Everyone is constantly taking care of their face by cleansing, toning, masking and moisturizing. But how often do we take care of our neck? Just like the face, your neck is also prone to aging. Your neck can easily show signs of aging, especially if you don’t give it enough attention. Don’t neglect your neck or you’ll start seeing creases!
Want to get rid of creases? Then it’s time to step up your game when it comes to caring for your neck. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Tip #1: Mind your posture
Do you work at a desk or spend hours glued to your phone? On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 being the poorest), how would you rate your posture?
Having poor posture not only causes back and neck pain but also increases the likelihood of your neck developing unwanted lines. Tech neck is also a real thing! Instead of looking down at your phone or laptop for long periods of time, try raising your phone and adjusting your computer screen so that they’re in line with your eyes. Remember to take frequent breaks too!
Tip #2: Exfoliating is crucial
Just like the rest of your face, your neck also accumulates dead skin. The easiest and best way to get rid of them is by exfoliating. If you’re using an exfoliating scrub for your face, you can use the same one for your neck.
The Honey Black Sugar Scrub from MIZON is a great exfoliant for your neck. The scrub contains natural black sugar powder that gets rid of dead skin cells and excess sebum, and glycerin to keep your skin hydrated. The scrub also helps keep your skin firm, thanks to all the Vitamin E from grapeseed, olive and sunflower oils. Your neck also needs protection from external aggressors and the cacao extract and mango seed butter help strengthen your skin’s protective barrier.
Remember to limit exfoliating to a maximum of twice a week!
Tip #3: Keep your neck moisturized
Investing in a neck cream may not be necessary as long as you have a face cream that’s rich enough to keep the skin on your neck moisturized. You can use a separate moisturizer for your neck, one for mornings and another for evenings, or you can just stick to one moisturizer for both routines. It’s totally up to you!
If you want to use a neck cream, particularly one that’s anti-aging, then I recommend trying PETITFEE’s Gold Neck Cream. It contains anti-wrinkle ingredients such as honey, licorice root extract and squalene, which firms, tightens and refines the skin on your neck. And yes, it’s topped with 24K gold!
A tip when applying your moisturizer: apply it in an upward direction starting from your chest or collar bone, and make your way up to your jawline. This way, you prevent the skin from sagging.
Tip #4: Protect your neck with SPF
Your neck also gets exposed to UV rays so you MUST keep it protected with SPF! If you like to wear low-cut tops that bare your neck and décolletage, especially during summer, and you go out without applying sunscreen, then you’re only doing more harm to your neck. Over time, your neck can develop pigmentation, wrinkles and even sun spots. Prevention is crucial if you don’t want to deal with these issues later.
There’s no need to look for a special sunscreen for your neck as your regular face sunscreen will do. Want something lightweight but powerful? You’ll love HYGGEE’s Relief Sun Moisturizer. This broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF50+ PA++++ protects your skin against harmful UV rays while also leaving your skin moisturized.
Other great benefits you’ll get from this sun cream are its abilities to brighten a dull skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It’s a must-try, even if you have sensitive skin, thanks to its mild and gentle formula that contains only EWG-verified ingredients.
Tip #5: Massage and stretch your neck
Everybody loves getting pampered but you don’t have to book a spa appointment to treat your neck. All you need is 10 minutes, a facial roller and maybe a YouTube video to follow a few neck stretches.
Be careful when using a facial roller on your neck. The skin on your neck is delicate, so make sure you massage it using light and gentle strokes. It’s also helpful to stretch your neck at the end of the day to help ease neck pain and increase blood flow. While stretching may not miraculously get rid of visible fine lines, it does help improve appearance and muscle tone.
The only secret to keeping your neck looking young is to take good care of it, so don’t neglect your neck and be consistent with your routine!