There is no difference in fat in your body, no matter where it is, so if you want to lose fat in your face, you simply have to lose weight. While there’s no guarantee that it will make your cheeks look less puffy, most people actually complain that when they lose fat, it usually comes off their hands and their face. If you have chubby cheeks on your face, you probably have chubby cheeks elsewhere or at least a higher percentage of body fat.
Is it facial fat or puffiness you’re seeing?
Are you eating too much salt or certain foods that make your face look puffy? Checking your diet and ensuring it’s healthy can help. You can even do an elimination diet to see if any particular food is puffing up your face. Perhaps you don’t drink enough water. Dehydration can make your cheeks puffy and cause your face to look fat. Drinking water also acts as a diuretic, flushing toxins and water weight out as you do. If your body is thin, but your cheeks look chubby, try drinking more water.
Cut out the salt, the alcohol and lower your carbohydrate intake.
Everyone knows salt can cause fluid retention, which leads to a puffy face. Alcohol is even worse, especially if you drink more than moderation. It’s a big contributor to dehydration and can make your face look puffy and not in a cute baby fat way. Too many carbs, especially sugary treats, can pack on the pounds all over your body. Cut sugar and processed food out immediately.
There are facial exercises to help tone the cheeks and under the chin.
If you’ve ever seen facial exercises, you know they’re not faces you want to make in public. Your face has tons of muscles and you can tone them also. Puffing your cheeks out, roaring like a lion, opening your eyes wide and pulling your lower lip up over the upper one are just a few. Closing your eyes and squeezing can help get rid of chubby cheeks. Do they work? Some people say they do. As for me, I’m sticking with weight loss for the best solution.
- If you’re overweight, lose weight. It’s just that simple. Your whole body will benefit and you’ll look better. Feel lucky, since most people don’t want to lose weight in their face, but prefer it comes from other parts of their body.
- Lean your head back and purse your lips. That simple exercise can be great for toning the muscles under the chin to get rid of a double chin.
- Leaning your head back with your face toward the ceiling and pursing your lips like you’re getting ready to kiss someone then holding that pose can work all the muscles in your face.
- Suck your cheeks in, creating a look of fish lips and hold them for ten seconds can work off some of that cheek fat. Your best bet, however, is to lose five to ten pounds and you’ll see real results.
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