There are many ways aging creeps into our appearance, from fine lines around the eyes to dark spots. One often overlooked yet highly frustrating place this happens is our neck. The formation of lines and eventually, sagging skin, can add years to our appearance.
Luckily, there are many preventative measures you can take to keep neck lines from forming using techniques for neck skincare.
1. Wear Your Sunscreen On Your Neck
Ultraviolet rays and especially UVA rays are a nightmare for the collagen and elastin in your skin. You should wear your sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days. UVA rays have a longer wavelength than UVB rays and are able to pass through clouds and glass. Although they are less intense than UVB rays, UVA rays account for up to 95% of the UV radiation on earth. Due to its longer wavelength, UVA radiation penetrates to the deeper layers of the skin (dermal layers) where wrinkles are formed. Both UVA and UVB radiation play a role in the development of skin cancers. SPF rating on a sun lotion only refers to protection against UVB rays. You need a broad spectrum UVA, UVB sunscreen.
2. Nourish Your Skin With Antioxidants
Antioxidants are the “good guys” when it comes to helping to protect and prevent skin damage. The benefits and efficacy of antioxidants have been extensively researched and verified. “Antioxidants work by speeding up the skin's natural repair systems and by directly inhibiting further damage,” says Karen E. Burke, MD, PhD, of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine's department of dermatology. Antioxidants are a group of beneficial nutrients – vitamins, minerals and enzymes – that can minimize the damaging processes in cells by neutralizing the free radicals.
By topically applying skin care products with antioxidants, the skin is defended and protected, so that the building blocks of collagen can continue in a normal and healthy way. In the complex cellular structure of our skin, many antioxidants have their own specific benefits, but are also intertwined in their action; so they should be used together to get their best effects.
Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Lycopene, Lutein, Resveratrol, Rooibos, Honeybush and Green Tea Extracts are the main antioxidants. You find these antioxidants in the Environ skin care products.
3. Use a Neck Mask To Help Firm Your Skin
The Environ Tri Bio-Botanical Revival Masque Specifically formulated with a revolutionary combination of three powerful ingredients, this face mask does wonders! This dynamic masque leaves the skin feeling smoother and looking younger with a healthy radiance. Lactic Acid increases the look of hydration in the skin and it is known to lighten the appearance of pigmented marks. Asiatic Acid helps to increase the look of regenerated skin. Mandelic Acid is useful in rejuvenating the appearance of pigmented areas. Use the mask every day overnight. “Roll” your face with the Environ microneedling device to enhance the effect.
Institut Esthederm Lift and Repair Instant Repulp Mask This mask has an Instant tightening effect on the surface and smoothing of the micro-relief of the skin. Deeply repairs, restructures, regenerates and firms the skin on the neck. To apply three times a week.
Series of Light Environ TCA Peeling Once or twice a year a series of light TCA peels will give wonderful results on the creepiness and fine lines on the neck. You should prepare your skin with the Environ Vitamin Skin care products for at least a month before the peeling. A Series of 4 or 6 treatments is necessary to obtain the result with this light peel.
4. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Did you know that staying hydrated is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking healthy and supple? It’s also one of the easiest and cheapest ways to guarantee better-looking skin in your neck area and beyond. In addition to drinking plenty of water, the foods you eat can be an incredible source of hydration. Stock up on watermelon, celery, cucumbers, and other foods with high water content to stay hydrated effortlessly.
If you already have neck lines, all hope is not lost, as there are also ways to get rid of them once they have formed.
Environ Ionzyme DF Infusion : a non-surgical option to lift and firm the neck. This machine enhances the penetration of active ingredients into the skin. Vitamins A & C as well as peptides stimulate the collagen production. The Environ Frown serum, a cocktail of peptides with Botox like effects, relaxes the superficial neck muscle to reduce the vertical lines. [Learn More]
CoolLifting : The CO2 gas helps for the delivery of a hyaluronic acid serum deeper into the skin (equivalent to filler injection) It plumps and smooths the lines. [Learn More]
Mobi M6 Endermolift: A device developed by the French beauty and wellness brand LPG is an exclusive anti- ageing technique that uses mechanical stimulation of the skin delivered via micro massages. The machine has different settings to effectively stimulate youth cells, restarting the natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid and reduce the fat accumulated in the chin area. The Endermolift redraws your youthful face contours and gets rid of the double chin for a perfect jawline.