How to lose weight in the face

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First things first – here at The Healthy Mummy we are all about body positivity and want you to always remember you are beautiful just the way you are!!

We do however understand that at times we often look in the mirror and begin to worry that our face is looking puffy, tired or the wrinkles are beginning to show.

We think it is a sign of living your best life, especially those laugh lines! But if you are worried here are a few things to consider.

How to lose weight in the face

The experts do tell us that it’s not actually possible to lose weight from specific areas of your body like the face for example. You typically lose weight all over during weight loss, including from your hips, thighs, butt, and face.

“Targeting fat in your face and cheeks? Unfortunately, it’s as possible as finding a unicorn at your local deli,” says Gina Keatley, CDN, co-owner of Keatley Medical Nutrition Therapy. “Spot reduction is a myth, but overall weight loss can help slim your face.”

“The fullness in your face is going to depend on your overall body fat percentage—there’s no way to specifically target it. If it’s higher, your cheeks will be larger.” says  Albert Matheny, RD, CSCS, co-founder of SoHo Strength Lab.

It is important to consider a few other factors first as well.

  • Medications
  • Sodium levels
  • Alcohol
  • Hairstyle
  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress
  • Makeup

Keep in mind certain medications you’re on, as well as how much sodium and alcohol you’ve had lately can affect the appearance of your face, according to Jessica Cording, RD, a nutritionist and the author of The Little Book of Game-Changers.

It also could just be something simple like lack of sleep, a recent haircut or a change in makeup and the application techniques you use.

Stress can also play havoc on your poor face. Stress-reduction techniques, like meditation, yoga, or deep breathing, can help alleviate stress and promote a slimmer facial appearance.

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If you don’t think that is your problem then here are a few ideas to help change the appearance of your face.

Tips to lose weight in your face

Why not give yourself a deep facial and see if it helps relieve some of that unwanted puffiness. Pop on The Healthy Mummy clay mask and make yourself a Healthy Mummy Smoothie to have a bit of me time while you are at it.

Pop on a good nourishing eye mask

Drink more water

Limit alcohol and salt intake

Make sure you are eating enough fibre

Check your calorie intake

Get a good night sleep


Limit your stress levels! – Stress plays havoc on your face.

Ice therapy – works wonder! Grab a piece of ice and with circle motions apply to your face to help relieve red and puffy skin.

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