Mature skin firm up your neck
As soon as you start noticing fine lines and wrinkles set in on your face, you start incorporating special anti-ageing skincare products in your daily regime. You take extra care of the skin on your face to make sure it does not give away your age. You want your skin to look plump, hydrated, and tight. But what about the skin on your neck?
The skin on the neck is often neglected but it’s the neck that often shows very prominent signs of ageing. Sagging skin and loss of elasticity around your neck is something everybody encounters as they age, but not something everybody thinks about unless it is too late. Read on to know how to firm up your neck and maintain its elasticity and volume.
Firstly, use a scrub once a week to get rid of dead cells. Neck skin is extremely thin and fragile, so go gently and only use a product with fine grains. You can use the same scrub that you use for your face. For example, try the White Perfect Anti-Dullness Scrub by L’Oréal Paris to exfoliate the skin, gently unclog pores, and reveal a more radiant complexion.
Use a rich moisturising and nourishing lotion that you should smooth down to your cleavage. From the age of 50 onwards, use a neck firming treatment that's rich in hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. Look up to the ceiling and apply the lotion using upward strokes. And as soon as the sun appears, opt for a firming formula that contains an SPF.
3. Neck exercises
A few simple stretching and toning exercises are great for firming up neck skin. Place your hand on your forehead and push your head against it, giving your neck a forward stretch. Hold for 10 seconds, then release. Next, put your hands behind your head and look up towards the ceiling. After 10 seconds, jut out your jaw, stretching your neck muscles. Stick with it, these exercises will firm up the neck and help to reduce a double chin!
4. Watch your posture
Pay constant attention to your posture throughout the day. Sit up straight when you're in front of your computer, and write text messages with your phone at eye level, rather than hunching over the screen. Hunching can cause shoulder and upper back pain, as well as encouraging neck wrinkles to appear.
5. Nighttime skin care
Don't forget to cleanse your neck at night, to get rid of any environmental impurities. Go for a soothing, lipid-rich cleansing oil and finish off by splashing with cold water to firm the skin. Bring down your night creams to your neck and gently massage it in, using upward strokes.
Taking care of your neck does not require any special products. The skincare products you use on your face work great for your neck as well. Remember to use products suitable for your skin type and needs and change your products as you age. Massage and exercise your neck every day to keep your skin tight and plump, and say goodbye to ageing skin!