Not everyone wants a round face, especially if you’ve done the work and lost weight elsewhere in your body.
Exercise and eating well are the two pillars of slimming down your face. However, there are some more tricks than can help.
Want to know how to do it? Here, we’ll tell you how.
Tips to slim down your face
To lose weight you can go to the gym, go out for a bike ride, or join a spinning classes. However, there doesn’t seem to be a specific activity for your face.
If you’re looking to slim down your face, try following tips:
1. Consume fewer calories
For a slimmer face, you have to stop with the fattening, sugary, and fried foods that we love so much but unfortunately are so bad for our health.
The secret is to consume fewer calories than you burn.
Instead of fast food or unhealthy snacks, we recommend a diet high in fiber, because then you’ll be able to utilize your calories better and burn off the fat that has accumulated in your chin or cheek area.
2. Lose weight
If you have an unnaturally round face, you’re probably not at your ideal body weight.
When you drop pounds in other areas, you’ll start noticing changes in your face too: your cheekbones will begin standing out and your chin will lose that extra skin that you don’t like to see.
Therefore, signing up for a gym or starting to exercise at home is an excellent idea. You won’t just slim down your face, but also your belly, legs, and arms.
You’ll look great!
3. Drink a lot of water
It’s the best way to get rid of the toxins and oils built up in your face. If you also reduce your salt intake (or high-sodium foods), your body will be able to eliminate waste that isn’t doing you any good.
As if that weren’t enough, drinking a lot of water is great for healthy, youthful, beautiful skin.
Your face will look slimmer and prettier, too! If you don’t like drinking water on its own, you can try fresh juice or herbal teas (try diuretic ones like dandelion or common horsetail).
4. Stay as active as possible
Physical activity is absolutely fundamental to losing weight. However, rememeber that your face might not be the first part of your body to slim down when you exercise, since calories and fat are burned first in other areas.
But don’t lose hope, because at some point you’ll see your neck and chin start taking form.
Besides getting into a routine at the gym, we recommend keeping as active as possible even if you have to sit all day at work.
- Commuting via bicycle,
- taking the stairs instead of the elevator,
- running errands on foot or by bike,
- getting up from your desk every hour, etc.
Walks, bike rides, and runs in the park are phenomenal, simple, and gentle exercises to begin with. Later, you can add more difficulty to your routine or more days of exercise to your week.
5. In the meantime, disguise what you’re not comfortable with
While you wait for your diet and physical activity to do its work, you can turn to some makeup tips and hair tricks to make your face look slimmer.
For example, don’t overdo it with the blush and avoid haircuts that are very close to your face.
6. Give yourself a massage
Who says your face doesn’t deserve a nice massage every now and then? They can be relaxing as well as slimming. Start with small pinches along your jawline (from your chine upwards to your earlobes).
Then, make circular movements on your cheeks. Let you mouth settle into a half-open position and your jaw relax so your whole face can be worked.
Another option is to massage your chin area (where fat and skin tend to accumulate). Use a little bit of almond oil on your fingers to keep the massage from irritating your skin.
We recommend reading: 6 Techniques for Healthy, Firm Cheeks
Exercises to slim down your face
A facial exercise routine doesn’t take much effort and can actually be fun. You can do it at anytime of the day and take the opportunity to laugh for a while in front of the mirror.
Set your stress, worries, and problems aside! In the meantime, you’ll be doing exercises to slim down your face.
- Open your mouth as widely as you can and then close. Repeat 10 times.
- Open your mouth wide and close your eyes. When you close your mouth, open your eyes. Do this coordination exercise at least 10 times.
- Move your closed lips to either side of your face as many times as you can.
- Fill your mouth with air and puff out your cheeks, hold for a few seconds, and release. Repeat 10 times.
- Make a “kissing” face and then smile with your mouth still closed (your cheeks will move) at least 15 times.
- Stick your tongue out and move it around for 1 minute.
- Wrinkle your face as if you just smelled something bad or are about to sneeze.
- Tilt your head back and hold for 10 seconds. Return to your beginning position. Repeat 10 times.
Give it a try!
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