You’ve definitely overheard comments about people who may have looked thinner if they only had a slimmer face. Just take for example John Travolta and Vince Vaughn, two famous people who are actually slimmer than they look if not for their faces (well, Travolta has really let himself go lately so comments of him being fat are actually justifiable). If you’re one of those people who have the same dilemma here are some things you can do to lose those extra pounds off your face.
First of all, you have to motivate yourself and commit to slimming down. Having the extra pounds on your face doesn’t necessarily mean your body is in tip-top shape, it could be that you also need to remove some weight from your body as well. Keep your motivation going by setting goals for yourself, with the ultimate goal being to lose weight on your face.
The second thing you need to remember is that there are no tried and tested methods for losing weight on the face. There are some remedies that you can do though and here are some of them.
Try to cut back on your intake of both carbohydrates and sugar. There have been studies made that seem to show that excess carbohydrates and sugars in the body actually result in water retention and this is concentrated within the face area. In order to lose this effect cut back on carbs and sugars. Go for healthier alternatives like whole grains and stop eating processed foods. You can actually strictly control your carb intake and not just lose weight off your face but also help you slim down and get a rocking body in the process.
Salt is not good for you especially if you’re trying to get rid of excess poundage. Salt can actually make you retain more water and the physical manifestation of this is what is called edema – which is also known as bloat. Reduce bloat or water retention by significantly cutting down on your salt intake.
There are some medications that actually make your retain water. Ask your doctor if any of the medicines you take has this effect. You can ask him for alternatives that do not have a bloating side effect.
Makeup can help you create the illusion of a slimmer face. Using a bronzing power (try a mineral formula) that has your same skin tone, put some under your chin and also apply some along your jaw line. You can also use hairstyles to help make your face look slimmer. A perfect example of this is Jennifer Aniston who has a very strong jaw line, which was softened by her trademark hairstyle.
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