How To Get A Younger Looking Neck: Treat & Prevent Tech Neck
Written by Kerry Benjamin
What makes this area different from the skin on the face?
Just like the skin on the face, the skin on the neck and décolleté is a vulnerable region that shows the usual signs of aging: fine or deep-set lines, loss of elasticity, dryness and discoloration from sun damage.
The skin and muscles in our necks are generally thicker and stronger since they support the jawline and head. However, the major muscle in the neck is not actually connected to the bone structure, making it more prone to loss of elasticity.
In both the neck and décolleté, there is very little fatty tissue and fewer oil glands, which makes both areas more prone to wrinkling and dryness. Also, people who are experiencing hormonal aging may also notice a difference in the texture and tone of the skin as they get older.
What should I look for in a neck and décolleté treatment?
Exfoliation and hydration are at the heart of any good firming neck and décolleté treatment. When we activate cell turnover, new healthy skin cells come to the surface and replace older cells showing signs of damage like dark spots, sagging, or lines.
We've outlined a skincare routine to battle the signs of aging in this often-overlooked area.
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HYDRATE & PROTECT
Like your face, the skin on the neck and décolleté needs plenty of moisture to remain healthy. As the final step in your regimen, apply a few drops of our HA Hydrating Serum. Hyaluronic acid helps replenish and plump dehydrated skin cells while a gentle dose of lactic acid will continue to diminish the appearance of dark spots and soften fine lines.
A face oil is always applied as the last step in your regimen and acts like a protective shield that seals in the moisture added by your serum. Our Shiunko Bluse Face Oil is infused with antioxidant-rich fermented green tea oil and calming Japanese indigo oil, it also soothes irritation and redness caused by dry skin.
Lastly, always apply SPF on your neck and décolleté and reapply every 2 hours if you are in the sun. SPF, wearing a hat, and staying in the shade are the best ways to prevent signs of aging in these often overlooked areas!