November 26, 2021 by Ana
We love talking about ways to pamper and care for our facial skin, but today it's time to focus a bit more on the area that, according to some people, shows the age of a person. Our necks, which, just like our faces, end up with annoying wrinkles.
And, while we work so hard to prevent and treat the aging signs on our faces, moisturizing, exfoliating, and hydrating, many of us sometimes forget that our skin doesn't stop with the chin.
The skin of our necks is as delicate and needs as much attention as the skin on our faces. If you want to find out what causes neck wrinkles and how to prevent and treat them, continue reading.
What Causes Neck Wrinkles?
Like in the case of face lines, the cause of your neck wrinkles is an unfortunate combination of activities you engage in and natural aging.
According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, board-certified dermatologist and the director of cosmetic and clinical research of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, people spending so much time on their mobile devices is one of the main reasons for early neck wrinkles and the cause of the phenomenon known as tech neck. Bending our heads down and folding the skin on the neck is part of everybody´s daily routine, and this means even younger people can develop neck wrinkles.
However, factors like age, smoking, sun damage, or an unhealthy diet contribute to damaging your skin. The great news is that if you want to take better care of your neck, there are a few great wrinkle prevention and treatment options.
1. Your Neck Needs Care and Pampering
Your neck needs the same treatment as your face. So, never skip moisturizing it! You can apply the same moisturizer you use for your face. Daily moisturizing will keep your neck skin hydrated and fresh, prevent lines, flaking and dullness. For better results, we advise you to use anti-aging serums containing wrinkle-fighting retinoids. They´re great at preventing new neck wrinkles from forming and reducing the ones that already exist.
Exfoliating the skin of your neck at least once a week is also a great way to help skin cells regenerate while getting rid of all the dirt and dead skin. Remember that your neck is as delicate as your face, so make sure the exfoliator isn't too harsh.
In addition, applying a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to your neck daily is mandatory. Sun damage is one of the principal causes of neck wrinkles and other skin conditions. We have a whole article on this topic, and we invite you to have a look!
And, in case you already noticed fine lines, whether on the neck, face, or even chest, give the Blumbody patches and pads a try. You´ll love the spectacular overnight transformation. Not to mention they are so comfortable to wear and easy to apply! You can add them right before your sleep and let them smoothen and eliminate your lines and wrinkles overnight. Your morning will be delightful!
2. Pay Attention to Your Diet
Our diet defines not only our health but also our appearance. This is why when we talk about ways to treat and care for your delicate neck skin, we must discuss internal nourishment.
Your skin will thank you if you spoil it and yourself with fruits and veggies rich in vitamins and minerals. If possible, eat as many raw foods as you can. We´re not saying cooked food is not healthy, but heat and different types of cooking might cause a loss of nutrients.
Drinking plenty of water is, without any doubt, another crucial aspect of keeping your skin young and healthy. Eight cups a day should be enough to keep your body hydrated and your skin glowing.
3. Exercise Your Neck
You already know how many benefits physical exercises bring us. But did you know that they can also tone and train your neck muscles? You only need a few simple exercises to tighten the skin of your neck. There is, for instance, a plethora of ‘face yoga’ stretches and exercises to tighten up a saggy neck. Give them a try. They can be fun!
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