How to Get Rid of Facial Fat, Double Chins and Chubby Cheeks!

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When it comes to appearance, the face is by far the most remarkable body part that others notice first. It is not enough just to pamper your skin externally; a chiseled jaw line and high cheek bones are the trends at the moment that define the face and give it a sharp edge. Facial exercises for toning the face are equally important as physical exercises that help in weight loss and toning the body. Bid adieu to chubby cheeks and the dreaded double chin naturally with these easy facial exercises.

The sagginess of the chin that is caused mainly due by increasing age, loss of collagen and excessive weight is called a double chin. Thankfully, the chin and neck can be toned effectively with these face exercises without the need for surgery.

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

The blowing air exercise helps in working almost all the facial and neck muscles and is one of the effective face exercises to reduce double chin and get rid of chubby cheeks. It targets the cheeks, jaws and neck muscles and tones them to provide a natural face lift to give a leaner appearance.

 

  1. Sit on a chair with your spine straight,
  2. tilt your head back as much as you can so that you face the ceiling,
  3. pucker your lips and blow out air from your mouth.
  4. Continue for 5 to 10 seconds and relax.
  5. Repeat it 15 to 20 times at a stretch for best results.

3. Fish-Face Exercise

The fish face exercise, also known as the “smiling fish face” is an easy and one of the best facial exercises for cheeks that you can do anywhere you like while watching T.V, taking a shower or reading your favorite book. This exercise helps in toning and stretching the cheek muscles and reducing the flabbiness.

  1. Simply suck in your cheeks and lips as we use to do as kids and form a fish face.
  2. Now try smiling
  3. Hold the posture for 5 seconds, you will feel the burn in your cheeks and jaws.
  4. Now relax and again repeat it 15 to 20 times at a stretch for best results.

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. Mouthwash Exercise

The mouthwash move is a simple face exercise that helps in stretching and working the cheek muscles and reduces flabbiness of cheeks. It helps to strengthen and build the cheek muscles and also helps in reducing double chin.

  1. Start by sitting in a comfortable position
  2. Now fill up one of your cheeks with air and transfer the air from one cheek to another as you would do with mouthwash.
  3. Continue it for 1 minute and relax.
  4. Repeat it 5 to 10 times at a stretch for best results.

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. Blowing Air Exercise

The blowing air exercise helps in working almost all the facial and neck muscles and is one of the effective face exercises to reduce double chin and get rid of chubby cheeks. It targets the cheeks, jaws and neck muscles and tones them to provide a natural face lift to give a leaner appearance.

  1. Sit on a chair with your spine straight, tilt your head back as much as you can so that you face the ceiling
  2. Pucker your lips and blow out air from your mouth.
  3. Continue for 5 to 10 seconds and relax.
  4. Repeat it 15 to 20 times at a stretch for best results.

Exercises for the Chin and Jaw

1. Chin-Enhancing Exercise

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. Tip neck backwards and look up towards the ceiling. With the mouth opened as wide as you can possibly make it (think “size of an orange”).
  2. Raise and lower the lower jaw in an open-and-close motion 12 times.
  3. Now relax your mouth and neck back to center, and tip the neck backwards again to the left, so that you are looking up towards the ceiling on an angle.
  4. Repeat the above exercise 12 times in this position.
  5. Then relax your face and neck back to center, and tip the neck backwards to the right, so that you are looking up towards the ceiling on the reversed angle.
  6. Repeat the exercise again 12 times, and relax.
  7. Accomplish these 3 sets of 12 once daily.

2. Toothless Exercise

This exercise stretches the jaw and pulls the chin muscles in, working them hard and exercising the flab, gradually decreasing it.

  1. Cover your upper lip with your lower lip.
  2. Tip head back, so that you are looking up at the ceiling, and force a smile with our lower lip, stretching the corners of the mouth towards the ears for a count of 5 seconds.
  3. Relax the face and neck to center, and repeat.
  4. Do this 5 times.

As you accomplish this exercise once daily, you will begin to see results in one week’s time.

3. Head-Rotating Exercise

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.
  • Keep yourself hydrated. A bloated face might be a result of dehydration.
  • Plan a diet low in fat and sugar and high in fruits and vegetables.
  • Don’t forget to eat breakfast to boost up your metabolism for weight loss.
  • Say no to alcohol and smoking.
  • Keep yourself active and perform 30 minutes of physical activity on a daily basis.
  • Don’t compromise on your eight hours of restful sleep.

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