Skin Care

3 Tips for Regaining Plump Cheeks without Injections

With the passing years, our skin loses its suppleness and elasticity. Result: the cheeks become hollow and our faces acquire an air of tired sadness. But needle-phobes rejoice - there are ways to plump the cheeks without cosmetic procedures and injections

1. Facial Exercises

Those once-plump cheeks can be puffed up again with some simple toning exercises. Every morning and evening, stand in front of the mirror and smile. But not just any smile. A forced smile, very exaggerated and pronounced. Hold for 10 seconds, and repeat five times. Then, puff out your cheeks for a maximum of 10 seconds and repeat five times. Finish with a massage using both hands in a circular motion just above the cheekbones and progressively descend to the centre of the cheeks. Massage using a nourishing product with ingredients that make your skin supple for added benefits. The L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Activating Ferment Pre-Essence enhances the renewing ability of the skin, boosts skin firmness, strengthens skin barriers, and improves skin quality. Those slack cheeks will soon be perky again.

2. Use Makeup The Right Way

With a few strokes of a foundation brush, illuminator, and blush, you can sculpt your face and redefine its features, creating plumper cheeks. Use foundation darker than your natural skin tone to create a shadow below the cheekbone and blend a highlighter on the bone, following the structure of the bones for the most natural result. If you're concerned about overdoing your contouring, you could miss the shading step and only add a highlighter above the bone. Efficient and fast, the hollows of the cheeks are more prominent and the cheekbones appear higher.

3. Try a Face Mask

This very nutritious homemade treatment of yoghurt, an excellent firming agent, and aloe vera, a powerful moisturiser, will help your cheeks to tone up gradually. Mix four tablespoons of natural yoghurt with two tablespoons of aloe vera gel to form a paste and apply it to the face. Leave for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Your skin will be soft, hydrated, and plumper.

Plump cheeks add a healthy glow to your face and make it look youthful and fresh. You don’t have to go under the needle to enjoy the appearance of fuller cheeks. Try these simple tips to plump up the apples of your cheek and say goodbye to sagging and sunken cheeks.