One of the most common aesthetic complaints of many women and men right now is having an inflated and disproportionate face. This is because having a bloated face adds years to one’s actual age, and makes one feel unconfident with herself or himself.
Losing face fat is therefore the solution to looking younger and feeling better about oneself.
If you think your face is fat and want to learn how to lose facial fat without having to go to a surgeon or face clinic, then this article is for you.
Your Face Is Your Show Window
So goes a popular saying. Yet it is something that is brushed off as something superficial because it appears to glorify vanity. There is nothing further from the truth.
You have to have a healthy concern about how you look because your face reflects your inner universe, not just your thoughts and emotions, but your body’s overall health as well. Your face will give you (and the others) a clue whether you’re living a good life or not. A puffy face therefore is an indication that something in your life is amiss.
Why Your Face Is Fat
There are other factors that lead to large face fat deposits aside from aging. Toxicity also leads to aging and weight gain. The prevalence of unhealthy habits is the reason why so many people’s faces are fat.
Lack of sleep (or its excess thereof) and too much stress both disrupt your entire endocrine system, which is responsible for producing hormones. Hormones determine how fast you age, how much muscle you build, how much sugar you use, and how much fat you store.
If your endocrine organs are not in tiptop shape then your tissue will lose elasticity and firmness much earlier than it should, giving you a fat and unhealthy-looking appearance. So to reduce face fat try to sleep on time for 7 to 8 hours and exercise to manage stress..
Eating a standard western diet that is high in animal fat and protein is one of the biggest contributors to the formation and development of unwanted face fat.
Animal protein is acidifying and therefore accelerates aging. Aside from contributing to weight gain, animal fat is toxic because it is where the animal’s poisons are stored. A toxic body will therefore have swollen fat cells.
These days supermarket aisles are replete with highly addictive processed and packaged foods full of chemical additives such as preservatives, food color, conditioners, bleaches, binders, and fillers, not to mention harmful hydrogenated fats and high fructose corn syrup. These toxins all burden the liver, whose primary purpose is to detoxify the body.
Burden the liver or any part of the digestive system and a message of protest will be delivered to and through your face. Poor eating habits also lead to constipation and water retention.
Water retention is caused by eating highly processed foods that have too much sodium in them. Lack of fiber intake also contributes to water retention.
Hidden food allergies can also be the reason why your face looks puffy on certain days and normal on some days. People normally retain water in more than one place in their body. You can cover up bloated thighs and abs with strategic dressing but you cannot cover up even with contouring makeup techniques a poofy face.
Smoking depletes your body’s supply of vitamin C, and without vitamin C your body won’t be able to manufacture collagen and elastin, leading to a prematurely sagging face.
This deadly habit also causes free radical damage to your cells and lowers your body’s oxygen levels, giving you wrinkles, blotchy skin, and an unattractive sallow complexion.
Drinking is another bad habit that inevitably impacts your face. The only organ that can process alcohol is the liver, whose primary task is detoxification. If the liver has way too much to detoxify then it won’t be able to perform its other function, which is metabolizing fat.
Accumulation of un-metabolized fats leads to weight gain. Furthermore the end product of processing alcohol is fat even if liquor is fat-free, so you end up gaining even more weight.
Change Your Lifestyle, Change Your Face
There is no way you can reduce facial fat without making some sort of sacrifice. A healthy lifestyle will not only save you from doling out exorbitant facial surgery fees; it will also free you from torturous self-consciousness and unnecessary worries brought about by having an inflated face.
Here are some tips on how to lose face fat:
1) Eat fresh, raw fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, and seeds everyday. Not cooking them will ensure that you are getting beautifying cocktails of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fiber, enzymes, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and phytochemicals in their untouched and undiminished form.
Raw nutrients will reverse aging, clean up your gut, detoxify your liver, fight disease, metabolize excess fat, alleviate stress, help build muscle mass, and promote healthy sleep. The high potassium and low sodium ratio in raw foods will also solve your water retention problem.
Raw fruits and vegetables will cleanse, heal, and rejuvenate your body, and you cannot have a truly healthy body without having a glowing, radiant countenance to boot.
2) Facilitate the detox processes initiated by your new healthy diet by sweating through exercise. Exercising will also unclog your skin’s pores and promote circulation, giving your face a healthy flush of color. Jogging and running will get all the muscles in your body working, including those in your face.
This is why marathon runners normally don’t have chins and jowls that jiggle. Stretching exercises such as yoga on the other hand will help you relax and de-stress. But the best exercise that will deflate a puffy face is what is collectively known as face exercises.
3) Practice order and discipline to kick bad habits such laziness, procrastination, and not sleeping on time. Make a schedule and a to-do list everyday.
Be sure to allot time for exercise and for trips to the grocery’s organic produce section or the nearest farmer’s market. Develop the willpower and motivation to empty your liquor cabinet and throw away your lighter and pack of smokes.
Observe mental discipline as well. Stop worrying and start smiling.
Remember, your face is your show window. It definitely won’t hurt if what’s on display is nothing but a wonderful image of health and beauty.