How to Get Rid of Face Fat: Tips and Tricks
When we talk about physical appearance, our faces are usually the first point of contact. With the trend of chiselled jawlines and high cheekbones, losing facial fat has become a common goal for many. Shedding face fat, however, may seem daunting but with the right techniques and approach, it is achievable. Let’s explore the ways to help reduce face fat.
Understanding Facial Fat
Facial fat is often a result of several factors including genetics, aging, diet, and overall body fat. Genetics may predispose some people to have fuller faces or carry more weight in their cheeks. As we age, we lose muscle and collagen which leads to sagging skin and can give the impression of facial fat. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and high body fat can also contribute to a fuller face.
Healthy Diet and Hydration
The face is a mirror to your diet. Overconsumption of processed foods, salt, and alcohol can lead to water retention, which often shows up on the face.
Opt for a balanced diet rich in lean protein, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables. Foods rich in Vitamin C and E can help decrease puffiness and improve skin elasticity. Hydration is equally important, as it helps flush out toxins and reduce bloating.
Regular physical activity not only helps to lose weight but can also contribute to a slimmer face. Cardiovascular exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming can effectively burn calories and reduce overall body fat. Although you cannot target face fat loss specifically, reducing total body fat will also reflect on your face.
While facial exercises might not prevent fat loss directly, they can strengthen facial muscles, and improve muscle tone and appearance. Try these exercises:
Cheek Puff Exercise:
Take a deep breath and hold the air in your cheeks. Push the air from one cheek to another, like swishing mouthwash in your mouth. Do this for a few minutes before exhaling.
Chin Lift Exercise:
Look up towards the ceiling and try to kiss the sky. This can help stretch and tone the muscles around the chin.
If changing your lifestyle doesn’t work, you can get medical treatments like liposuction or buccal fat removal to reduce facial fat. These are surgical procedures, however, and should be considered as a last resort after trying lifestyle changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I lose face fat in a week?
While it’s unrealistic to expect drastic changes within a week, maintaining a balanced diet, keeping hydrated, reducing salt and alcohol intake, and regular exercise can start showing results over time.
What foods make the face fat?
Processed foods, sugary drinks, alcohol, and salty foods can contribute to facial fat by causing water retention and increasing overall body fat.
Why is my face getting fat but not my body?
This could be due to genetics, aging, or due to certain medical conditions. In such cases, a consultation with a medical professional is advised.
Can you lose fat from just your face?
You cannot target weight loss in just one part of the body, including the face. Losing weight generally can reduce fat from the face as well.
Can ice burn face fat?
Some people believe that applying ice to the face can reduce fat. They claim that it improves blood flow and removes toxins. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this.
In conclusion, getting rid of face fat involves a combination of dietary changes, regular exercise, and facial exercises. While there’s no quick fix, with consistency and patience, you can start to see results over time.
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin
Prof. Dr. Karaaltin acquired his medical degree in Medicine from Istanbul University, in the English-learner Branch, and ranked 12 out of 25.000 medical doctors, in the National Turkish Examination.