Many of our 2018 blog posts have been general skincare reminders: the importance of vitamin-c and aloe vera, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep every night, and exfoliating on a weekly basis – just to name a few. One subject we haven’t covered, which seems to be a practice overlooked by many, is applying neck cream!
Are we all going to have a wrinkly neck some day? Absolutely. Just like the skin on our face, as our oestrogen and collagen levels decline so will the firmness of the skin on our neck. However, the good news is that you can apply most of the same routine you’re using on your face to your neck! Do you exfoliate your face at least twice a week? Are you applying moisturizer with SPF 30 every morning and night? The same can and should be done to your neck.
How else can we defy the signs of neck aging? If you work at a desk, you probably already know the importance of keeping your screen at eye level. Not only does this minimize the pain in your spine and shoulders, but also prevents the skin on your neck from creating creases which inevitably lead to wrinkles. If you don’t work at a desk, this doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Folks these days are experiencing a new phenomenon known as: tech neck. Although you may not have a desk job, you probably have a cell phone, iPad, or some electronic that causes you to look down once, twice, or a million times a day. YOU are also at risk for neck wrinkles!
The general rule to anti-aging in skincare is to get in a routine with products that are designed to protect, tighten, hydrate and promote the improvement of elasticity. Everything else you do on a daily basis are bonus points! So stay hydrated, exfoliate, keep your head up, stress levels down, and WEAR SUNSCREEN.
NECK CREAMS YOU CAN TRY:
Dermalogica – Extra Firming Booster
Firming fluid concentrate to help tighten aging skin. Vitamin C, Seaweed and Protein Peptides help diminish signs of premature aging.
- Provides a flash-firming effect.
- Noticeably diminishes fine lines.
- Defends against damaging free radicals.
OLAY – TOTAL EFFECTS ANTI-AGING NIGHT FIRMING CREAM
- All-In-One Night Cream works while you sleep to reveal younger-looking skin
- Multitasking Face Moisturizer fights 7 signs of aging, including the look of fine lines and wrinkles
- VitaNiacin Complex, with Vitamins C and E, exfoliates to enhance skin’s natural self-renewal process
- Designed to be applied at night after cleansing as your skin loses more moisture overnight than any other time
- Replenishes moisture and hydrates for a firm look
- Oil free: will not clog pores, fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula