If you think caring for your upper part beauty, meaning face, starts at the forehead and ends at the chin, it’s time for you to think twice! The skin on our neck goes through the same wear and tear as our face does, skipping that part during your beauty routine will eventually cause a saggy neck.. Who wants a taut face on top of a wrinkly, abandoned neck? Ladies, it’s time to show some love to your necks before you fall victims for a life of turtlenecks and scarves..
CIIN gives you 10 dermatologists approved tips worth considering..
1 || Wear Enough Sunscreen
By this we don’t mean just spreading facial sunblock leftovers, you’re going to need to use more. A general rule of thumb is to use a nickel-sized amount for your face alone and another nickel-sized dollop for your neck and chest.
2 || Always Cover It Up Outside
Limiting direct UV exposure to your neck and décolletage can be done by wearing a large floppy hat, by doing that you physically block harmful rays that cause irreversible damage.. Delay sun damage, brown spots and wrinkles by embracing a stylish look under the sun!
3 || Use Your Face Cream
Generally speaking, anything you use on the face is fine for the rest of the body, too. Look for ingredients like peptides or retinols (both help to stimulate collagen growth in your skin). That is if you decide not to buy a special neck cream and treat yourself..
4 || Sleep On Your Back
Slight neck elevation during the night is the best sleeping position for many reasons. When you’re sleeping on your stomach or side, you end up pressing your face and neck against the pillow. Over time, this can wear down the delicate skin here and cause fine lines.
5 || Avoid The Teck-Neck Crease!
Thanks to our social media addictions, dermatologists have coined a term for premature aging: the tech-neck crease. Horizontal bands that are lightly etched into your skin can deepen over time if you keep staring down at your phone. Lessen your screen time, always hold your phone up closer to eye level.
6 || Pop A Collagen Supplement
Consuming collagen supplements containing hyaluronic acid; a compound that helps the skin absorb more water and appear plumper in the process is great news for your neck skin.. Collagen can come in gel forms as well..
7 || Sweat It Out
Reverse the aging process by exercising, the dermis—the layer of skin immediately beneath the surface—will become thicker and more elastic, unlike pricey facial treatments, the rejuvenating effect works to reverse aging on skin below the chin, too.
8 || Load Up On Omegas For Dinner
While you’re sleeping, your body is hard at work reconstructing cell membranes so your skin, including the always-exposed skin at your neck, and because omega-3 and -6 fatty acids are an essential tool in the body’s natural production of collagen, the best time to load up on them is in the evening. If you eat your omegas after 6 pm, they’re unlikely to be broken down into fuel for other bodily functions by the time you go to bed, so your body can use them to repair your skin. Make that your daily staple!
9 || Embrace A Coarser Cleanse
Always give way to new young cells to resurface by scrubbing off the dead skin. Allowing tired skin cells to linger on the surface for too long will naturally lead to duller, older looking skin. Accelerate skin cell turnover in the area with gentle dermabrasion techniques. For this CIIN recommends Clairesonic..
10 || Supercharge Your Skin While You Sleep
Supercharge means retinol. It helps unclog pores, boost collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, speed up cell turnover, and reduce uneven pigmentation..