Neck wrinkles are a part of the aging process. Most people don’t stop to consider the possibility of neck wrinkles when they’re taking care of their skin. Signs of aging can be obvious to spot in their early stages when they begin to appear on the face. Neck wrinkles often sneak up on us. If you’re noticing that you have visible signs of neck wrinkles beginning to appear, here’s what you should know about preventing them from worsening and treating their appearance.
What Causes Neck Wrinkles?
Neck wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. There isn’t anything you’re doing wrong that’s causing your neck to wrinkle. As we age, collagen production decreases. When skin loses structure and elasticity, things like visible neck wrinkles may begin to appear.
Lifestyle factors and skin care habits can also play a role in neck wrinkles. While living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your skin can’t prevent the aging process, it may be able to slow its visible signs and prevent premature manifestations of skin damage.
When Do Neck Wrinkles Begin To Form?
For most people, collagen production begins to slow down in their late twenties. At that point, wrinkles will slowly begin to form. The skin on the neck is thicker than the thin skin around your eyes, where you may begin to notice crow’s feet beginning to form in your late twenties or early thirties.
Many people begin to see obvious evidence of neck wrinkles in their late forties to their mid-fifties. Committing to better skin care practices early can slow the appearance of neck wrinkles and committing to an effective skincare routine after they begin to appear may slow their progression.
What Can I Do To Prevent Neck Wrinkles?
Prevention is always easier than treatment. If you don’t want to contend with skin health issues later on, the best thing you can do is start taking great care of your skin today. Consider making a few swaps in your daily routine or adding in some small extra steps to care for the skin on your neck.
Preventative Maintenance Through Skincare
If you don’t already have a targeted skincare routine to address your skin’s needs, today is the perfect day to begin one. When you’re using your skincare products, apply them to your neck as well as your face. This is especially important with sunscreen. The neck and chest are very prone to sun damage, and many people leave these areas unprotected. This can lead to the face and neck appearing drastically different, and it’s usually obvious to spot.
Preventative Maintenance With Exercise
Your face and neck are full of muscles, but you probably never think to work them out. Exercises for the face and neck, like face yoga, can help to keep the muscles toned and firm. Many people use face yoga to improve muscle tone around their jawline. It can also help with supporting better posture by strengthening the neck muscles. If you’re a habitual sloucher, consider incorporating your neck into your yoga routine.
How To Treat Neck Wrinkles
There are many invasive procedures designed to treat neck wrinkles, but they aren’t a feasible option for most people. Before you run straight for the most extreme option, try gentler methods of addressing your skincare concerns. You’re likely to find success if you’re consistent. Over time, you may see a reduction in the appearance of your neck wrinkles.
Exfoliating Dead Skin Cells
The surface of your skin is covered in dead cells that haven’t sloughed off. These cells can exacerbate the appearance of wrinkles and lines on any part of your body. Even people who regularly exfoliate their faces will forget about other areas of their bodies. Exfoliating your neck is just as important.
You can use facial exfoliating products on your neck and chest. You can also get a full body sugar scrub to remove dead skin cells from hard-to-reach areas. Home exfoliating products are safe to use two to three times a week, depending on the sensitivity of your skin. Body polishing treatments like sugar scrubs are thorough. Most people only need them once every several weeks, depending on their skin type.
Treating The Skin On Your Neck
Think about your skincare routine. You probably use cleansers, serums, and moisturizers on your face and stop right at your jawline. Most people don’t think to include their neck and chest in their skincare routine, but this skin needs nourishment and care just as much as the skin on your face.
When you’re putting your morning SPF on your face, take it down to the neckline of your shirt. You can also apply your serums and moisturizer to the same areas. Give your neck the same care you’d give any other part of your body.
Get A Neck Facial
Your esthetician can use most of the same products and care procedures on your face and your neck. The next time you go in for a facial, ask your esthetician to include your neck and chest. You might find that you like the results better than a facial alone. You’ll look rejuvenated from the shoulders up, rather than having a glowing and youthful face with a dull or dry neck.
Book A Treatment
The expert estheticians at Greentoes in Tucson can tend to all of your skincare needs, including signs of aging on your neck and chest. Book a body polishing session to buff away dead skin cells from head to toe with our earl grey infused sugar scrub.
Experience an age corrective facial to address skin care concerns like fine lines and the first appearance of new wrinkles. Nourish and hydrate your skin to promote its health and youthful glow. You can even pair your age-corrective facial with a gently exfoliating enzyme peel to remove dead cells from the surface of your skin and to help promote the absorption of the active botanicals your skin needs to quench its thirst.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our two convenient locations in Tucson!