Chubby Cheeks: The Causes and Treatments
As children, it was a plus to have chubby cheeks. We often received extra attention because of them, we were fawned over and favored by older relatives, and we regularly received compliments about how cute they made us look. However, as adults, chubby cheeks can have just the opposite effect. They lead to feelings of insecurity because they make us look youthful in the wrong way, we feel less attractive, and we are often not taken as seriously by colleagues and employers because of our perceived ‘cuteness’.
Luckily, there is a natural solution available that can help dramatically reduce the appearance of chubby cheeks, and that solution is specifically targeted facial exercises. Before we get into that, though, let’s take a look at some of the causes of chubby cheeks, as there are many people who are fit to average in build who have chubby cheeks, and they can attest to the fact that weight often has little to do with it.
Poor diet is a primary cause of chubby cheeks. While you may not be carrying any excess weight, you may not be eating a balanced diet either. When your diet lacks sufficient essential nutrients, your face can become bloated and stay that way. So, the first thing to do is take a step back and assess your eating habits. You may find that, although you appear to be in shape, you don’t consume enough vitamin C and beta-carotene, which are essential to maintaining health, as well as reducing the appearance of chubby cheeks.
Another cause of chubby cheeks is dehydration. If you aren’t drinking enough water, your body will go into a survival mode, of sorts, and begin retaining fluids. Once you begin to hydrate sufficiently (8 8 oz. glasses of water a day), you may notice your face beginning to thin out a bit.
Alcohol is a fluid you want to minimize or avoid altogether if you’re trying to thin out your face, because anything that contains alcohol will have a tendency to cause your face to bloat. Why? Alcohol dehydrates the body and, as previously mentioned, your body will begin to retain fluids as a result.
Finally, another key cause of chubby cheeks is hypothyroidism. In a nutshell, hypothyroidism is a lack of thyroid hormones in the body. This usually results in weight gain, but if you are fit and exercise regularly, it’s possible that the only place on your body that is storing extra fat is your face.
Many treatments are available to combat chubby cheeks, but some require potentially harmful medications and, more severely, surgery. When choosing the best way for you to reduce the appearance of chubby cheeks, it’s best to know as much as possible about all of your options.
Of course, the best way to go when combating chubby cheeks is to stick with all natural remedies because surgery to remove face fat can range from $1500 – $2500, and that is out of reach for most people. Additionally, facial surgery is a gamble since you won’t know what the final result will be until it’s too late, and there are serious side effects associated with the surgery such as infection, leakage at the incision points, and risk of permanent facial paralysis. Also, don’t forget the painful recovery time associated with surgery. So, before making any drastic decisions, try natural remedies first.
Improving your diet by reducing fat and sodium intake, and adding foods rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, can help. So can hydrating yourself and cutting back on alcohol consumption. However, those methods alone won’t work to permanently remove your facial fat. You must become an active, not passive, participant if you want to define and sculpt your face for a sexier, more mature and less childlike appearance.
Applying makeup and changing your hairstyle can help hide the appearance of chubby cheeks, but those are very temporary solutions and offer no permanent results. Plus, why invest money in purchasing additional products when there are natural ways you can fix the problem yourself?
Facial exercise programs targeted to your cheeks offer the best natural results in your effort to sculpt your face and reduce the appearance of chubby cheeks. Of course, it’s not about simply making random faces. It involves specific exercises targeted to your troubled areas, as well as the discipline to maintain the regimen. The best part of it is that you can do these exercises while you’re watching television, making dinner, or working at your desk, and you don’t have the hassle of dealing with the prohibitive cost, down time and side effects associated with facial surgery.
These specific facial exercise routines will effectively slim down your face, leaving you with the sculpted, sexy appearance you’re looking for, all without the pain and cost of surgery, or the need to hide behind makeup and hair.
So, what are you waiting for? Boost your confidence, feel sexier, and get more out of life by implementing facial exercises into your daily routine.
Try This Exercise For Your Face & Cheeks
The Cheek Fat Flattener works your Orbicularis Oris muscles, the Zygomatic Arch muscles above your cheekbones, and the Modiolus muscles on either side of your mouth.
This exercise if very effective at sculpting away your chubby cheeks and stretching and elongating your facial and cheek muscles and contours. This exercise may take some time getting used to at first, but is one of the quickest way to lose that stubborn face fat.