4 Tips to Smooth and Lift Sagging Cheeks

While our genetic heredity mostly determines the appearance of our face, good eating habits and some specific cares can do wonders for out cheeks.
4 Tips to Smooth and Lift Sagging Cheeks
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Have you noticed that you’re getting sagging cheeks? That they may suffer from a lack of firmness, perhaps? Don’t worry, here are a few simple and inexpensive remedies to mitigate this effect and make you feel more attractive. Find out what they are below.

Tips to smooth and lift sagging cheeks

Woman with her hands on her cheeks

As you know, the passage of time can slowly change our appearance. This is a natural occurrence that we must learn to accept. However, w e can always fight the effects of aging with home remedies and beauty treatments. They won’t prevent all signs of aging –meaning we won’t look like we’re twenty when we’re actually fifty-, but we can still be attractive and look good in a mirror. That’s what really matters.

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Our genetic inheritance, weight changes and good or bad nutrition will influence whether sagging cheeks are more or less prominent on us. But whatever the case is, we can give them a little help.

We can mitigate the effects of aging with simple remedies. Take note:

1. Facial Exercises

Woman touching her neck

Just like we exercise to tighten out buttocks or abdomen, we can do the same with our cheeks. Your cheeks are basically muscles, and therefore, you can strengthen them and correct their sagging. So this a remedy that’s definitely worth trying.

How should you do it? It’s very easy: stand in front of the mirror and make a very exaggerated and marked smile for about ten seconds, then rest and repeat 5 times. Afterwards, fill your cheeks with air, as if you were inflating a balloon. Again, do this for 10 seconds, relax, and then repeat five more times.

Finally, with both hands, massage just above your cheekbones for 2 minutes using circular motions; then go a bit further down in the middle of your cheek, where you can feel your teeth. See how easy it is? Repeat the procedure twice a day.

2. Avocado and honey mask

Woman applying an avocado mask

This remedy is well known and really easy to do. You already know that avocado is firming and moisturizing. It helps you get a more toned and moisturized skin by nourishing it, thus avoiding the appearance of wrinkles and enabling the muscles to obtain good nutrition.

You just have to get half of the avocado pulp and add two tablespoons of honey. Mix everything together and apply this mixture to your cheeks for 15 minutes. It’s ideal to do this just before bedtime. After the mask has been on for 15 minutes, rinse it off with warm water. It’s a great remedy.

3. Yogurt and Aloe Vera mask

Woman splittling an aloe vera leave

This is a very nutritious technique and used by many women. Plain yogurt combined with aloe vera acts as an excellent firming cream that’s perfect to start your day.
To benefit from it, you just have to get four tablespoons of plain yogurt and put it in a bowl, then add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Use a spoon to mix both ingredients until you get a smooth consistency. As you can see, it’s a very easy to make mask.

Apply it to your face with a brush and leave it on for 20 minutes. You’ll see that it adheres well to your skin. After the 20 minutes have passed, you can rinse it off with water. You’ll immediately notice that your skin gets smoother.

If you do this every day, you’ll lift your sagging cheeks little by little.

4. Proper nutrition

A glass of red fruit juice

You know that what we put into our body is reflected on the outside. Keep in mind that fluid retention will cause your cheeks to look puffy, and that weight variations will have a long-term effect on our metabolism and our skin, which will eventually begin to look saggy and flaccid. You can avoid all of this by following a natural cleansing diet with grapefruit, orange and even strawberry juice, which are also great for cleansing and detoxing your body.

We know that it can be difficult sometimes, but if you restrict the amount of sweets and baked goods that you eat, you’ll be able to see improvements in your health and your skin. You should increase the amount of salads, fiber, nuts and vegetable protein in your meals, since these are especially important to strengthen muscles.

When we lose weight our skin begins to sag; hence, we should always take care of our facial muscles to make them strong and well nourished, thus we should take into account the need to consume delicious vegetable proteins.

Also, don’t forget to stay well hydrated. This will help detoxify your body and it’ll also help your organs to function better.

With a little effort and these simple tips, it’s undoubtedly possible to add firmness to those sagging cheeks. You should definitely give them a try.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.