You just stumbled upon an old photo of yours and realized how much your face has changed, especially with those chubby cheeks and double chin. You keep brooding over it and wonder how to lose face fat. That is when this article comes to help. Though it is not possible to lose fat from your face alone, you can include a few tips in your daily life that help you get a slimmer face. So, keep reading this article to know how to get rid of double chins and attain a slimmer face easily.
How To Lose Face Fat
Given here are a few techniques to reduce face fat:
1. Facial Exercises
The benefit of facial muscle exercise is immense. About 43 facial muscles need to get toned in order to get a slim face. Remember, losing fat from the face is aided by other factors as well, which we will discuss later in this article. Let’s first talk about facial exercises.
a. Facial Yoga
Simhasana or the Lion Pose will tone your face muscles and also help in detoxification. Follow the steps diligently and practice it a few times every morning to get the desired results.
b. XO Exercise
Not kisses and hugs, but a fun way to tone the face muscles. Say X and O in a way that your face muscles are stretched and contracted to their limit. This will also make you feel relaxed and improve blood circulation to your face. You can do this exercise any time of the day. Do 10 sets per attempt.
c. Hippo’s Jaws
This is another fun, yet effective facial exercise. Open your mouth as wide as possible. Hold it for 10 seconds and then relax. Repeat this 10 times.
d. Fish Face
This is the ultimate facial exercise. Suck your cheeks in and try to smile. Hold this position for five seconds and then release. Repeat this 10 times.
e. Chin Lift
This exercise helps you get rid of a double chin by toning the muscles in your chin area. Look up at the ceiling, pull your lower lip upwards, and hold it for five seconds. Repeat this 10 times.
f. Blowing Air
This exercise will tone your neck, chin, jaws, and face muscles. Sit on a chair. Make sure to keep your spine straight. Now, look up at the ceiling, pull your lips, and exhale from your mouth. Repeat this 10 times. Relax as needed between repetitions.
g. Jaw Release
Who doesn’t want high cheekbones and a well-defined jawline? This exercise will help tone your jaw and cheek muscles. Stand straight, keep your lips together, and move your lower jaw in a circular motion (clockwise and counter-clockwise), almost as if you are chewing food. Hum while you breathe in and breathe out. Next, open your mouth wide and hold the tip of your tongue behind the bottom teeth. Breathe in and breathe out. Hold this for three to five seconds. Repeat this set 10 times.
h. Cheek Puff Exercise
This exercise also tones your cheek muscles and helps your face look slimmer. Take a deep breath, and hold the air in your right cheek for six seconds. Then, transfer the air to the left cheek, and hold it for six seconds. Do this a few times throughout the day.
i. Cheek Lift
If you want firm cheeks, try this exercise as often as you can. Start by smiling as wide as you can. Now, stretch your right cheek with the help of your index, middle, and ring fingers in the direction of your eyes. Close your eyes, if required. Hold the pose for about 10 seconds and then repeat on the opposite cheek.
j. Chewing Gum
Chewing gum can actually help you lose a lot of face fat. It tones your jaw and cheek muscles. Chew sugar-free gum for about 15-20 minutes twice a day.
k. Facial Massage
If you want to avoid chewing gum, massage your face with a tablespoon of olive oil, wheat germ oil, cocoa butter, or fenugreek paste. If you have oily skin, use a water-based face cream. You can also use grated cucumber to massage your face. Start massaging from your chin, moving upwards to your cheeks, with your palms in clockwise and counter-clockwise direction.
[ Read: 7 Simple Steps To Do A Facial Massage At Home ]
Here is a video that will give you an idea on how to do face exercises. Watch the video and follow the instructions to get rid of your double chin.
As I mentioned before, keep in mind that you cannot lose fat only from a particular area. You have to lose weight overall to get a slimmer face. Here is what I would suggest you to do to lose that extra flab.