How to Get Rid of Chubby Cheeks and Lose Facial Fat

May 22, 2017

Many of you may envy Angelina Jolie for her perfectly sculpted cheekbones or Johnny Depp for his sharply defined jaw line.

This is not to say that fuller faces are undesirable. Many people love the look of a fuller face that is healthy and has a natural glow to it.

However, there is a difference between a healthy, plump face and one that is storing excess fat. When it is the latter, you need to buckle down and address the situation.

If you are generally overweight and concerned about the weight on your face, you need to start working out. Your facial fat may disappear with the rest of your body fat.

However, it might not be as simple for everyone. Many of you may find that no matter how hard you try, you are unable to lose the fat on your face, especially the fat that settles in your cheeks and gives you a bloated appearance.

Some people are just predisposed to accumulating facial fat. Many times, it is just in your genes, and many times, your biological makeup just chooses certain areas of your body and decides these target areas would cling to fat most dearly.

Well, it’s hard luck, but not all hope is lost. You can still take steps to tone your face and give it the shape you desire.

Here are some exercises you can perform to get rid of chubby cheeks and lose facial fat fast.

1. Cheekbone Roll Exercise

 

    

 

This exercise is a popular component of face-yoga routines. It especially targets the fat that accumulates around the cheeks.

It is particularly effective for those who are aging and tend to attract facial fat, too. In such people, the facial tissues that would otherwise sag and make the face look thin collect on top of the facial fat, and make the face look excessively chubby.

This exercise also promotes blood circulation to the cheeks, flushing them with a red hue and making them appear youthful.

After a few days of performing this exercise, your mid-face will tighten up and appear more chiseled.

  1. Place your index fingers on the depression slightly under your cheekbones, so your fingertips are aligned vertically with your pupils and horizontally with your nostrils.
  2. Begin rotating your fingertips firmly in a clockwise motion.
  3. Keep rotating for 60 seconds.
  4. Do this exercise whenever you can. Do it at least twice daily.

2. Air-Puffing Exercise

 

    

 

This exercise targets the muscles around your lips and your cheekbones, moving them around, making them work and gradually thinning them down. It elongates the facial muscles and tightens them.

It may take a little while to feel comfortable with this exercise but, when performed regularly, it is one of the most effective ways of eliminating facial fat.

  1. Close your mouth with your lips turned inward.
  2. Blow air into your mouth, so the areas over and under your lips puff out. Maintain this position for 10 seconds.
  3. Shift the air to the undersides of your left cheek and maintain the position for 10 seconds.
  4. Shift the air to your right cheek and hold for another 10 seconds.
  5. Repeat 10 to 20 times.
  6. Do this exercise at least twice daily.

 

3. Fish-Face Exercise

 

     

 

This is an easy and wonderful exercise for tightening the cheekbones by pulling them and elongating the facial muscles to stimulate and tone them.

  1. Consciously and firmly suck your cheeks inside your mouth and pucker your lips outward. At this point, your face should appear like a fish’s face.
  2. Maintain this position for 30 seconds, take a break, breathe out, and repeat for 30 seconds more.
  3. Repeat 10 times per session.
  4. Perform this exercise as many times as you can in a day. Do it at least twice daily.

4. Fish-Blow Exercise

 

      

 

This is a reverse method to the previously described exercise, and requires you to work your facial muscles in the opposite direction.

By blowing your cheeks outward, you further stimulate the facial muscles, allowing them to expand and churn the fat that has been sitting idle around the apples of your cheeks.

  1. Blow air into your mouth, pushing both your cheeks outward.
  2. Maintain this position for 30 seconds.
  3. Relax, and blow out your cheeks again for another 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 10 times per session.
  5. Perform this exercise as many times as you can in a day. Do it at least twice daily.

5. Push-and-Smile Exercise

 

      

 

This exercise requires you to gently push your cheeks back and smile to spread out the muscles and exercise the fat to banishment.

The stretch should be gentle, in order to prevent aggravating and intensifying any wrinkles that may be forming. The smile will further lift those cheeks up and tone the jaw and cheekbones.

  1. Gently stretch your face around the cheekbones back with your palms.
  2. Smile wide and big.
  3. Hold this position for 5 seconds, release the smile with your palms still stretching your cheeks, and repeat smiling 10 times for 5 seconds each.
  4. Relax your hands and repeat the exercise 5 times per session.
  5. Do two sessions of this exercise daily.

6. Tongue Tease Exercise

 

       

 

This exercise also flexes your facial muscles and spreads them out. This stimulates the fat and exercises it away.

  1. Stick out your tongue while consciously pulling your cheeks back firmly. Your cheekbone area should feel tight at this point.
  2. Maintain this position for 10 seconds, then relax.
  3. Repeat 20 times per session.
  4. Perform this exercise as many times as you can in a day. Do it at least twice daily.
  5.  Exercises for the Chin and Jaw

    1. Chin-Enhancing Exercise

  6. One of the worst affected points when fat accumulates on the face is the area where your chin and neck merge. A double, often triple, chin is one of the most undesirable fats and a clear sign of unhealthy fat buildup.

    This exercise stimulates and works the muscles in the chin and shapes your jaw.

    1. Hold your face and neck upright and lift your neck toward the ceiling for 1 second, then bring it down again so you are back to looking straight ahead.
    2. Repeat this up-and-down movement 20 times.
    3. Perform this exercise as many times as you can in day. Do it at least twice daily.

    2. Toothless Exercise

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  8. This exercise stretches the jaw and pulls the chin muscles in, working them hard and exercising the flab, gradually decreasing it.
    1. Lift your head toward the ceiling.
    2. Pull both your upper and lower lips inward, as you would if you were imitating an old person without dentures. Make sure you can feel your neck and chin muscles tighten. You should feel strain around your jaw.
    3. Hold this position for 10 seconds, then release.
    4. Repeat 20 times.
    5. Perform this exercise as many times as you can in day. Do it at least twice daily.

    3. Head-Rotating Exercise

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  10. This is a great exercise that engages your entire head and puts it to work, targeting your chin and jaw area.

    This exercise, when performed regularly, effectively reduces the fat in the chin area and stretches and tones the chin muscles for a firmer under-jaw.

    It also stimulates blood circulation and gives you more energy to keep at your workout.

    1. Look straight ahead and close your eyes.
    2. Tilt your head to the side, slowly taking it up so your face points toward the ceiling, then tilting it to the left, ultimately bringing it down and repeating the process again from the right.
    3. Perform this rotation 10 times, then relax.
    4. Repeat 10 more times.
    5. Do this exercise twice daily.

    Since these aren’t excessively strenuous exercises, you can perform any of these as many times as you like each day. If you are so inclined, you can also chalk out a routine combining some or all of these exercises to perform at a specific time of the day.

    Additional Tips

    • Cut down on processed foods, fried foods and foods with high sodium content that causes bloating through water retention. Eat more whole foods and foods high in fiber. Green vegetables and fruits are essential. A healthy diet is key to reducing overall body fat and helps you lose the fat on your face, too.
    • Avoid eating anything right before bed. Make sure you get some physical exercise between dinner and bedtime. A relaxed stroll works just fine.
    • Cut down on sugary and carbonated drinks, and drink plenty of water to keep your face flushed of toxins that make weight loss difficult.
    • Engage in more physical activity. Work out at the gym; do some aerobic exercises like jogging, running, swimming or dancing; and always take the stairs.
    • Smile a lot! It flexes the face and jaw muscles and helps keep them toned.


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