8 Exercises to Lose Chubby Cheeks and Get a Defined Face

When it comes to working out, we often neglect our face. Cheeks, just like any other part of our body, need exercise too to stay in shape. Although genetics plays a big part in whether or not we’re blessed with sharp Angelina Jolie cheekbones, regular facial exercises will go a long way.

Bright Side has prepared an 8 step routine to help you turn your chubby bunny cheeks into a more defined face.

1. The Duck Face

We start off by working the central muscles of our cheeks. Pucker up your lips and open and close your mouth. Make sure you push your lips outward and tense your face to get those muscles working.

Repeat: 15 times

2. The Half Cringe

Just as the name states, imagine something truly cringeworthy. Push one corner of your mouth back while tensing the muscles in your neck. You’re doing it right if you can see the lines on your neck in the mirror.

Repeat: 15 times

3. The Fish Face

Everyone knows how to make this funny face. Suck in your cheeks and pucker your lips. Then, tilt your head back and imagine reaching to the ceiling with your chin for an extra stretch in your neck and chin.

Duration: Hold for 10 seconds, 15 times

4. Cheekbone Sculptor

High cheekbones will bring more definition to a chubby face. Open your mouth into an oval smile with your lips over your teeth, bring your fingers to your cheekbones, and push upward for that instant facial lift.

Duration: Hold for 30 seconds

5. Closed Eyes

Believe it or not, just closing your eyes can help you burn fat in your cheeks. So close your eyes as tight as possible and really crunch up your face when you do this in order to feel the tension in your face.

Duration: Hold for 3 seconds, 15 times

6. Chin Ups

Your chin can now do push-ups too. Push your lower lip upward over your upper lip and lift your chin as high as you can each time.

Repeat: 15 times

7. Side Kisses

Imagine you’re greeting your French friends. Pucker up your lips as much as you can and move your lips from left to right. Make sure you go from side to side as far as you can.

Repeat: 15 times

8. Jaw Dropper

This is not only a great stretch, but also an effective cheek fat burner. Push your tongue against the back of your lower front teeth and drop your jaw as far down as you can.

Repeat: 15 times

Bonus: Tongue Posture

Our tongues can have bad posture, just like our bodies. Wrong tongue posture can even affect the way our faces look, for instances giving the appearance of a double chin and a chubbier face. Make sure that when you’re resting your tongue and your teeth are in the proper position. Your tongue should be resting against the roof of your mouth and your teeth should be lightly touching.

Do you have any tips of your own that work well for slimming your cheeks? Tell us your favorite facial exercises!

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Illustrated by Daniil Shubin for BrightSide.me