Don’t we all love to reverse the age clock and get back that youthful appearance? Radiant skin, fluffy and full cheeks, glowing face are the usual signs of healthy skin but maintaining a proper skin care is no easy task.
Besides beautiful skin tone, it is facial features that would define our appearance. Blame it on work, poor dietary habits, stress many of us battle swollen eye lids, dark circles and sullen cheeks. There are a plethora of home remedies available to clear dark circles and swollen eye lids, but if you are looking forward to some extra boost to your cheeks, then this article is for you.
Chubby cheeks be it on babies or the grownups is a sign of cuteness. Voluptuous cheeks are not just a fad, they fill up sunken flat cheeks making you look attractive and young.
At a young age, the subcutaneous fat under the cheeks make one look healthy, chubby and youthful. But with age, the skin’s elasticity decreases sagging the area around cheeks.
Here are few simple home remedies to bring back those bubbly soft chubby cheeks.
1. Apply Rose Water and Glycerine Solution
10 tsp of rose water
12 tsp of undiluted thick glycerine
Make a serum by combining 8-10 tsp of rose water with 12 tsp of undiluted thick glycerine. Pour it in a small container and refrigerate it. Apply this serum every night before going to sleep to get visible results within a fortnight.
How It Works:
Glycerine is by far one of the best ingredients to tighten pores and reduce wrinkles and fine lines whereas rose water cleanses the skin and reduces acne and pimples. When used together, it increases face fat, treats saggy skin and gives chubby, fuller cheeks.
2. Buttermilk- Sugar Paste
2 tbsp buttermilk
2 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp natural honey
½ tsp boiled and mashed oats
Add 2 tbsp of buttermilk with 2 tsp of sugar, 1 tsp of honey, a pinch of turmeric, and ½ tsp of boiled and mashed oats in a mixing bowl and blend the ingredients well into a homogeneous mixture. Apply the paste on a clean face and start scrubbing the face in circular motions. Continue for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water. Apply this face paste twice a day for at least a week to get marked difference in your cheeks.
How It Works:
Scrubbing with sugar exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin cells and cleans the pores, honey and oats help in skin rejuvenation whereas turmeric reduces free radical damage. This pack helps in hydrating the skin and increasing oxygen content in the cells to give plump and fluffy cheeks.
3. Apple- Milk Face Mask
¼ bowl of freshly cut apple and ripe papaya
2 tsp honey
6 tsp of chilled milk
Peel half an apple and few slices of ripe papaya. Put the peeled pieces into a grinder. Add 2tsp of honey and 5-6 tsp of chilled milk to it. Blend into a smooth paste. Smear this paste all over your face and massage in circular motions on your cheeks for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with cool water. Apply this face mask twice a day for at least 1 week to get noticeable results.
How It Works:
Enriched with vitamin B12 and amino acids, this apple mask is extremely beneficial for the skin to strengthen the facial skin cells and giving a chubbier appearance. Papaya clears pigmentation and wrinkles whereas the high content of vitamins in milk removes oil and dirt and hydrates the skin. This face pack effectively reduces collagen damage and blesses you with wrinkle-free soft fluffy cheeks.
4. Good Dietary Options:
Apart from the face masks, include healthy food choices in your everyday meal as a diet deficient in good fats, proteins and essential nutrients makes your skin looks shrivelled and saggy. Hence, to get soft supple chubby cheeks eat a well-balanced diet. Include foods like apples, carrots, oats, honey, milk, nuts and healthy fats like dark chocolate, eggs and avocado in your daily routine to get soft bubbly cheeks without gaining weight.
5. Facial Exercises:
One of the best ways to lift the saggy cheeks and get a plump fluffy appearance is to try out some of these facial exercises and yoga postures. It not only rejuvenates the skin by producing collagen and elastin but also fills up the hollow cheeks and lift up the sagging skin.
- Keeping your head still, make an ‘O’ with your lips open and smile. Use your index fingers to move your cheeks up and down. Try this exercise for 30 seconds and repeat 5-6 times.
- Sit still, fill your cheeks with as much air as they can contain by keeping your lips close. Hold this position for 30 seconds and slowly blow out the air. Repeat this exercise 5 times.
- Keeping your head in a neutral position, try lifting the cheek muscles while pressing your lips together and smiling. Then, put the index fingers on either side of your face and lift your cheeks by sliding your fingers upwards on your cheeks. Hold the position for 20 seconds and repeat for 4-5 times.
- Try blowing out the air in a balloon to work your cheek muscles. You can use a balloon for this exercise or just pretend blowing into one. Stretch your cheeks with air and hold the position for 15 secs and repeat for 5 times.
To get a plump face, one need not worry about piling up extra fat on the body. A well-balanced diet followed by facial yoga, exercises and some easy homemade masks tones the saggy wrinkled skin and gives you amazingly fluffy voluptuous cheeks naturally.