No matter what people might tell
you, the truth is that whenever we meet someone, the face is the first
thing we notice and use it to base our judgment on their appearance.
fact, our first impression of beauty is judged based on the structure
of the face. A person with high cheekbones, a chiseled jawline and sharp
edges make a much better impression than someone with chubby or fat
Yes, some might say that you look cute in your chubby
cheeks, but you know that you would rather be hot and sexy than cute and
chubby. Additionally, a chubby face gives you a childish appearance
which is highly undesirable.
Let’s first look at what are the major causes for chubby cheeks.
Why do you have Chubby Cheeks?
You are genetically configured to have more muted facial features or
your body’s fat percentage is higher. It does not mean that you cannot
lose face fat but it definitely makes it harder for you.
If you are overweight and have excess fat across your body, there is a
strong chance that fat has found its way in the three fat zones near the
cheeks: two at the cheekbones and one at the side of the nose called
Lack of essential nutrients: Your diet
lacks essential nutrients, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Omega-3
Fatty acids, that are essential for maintaining a healthy and tight
Excess Sugar and Carbohydrates: Your diet includes an excess
amount of sugars and carbohydrates that mostly turns into fat that gets
stored on your face.
Dehydration or excess salt: Lack of water
consumption and excess intake of salt from junk food may lead to water
retention and make your face bloated.
Lack of sleep: Lack of sleep
due to stress or poor sleep habits may slow down metabolism and lead to
water retention causing chubby cheeks.
Excessive consumption of
alcohol or smoking: Excessive intake of alcohol may lead to considerable
water retention making your face look larger. Smoking has a direct
impact on the health of your skin and may make it look older and plumper
than it is supposed to be.
So, is there a quick yet effective way to get rid of chubby cheeks and turn into the hot-shot you were supposed to be?
The short answer is, yes.
answer is that while you can easily reduce face fat caused due to poor
diet or exercise routines through concentrated efforts, changes to
chubby cheeks that are caused by genetic factors (such as bone
structures and size of saliva glands) might be limited and difficult to
make but you can definitely minimize their effects by maintaining a
healthy diet and exercise.
Losing fat from the body, including the
face, requires a holistic approach. Typically, losing fat from the body
will also reduce fat from your face and a calorie deficit diet is the
key to that approach. To reduce face fat, you’ll need to ensure that you
do not intake excess calories over the next 10 days and prevent any new
fat from getting stored on your face. Simultaneously, you can try the
multitude of exercises and remedies listed below to target the existing
fat on your face and improve your cheekbones and jawlines within the
Here are some basic and
most effective faciagl exercises that target your facial fat, tighten
the area around your cheekbones, and elongate your facial muscles.
You can do this simple exercise during any time of the day. Just suck
your cheeks and lips in like a guppy or fish and try to smile. Hold the
position for 10 seconds or until you feel the burn in your cheeks and
jaws. Repeat 20 times.
This exercise stimulates blood flow and targets the fat on your lower cheeks.
Tongue-twister: Another simple exercise to target the fat around your lower cheeks is the tongue-twister.
rotate your tongue inside the mouth with your lips closed in circular
motions. Make sure you touch the outer surface of all your teeth with
the tongue. Do this 10 times each in clockwise and anti-clockwise
Kiss the Sky: Tilt your head upwards and keep your eyes
towards the sky or the ceiling if you’re inside. Now hold your lips as
tight as possible as if you are trying to kiss the sky. Hold yourself in
the kissing position for about 15 seconds and repeat 20 times.
exercise stretches most of the facial muscles including your jaw,
throat, and neck. Make sure you only use your lips during this exercise.
and breathe: There are two parts to this exercise. First, close your
lips and make chewing motion using your lower jaw. Now hum and count
your breath. After 10 breaths stop to relax. In the second part, open
your mouth and stick your tongue to the lower front teeth from the
front. Again hum and count for 10 breaths. Repeat both parts 20 times.
This exercise will give you an amazing jawline and tone your facial muscles.
Stretcher: Push out your tongue as much as possible while pulling your
cheeks behind. Stay at this position for 10 seconds and then relax.
Repeat 20 times.
This is a great exercise to burn face fat quickly while toning your jaw muscles.
the chin: Another great face-fat burning exercise is Lick the chin.
Stretch out your tongue as much as possible to lick your chin area using
the back of your tongue. Try to go as low as possible and pull back
your cheeks to the maximum extent. Stay at this position for 10 seconds
and relax. Repeat 10-15 times.
You will get dehydrated after this exercise quickly so keep a bottle of water handy.
you love yoga, then it is also very useful in slimming and toning body
and face muscles. You should try this brilliant face yoga method below
to reduce cheek fat.
In addition to the
above facial exercise, you may also try the following simple
home-remedies that will accelerate fat-burning around your face and give
you a chiseled and sharp jawline.
1. Chew Gum:
Exercise your facial muscles and
keep them toned by chewing a gum, preferably a sugar-free gum, several
times a day over the next 10 days. Chewing Gums also help keep your
teeth and gums, so win-win.
