When it comes to skincare, we’re all after one thing: anti-ageing. With lots of us spending hundreds of pounds a year on products to keep the skin on our face firm, plump and youthful, it’s surprising how many of us forget that those visible signs of ageing show up on other areas of the body too. No matter how strict your facial skin regime, you’ll never pass for 10 years younger with a sagging and crepey neck.
Although the skin on our bodies is thicker and a bit more resilient, the skin on our neck is thin and delicate like that on our faces, so should be treated with the same care. We all know the daily struggles that our complexions face, with damage coming from sun exposure, winds, pollution, etc., and our necks and décolletage are often just as exposed to these elements. Without taking the correct care the skin will become loose, crepey, wrinkled and even pigmented, particularly if you have been a sun worshipper.
The first rule of neck care is simple; for the most part, if you put it on your face, put it on your neck too.
- You wouldn’t leave the house without applying SPF to your face, so don’t stop at the jawline! Our neck is just as susceptible to sun damage as our face, so keep it protected with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Don’t forget, a high quality antioxidant, such as vitamin C, will help to further protect the skin against free radical damage, putting off those signs of ageing from developing.
- As with the face, try to avoid harsh, soapy cleansers, as they are overly stripping and will dry out the skin, emphasizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
- You don’t have to buy a separate neck product – your usual skincare should suffice – but if budget allows, there are some fantastic anti-ageing neck creams on the market. The Jan Marini Juveneck Neck Cream is specifically designed to turn back the clock on the delicate skin of the neck. Containing Hyaluronic Acid, it provides intense hydration, while also eliminating crepey skin and improving the definition of the area.
- If you feel your neck and décolletage need a little extra help, our clinic provide a wide range of non surgical age management treatments, which you can read about here.
For more information on neck-care products, please call one of our skincare experts on 0113 282 7744, or call our clinic on 0113 282 3300.
Written for you by: Ellie, Face the Future