It doesn’t matter how many face lifts or hair treatments you have undergone in a bid to roll back the years and look younger if you have a “turkey neck”, as the sagging, wrinkled skin will quickly give you away. Other than living in polo necks for the rest of your life or going under the knife in a bid to turn back the clock, what steps can you take to achieve a younger-looking neck?
Protect the Neck from Further Sun Damage
Sun damage not only leaves behind unsightly sun spots, but it can also age the skin rapidly, which is why you should take as much care of protecting your neck from sun damage as you do your face and the rest of your body that is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays. If you already have a crop of sun spots on your neck, invest in a product that will fade the sun spots to reveal fresher, more vibrant skin, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen for everyday wear to help prevent any further sun damage.
Use Skin-tightening Beauty Products
Youthful skin is supple and firm, but after years of sun damage, collagen starts to break down, with affects the elasticity of skin. This in turn can lead to sagging skin around the neck. Look for skin-tightening skin care products that contain ingredients such as retinol and peptides, which are intended build collagen and smooth out the skin. The right products can even reduce so-called “tree-ring” lines that start to form around the neck.
Cosmetic surgery can reverse the signs of ageing by giving the appearance of youth and vitality. However, many cosmetic surgery procedures are prohibitively expensive and can have serious side effects. Rather than submit to any procedures that promise a younger-looking neck, try some alternatives that are more cost effective, any safer. Protect your skin from further sun damage by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen and use a product that will fade existing sun spots. Next, invest in a skin-tightening beauty product that is intended to combat the problem of sagging neck skin, by stimulating the production of collagen.
Prevention.com, Best Ways to Get a Younger-looking Neck. Chin up! Best neck skin care fixes for sagging, spots and more, by Shannon Rouss.