In many situations where aging has become a concern, it is the face that gets all the attention. This makes sense because it is nearly impossible to successfully disguise problems like drooping brows or sagging jowls. While we consult with many patients about their options for facial rejuvenation, we also find it important to remember the skin on the neck. No matter how we get your face to glow, your neck can give away your age.
Tips for a Younger-Looking Neck
The skin on the neck is actually rather delicate. This makes it vulnerable to the signs of aging, and in need of a little extra TLC.
- Just like your face, your neck needs to be cleansed on a regular basis. The goal is to remove debris and oil, and also to slough off the dead skin cells that can inhibit the absorption of your anti-aging products. Gentle cleansing may be maximized with dermabrasion, which can be done easily with a Clarisonic brush.
- Like the mild dermabrasion from cleansing, exfoliation is vital to hastening the turnover of cells that dull the skin’s surface. One way to exfoliate is to apply a mild acid to the skin after cleansing, such as glycolic acid. Another solution to dead skin cells is to schedule chemical peels periodically throughout the year.
- Ward of damage. UV rays are just as damaging to the neck as they are to the face, but most of us forget to cover this delicate skin with SPF protection. Ingredients such as zinc and titanium physically shield the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
- We cannot say enough about the importance of collagen for beautiful skin. Some experts recommend taking a collagen supplement, but research has demonstrated that just including foods rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids into the diet can improve collagen production. Treatments such as chemical peels also encourage collagen rebuilding.
Loose, sagging neck skin makes you appear older, even if you have taken steps to refresh your facial esthetic. To discover lasting solutions to an aging neck, schedule a visit with us.