When it comes to staying diligent in our skincare routines, one of the most ignored areas is the neck. It’s a part of the body we don’t pay attention to until it’s almost too late. Because of this, the neck is one of the first areas that show signs of aging. Most won’t grab a firming neck cream to add to their skincare arsenal until they’ve discovered something negative. They suddenly have a banded neck, sagging skin, or a drooping jawline. A neck that looks like it needs a workout.
Advanced Face & Neck Firming Cream
Rejuran® helps restore the appearance of a firmer, more lifted neck with their potent formulation. This nourishing neck cream targets laxity and volume-loss to improve the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles. It hydrates and replenishes skin while improving the appearance of skin firmness. Marine based growth factor c-PDRN® is a proprietary ingredient that helps promote cell renewal and supports skin’s natural collagen production. It’s paired with moisture-plumping Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, and Plant Stem Cells. This gives the face, neck, and décolletage the appearance of a more sculpted, youthful look.
c-PDRN® is a patented, clinically-proven marine-growth factor that supports and protects skin’s natural barrier. It helps firm skin and restore elasticity for a healthier and more lifted appearance.
Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful humectant that deeply hydrates. It helps firm and smooth the look of youthful skin by visibly plumping skin with essential moisture.
Peptides are amino acids that contribute to skin firming to help reduce the look of wrinkles.
Plant Stem Cells help soothe and calm skin.
What are the Causes of an Aging Neck?
There are so many causes of an aging neck, where to start? Hereditary factors play a part. Premature vertical neck lines and loose skin may be genetic, for instance. Or, if they appear later in life, they may be from aging and loss of collagen. And gravity. The skin on your neck is thinner with less oil glands as well. This area is more sensitive and prone to signs of aging. If not addressed, the neck can be overcome with loose skin, wrinkles, or even a turkey wattle.
Mobile devices are tech friendly but not neck friendly. With the constant looking down at the phone and texting or scrolling, this head-forward posture can cause a strain in muscles. From phones to tablets to laptops, posture needs to be taken into consideration. Repetitive movements may cause your neck to crease and eventually create permanent wrinkles. This also contributes to horizontal neck lines. Similar in concept, the way you sleep can be a factor. Being a side or stomach sleeper can contribute to an aging neck. As the neck stays in a bent position for long periods of time, these folds can become deep neck lines.
Preventative measures you can take are adjustments made to your posture. Keep your phone and devices at eye level, or at least use a stand to raise up your phone. An elevated laptop stand helps keep your chin up. Sleeping on your back will be an improvement to side sleeping.
Sun Protection is so Important
Remembered your face but forgot your neck? We know that UV rays damage collagen in the skin. Why does this matter? When elastin breaks down, it causes wrinkles and sagging skin. The sun can also cause freckles and sunspots, and over time you may experience them on your neck and chest.
Pigmentation got you down? Bring the dark spot serum you use on your face down to your neck (and hands). This will help visibly improve the appearance of dark spots and sun damage. Fading discolorations is ideal if addressed early on, to help restore a radiant appearance.
While keeping your best face forward, don’t forget your neck area in the process. Moisturizers made specifically for the neck and face are formulated with special consideration. To help with age prevention when it comes to future lines and wrinkles. Your neck will look smoother, plumper, and more youthful when it’s drenched in hydration. We can’t avoid the aging process, of the skin naturally losing elasticity over time. Neck lines and wrinkles are to be expected. But you can take steps to push back your natural timeline by being dedicated to an anti aging skincare routine.
When to Start Using Neck Cream?
Sooner is better than later. It all starts with prevention. Be proactive with using treatment products. Start with cleansing and moisturizing, and don’t forget your neck. Layer your face products onto your neck for a more youthful look. Does it have to be a cream specific to firming the neck? While you start layering your products in your 20s, no. Can you use the same products that you use on your face, on your neck? Yes! You can use your retinol serum, anti aging serum, dark spot serum, even scar gel, if needed.
If you are using a retinol serum on your face, apply it to your neck to receive the same benefits. Retinol helps support a healthy cellular turnover, increasing the look of firmness, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. But it can also cause sun sensitivity. Don’t forget the SPF! Even more importantly, be sure to cleanse away impurities at the end of the day. Apply fresh products at night to take full advantage of nighttime skin regeneration.
The face, neck and chest are prone to premature aging from sun damage. Preventative products should be used when you’re in your 30s. For best results, use a neck-specific cream, focusing on firming and tightening ingredients. Especially if you are prone to slack skin or crepey texture. Beneficial ingredients include hyaluronic acid for moisturizing this thin skin. Retinol and alpha hydroxy acids for skin renewal for younger-looking skin. c-PDRN® for cell renewal and skin soothing. Sun protection to help slow down the signs of aging.
Is it Too Late?
It’s never too early or too late to start using skincare products. Yes, waiting until aging skin, sagging, or deep wrinkles appear is not ideal. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference. Good products will help moisturize. Effective ingredients can make a positive difference. If you feel overwhelmed, start gradually. Although it may feel like it, waking up to a sagging, wrinkled neck is not hopeless. Ignored your neck when it comes to skincare? Simply start bringing your skincare routine from your face down to your neck and décolleté. Once you’re comfortable doing this once a day, go to twice a day. Use your cleanser, moisturizer, treatment products and sun protection. Your neck should start looking a bit more youthful. If you’re using retinol or AHAs, skin may appear firmer and smoother to the touch. This is an ideal time to add in a neck cream.
A firming neck cream will help increase your confidence as you experience a diminished appearance in line and wrinkles. You’ll be inspired to drape yourself in pretty necklaces. To use your scarves for warmth or protection from the wind. You’ll no longer need to rely on a scarf to camouflage an aging neck. Give your neck some love, an anti aging serum or cream. In return, you may experience a firmer looking neckline.