We can make up our face, dye our hair, camouflage a few wrinkles with injectable or high-tech products, but as for the neck, cheating without surgery seems more difficult.
Why and How the Neck Ages Faster
Getting older is a privilege. However, with the passage of time comes loss of collagen, flaccidity, wrinkles and skeletal changes, says Dr. Marnie Nussbaum, a New York dermatologist.
In terms of muscle, skeleton and skin, the neck is completely different from the rest of our face and body.
- First of all, the neck has no bone support, so sagging skin is much more problematic there than it is on the face.
- The skin from the jaw to the décolleté contains 30% fewer sebaceous glands. The lipid layer is therefore thinner, which explains why the skin is more reactive and shows signs of aging more quickly.
- And if our skeleton and skin structure weren’t enough, we now add poor posture due to our obsession with electronics that causes us to bend our upper body forward.
Beware of Posture
How could posture affect the wrinkles in our neck? Think about how many hours you are bent in a forward position over your phone, desk or computer in a day. Several! And multiply those hours by years…
Poor posture puts a lot of strain on the neck and its skin crease and wrinkles set in deeper over time.
It is important to adjust your work equipment to avoid bending, to stretch regularly and to remember to stand up straight. These habits are as good for your back as they are for the skin on your neck.
It is essential to treat the neck and décolleté with the same morning and evening routine as for the face. And why not move your face cream down to massage the neck and move your body cream up to the neck as well. That way, this delicate area gets the double dose of love it needs.
There are specific creams for the neck and décolleté, but a firming or lightening cream for pigmentation spots can be used alternately to give the skin all the moisture, firmness and radiance it needs.
And finally, the application of a skin care product will be more effective if you take the time to perform an invigorating massage. Take inspiration from various online techniques to maximize the firming and relaxing effect. And above all, remain patient!