If you’re in your late 30s and are well aware that you haven’t been paying much attention to skin on your neck and decollete, you most likely see lines across your neck by now. If you’ve given birth, you’ve probably seen those lines then and have seen them disappear months after you’ve given birth. This time around, those lines you see are wrinkles, and they will be staying around for good.
Believe it, your neck skin is giving away your age, even if aging may not be showing a lot on your face. That’s how you know your neck skin is pleading for your attention.
Now that you’re looking at the problem, there’s no better time than right now to do to your neck skin what you’ve always done for your facial skin. Extend it way beyond your neck and well into your decollete. Check the back of your hands. This area might need more help too. These sections of your skin are exposed to the sun just as often as your face is. These have taken as much beating from photodamage as your face has.
Neck skin also becomes prone to sagging as skin ages. It is structurally and anatomically more prone to loose skin if only for its vertical positioning. The absence of fatty layer underneath your neck skin also does not give it cushion to better withstand the impact of environmental stressors, gravity, and even poor posture.
5 ways to make your neck skin feel you love it more
Cleanse, tone, moisturize and exfoliate.
Give your neck skin the same basic skincare regimen that you’ve always given your face. Keep in mind that the first requirement of a beautiful skin that defies aging is clean and clear skin. Exfoliate regularly to slough off dead skin cells, stimulate more efficient skin cell turnover, and speed up and increase collagen production.
When you apply your daily sunscreen, apply the formula to your neck as well
Stop UV radiation from aging your skin. Make sure to use sunscreen that’s made only of mild ingredients that delivers just as effectively as any other highly regarded sunscreen. When you reapply your sunscreen throughout the day, don’t leave out your neck.
Add more protection to your neck skin with antioxidants
Incorporate an antioxidant serum in your skincare regimen. Choose a product that contains the most powerful antioxidants — Vitamins C, B3 and E — to give your aging neck skin the most effective anti-aging regimen.
Eat and drink for your skin’s health
Adopt a healthier diet that consists of more veggies, fruits and fish. Snack on almonds, walnuts and fresh veggie and fruit shake. Derive protective antioxidants and anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids from the food you eat. Drink up your cup of tea and add in a glass of red wine rich in resveratrol to your dinner. If you can’t tolerate alcohol, look for non-alcoholic red wine.
Arrest the damage on your neck skin
Protect, correct and regenerate neck skin damage. Moisturize your skin and more by deriving the special care your aging neck skin needs from Dr. Brandt Time Arrest V-Zone Neck Cream. Neck creams are formulated to bring back the lost elasticity from aging neck skin while also protecting it from further damage.
Men and women alike tend to give too much focus on wrinkles and signs of skin aging appearing on the face. This is normal and expected, after all your face is the part of your body you get to see more often than the rest. The special focus on the face has given it a better fighting chance at suppressing premature aging and delaying the manifestations of aging skin. Give your neck skin the same opportunity to resist aging.