Losing weight can be frustrating, especially if you have specific areas you want to target like your face or abdomen.
While you can’t “spot burn” fat, there are things you can do to make your face look slimmer and more toned. Here’s how to lose weight in your face.
Get a Health Checkup
There are many health conditions that can cause a round or puffy face. Thyroid disease, Lupus, and some medications can cause weight gain and water retention in the face. Make an appointment to see your doctor and get a complete checkup including blood work to rule out any health problems.
Change your Diet
Removing certain things from your diet like salt and sugar can help reduce water retention, which can lead to swelling in the face.
Excess sugar also causes inflammation and this can lead to other health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes.
Both of these conditions can cause swelling of the arms, legs, and face.
Avoid eating too many packaged foods. Instead, opt for whole foods like fresh veggies and whole grains which are low in both salt and sugar.
Also, read the labels on any packaged foods you buy. Many of these foods have added sugars and excess sodium.
Water helps the body detox and flush waste products that can cause inflammation and swelling everywhere, including the face. Be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water per day to stay hydrated. You’ll need to drink more on days you exercise or do any vigorous activity, especially if it’s hot.
Get Plenty of Rest
It’s called beauty rest for a reason. Damaged tissue is repaired and dead cells and other cellular waste is removed while you sleep. Not getting enough sleep causes your face to become puffy and swollen because the body doesn’t have time to finish the healing process.
Try Facial Exercises
Giving the facial muscles a work out can help tone the face, making it look slim and toned.
Facial Yoga has become quite popular.
But there are also facial exercises taught by Facial Magic’s Rowland.
The facial workout consists of 18 exercises that use isometric contraction and resistance and take about 35 seconds each.
If you’ve already lost weight, you may have excess skin around your face, making it look round and overweight.
If this is the case, a face lift may be an option. But there are also non-surgical options such as Botox or Kybella. Botox can tighten the muscles, making the face look more toned.
Kybella actually dissolves fat cells in the skin below the jaw, getting rid of that “third chin.”
These simple tips will help you tone your facial muscles and reduce swelling, giving you a more vibrant and youthful appearance. But be sure to check with your doctor before starting a weight loss plan.