When it comes to skin care and anti-aging protection, it’s important to pay attention to the skin below the chin. The neck is one of the most over exposed parts of the body to the sun. Its thinner skin makes it even more vulnerable to damage, wrinkling and sagging, and it’s too often forgotten until it’s too late.
To help avoid deep-set neck wrinkles before they begin to appear simply follow our 5-step regimen. It’s vital to treat your neck the same as you would your face to help reduce wrinkles and to keep you looking (and feeling) young and refreshed.
We can’t stress it enough – moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. For best results in neck wrinkle prevention you should be using a quality moisturizer on your neck every single day.
To keep your pores unclogged it’s best to use oil-free moisturizers, and remember to always rub the moisturizer in an upward direction on your neck. If you rub downward you will be pulling the skin down, creating premature sagging. Start at the collarbone and work your way up.
Depending on your age and skin condition, you might want to use the same anti aging creams and serums you use on your face. Your neck skin is just as sensitive and in need of special ingredients to prevent neck wrinkles.
Retinol, collagen and cucumber extract are all part of the safe formulas you should be using. And remember, price does not always predict quality. Know your skin type and choose the best ingredients for your needs.
You may find a daily moisturizer that includes a sunscreen as well. However, it’s important to make sure you’re applying sunscreen every day to your neck area as well.
Whether you work outdoors or not, you should be wearing at least a 15 SPF to protect your neck from sun damage and premature neck wrinkles. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of neck wrinkles, so protection against UV rays is vital to maintaining youthful skin.
Exercise is not just for your body; it’s also for your skin. There are various exercises you can do for your face and neck to tighten the skin structure and help prevent neck wrinkles.
An easy way to start is by lifting your head up toward the ceiling or while puckering your lips (as if you’re about to kiss the sky). Hold this position for about 10-15 seconds, rest and repeat. You should feel the tension in your neck, telling you that you’re performing the action appropriately.
Last, but never least, you need to make sure you’re getting the necessary vitamins and nutrients. Healthy skin starts from the inside, including getting plenty of vitamin C and E. To maintain a smooth neck, free of neck wrinkles, you will want to get daily doses of citrus fruits and green vegetables.
If you find yourself struggling to include these foods on a daily basis add a multivitamin to your routine. And as always, one of the best neck wrinkle prevention is hydration. Make sure you’re always drinking plenty of water.