As we age, so does our skin — leading to pesky skin concerns like fine lines and wrinkles. Although signs of aging are entirely natural and commonplace, many of us hope to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - especially on our necks!
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to retain the youth of your neck skin — and they don’t involve invasive cosmetic treatments and downtime. We have compiled a list of at-home methods to help combat the appearance of necklines and wrinkles or, better yet, prevent them altogether.
Why Does Neck Skincare Matter?
Your neck is one of the first places that show signs of aging. Like the face, neck skin is delicate, meaning it’s relatively sensitive to environmental aggressors such as UV rays and pollution. However, many people tend to neglect neck skincare, and, in addition to slower collagen production and decreasing elasticity, this is one of the main contributing factors to neck wrinkling.
Neck skin is thinner and, therefore, more sensitive to creases and lines than facial skin — this makes sun damage and signs of aging much more apparent on your neck. While much of the skincare industry focuses on properly treating signs of aging on your face, it's essential to give your neck the same attention, especially as you get older.
How Can I Get Rid of Neck Lines With My Skincare Routine?
Are you looking to minimize the appearance of neck wrinkles? Here are some helpful tips for working towards a youthful-looking neck.
1. Wear Sunscreen Daily
While many of us concentrate on routinely coating our faces in SPF, we tend to forget about our necks.
Even the most elementary skincare advice would include applying sunscreen every day to protect your skin from damaging sun exposure. However, this goes a step further — wearing daily SPF is also essential indoors because UV rays can penetrate windows. Plus, if you spend your days using a laptop or a mobile phone, the blue light from these devices can also damage your skin.
Sun damage can accelerate the aging process, especially for those with lighter skin tones that burn more easily. So when applying sunscreen, apply it to your face AND your neck. Protecting your neck from the sun’s harmful UV rays can help ward off signs of premature aging, like fine lines and wrinkles.
Generally, you should opt for sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and make sure to reapply every two hours for optimal protection, especially when outside in the sun!
Exfoliation is a vital part of any skincare regimen, and your neck skincare should be no different. Dead skin cells can leave your skin looking dull and lifeless, clog your pores, and prompt breakouts and issues with texture.
Exfoliation clears any dirt, oil, and dead skin accumulated on the skin’s surface, which can also aid in product absorption. Exfoliating regularly can help your neck retain a more youthful and supple appearance — just make sure to be gentle and avoid over-exfoliating, which may do more harm than good.
While you may already be used to massaging moisturizer into your face twice daily, your neck skin needs that same treatment.
After you cleanse — especially after you exfoliate — it’s crucial to follow up with a non-comedogenic moisturizer to help keep your skin smooth and hydrated without clogging your pores.
4. Try Neck Exercises
Whether it's face yoga or neck training, performing specific exercises may help reduce the effects of aging — namely by promoting healthy blood flow in the neck and working to tighten and strengthen neck muscles.
While exercising your neck likely won’t work to reverse pre-existing wrinkles, it might help prevent new wrinkles and fine lines from setting in.
5. Consider Microcurrent Treatments
One of the beauty industry’s latest innovations is microcurrent treatment. Fitted with cutting-edge technology that imitates the natural ionic flow of your body, microcurrent therapy has been clinically proven to address a myriad of skin concerns, including the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as overall skin tightening and rejuvenation in the neck area.
Our award-winning NuFACE Trinity® and TRINITY+ microcurrent devices deliver effective microcurrent treatment from the comfort of your home to reduce signs of aging and created more firm, lifted, and toned neck!
If you want to take microcurrent treatment up a notch and maximize the benefits, we suggest you incorporate our NuFACE® Boosters and Activators into your regimen. These clean formulas enhance microcurrent results while packing in skin-loving ingredients to hydrate and treat skin on the face and neck.
- Super Peptide Booster is beneficial for refining wrinkles and diminishing the appearance of fine lines, leaving behind a smoother texture.
- Super Antioxidant Booster nourishes and shields your skin from oxidative stress and blue light damage, preserving your radiance.
After applying your serum, following up with an activator helps conduct the microcurrents down to the muscular level:
- Hydrating Aqua Gel Activator uses critical ingredients such as IonPlex®, hyaluronic acid, and glacial water to conduct microcurrent treatment, leaving behind long-lasting hydration.
- Firming & Brightening Silk Crème Activator, powered by IonPlex® and hyaluronic acid, helps firm and brighten the appearance of your skin.
Combining these products with our microcurrent devices can help give you optimal results. If you want to bundle up on products, consider our NuFACE® x Naghedi Boost & Activate Set with Silk Crème or Aqua Gel!
6. Try Retinoids
Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A, and topical products with retinoids have been known to smooth out skin texture and support an overall youthful-looking complexion. However, opt for lower retinol concentrations until your skin can tolerate it to avoid irritation and dryness.
7. Incorporate Hyaluronic Acid
Skincare superhero hyaluronic acid helps retain water and support your skin’s elasticity, which can help minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Opting for skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid can help you achieve and maintain a youthful-looking neck.
Hyaluronic acid is best applied right after your cleanse while your skin is still damp so you can seal in as much hydration as possible. Use twice a day for the best results!
Skin aging is inevitable — but your neck is one of the first places to show signs of aging, and the proper skincare routine can help you reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your neck area. In addition, devoting the same amount of attention to your neck as you do to your facial skincare regimen can help you keep your neck looking smooth and radiant.
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