We moisturise our faces. Spend small fortunes on under-eye cream. We soak our hands in intensely nourishing lotions and potions — all with the aim of looking younger. We do this, and we often forget all about our neck. Yes, our necks. As youthful as our faces and hands look, our necks often show the heavy wear of time.
Since the skin on your neck is thinner with fewer oil glands, compared to the skin on your body and even your face, treating it for wrinkles and crepey appearance presents a whole different world of considerations. Thankfully, all hope is not lost. Read on to find out how you can diminish the appearance of wrinkles on your neck.
1. Get Neck-Specific Skin Care
Like we said, the skin on your neck presents a unique challenge when it comes to skincare. Using even the best under-eye cream or face cream or hand or body cream simply won’t do. You need super intensive treatment designed specifically for use on your neck. These products will include ingredients that address this area’s big issues, like how it’s prone to dryness and does not heal as quickly from sun damage. There are a bevy of treatments for this area, but some of the best include L’Oreal’s Revitalift for Face & Neck, La Prairie’s Anti-Aging Neck Cream and bareMinerals Ageless Genius Firming & Wrinkle Smoothing Neck Cream.
2. Use a Mask!
Anyone who’s lost and gained weight a bunch of times can tell you that your skin will only be so forgiving. Drastic and frequently straining of the skin can cause premature aging in the neck, which will result in more obvious neck bands and sagging skin. Short of cosmetic surgery, your best bet is a skin mask that contains advanced peptides and arginine. The Arginine will enhance skin’s elasticity and firmness and the peptides will smooth the appearance of wrinkles.
If you sleep on your side, your neck can become more wrinkled thanks to all pressure of your skin against your pillow. Doing a few neck stretches back and forth and side to side (and holding for 5-10 seconds) can build up neck muscles so the wrinkles aren’t as obvious.
4. Massage Therapy
A skin toning treatment can significantly reduce the look of lines and improve skin’s ability to absorb anti-aging serums and creams. How? A skin toning device uses a mild vacuum to lift, the release the skin. This action stimulates and tightens the cells. What’s more, a toning system will use a gentle sonic vibration, which is what bolsters your epidermis’ ability to take in the active ingredients in your anti-aging topical treatments.
5. Cosmetic Surgery
Of course, when all else fails, cosmetic surgery is always a solid option. Neck lifts are common procedures these days. This surgery goes more than skin deep, with surgeons going to the underlying tissue and muscle to tightening things up.
If you’re not ready to go under the knife, you can also consider Botox treatment to smooth out lines or cool sculpting to firm the skin
In the end, the choice is yours. Of course, the best defense is a good offense, and using sunscreens and protection to avoid sun damage, living a healthy lifestyle to preserve more of your body’s collagen and adhering to a solid skin care regime are a few of the most powerful ways you can prevent wrinkles and sagging all over your body. But, genetics does play a role, so you may not be able to stop the sag. Using these measures, however, you can reduce the appearance of sagging and wrinkles, and in some cases, even reverse it altogether.