These may be creative fixes…but they’re not long-term strategies. 91% of women are dissatisfied with the appearance of their face, and we don’t think you should be part of that number anymore. Read on to find out how to lose a chubby face.
Let’s be honest, it’s impossible to hide your face from the world, which makes unwanted chubby cheeks a constant source of stress and anxiety for women who have tried every diet under the sun to lose a little weight.
And if you’ve been on the dieting train, we’ve got some bad news – diets are a proven way to pack ON the pounds, with up to 95% of women reporting weight gain following a diet.
But it’s not all bad news. Because while diets aren’t the most effective way to make chubby cheeks go away, there are alternative methods you can use, and we’ve rounded up our favorites to help you move towards slimmer, more defined cheeks.
Chubby Cheek Hack #1 – Practice Facial Exercises for Face Contouring
Face Yoga has become a wellness buzzword in 2021, but there’s more to this innovative beauty and skincare regime than a hashtag or YouTube video.
Just as you hit the gym to strengthen muscles and lift them into place (think tighter forearms or a firmer butt), facial exercises help to tighten and lift the muscles of your face. By targeting your cheeks specifically (which we’ll show you how below) you can lift saggy and drooping cheeks, add definition, and lose chubby cheeks all at once.
Best of all, you only need 20 to 30 minutes a day to start seeing seriously impressive results.
Mouth the letters ‘x’ and ‘o’ silently, but focus on fully articulating the movement and extending your lips as far as they’ll go.
Repeat this facial exercise 15 times for maximum results towards making chubby cheeks go away. Shaping these letters helps to force your mouth to move in unconventional ways and strengthen surrounding muscle, helping to slim and trim those cheeks.
The “Fish Lips”
Pull your cheeks inwards, like a fish, and hold this tension for 3 to 5 seconds. Repeat this movement 10 times for the most benefits. By pulling your cheeks inwards you’re helping to strengthen and tone your cheeks for a slimmer overall appearance.
Chubby Cheek Hack #2 – Drink Cold Water to Speed up Your Metabolism
We all know that water is vital to feeling happy and healthy (your body is up to 60% water afterall), but it’s not drinking endless gallons of water that can help reduce chubby cheeks, but how and when you drink it.
For example, scientific studies have shown a link between upping your water intake and losing those extra pounds. This is because your body often mistakes ‘thirst’ for ‘hunger’, leading you to the pantry or fridge for a snack when your body really needs H2O.
Studies have also shown that drinking half a liter of cold water can increase metabolism for up to 30 minutes, helping you burn fat and prevent the weight from settling under your cheeks in the first place.
Drinking more water also helps flush out your system, washing away those harmful toxins that live in your skin, promoting healthy fluid circulation, and stopping the excess fluid from sitting in your cheeks and leaving you looking like a pufferfish.
Chubby Cheek Hack #3 – Lower Your Salt Intake to Reduce Puffy Cheeks
It’s tough to keep track of every ingredient in the food you eat, but try to watch out for foods that are high in sodium.
The problem with sodium, the primary ingredient in salt at 60%, is that it can cause fluid retention which leads to puffiness and swelling in your cheeks (giving you that ‘chipmunk’ look you’d rather avoid).
In contrast, by cutting out excess sodium you can slim those cheeks and get rid of chubby cheeks fast. To put your salt intake into perspective, the average woman gets roughly 70% of her salt intake from food eaten OUTSIDE the home.
That means it’s takeaway food, restaurants, and processed food from the shops that are contributing to chubby cheeks. While there’s no need to drastically change your diet (as this will only lead you to unwanted weight gain), try to cook more meals at home using fresh, healthy ingredients and cut back on takeaway.
Not only will this help you get rid of chubby cheeks faster, but you’ll be saving money too!
How Do I Get Rid of Chubby Cheeks from Home?
Let’s be honest, the world is a chaotic place right now.
Whether you’re looking to stay home and save money on your beauty and skincare routine, or you’re waiting for life to get back to normal following the pandemic, it helps to know you can burn cheek fat and slim chubby cheeks without stepping foot outside your door.
While drinking more water and reducing your sodium intake are small lifestyle changes, the most drastic (and long lasting) benefits come through facial exercises that restore fitness to your cheek muscles, stretching the outer skin layer taut, and reducing bloat and cheek fat.
And as slim faces tend to look older, while fuller faces are more attractive and aesthetically pleasing, the right facial exercise program is designed to make you look and feel younger.