Neck wrinkles, don’t you just hate them? As if facial wrinkles weren't enough we have to battle the effects of aging on the neck too. If you worry about wrinkles in this area there are some treatments and tips that will help you prevent, decrease or erase them. If you want to keep your neck looking younger is time to invest on it!
Are you guilty of buying the latest anti aging skin care products for the face and neglecting the neck? If you are, is not a very wise choice, you wouldn’t want to have a younger looking face and a turkey neck, would you?
To start with, if you are in your twenties, you can use the same facial products, but as you get older is better to invest in a good specific product, aimed to take care of wrinkles around this area.
The reason why you have to pay special attention to this area is because the skin in the neck is very sensitive to external factors and its structure is fragile. The skin in this area is very thin and has fewer sebaceous glands.
The neck is very prone to aging and the loss of collagen and elastin will make it look old and wrinkly.
It also has fewer lipids, which are essential to protect the skin from external aggression, and fewer melanocytes (cells that produce melanin) which makes the skin more vulnerable to ultraviolet light.
External factors that influence an aging neck are:
If your neck is making you look like a turkey is time to put into practice some of the best treatments and tips available today.
1 - To begin with you should always maintain a perfectly clean neck especially at night. You can use your usual facial cleanser, but make sure is gentle to the skin.
2 - Moisturize during the day, massaging down to the cleavage and smoothing out deep neck wrinkles. Essential oils such as almond or rosehip will work wonders on an aging neck. Alternatively you could use an specialized neck wrinkle cream such as Lilian Fache Anti Aging Cream for Neck and Chest (Décolleté).
3 - Make sure you apply sunscreen with high SPF every day to protect from future sun damage and wrinkles.
4 - At night apply a nutritive product to speed up cellular renovation. Apply from top of the neck to the chest using gentle strokes. Many experts recommend to go from bottom to top, but in my experience it works better doing it in the opposite direction because avoids the creation of additional neck creases.
5 - Use a very mild scrub once a week. Don't overdo it because the skin in this area is very sensitive and fragile.
6 - To keep this area hydrated apply a moisturizing or anti aging mask once or twice weekly.
7 - Experts at RealSelf agree that Botox won't help to get rid of neck wrinkles. On the other hand if you have visible vertical bands in the neck, like the ones in the video below, one option is to use Botox injections. Have a look to watch how is done.
8- Another non-invasive treatment recommended for neck and face flaccidity is Mesotherapy. Have a look at the video below to see how is performed.
9- One of the best solutions to treat a sagging neck are Thermage and radio-frequency treatments. Laser treatments for neck wrinkles such as Titan, Fraxel or laser liposuction are recommended as well. Of course, your doctor will be the one deciding the best treatment for your skin condition.
10- If you have a double chin or fat underneath your chin, there is a treatment called neck freezing that uses cold air to dissolve fat, resulting in a tighter and younger looking neck. See the video below for more information.
11- If your neck has loose skin the best results are achieved by a neck lift or even a lower facelift, however depending on your specific problem your practitioner could recommend other treatments.
12- Neck exercises for wrinkles are a popular way to rejuvenate this area. Discover few of these exercises here.
Practicing facial exercises is a great way to diminish wrinkles and sagging skin. By working out the underlying muscles the skin will tighten up and the face will look more sculpted. Have a look at the following face exercise program that will help you take years off your face and neck. Just click the picture below.
Click the picture below to discover how she did it:
1- Natural scrub - Exfoliate the skin on your neck by mixing two spoons of milk and one teaspoon of salt. Apply over the neck with a brush and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water.
2 - Anti-aging mask neck - Blend one whole egg, one teaspoon of rosemary, one spoon of milk, one spoon of honey and one spoon of olive oil. Apply over the neck for 20 minutes and wash it off using a cotton soaked in warm water.
3 - Homemade neck & chest cream - Make your own cream to keep the neck and décolletage rejuvenated. Melt 8 spoons of beeswax and add half cup of olive oil and 8 drops of orange essential oil. Mix all the ingredients together and keep inside a jar in a dry place. Apply every day to the neck and chest areas.
As you can see there are many factors that can add years to your neck. Take the time to take care of it now, and you will have a neck to be proud of.
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