Don’t Neglect Your Neck
The dreaded ‘Turkey Neck!’ If you haven’t seen it yet, you will eventually. So whether your neck is already showing the signs of aging or it still has a firm youthful appearance, there’s no time like the present to give your neck some extra TLC.
Breaking News (Almost): Texting Causes Neck Wrinkles
Today.com and other beauty articles including harpersbazaar.com reported that the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery warns of early-onset neck wrinkles afflicting the young and connected. Laxity of the neck skin, or “tech neck,” occurs from persistent folding of the skin from repetitive motion like looking down at your phone. Try to bring your smart phone up towards your face instead of moving your neck down to look at it. Focus on limiting the range of motion.
Aging And Neck Wrinkles
As thebeautybean.com explains, the neck requires more anti-aging preventative measures than the face and body. Neck skin is much thinner and less elastic and therefore is at higher risk for showing age. Paying proper attention to keep the skin on your neck hydrated and soft can make a huge difference to your appearance.
So How Do You Tame The Turkey?
If the skin on your neck is only slightly lax, applying a topical cream to the area can offer some help. Youbeauty.com suggests a vitamin A cream has a subtle skin-tightening effect. Shop for skin care products that contain retinol, vitamin C, copper peptides or glycolic acid in order to rejuvenate the skin and keep it supple and youthful, advices becomegorgeous.com. Your skin care professional can help you choose the over-the-counter ingredients that are best for your skin or recommend a prescription strength cream or serum, if needed.
And, What’s Your Skin’s Best Friend?
Sunscreen, of course! How To Correct 8 Common Beauty Mistakes reminds us that while applying sunscreen to the face keep going to cover your neck and chest.
But Not Just The Sunscreen!
10 Tips For Better Skin recommends extending to your neck all the products you’re using on your face. Massage them in an upward motion to create a lifting effect. This includes extending your daily exfoliant, whether it’s with a cleansing brush or a glycolic acid, all the way down to the top of your chest. Sloughing away the dead-skin layer allows active ingredients to absorb faster, says How To Get A Firm Younger Looking Neck And Chest. Anti-Aging For Your Neck also suggests following a daily skincare routine that includes washing with a gentle cleanser twice a day and using a moisturizer with SPF 30. (Hint: Do the same for your hands!)
Then There’s Always The Makeup Trick
According to womansday.com, makeup artists suggest using bronzer to make the skin on your neck appear tighter and toned. With a large powder brush, sweep bronzing powder up the center of your neck from just above your collarbone toward your chin. The bronzer creates a shadow effect that camouflages imperfections. Look for a matte bronzer in a shade that blends with your natural skin tone.
Perfecting Your Sleep Position
Sleeping with your neck long and stretched out Can [Help] Get Rid Of Turkey Neck. Sleeping on your back is the best way to minimize wrinkles in your face and neck. Look for a pillow that encourages back sleeping and supports correct posture in both side and back sleeping positions. See what allbeautifulmommies.com says about JuveRest® The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow.
Exercise To Tighten Sagging Neck Muscles and Skin
It will take some time, but according to livestrong.com, exercise may help achieve a more youthful appearance by helping to combat sagging and drooping neck muscles and skin. Check out the “cow-face” to reduce jowls, and these other exercises to prevent turkey neck at high50.com.
When Your Turkey Neck Is In Full Swing
To deal more aggressively with aging and Thinning Skin On The Neck, talk with your doctor about in-office procedures. Chemical peels, dermabrasion and light therapy can help improve your skin’s texture.
If the skin on your neck is sagging, facial cosmetic surgery corrects the bands and lifts the excess skin to give the neck a firmer, more youthful appearance.
Not ready for surgery? Plastic surgeon, Dr. Goesel Anson, Juverest co-founder, has found significant improvement in the appearance of the neck by injecting horizontal “ring” lines with hyaluronic acid fillers such as Voluma and by using Botox® for relaxing vertical neck “bands,” in the appropriate patients.