The festive period is often celebrated with excess, and who could blame us? With the endless feasting and boozing during Christmas and New Year celebrations, that has become an unavoidable part of holiday parties. Of course, most of us have come to dread the all too familiar, morning-after puffiness caused by one too many nights of partying.
Puffy cheeks can change the entire appearance of your face. Having a puffy face will definitely make you more conscious about your appearance, and that’s not good if you’re trying to impress a date or have your photo or video taken. Regardless of whether it is short term or long term, it takes a combination of tactics to slim down your visage.
The key to making your face slimmer and sharper is to lose face fat and excess water in the face. The following are effective tips to help you get that toned face you’ve been wishing for a long time.
1. Blowing balloons
Did you know that blowing a balloon is an excellent form of facial exercise? The blowing makes the muscles in your cheeks work. You’ll simply need to take a breath and exhale in a balloon. Release the air and repeat the exercise 10 times. If you’re consistent with this form of facial exercise, you’ll notice results within a week.
2. Rotating your tongue
Moving your tongue is another great form of exercise that will make your cheek muscles move. Close your mouth and rotate your tongue. The tongue should touch the outer surface of the upper and the lower teeth while you’re performing the exercise. Do 15 repetitions and switch to the other directions.
3. Avoiding salty food
Salt causes your body to retain much water, and this leads to facial bloating and also a double chin. When you snack with food loaded with lots of salt, you’re likely to feel thirsty and your face will swell the next day. So this means you’ll have to say goodbye to chips, burgers, pizza, and other foods with high sodium content. A good trick is to prepare your own food at home so that you can control the amount of salt you consume.
4. Drinking plenty of water
The belief that drinking lots of water can make your face bloat is a myth. If you don’t drink the right amount of water daily, your body will store as much water as it can to make up for the deficit of water. This leads to bloating on your face. If you drink at least eight glasses of water every day, your body will have enough water in it. As a result, your body will eliminate all the excess water, so your face becomes leaner. Also, avoid drinking soda and other sweetened beverages because the sugars they contain make your face bloat.
5. Eating more fruits and vegetables
Ditch those processed foods in the fridge and opt for something natural like fruits and veggies to reduce the bloating on your face. These natural and healthy foods contain water that keep you hydrated and prevent your face from retaining water. Try to eat not less than three servings of veggies and three servings of fruits a day. Fruits and veggies contain fewer calories, more fibre, and more anti-oxidants. That’s why they are recommended to those who want to stay fit.
6. Having a hot towel treatment
Steaming is great for your skin, and it can have an impact on facial fat. There’s one more benefit – this treatment is incredibly relaxing, which turns it into a favourite for many women. Boil some water and allow it to cool down a bit. Place a towel in the bowl and let it soak. Squeeze the towel to remove the excess water and place it on your face.
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