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How to get a slimmer face
& lose face fat 

The face is the part of our body that is always out there and can cause many insecurities. Having a rounder face can be frustrating because we all know how to exercise the body, but how can we exercise the face? There is a lot you can do to get a slimmer face without even leaving your sofa. But before we dive into it, let’s understand how and why some of us get extra chubby cheeks.

What makes a face look chubby in the first place? 

We all have fat compartments below the skin’s surface. However, the amount of fat these compartments store varies from person to person. Having some fat in the face is essential to provide volume and plumpness. But when in excess, it creates chubby cheeks and a double chin. The face has five layers of tissue, and two of them are fat layers, including subcutaneous fat and deep fat. Even when the subcutaneous layer of fat is thin, the deep fat layer can make your face look round.

The factors that can contribute to a puffy face and chubby cheeks are weight gain, genetics, hormonal changes, and aging.

Source: Allergan - "Facial aging flipchart", 2016 

HOW TO LOSE FACE FAT?

Integrating different aspects of your lifestyle will help you to lose body and face fat. Changing your diet and exercising more often will help you with weight loss, and weight loss can help shape your face.

What foods should you include in your diet to help your face slimming process?

  • Low sugar foods

    Most of us will agree that sugar is delicious. However, processed sugars are not healthy. Eating too much sugar can lead to low energy levels, inflammation, and weight gain. Sugar really is the villain when it comes to your daily calorie intake. Instead of unhealthy and high-calorie processed sugar foods, try to include in your diet low sugar alternatives. Substitute your fruit juice for coffee or tea and give DIY flavored water a try. It’s a game-changer.
  • Load up the veggies

    Veggies are a great source of fibers and vitamins. The good thing about veggies is that you can eat a ‘ton’ because they are low in calories and are filling. Veggies are loaded with essential nutrients needed to anti-oxidize the body and increase the metabolism, responsible for generating new skin tissue. Choose raw leafy greens to get the most vitamins and minerals.   
  • Get your proteins

    Lean protein is an important nutrient for reducing body and face fat. A high protein intake boosts metabolism, helps you feel satisfied and full of energy, encourages your digestive system to work properly, and discourages the body from burning muscle. Good sources of protein include sushi, eggs, and chicken. Sushi is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These acids encourage cell regeneration improving your skin and hair health.  

WHAT TO AVOID EATING TO HELP YOUR FACE SLIMMING PROCESS - THE 3 BIG NO’S

Salty foods

Excess salt is not only bad for your blood pressure, but it is also inflammatory and creates temporary fluid weight gain. What is surprising is that sometimes the foods we least expect are high in sodium. Soya sauce is one of those examples. Although soy sauce is low in calories and soybeans are healthy, the salt levels are too high, leading to inflamed skin and a puffy face.

Multi-grains

Two of the most recognizable multi-grain foods are bread and pasta, and we all know the consequences of eating these two in excess. The problem with multi-grains is that they can include several different types of refined grains. They have more carbs gram for gram, have fewer nutrients, and are higher in calories. All these calories will convert into fat easily.

Cut the sweets

Unfortunately, most foods available at the supermarket have some added sugar. Eating sugar will make your blood sugar levels spike. If you are considering substituting your sugar for sugar-free products to keep your blood sugar levels under control, be aware that many of these products contain unhealthy sugar alternatives that cause the same problem when eating carbohydrates, according to medicalnewstoday, which sends the body into fat-storing mode. PRO TIP: Always read the nutrition labels of the foods you buy. It will prevent you from buying foods high in sugar. 

EXERCISE YOUR FACE (AND BODY)

Cardiovascular exercises like walking and jogging are good for bodyweight loss, but is there anything you can do for your face? You can! Have you heard of face yoga?

Face firming and lifting exercises have been trending for a reason. They can be a great addition to keep your skin looking toned and firm.

INTRODUCING FACE YOGA

Face yoga is a sequence of face exercises that stimulate facial tissues, including muscles, skin, and the lymphatic system.

HOW TO DO FACE YOGA

Blow out exaggerated raspberries using not only your lips but cheeks as well. The bigger the vibration you make with your cheeks, the better to loosen up the muscles.  

Face yoga looks easy, but according to goodhousekeeping face yoga exercises, practitioners can start to see results after two months of daily practice (you can find the link to their full face exercises at the bottom of the article).

Face yoga is a great way to tone muscles. However, if you want fast and effective results, you should give microcurrent therapy a try.

WHAT IS MICROCURRENT THERAPY?

According to researchgate, microcurrents are similar to the electrical currents used in the body’s natural healing process. What Healthline calls a “painless way to take your face to the gym” is using similar electrical currents to what your body already uses to exercise the muscles and boost cell growth. Microcurrent therapy has “immediate benefits with absolutely no recovery time”, according to Graceanne Svendsen, LE, CME, licensed aesthetician. 

