Chin fat can be annoying, especially when you look back on a photo and notice the appearance of your face is a little rounder than you'd like. It can be demoralizing. Thankfully, you can get rid of chin, neck and face fat without going under the knife.
Here at HealthyTop10s, we pride ourselves on providing great advice for a healthier lifestyle. Read on to understand the science behind face fat and learn how to remove it in a natural manner!
There are basically 2 reasons for a round face:
Here are 10 ways you can get a slimmer face, without resorting to surgery or a life of trying to ignore the issue!
As mentioned earlier, face fat is often caused by bloatedness and the extra weight. You can start by doing moderate cardio workouts for up to 30-45 minutes per day, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
A good cardio workout requires increasing your heart rate to at least 60 percent of your maximum heart rate. Reaching this state will trigger your body to burn fat and help you lose weight. If you find this activity boring, then you might be surprised to know that you have plenty of options to choose from. You can attend aerobic classes, play tennis with friends, or jog with your dog. Anything at all to help you get active!
You also need to do some strength training at least twice a week. Weight-bearing exercise allows your body to build muscle, which results in increased metabolism and fat burn. Doing this regularly will also tone your muscles, making you look leaner and better. Lastly, a healthy and balanced diet will significantly drop your weight and body fat. The fat buildup around your face will gradually lessen and bring out a better face shape.
Make-up can be your best friend, as well. You can emphasize your best facial features by contouring. Make-up artists usually highlight the jaw line, nose, and cheekbones to make your face slimmer. Another way to make your face look slimmer is to have the right haircut for your face shape. Visit your favorite hairstylist and ask them what haircut will work best with your face. Try searching online for a celebrity with a similar face shape as you, and ask your hairstylist to copy it.
If you want to look slimmer and more glamorous, then you will need to practice proper posture and carry yourself with confidence. People find confident individuals the most attractive, so chin-up and walk proud.
Facial exercises might not significantly get rid of face fat, but they are still helpful in toning the face and neck area. This is important to understand!
Your neck and face muscles are just like any other muscle - you can do exercises to shape and tone them!
There are plenty of facial exercises that you can do, anytime and anywhere you wish. Let's take a look at 7 to get you started!
Lie on your bed with your face up and your neck on the edge. Allow your head to relax while hanging. Slowly lift your neck by contracting the muscles in the area, and curl your head toward your chest. Remember to keep your shoulders flat on the bed as you do the movement. Hold this position for about 10 seconds, and slowly go back to the starting position.
The entire movement will count as one repetition. You need to do two repetitions to complete one set. Do three sets per session, but make sure to sit up between sets to avoid dizziness. In case you feel dizzy, slowly bring your body to a comfortable sitting position between each repetition. It might feel uncomfortable at first, but you will eventually get the hang of it.
Tilt your head back while you sit with your back straight and shoulders relaxed. This position will cause you to look at the ceiling. The next step would be to press your tongue flat forcefully against the roof of your mouth, and then slowly lower your chin to your chest.
Always perform this exercise with your back straight. Avoid rounding your back during the movement. You should feel the front of your neck and your chin contract. Return to the starting position by relaxing your tongue, and straightening your neck. Do 20 repetitions to complete one set every day.
You can do this exercise while on a standing or sitting position. Simply stick out your lower lip to form a pout. Extend it as far as you can, and hold the contraction for one second before using the muscles at the front of your neck to lower your chin to the chest.
Keep your back straight during the movement. Hold this position for another second, and then return to the starting position by relaxing your lips and straightening your neck. Do 20 repetitions to complete the set.
Let your arms hang at your sides as you stand tall. Tilt your head back and then attempt to kiss the ceiling by sticking out your lips and extending them as far as you can. You should feel your chin and neck muscles tightening as you do this movement. Hold the position for five seconds before relaxing your lips and lowering your chin to return to the starting position. Do two sets of 15 repetitions each.
Straighten your back by elongating your spine while in a standing or seated position. Slowly rotate your head using your chin, so it completes a full circle. If your neck feels uncomfortable during the movement, you can do semicircles, instead. Make sure to keep your shoulders relaxed during the entire exercise. Complete 10 repetitions per session, but remember to repeat in the opposite direction.
You can do this chin toning workout while in a standing or seated position. Simply do the movement by elongating your spine for a straight back, and move your jaws up and down (as if you are chewing). Remember to keep your lips locked together as you inhale through your nose, and exhale while humming.
Open your mouth as wide as you can after exhaling, but do this while pressing the tip of your tongue gently against the back of your bottom teeth. The entire movement should take around 90 seconds to complete one repetition. Do two.
This workout is great in building muscles in your chin. You can do this chin toning exercise in a standing or seated position. The first step would be to open your mouth as wide as possible, and stick your tongue out with your best effort.
You should feel your neck and chin muscles tighten during the movement. Hold your tongue out for 10 seconds, before slowly returning to the starting position. Complete 10 repetitions per session.
You should keep your tongue clean since you will be looking at it quite often with all of these tongue exercises. :)
You do not need to go under the knife in order to have a slimmer face. Some people have been blessed with face shapes that allow them to maintain a slim jawline effortlessly. You can still, however, achieve the beautiful cheek, jawline and chin area that you deserve by following the tips above. Always remember that confidence is the key to being attractive. And finally, you will be surprised at how much attention you will get just by moving with confidence!
Growing up as a kid who played outside, Samantha enjoys an active lifestyle and emphasizes health as a key component to her life. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others so that anybody can live a healthy life. On the weekends, you can find her hiking around Southern California!