How to Lose Facial Fat

short-chin-hair4Most of us want to lose either belly fat or just want lose fat overall, but i have got a lot of requests recently with people wanting how to lose fat in the face. This post will deal with what the realities are and i will even give you a few tips on what you can do.

I want to state from the beginning that spot reduction of fat (which is to lose fat in a specific area) through exercise or dieting or any means, is not possible. If we could target specific areas, fat loss would not be such a problem. Targeting thighs, a spare tire, flabby arms, or in this case a somewhat chubby face is not something we can do, so lets focus on what we can do.

Don’t be discouraged, the situations isn’t hopeless. How can we lose fat in the face? Here are some tips and tricks:

1. Diet, Nutrition and Exercise – lose overall body fat.

When we lose weight or fat we cant control where it goes from, so we tend to lose fat from over our whole bodies. Where you lose the fat from is unique to you, while i might lose fat in the face at the start, you might lose the fat from thighs. All i know is that usually, the stomach or abdomen is the last place.

If you are overweight, then a healthy diet along with regular workouts will burn fat from all areas, including your face. For some people the difference will be dramatic, for others less so, but all should enjoy some improvement in facial appearance. Remember: Spot fat loss through exercise isn’t possible, but fat loss is. So focus on losing overall fat and eventually it will go from the areas you want.

2. Hydrate.

Drinking eight big glasses of water a day has been proven to aid in weight loss. Sometimes when we think we’re hungry, our body is actually just thirsty. And when we dont drink enough water, the end result is that our body thinks we wont be getting any water soon so any extra liquid is retained. Drinking lots of water can take the edge off our “hunger” as well and keep us from overeating, thus helping us to lose fat.

This water retention, If you’re a woman–especially if you’ve just come through a pregnancy or are experiencing menopause–could be part of the problem. So drink up! There’s nothing like water.

3. Firming up your face.

I have heard people swear by facial exercise; others consider it silly and question it effectiveness. I personally don’t think it works. It won’t hurt to try it for a few weeks or a couple of months to see if it works for you. Remember, your aim here is to tighten and firm your skin.

Here are some example facial exercises to lose fat in the face:

Here’s one for firming up a double chin: Using the back (top) of your hand, slap/tap the bottom of your chin rapidly yet firmly a few times. Do this often, whenever you think of it. Whenever you have time.

Another one for the cheeks: Sit. Relax. Smile, keeping your lips closed. Now suck in your cheeks and hold them in while you count 8 seconds. Relax and repeat at least ten times. This is a good one to do while driving, as it requires no hands to perform. Another exercise for your cheeks is simply to smile as wide as you can (lips closed) as you imagine you are trying to touch your ears with the corners of your mouth.

4. Age.

This might sounds strange but this is one of the easiest ways to lose fat from the face — it only requires time!

If you’re in your teens, twenties or even thirties, your roundish face might be caused by baby fat that has yet to melt. Give it some time, and meanwhile be sure to work on reducing your overall body fat if need be. As people age they tend to lose a lot of their facial fat.

5. Misdirection.

A trick is to use misdirection to deceive. You can “lose” the fat in your face the same way — by misdirecting the viewer’s attention and by disguising the roundness.

Sorry, guys — these are women-only subterfuges … unless of course you are into makeup or have long hair.

If you have a double chin you want to camouflage, I’m told that adding some blush along your jaw line will do the trick. Start from just below your ears and brush it all the way to your chin, making sure to blend. If you also put a spot of white powder on the tip of the chin for a highlight, the overall effect will be dramatically slimming.

Similarly, to make your face look thinner, just brush bronzer over your cheekbones and temples, as well as under your chin. Boost the effect with white-powder highlights on chin tip, cheeks, forehead and the bridge or your nose.

But the most effective is to change your hairstyle to change the parts of your face that are emphasized. It works like a charm.

6.  Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery

Liposuction is an intrusive procedure. It can also be combined with ultrasound. As you probably know, liposuction involves making one or more small incisions in the skin, inserting tiny “vacuum hoses” and suctioning out the fat. It works particularly well on double chins and jowls, and can be used to “deflate” fat cheeks, too.

The other method is cosmetic surgery, the celebrities do it. Average people do it. For some, results are stupendous. For a few, they’re a nightmare. Botched jobs do happen. And in any case, facelifts and similar cosmetic procedures are expensive. So take care and do your research before you consider doing any of these procedures.

I hope you find these tips and ideas useful. At the end of the day, nothig beats losing fat overall in terms of safety and effectiveness. It just takes some hard work. But at the end of the day not only will you lose facial fat, you will also have a nice toned body to go with it.

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  1. visa says:

    I heard this from some Beautiful People gurus that if you want to firm under your chin, take your toung and curl it up to the roof of your mouth with lips closed then proceed to lean your head all the way back as to look at the ceiling, then look down. Repeat as often as you want through out the day.

  2. rekha says:

    hey, thnks tht i ve got some valuable tips frm u! Now i’m on it..! let me see how it goes out! then i ll get bk to u!

  3. manku says:

    I had this problem for a while..
    i am really happy with the results..thankyou god

    what worked for me is brisk walks and also regular cardio, essentially sweating a lot and the secret ingredient was chewing gum specially when am walking..gum is a great exercise for the jawline and after about 20 minutes you feel the workout right in your face :)
    this sped up my face reduction drastically and made my jawline pretty much that i am yet far from toning my body but my face helps me disguise it totally.

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