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BONFACE - DAY 13: Chin and Jaw

From an aesthetic point of view, the chin (together with the nose and forehead) strongly defines a person's face as it represents a point of reference and interrupts the transition between the face and neck.

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The perfect oval provides a well-defined jaw contour, c. d "V", which however for various reasons (not necessarily related to weight or age) can become out of shape or lose tone.  


The chin is the lower part of the face below the lower lip and involves the  jaw. In this area, our posture and chewing play an important role.

The muscles involved are: 

  1. M. CHEWERS (Buccinator, Pterygoid, Masseter)
  3. M. MENTAL

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With its powerful muscular structure, the tongue plays a leading role in the bone modeling of the cheekbones and jaw. It is also considered a postulate receptor: incorrect positions of the tongue can in fact interfere with the sense of centrality of our body and even cause the teeth to move.  Training the tongue is therefore important to firm up the jaw and chin muscles.

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A double chin is caused by muscle tissue relaxation at the border between the chin and neck. We imagine it as a bag, an accumulation of fat that forms just under the skin and alters the contours of the area  at the base of the face.  

Blemishes can be a source of discomfort and appear equally in both women and men: it can also occur at a relatively young age, around the age of 30.

There are 4 causes of a double chin: 

  • OVERWEIGHT:  excess weight can be related but it is not one of the main causes, in fact even thin people have a double chin .
  • WATER RETENTION - the most common, the body retains fluids and this area seems like a good place to stock up on it.
  • POORLY DEFINED JAW - if the jawbone is not pronounced enough there is no adequate support and the double chin can be accentuated.
  • HORMONAL IMBALANCES - some blood tests can highlight them, in this case it is advisable to contact your doctor to be sure that you are suffering from some related pathologies.

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Whatever the trigger, the double chin unbalances the profile of the face and the desire to get rid of it is strong.


The exercises proposed by BONFACE, if practiced daily, strengthen the muscles in the area, restoring their tone.

With a little perseverance it is therefore possible to reduce the double chin and there are different ways to do it. One of the safest and most effective exercises is taken from a technique called  Mewing  (from its creator, the dentist Dr. Mew) let's see what it is!

MEWING - is a particular facial technique that firms the profile of the jaw through the tongue activity. In practice the tongue is made to adhere to the upper palate: through the pressure exerted upwards and outwards (up and forward) it is possible with time to remodel the area.

Check out the video BONFACE DAY 13/28 CHIN AND JAW - if you are curious, al minute 8:00 you will find the exercise of Mewing (Ex. 7).

To conclude, I would like to say that nutrition and hydration remain central to treating a double chin. In particular, drink more, avoid sugar, alcohol, salt and prefer foods rich in vitamins and water.

As mentioned, water retention is often the cause or contributing cause of a double chin, two great allies to combat it are:

  1. green tea - fights free radicals and eliminates excess liquids
  2. melon - rich in vitamins, it is an effective natural diuretic 

Now, I just have to wish you good training and see you tomorrow! 

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Chiara Bonel - Natural entrepreneur & holistic-sports massage technician

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