Another added routine to your already exhaustive list of skin care to dos? We can see you cringing. But since we’ve always been strong advocators of self care, we think you need to go a little beyond (actually below) your facial skin and look into your neck if you truly want healthy skin.
Ask yourself—does your neck get as much attention as your face? Perhaps not. Truth be told—your neck can easily give away your age. Worse, it is the neck that actually gets hit by wrinkles and saggy skin before most other areas of your skin. While we’re all about ageing gracefully, we think your neck could do with a wee bit of TLC too!
The skin on your neck is thin
The skin on your neck is thin and hence, more prone to sagging or wrinkles. This implies that the collagen (the protein in your skin that keeps it supple) in your neck is less compared to your face, which means this area of your body needs all the more care compared to the rest.
Fewer oil glands
Ever wondered why your neck doesn’t suffer from acne? This is because the neck has fewer oil glands, which makes it more susceptible to wrinkles. Precisely why moisturising your neck should be your top priority. It wont hurt much if you drag some moisturiser down your neck too, would it?
5 essentials neck care tips you must follow
Be vary of the inevitable tech neck
Tech neck is when you put added stress on the muscles while being on your phone or computer. This is why you need to be careful about your posture while checking your phone (we’re all guilty of this one). Next time you are scrolling through Instagram, hold your phone directly in front of your face.
Rely on SPF
We can’t stress enough on the need for SPF. Wear sunscreen on your face and definitely, on your neck. Remember, age spots on the neck come fast but are harder to treat. So prevention is better (and less expensive) that cure!
Try a massage
Massage helps not just with the lymphatic drainage but to alleviate stress and increase circulation in the neck area. And that’s always a good idea, especially when you want to keep wrinkles at bay.
Exfoliation is key
Much like your face, your neck too needs exfoliation to get rid of the dead skin. Getting rid of dead skin buildup can remove dirt and eliminate dullness too. Make sure you use a reliable scrub or just make one yourself—mix two tablespoons of oatmeal with a tablespoon of honey and scrub your neck gently with this mix. The oatmeal will help get rid of dead skin while the honey will add the right amount of moisture to your skin.
Figure out a routine
You don’t need a specific neck cream for this purpose. Next time you are pampering your face with skincare products, consider extending some love to your neck. It doesn’t need much but the returns are high. A win-win!
With these essential tips on how to take care of your neck skin, you’re sure to achieve healthy and supple skin!