It may surprise you that millions of women, who care for their facial skin so beautifully – taking time to cleanse, tone, hydrate, exfoliate, and anti-age serum their faces everyday without fail – completely neglect the neck! When in reality, the neck is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging.
“The neck is a dead giveaway,” writes Nora Ephron in “I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman. You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn’t have to if it had a neck. The neck never lies.” Ms. Ephron is right. While the face is supported with a nourishing cushion of subcutaneous tissue that is rich with blood vessels and oil glands, this build in protection ends at the jaw line. As a result, skin scientists report that the neck area more quickly shows signs of aging – dryness, premature wrinkles and horizontal lines or creases…..charmingly known as ‘turkey-neck.’
Without the extra facial flourishing support – the neck is more susceptible to the assaults of time, sun, and irritation. The neck tends to recover more slowly from damage and also to scar more easily. And to add insult to injury, if you have neglected your neck in the past at all – you are literally putting your neck on the line – the wrinkle line!
So if the skin on the neck ages less gracefully without even trying, what steps can you take to keep your neck looking as young as possible, for as long as possible – and avoiding – what I call “Neckular Deterioration?” Here are my easy three steps:
- First – If not already included, immediately (AKA Today!) add your neck to your daily AM and PM skincare regime – daily.
- Second – Remember to slather on the sunscreen to the neck as well as your face.
- Third – Add a treatment product specifically targeted for neck area to ensure the fastest results.
My personal favorite – I have used this wonderful cream with great success for years, as well as 100’s of my clients – and as a fabulous bonus, it is also the best eye cream – talk about multi-tasking! http://www.susiegalvez.com/sp_eye_throat.php
I thought since this is Thanksgiving week, it was the perfect timing to send out a SOS (Save Our Skin!) for our necks. Enjoy your holiday and your younger skin!
And……I can’t wait to I get my hands on the rocket (AKA skin) scientist’s neck who EVER thought, for even a nano-second, that ‘charming’ and ‘turkey-neck’ went together!
Surround yourself with beauty!