Tips&TricksBreaking the 'hamster cheeks' curse: Home remedies and exercises to restore facial elasticity

Breaking the 'hamster cheeks' curse: Home remedies and exercises to restore facial elasticity

The sagging cheeks disappeared in the blink of an eye.
The sagging cheeks disappeared in the blink of an eye.
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3:45 PM EST, February 10, 2024

Time inexorably advances, often leaving its mark on our skin, which gradually loses its youthful appearance and elasticity. Quite a few struggle to embrace their older selves, as sagging cheeks and wrinkles aren't flattering. However, there's no need to spend a fortune on beauty enhancement at cosmetic salons immediately when you can achieve the same results at home for much less.

Why do sagging cheeks develop?

'Hamster cheeks' are essentially a colloquial term for sagging skin on the face. With age and lack of proper care, this can become a concern. Factors like gravity and the loss of fatty tissue can cause our cheeks to sag, resulting in loss of facial contours. Stress, an unhealthy lifestyle, and hormonal disorders can all lead to this issue developing earlier, even before one turns 40. This is when many women start losing their self-confidence and might resort to expensive cosmetics or treatments.

These luxury cosmetics, often exorbitantly priced, frequently fail to deliver the desired effects, leaving us with lingering sagging cheeks, added stress, and a lighter wallet. Such an approach typically leads to a dead end, leaving us feeling disappointed and resigned. However, a bit of patience is all it takes to shave off a few years off sagging cheeks without spending a fortune. Homemade remedies can be incredibly useful, and they hardly touch the budget.

Homemade remedies for sagging cheeks

The first step is to pay attention to hydration of the body and the condition of the skin, both critical in managing sagging cheeks. The best approach is to increase water intake, maintain a diet rich in nutrients, and pick the right cosmetics tailored to your skin type. Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, sea algae, and collagen, which nourish the skin deeply, can be beneficial.

Applying face masks regularly is also suggested. A mixture of avocado and honey proves to be an effective game changer for sagging cheeks. Mix half of the fruit's pulp with two tablespoons of honey and apply it to a cleansed face for about 15 minutes. Another homemade remedy combines four tablespoons of natural yogurt with two tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Regular use of these masks tends to help the skin regain its elasticity, thereby reducing sagging cheeks.

Exercises to combat sagging cheeks

Motion, specifically facial exercises, is a good strategy to fight 'hamster cheeks'. It often only takes a 30-second daily session to see significant improvements. Jaw protrusion or transferring air from cheek to cheek aren't particularly laborious and can work wonders for sagging cheeks. Facial massages using hands or a stone massager are equally effective, stimulating blood circulation, and thus enhancing skin elasticity.

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