Lose weight in face is one of the most Googled search terms when it comes to weight loss. It seems that there are thousands of us striving to find the key to our ultimate weight loss dilemma – how can you lose weight from your face?
Well, the bad news is there is no real way to target weight loss to just one part of your body. That includes your face! Which means the best way to lose weight in your face is to lose weight overall. And the best way to achieve this is (you guessed it!) through exercise and a balanced, healthy diet.
But there’s some good news too. While our experts point out that you can’t specifically target your face when losing weight, PT Carly Yue has some reassuring words on the exercise front! “You’ll usually lose fat from your face first,” she reveals. So stick to your chosen exercise and diet plan and you should see the results you want sooner rather than later!
So, what else do the experts recommend for people looking to lose weight in their face? Here’s what they said…
Lucy Locket Loves, Personal Trainer, Fitness & Nutrition Coach, says:
“Make sure you’re super hydrated and drinking enough water – water plays such a vital role in weight loss and tracking your water intake will not only help your shift the pounds but also do wonders for you skin at the same time, helping you glow!”
It’s all about the inside out!
Wellbeing coach and fitness ambassador Stuart Pilkington says that diet should be your number one priority when it comes to weight loss:
“Your skin condition can transform the appearance of your skin. Creams don’t cut it. Your body repairs from the inside out and only a diet rich in nutrients and minerals can reduce blemishes, swelling and excess water, all of which give the appearance of a bigger face. Focus on green vegetables and healthy fats such as avocado, almonds and walnuts.”
Get some weight behind it
Kay Justice, personal trainer at KJ Nutrition & Fitness points out: “Losing weight in your face is something you can’t do without seeing a change in the rest of your body. Cardio exercise is great to burn fat so doing this you’ll definitely see a change. However, once you end your cardio session the fat burning ends too. To continue burning fat after you’ve exercised you need to put in some sessions with weights. By building your muscle mass you naturally increase your metabolic rate so your body ticks over at a greater rate, burning calories faster.”
Personal trainer, nutritionist and fitness author Carly Yue suggests cutting back on alcoholic drinks… If you don’t want to cut it out entirely, scale back on those glasses of red and cheeky G&Ts and you’ll start to see results. “Cut down on alcohol which makes your cheeks and face puffy and swollen” Carly says.
Try a facial work out!
John O Neill, personal trainer at Club Vitae gym, Clayton Hotel Limerick, points out that with so many muscles in your face, certain exercises can actually help you tone up. Here are John’s top tips for toning those facial muscles:
“The human face typically has 43 muscles. The following exercises will help to tone up 40 or so muscles in your face to give it a slimmer appearance…
- To tone the muscles around your mouth, say X and O in a row. This exercise makes your facial muscles contract and move. Do this exercise daily, repeating it as many times as you can.
- Help get rid of chubby cheeks by toning your cheek muscles. All you have to do is make a fish face by sucking in your cheeks. Repeat 20 times every day for positive results.
- Get all your facial muscles working by opening your mouth widely and roundly. Hold the position for 5 seconds and relax. Repeat up to 30 times over a day.
- Fill your mouth with air so that your face looks fat and round. Keeping your lips closed, move the air in your mouth from side to side. Do this for 5 minutes over a day.
- With facial massage you can lose considerable amount of fat from your face by regular facial massage. It enhances oxygen and blood circulation which, in turn, helps tighten your skin.”
Try a Strawberry Lift treatment
This treatment is specifically designed to get rid of the dreaded double chin, by using a laser to combat excess fat around the face and jowls. Completely non-surgical, non-invasive, pain-free and with zero downtime, the Strawberry Lift treatment has a legion of celebrity fans, including supermodel Lisa Snowdon.
“When I started my beauty blog I wanted to share with the world what makes me glow,” she reveals. “Well, Strawberry Lift is definitely a treatment that does just that!
“I couldn’t believe when I heard there was a non-invasive treatment that works to both define the jawline and contour the cheekbones with absolutely no surgery, needles or pain involved. There was absolutely no downtime and I felt very relaxed during the whole procedure.”