How to deal with Chin Fat and get a Strong Jawline

The one thing all of the best-looking humans possess is their Greek-god like jawlines.  It is no secret that most people would love to have it themselves, but like so many of our problems with looking good, it depends on genetics. 

However, not all of your facial structure needs to depend on genetics.  Your face can still be well-defined, structured and sculpted even if doesn't resemble the unfathomable bone structure of Jon Kontajarena below.   

In this article, we go over the two main options that can make your face look more defined and, perhaps, more model-like.  

Reducing Body Fat % to get a Chiselled Jaw


If you want an actual, physical change to your face, reducing your body fat % is the only way to go.

There are plenty of ways to tighten the muscles, with tiny contraptions for you to clench on, various jaw exercises, and the current craze for getting chiseled jaws that is “mewing”. 

However, none of these will do you any good when your jaw muscles are surrounded by a layer of fat.

The issue with chin and jaw fat is that, like love handles, there is no way of targeting that area to reduce fat.  Thus, to really lose the chin fat, you will need to work the entire body out.



The following are a couple of easy pointers to help you lose chin fat:

  • You need to consume lesser calories than you burn.  You can use a calorie counter to find out how many calories you burn per day, and then eat lesser than that to get into a calorific deficit. 
  • Incorporate more cardio into your workout.  Take walks, jogs, or/and do some HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workouts.
  • Increase your water consumption.  Staying hydrated will allow your body to retain lesser water.  When your body retains more water, your face tends to puff up.
  • Try to get an adequate amount of sleep (7-8 hours).  One reason your face can puff up is due to a lack of sleep. 
  • Reduce sodium intake.  Salt has been linked to higher body fat and higher water retention.  Both body fat and water retention will add chin fat to your face. 


Giving your Face the Illusion of Chiselled Jaw

As you follow some of our tips to reduce your chin fat, you can also use these visual tricks to give the illusion of a more structured face:

  • Improve your Posture.  If you keep your chin down and your shoulders rounded, your double chin will show even more than it needs to.
  • Get a more structured, boxy haircut.  This doesn’t have to be a fade, but you do need to trim your sides a little shorter and keep your top a little longer.  This just slims down the face, making your face look slimmer and, thus, your jaw.  
  • A beard, if you can grow one, can also hide chin fat.
  • Taper your facial hair.  Keep the cheek areas shorter and the goatee area a little longer.  A fade beard can also be a good option in this regard.
  • Keep your beard structured, whatever it may be.  Don’t keep the cheek lines too low, and don’t let the neckbeard grow.  Keep it neat and tight, and your jaw will look more angular.
  • Wear Black.  Black is slimming for a variety of reasons.  Wearing black will give the illusion that your jaw is slimmer.
  • Get some angle in your tops by wearing V-Neck or Henleys.  Wearing a crew neck will round out your jaw, but wearing a V-Neck can make your jaw look sharper.

That's all from us! We hope you found some value in this article.  Good luck using the tips to get the chiseled jaw you are looking for. 

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