couple of minutes each time, two or three times a day.
The next step is to exercise the main muscle involved.
Open your mouth wide, and then pull up your bottom lip over your bottom teeth.
Move your jaw up and down as if you're trying to scoop something up with it - imagine the movement of the shovel on a digger scooping up earth or debris on a building site.
Perform 10 repetitions of this exercise each time, two or three times a day.
An alternative double chin exercise is to sit comfortably with neck long and chin parallel to the floor.
Place your hand at the base of the throat and pull the skin down a little way and tilt your head backwards (keeping tall and without crushing the vertebrae in the cervical area) and slowly release.
Repeat twenty to thirty times morning and evening.