When our skincare routine neglects the neck, the face and the neck age at noticeably different rates. This is something to be aware of, considering the neck is known to be one of the most prominently aging features of our bodies due to its particularly thin and delicate nature, not so dissimilar to the fragile, thin skin of our eyes.
While we don’t automatically think of the neck as an extension of the face, it is a front-facing, highly visible part of our appearance that experiences just as much exposure to sunlight, environmental pollutants and the effects of aging. In addition, the muscles that run along the neck weaken more rapidly than our facial muscles due to the fact that they’re not as firmly supported by our bone structure, and are therefore naturally less taut and extremely prone to sagging.
Our lifestyles and self-care routines, or lack thereof, can also impact the state of our neck with phenomena like “tech neck,” otherwise known as the amplified creasing of neck skin as a result of folding forward in a hunched posture, a consequence of looking at our cellphones and laptops for long periods each day or week. And did you know that artificial blue-light emitted by our electronics can contribute to damaged, tired, dull and saggy looking skin? MBR’s CEA Blue-Light Power Cream is formulated with Ectoin and other remarkable skin protectants and enrichers that keep blue-light damage at bay while moisturizing, promoting collagen and elastin production, and improving the skin’s structure- an essential for those who work long hours at the computer! Even the simple act of forgetting to apply sunscreen to your neck can be responsible for rapid and visible signs of aging and decreased elasticity, which is why you should always keep a trusty SPF close by. We love Elta MD’s Oil-Free UV Clear SPF 46.
Luckily, the skincare market is exploding with highly effective and accessible tools that improve the effects of an aged neck by stimulating collagen production, increasing blood flow and enhancing product absorption, like Jenny Patinkin’s Rose on Rose Face Roller, Shen Beauty’s Sculpt and Lift Facial Tool, gentle neck massages and neck lengthening exercises.
In addition to the aforementioned methods, there are numerous top-of-the-line neck-care products available to you now, impressively formulated to reverse aging and support the resilience and suppleness of your neck’s delicate skin. Using these products in conjunction with other physical techniques is optimal, as the physical stimulation supports the neck’s skin health and enhances product penetrability, increasing the efficacy of your products for the best, most noticeable results.
If you’re like us, you’re probably now wondering why the neck is neglected in skincare time and time again. We don’t know the answer, but we do have some solutions. Transforming the signs of aging into a smooth neck with strong and tightened skin doesn’t come without attentiveness and intervention, so here are a few products that can turn back the clock to help you repair, restore and maintain your neck’s elasticity, firmness and youth quickly and effectively!
SiO Beauty’s Necklift: Why Shen Loves It: From turkey to swan, your most flattering neckline is one-night’s-sleep away! The comfy, potent, medical grade SiO NeckLift patch hydrates, tightens and tones the delicate, thin skin around your neck overnight for the look of smoother, tighter, uplifted skin in the morning.
Bynacht’s High Moon Firming Decollete Gel: This fast absorbing, highly concentrated and deeply hydrating soft gel efficiently uses nighttime to visibly firm, tone and strengthen the delicate skin of your neck and décolleté. An exclusive and highly effective combination of high and low molecular hyaluronic acids, Marine Collagen, precious Persian Silk Tree, antioxidants, amino acids and selective vitamins will help to restore moisture, maintain elasticity and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Experience a plump and smooth looking neck and décolleté provided by this true overnight wonder!
MBR’s Neck and Decollete Cream: A rich, intensely nourishing cream with a rejuvenating effect on the stem cells. An improved microcirculation enables the regeneration process. Cell-Power Neck & Décolleté Cream protects the skin against premature aging, such as UV ray induced damage. Nourishing components deeply hydrate the skin, increase the ability to retain moisture and improve the skin’s surface structure noticeably. The delicate skin of the neck and décolleté feels immediately firmed, smooth and supple.