We tend to missed out on taking care of the skin in our neck because our focus is on the face. Our neck is one of the most sun exposed parts of the body, and has a more thinner skin compared to the face, therefore it is more vulnerable to sagging and wrinkling.
Read below to find out some tips and solutions to reduce the signs of aging in your neck.
1. Proper nutrients
Make sure that you’re getting all the nutrients you need in your diet. For a wrinkle-free skin you need plenty of vitamin A, C and E.
Consume more citrus fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, carrots and low-fat milk. Keep yourself hydrated as well, because proper hydration keeps your skin smooth and supple.
2. Sweat it out
Studies have shown that exercise can help reverse aging. A 3-month study of sedentary individuals, who went on a twice a week moderate-intensity exercise, showed changes in their appearance and skin. The post-exercise samples shows the dermis, the layer of skin immediately beneath the surface, to be more elastic and thicker. These are considered to be characteristics of much younger skin samples.
3. Slather on vitamin C
Don’t just consume a diet rich in vitamin C, slather it on your skin as well. Vitamin C is known to boost the body’s natural defense against UVA-induced free radicals.
Dermatologists recommend starting your daily neck regime with a serum containing L-ascorbic acid. This is known to be a form of vitamin C that’s easily absorbed by the skin and stimulates collagen production for an elastic and firmer neck.
4. Work on your skin while you sleep
Apply a retinol-rich treatment at night. Retinol is believed to be the ultimate anti-aging ingredient. It helps boost collagen, unclog pores, speed up cell turnover, reduce fine lines, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation.
Remember that retinol reacts to sunlight and can weaken your defenses against collagen-damaging UVB/UVA rays, if used during the day. That’s why it is recommended to apply on your neck at night before going to bed.
5. Avoid sun damage
Always remember to apply sunscreen on your neck, as it is always exposed to the sun. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Also look for zinc and titanium among the ingredients, these two can physically shield your skin from both UVB and UVA rays.
6. Eat omegas at night
Both omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, are important in your body’s natural production of collagen. The best time to load up on these omega fatty acids is at night. While you are sleeping, your body is working hard to reconstruct cell membranes on your skin.
Try to add flax-seed oil in you sandwiches or salad dressings and make fish and avocados a staple part of your diet for those omega-3 fatty acids.