2. Face Spa:
interesting way to expedite burning fat from the face is to give a spa
treatment to your face specifically. No, you don’t have to go to a real
spa. Just heat some water in a bowl until it is lukewarm and then apply
facial steam until your face starts to sweat. The sweat breaks down the
fat stored in the facial area and thus makes it easier to burn. Once
done, simply clean your face with a towel dipped in the lukewarm water.
Target the fatty areas on the face. Repeat this 10 times. It is also a
great way to get rid of dust particles and harmful pollutants stuck on
your skin as the steam opens up the pores and the wipe with towel cleans
any residue on the skin. You can do this every day before going to bed.
3. Face masks:
improve the health and liveliness of the skin, you can apply face masks
that not only rejuvenate your face but also burn down excess fat. To
prepare a face mask, you may use any of the following:
- Cocoa Butter
- Wheat Germ Oil
- Egg Whites
- Turmeric and Yoghurt
- Coconut Oil
of these items are rich in essential nutrients that help improve the
overall health of the skin. They keep the skin hydrated and prevent
sagging and other aging issues. As the skin gets healthier it fights off
fat easily and your face gets a radiant and vibrant look.
4. Eat the right food:
possible reason your face is putting on fat is that it is not receiving
the essential nutrients from your diet. Try the following superfoods to
boost your skin’s health:
Lemon and Honey: Lemon is an excellent
fat burner and combined with honey it becomes a miracle food. Squeeze a
lemon into a glass of warm water and add a spoon of honey to it. Drink
it on empty stomach for the next 10 days. The benefits will not only be
visible on the face but on the entire body. It is a great toxic
Almonds: A rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin
E, and vitamin B6, almonds are a powerhouse of essential nutrients for
the skin. It is a natural moisturiser and improves the elasticity of
your skin. Before going to bed, keep 10 almonds in a bowl filled with
water and consume the soaked almonds first thing in the morning.
Grain Cereals: Refined cereals are rich in sugar and carbohydrates that
add excess fat to the body and face. In order to reduce fat, the most
important change you can make to your diet is to replace refined cereals
with whole grain cereals that are low in fat and high in vitamins and
Melons: A rich source of vitamin C, melons, if
available, can be a great way to replace fatty foods in your diet.
Melons not only help in flushing toxins and fat from the body but also
keep you satiated to prevent you from consuming fatty foods.
Dairy products: Dairy products are rich in calcium that prevents water retention and thus reduces chubbiness around the face.
other foods that you should consider including in your diet include
green leafy vegetables, soybean, nuts, turmeric, and legumes. These
items are loaded with essential nutrients and are low in fat. An overall
calorie reduction and fat cut-down will ensure that you don’t gain any
new fat while you are beating down the existing fat on your face.
massage can be very useful in terms of cleansing and toning your face,
but you should take precautions for your face massage routine. Follow
the routine mentioned in the video below:
Use Chinese Jade Roller
roller has been used since ancient times in China by the rich and
affluent in fact a jade roller was almost compulsory for women form high
societies had to keep their face slim and shaped. Jade rollers are
pretty handy in improving your face skin and once you start losing face
fat following the above methods then using a jade roller will highly
benefit your skin.
Hairstyles to hide fat faces effectively
Apart from following the above tips, some hairstyle makeover can hide your fatty face and make it look slimmer and attractive –
– Get an asymmetrical hairstyle – short hair or same length hairstyles
are a blunder if you have chubby cheeks, they would make you look even
more chubbier so avoid that
2 – Get a layered hair cut – ask your
stylist to create layers that fall between chin and neck/shoulder. This
will very well hide your chubby cheeks, remember your hair should fall
below your chin
3 – If you have long hair, then get a layered cut
with side swept and long bands, this will definitely make your face look
4 – Try to create volume on top of your head, side bangs and layers can do this pretty well which suits fat faces quite well
5 – Center parting a strict no-no, this will make your face look round so try side parting
– If you want to get straight bangs which covers your forehead then
don’t, get them in angular manner this will hide your fat face better
DO’s and DON’Ts for the Next 10 Days
Stay hydrated: Drink at least eight glasses of water. Keep it simple, you need not drink supplemented water.
Get required rest: Sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours every day to prevent stress-related unhealthy junk-food consumption.
Eat right: Include calcium, vitamin, and Omega-3 fatty acid-rich food as mentioned earlier
Go salt-less for the next 10 days
calorie intake: Ensure that you cut down as much calorie as possible
from your diet over the next 10 days. Use a calculator to limit calorie
intake to 2400 for men and 2000 for women.
Engage in light cardio-exercises such as cycling, swimming, jogging, etc. for at least an hour for the next 10 days.
Walk for 1,000 steps after dinner before going to bed.
a new haircut: You may ask your hair stylist to give you a new haircut
that better suits your face structure and reduces the chubby look from
Don’t consume alcohol as it leads to water retention and adds fat to your face
Don’t consume junk food for the next 10 days to limit consumption of excess fat, sugar, and carbohydrates
jump to take any medication or nutrition supplement without consulting a
professional as they may be counterproductive or have serious
Avoid smoking as it reduces the health of the skin and makes you look chubby
nap in the afternoons or immediately after having dinner. Give yourself
at least 2 to 3 hours before going to bed post dinner.