6 Tips to Slim Down Your Face

· October 13, 2018
Just like the rest of your body, if you want to slim down your face, you'll have to eat less and do exercises to target that area. Learn more about them in this article.

Having a round face isn’t always as cute or attractive as it seems. This is especially the case if you’ve managed to lose weight elsewhere but can’t seem to slim down your face.

Exercising and eating well are crucial to slim down your face. However, there are other tricks that can help you reach your goals.

Want to know how? In this article, we’ll tell you what you need to know.

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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 class. However, there doesn’t seem to be a specific activity to slim down your face.

If you’re looking to slim down your face, try the following tips:

1. Consume fewer calories

For a slimmer face, you’ll have to give up fatty, sugary, and fried foods that you might love so much but that, unfortunately, are terrible for your health.

The secret is to consume fewer calories than you burn through exercise.

Instead of fast food or unhealthy snacks, we recommend switching to a high-fiber diet. Doing so will allow your body to better metabolize calories and eliminate stored fat from your chin and cheeks.

Read also: Fiber-Packed Foods that Can Help You Lose Weight

2. Lose weight

Slim down your face woman's feet on analog scale

If you have an unnaturally round face, you’re probably not at your ideal body weight.

In any case, you’ll notice changes to your face once you start losing weight from other parts of your body. Your cheekbones will shine through and your double chin will disappear.

As such, signing up for a gym membership 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.

In other words, you’ll look great!

3. Drink a lot of water

It’s the best way to get rid of the fat and toxins stored in your face. Furthermore, if you 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, and 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 horsetail).

4. Stay as active as possible


Woman in workout clothes stretching out leg

Physical activity is absolutely crucial to losing weight. However, your face might not be the first part of your body to slim down when you exercise. This is because calories and fat are usually burned from other areas first.

But don’t lose hope; 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.


  • Ride a bike to the office
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Run errands on foot instead of by car
  • Get up from your desk every hour, etc.

Walks, bike rides, and runs in the park are gentle, simple, and phenomenal ways to start. Later, you can add more difficulty to your routine or more exercise days to your week.

5. In the meantime, conceal your round face

While you wait for the results of your diet and exercise, you can try makeup 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

Woman getting facial 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 chin toward your earlobes).

Then, use circular motions on your cheeks. Let your mouth settle into a half-open position and your jaw relax so you can target your entire face.

Another option is to massage your chin area (where fat and skin tend to accumulate). Apply a little almond oil to 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 any time of the day and take the opportunity to laugh 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 it. 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!

In conclusion, it’s completely possible to slim down your face with a few simple changes of habit. Finally, remember to consult a health professional before making any changes to your diet. They’ll be able to tell you about any possible issues.