Want a Thinner Face? Check Out These 8 Easy Tips

Learn how to get a thinner face by reducing fluid retention and swelling. We'll also share recommendations for firming creams and facial exercises. 
Want a Thinner Face? Check Out These 8 Easy Tips
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

In this article, you’ll find eight useful tips to get a thinner face by reducing fluid retention and swelling. Not only that, but we’ll share recommendations for firming creams and facial exercises that will help you look your best. 

How can we get rid of that fat that accumulates on our cheeks or chin? Maybe you successfully shed the pounds, but your face is still round and full. Here are 8 strategies to help you achieve a thinner face.

Is it possible to achieve a thinner face?

woman working on having a thinner face


We normally associate losing weight with having a thinner face. Sometimes, however, even after losing weight you still have chubby cheeks and a double chin. You are happy with your body but unhappy with how your face looks.

Usually, a full-looking face is caused by fluid retention. It could also be a side-effect of medication. Whatever the cause, w e will show you how to use nutrition, facial exercises, and firming creams to achieve your beauty goals.  

You definitely don’t need a plastic surgeon. If you work hard and do these things consistently, you will see results. If you believe the swelling in your face is a side-effect of your medication, check with your doctor. Medications such as corticosteroids can drastically change a person’s appearance.

Facial weight loss tips

1. Avoid water retention

warm water and lemon and ginger


As usual, proper nutrition is key. One of the main causes of facial swelling water retention. If your cheeks or eyelids are swelling, f ollow a cleansing diet. Eliminate salt, sugar, sweets, refined flour, and red meat… start your day off with lukewarm water with lemon. Follow that with a healthy breakfast. One tasty and nutritious option is a cup of oatmeal with grapes, cherries, or any red fruit.

Daily pineapple juice, papaya, and green tea is highly recommended. All this will help cleanse your body of toxins, which helps shed water weight.

2. Drink 2 liters of water every day

glass of water

Hydration, hydration, hydration! We have to stay well hydrated for our organs to detox properly. When you are hydrated, your kidneys function better. If you have a hard time drinking enough water, try adding some lemon for flavor.

3. Herbal teas

cup of herbal tea


There are 3 tea infusions that can help you detox while also burning fat. The first tea is ginger, which you can drink twice a day.

The second is green tea, a great source of antioxidants.

The third is a eucalyptus infusion. This tea helps improve circulation and eliminates toxins. It is an all-around great tea that is beneficial for any diet. You can also drink this twice a day.

4. Homemade firming cream

homemade firming cream

Firming creams for the face are plentiful in the market today. You can choose whichever one suits you best. We recommend a homemade remedy that is all-natural. Try the recipe below:

  • Plain yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 capsule Vitamin E (available in the pharmacy)

All you need to do is mix the ingredients together well and apply it to your face 2 nights a week. Massage the cream into your skin and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

5. Facial exercises

woman holding her face in her hands
  1. Big, overexaggerated smile.  We know smiling is good for  your mood, but it is also a great addition to your beauty regimen. Stand in front of the mirror and give this a go! Exercise your face by smiling ear-to-ear, 15 times in a row. Easy, right?
  2. Fish face. This one is probably best to do when you are by yourself! This facial exercise will help burn fat on your cheeks and chin. Making a ‘fish face’ consists of sucking in the cheeks, and scrunching your lips. Try to hold this position for 5-10 seconds, relax, then repeat 5 times.
  3. Fill your mouth with air.  This is also super easy. Trap the air in your cheeks and puff them out as much as possible. Hold this for 10 seconds and let the air out. Repeat 8-12 times.
  4. Say your vowels. Another fun one!  First, relax your facial muscles in front of the mirror. Start with the letter A (you don’t have to say it aloud, just the gesture will do) and open wide! Follow it up with E, I, O, U and then repeat 10 times.

If you develop these habits and practice them consistently, you will see results. What are you waiting for?

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