Microcurrent facials are very common skincare procedures and are basically a workout for the face. Treating the skin with microcurrent therapy helps to stimulate muscles and adenosine triphosphate (ATP), promotes cell growth, elastin production, and collagen development in the body and face. After treatment, your skin will feel tighter and smoother, you will feel less muscle tension, and wrinkles will be less visible. 

Benefits of Microcurrent Therapy 

  • Tightens & tones muscles
  • Firms & smooths skin
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Boosts elastin production
  • Improves skin texture
  • Reduces wrinkles

Microcurrent is not a new science. It has been around since the 70s, and is a popular anti aging skin treatment. This technology is recognized by the medical community to be effective and safe, giving skin a natural facelift.

The Ultimate Challenge - AGING 

The ultimate challenge we all face is aging. No matter how great your genes are, age-related changes, especially in the skin, are unavoidable to everyone. But why does the aging process affect the skin in such a drastic way? 

Signs of aging appear at every layer of the facial structure: skin, fat, muscle, and bone. 

When we get older, skin loses elasticity, leading to the appearance of saggy skin. Elastin and collagen are the compounds that give skin a youthful appearance. As we age, the production of these two compounds slows down, and skin loses the ability to bounce back. Muscles lose strength over time and start to sag, changing the contouring of the face and jawline definition. 

HOW TO REVERSE SIGNS OF AGING? 

Having a healthy lifestyle and practicing facial yoga will help you to prevent some aging concerns. However, when aging starts affecting the whole facial structure, you may need to add different skincare solutions to your daily beauty routine. Microcurrent therapy is one of the top recommendations and is effective at reducing signs of aging without requiring surgical intervention. 

Red Light Therapy 

Exposing the face and body to red light therapy can help treat scarring and has shown to be effective at reducing signs of aging. The natural red light penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin. The cells called mitochondria will absorb the light and produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The light will help cells to get more energy to repair, grow and replenish themselves. Red light therapy uses low levels of heat to treat the skin without hurting or burning the dermis. This gentle treatment is suitable for all skin types. 

Benefits of Red Light Therapy

  • Increases collagen production
  • Increases fibroblast production
  • Improves acne breakouts
  • Promotes healing
  • Improves skin texture
  • Reduces wrinkles

Radio frequency (RF) Therapy  

RF therapy is also known as non-surgical facial skin tightening. This technology tightens the face using safe energy waves that heat up the deeper layers of skin. The radiofrequency waves help to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin to repair damaged skin. This professional-grade technology helps to improve the appearance of saggy skin and fine lines giving a tighter and younger-looking skin. RF provides a warm and gentle sensation on the skin. It’s painless and effective.

WHAT WE THINK AT TOUCHBeauty

TOUCHBeauty brand has over 20 years of experience in the beauty and skincare industry. Our ultimate goal is to create beauty & skincare treatments based on science. We deliver safe and effective beauty solutions that can give you professional-level treatments from the comfort of your own home. 

When it comes to beauty, we believe that a healthy lifestyle will help to reveal beautiful and healthy skin. But sometimes, eating the right foods and doing the right exercise may not be enough to get the results you want or as fast as you want.   

That’s why we’ve put the best of science into our beauty devices to help you achieve your skin goals and bring your confidence back. 

TOUCHBeauty TRIFECTA - Facial Toning Kit 

TRIFECTA is a versatile microcurrent and light therapy skincare device that can help you to exercise your face. It features three different attachments to tone, sculpt, clear, and brighten the skin. This device boosts collagen and promotes skin firmness.    

TOUCHBeauty HALO - Powerful Rejuvenating System 

HALO is a powerful anti-aging skincare system. This device was designed with one thing in mind, rejuvenating the skin. It features microcurrent, RF (radiofrequency), red light therapy, and infrared to help you get firmer, tighter, and smoother skin. 

THE BOTTOM LINE 

Slimming your face is not a mission impossible type of situation. You just need to understand how to target the fat on your face.

A healthy lifestyle, face exercises, and skincare therapy such as microcurrent, radiofrequency, and red light therapy will help you to achieve your goal of getting a slimmer, more contoured face. 

References

https://www.businessinsider.com/heres-the-difference-between-whole-wheat-and-multigrain-bread-2017-7
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Schematic-of-the-superficial-and-deep-fat-compartments-The-superficial-layer-is-composed_fig8_329622235
https://www.oatext.com/anatomy-and-aging-of-cheek-fat-compartments.php https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/g26828923/face-yoga-exercises/
https://copdo.com/wp-content/uploads/Facial-Aging-Flipchart.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126803/
https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/radio-frequency-skin-tightening