Weight gain sits differently on each of us, and if wishes were horses, we (women) would all want that body fat to rest on our hips, buttocks, and boobs proportionately but sadly this isn’t always the case. Instead, rebellious body fat often decides to slip into the belly, arms and as if that isn’t stressful enough, you even add weight on your face. Many women struggle with how to lose weight in general and losing weight from your face seems even harder. So how can you lose face fat fast? Surely, it’s nothing contouring and highlighting cannot solve but it gets to a point when you want that face to breathe from all the layering of makeup. That’s where you start seeking for a true solution to losing that adamant layer of fat on your face. Here are 7 tips to help you lose face fat and they’re actually quite simple…
Try facial exercise
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You might wonder if facial exercises are a thing and do they really work? The answer is, yes they do. They help tone the facial muscles and burn fat on the cheeks and smoothen the neck. Did I mention they also work on aging marks? I just heard you breathe a sigh of relief, yes! There’s still hope.
Watch: How to lose weight from your face (Video)
Limit carbs intake to lose face fat
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It sounds fashionable but cutting down on carbs is something to consider if you want to lose weight on your face. Especially refined carbohydrates like white flour, white rice, white bread, pastries, pasta, sodas, snacks, sweets, breakfast cereals, and added sugars. Heartbreaking? Yes but it’s worth it. Save it for the occasional eating. You should also opt for alternatives of carbohydrate food sources such as brown rice and oatmeal bread.
Limit processed foods intake
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Several studies have linked processed foods and drinks with increased risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Avoid processed foods as much as possible and consume whole foods such as fresh vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats instead. A diet that is high in trans-fats, fast food, and sugary drinks leads to general weight gain by causing your blood sugar to spike and signaling the body to store up fat, which eventually shows up in the face.
Use de-puffing tools
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There are various facial de-puffing tools available in the market right now. A jade roller is one of the most popular options. They help reduce facial fat simply by rolling it around the face, especially the cheek area.
Video: how to use a jade roller
Avoid consumption of inflammatory foods
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Certain vegetable and seed oils, which are used in some processed foods, are known to cause an inflammatory response in the body. Some point to vegetables like tomatoes, aubergine, peppers—all part of the nightshade family (Solanaceae)—as possible culprits when it comes to facial swelling. Fill your diet with anti-inflammatory foods such as turmeric, oily fish, blueberries, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kale. To aid good gut health, you could also add probiotic foods to your diets, such as sourdough bread, natural yogurt, kefir, miso, and sauerkraut.
Get some more sleep and automatically lose weight on face
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Sleep deprivation is a one-way ticket to eye bags and a puffy face but deeper than that is the connection between an unhealthy sleep pattern and hormones. When you don’t get enough sleep it triggers the release of certain hormones which automatically increases your appetite. Now you can see the link between insomnia and midnight snacking, and ultimately, weight gain. The solution? Get a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Playing catch up with your sleep will not easily reverse the damage caused by losing hours of sleep each night.
Avoid excessive drinking
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The reason why you might be adding weight on your face could be alcohol-related because alcohol is basically sugar and calories and it also leaves the face bloated. Avoid daily consumption of alcohol and if you must, a glass a day is fine. Anything more could be tilting towards excessive drinking. Need a much better alternative that will actually help you lose weight from your face? Drink more water! When the body is dehydrated, our organs react by trying to hold on to as much water as possible. When dehydration leads to water retention, the most visible sign of the cycle is a puffy face, especially when we wake up. Women are advised to drink 10-11 cups of water from fluid and non-fluid sources daily, while men need 15-16 cups for healthy functioning and weight loss.