If you’re like many women, you have a skin care system that includes regularly cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing your face. However, how many times a week do you remember to care for your neck and décolletage?
As it turns out, this area that we so often overlook can be one of the first things to show signs of premature aging. The skin on your neck can be more fragile and delicate than facial skin, and it is just as prone to changes in appearance. Sagging skin, fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration are all common complaints for women as they approach middle age.
By taking just a few minutes a day to show your neck a little extra love, you can improve the appearance of your skin and slow down the signs of aging. Keep reading for a few tips on how to get a younger looking neck.
By exfoliating the neck area, you will stimulate cell rejuvenation and promote smoother, younger looking skin. This will also get rid of the dead skin cells that may prevent the absorption and effectiveness of moisturizers and anti-aging products.
Because the skin on your neck and décolleté area can be even more sensitive than the skin on your face, choose your exfoliator wisely. A gentle formula is all it takes to promote a more efficient cell turnover rate while immediately improving the appearance of your skin.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
According to dermatologists, the skin on the neck lacks the adnexal structures, such as hair follicles and sweat glands, that promote healing. While sun exposure can spell trouble for the skin on the rest of your body, it is especially destructive to the delicate skin on your neck and décolleté area. Once damage from the sun has occurred, the aftermath is slow to heal and difficult to treat.
Use sunscreen on your neck and décolleté area every day, and find a fashionable scarf to wear when you’re driving in your car.
Avoid Harsh Soap
When we bathe, we tend to use a facial cleanser on our face and then whatever soap or body wash we have on hand for the rest of our bodies. To better care for your skin, do yourself a favor by using your facial cleanser on your neck and décolletage.
By following these three tips, you can ward off the signs of aging and take better care for your neck and décolletage.