I’ve been meaning to write about my own skin care programme for some time now. Always feeling a little humble about the topic as I know I possibly do a lot less to my face than most people. Fillers, botox or surgery are absolutely out of the question and I also basically never ever wear foundation either.
All the same I do believe in having a good skin care programme in place that I follow religiously every day. This programme not only covers my face but I have since ever, been looking after my neck too. (In case you’re wondering I am currently 55 years old).
The skin on your neck is a little bit thinner than your face, and both the muscle and skin tissue are weaker. Which is probably why you often hear that you can tell a persons age by looking at their neck.
Unfortunately, depending on your personal skin type you may develop deep-set horizontal creases on your neck despite taking care of it each day with your face moisturiser.
Keep reading for tips about how to fix neck wrinkles according to the dermatologists.
How to Fix Neck Wrinkles According to the Dermatologists
What causes neck lines:
Natural ageing and our daily activities such as scrolling on our mobile phones play a big part in neck lines. The simple task of holding your phone higher towards your face could well save unnecessary neck wrinkles…
Over time our skin foundation weakens, along with constriction of muscles under the skin, leading to skin folding and wrinkles. Factors such as sun damage, smoking and skin tone also influence how your neck ages.
Getting rid of your lines as part of your daily routine:
To treat existing lines at home, it’s important to use anti-aging products on your neck and face. Use products with antioxidant protection. Make sure they either include a sun protection element or add this separately to your daily routine.
My personal recommendation is the relatively new Prime Neck Firming Cream from Valmont.
Its complex boosts cell dynamism, densifies the skin, and helps maintain facial contours, resulting in a smoother neckline.
Other treatments that target the neck best:
Ultherapy (or high-intensity focused ultrasound) – works deep below the skin’s surface to jump-start collagen production and then lifts and tightens the skin. Results have been said to be better for younger patients with a lesser degree of skin laxity. Also, up to 20% of patients may experience minimal to no improvement.
Thermage, a radio-frequency treatment that heats the deep, collagen-rich layers of the skin, which then contracts and sparks new collagen production. The results for these treatments are said to be impressive (lifted, tauter skin that appears years younger), but pricey.
Micro-needling, where tiny needles are rolled or stamped over the skin, creating miniature injuries to promote skin repair and collagen production.
Neurotoxins [like Botox] can be used to soften neck banding, and smaller particle hyaluronic fillers can be used for fine lines and wrinkles in order to soften and rejuvenate the neck.
Can Exercise Help Prevent Neck Sagging?
Sorry to disappoint but the answer is no. There are, however, tools like face rollers (buy online here) you can try to help your neck fight against gravity… I saw my daughter just bought one, perhaps I’ll have to give it a try too – smile!
Dermatoligts views collected in this report:
- Dr. Joshua Zeichner, board-certified dermatologist and the director of cosmetic and clinical research of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City (article here)
- Helen Flamenbaum, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New Hyde Park, New York (article here)
- Dendy Engelman, a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at the Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (article here)
My personal daily skin care programme
In addition to looking after neck and decollete the following is my daily skin care programme:
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