Everyone tries to look our best. It is in our nature. We always try keeping our face glowing and beautiful and making free from fine lines and wrinkles, we go to very extremes sometimes to take care of our face.
But we tend to neglect our neck, and it has more prone to wrinkles. Most of us often fail to take proper care of our neck as the focus always stays on the face and hands. The skin of the neck is quite different than that of the face. Besides being thinner and delicate it doesn’t have the same emollient producing oil glands that would keep it plump and hydrated.
Now, let’s just work on getting rid of darkened skin and those wrinkles so that the skin on your neck doesn’t look aged and look younger. Your face and neck should look similar.
1. DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR NECK
Pay more attention to your neck throughout the day. First things first, your skin care routine can’t stop at your jawline. The next time you apply moisturizer in the morning or night cream before you go to bed, remember to apply the same products south of your jawline to your neck, so it can reap the benefits, too.
The important step in any skin care routine should be cleansing, as this can help rid the surface of your skin of any dirt, makeup or impurities that may have built up throughout the day. If you want to save some time, you can start your skin care routine in the shower by using a gentle body wash to cleanse your décolletage. You can also reach for a gentle facial cleanser. Apply face wash on the neck while taking a bath. Avoid harsh soaps on neck skin. Shower gels that are pH balanced are fine, though.
Just as cleansing should be part of your daily skincare routine, so should moisturizing. As skin matures, one of the biggest changes is the loss of moisture, nutrients, and natural oils. As a result, your face, neck, and chest can be left feeling very dry.
After your skincare routine, a neck massage with cream is more beneficial. Avoid over-pulling the skin, which can cause damage and accelerate the appearance of wrinkles.
The direction of massage for the neck skin is a very important thing to remember because a nice massage in the wrong direction or with the wrong movement over the neck can damage the skin. Neck skin is very thin and delicate. It is more delicate than the skin of your face. The proper direction to massage the skin of the neck is by moving both your palms from lower to upper region in vertical movements. Never massage your neck in circular motions or from top to bottom. Do not over massage your neck. A neck massage should last from 10-15 minutes maximum with a possible break of one or two minutes in between. Over massaging can strain the neck skin.
5. SUN PROTECTION
We’ve gotten so good about putting sunscreen on our faces, but don’t forget your neck. In the morning, taking sun protection measures before you head outside is key. You should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every two hours—or immediately after swimming or sweating. When applying sunscreen to your face, extend it down to your neck and chest. In addition to wearing sunscreen every day, the FDA recommends limiting your time in the sun (especially during peak hours between 10 AM and 2 PM) and covering up any exposed areas, like your décolletage. For your next beach day or any other outdoor activity, you’ll also want to remember to pack accessories like UV-blocking sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat.
Hope you liked this informative article. Start taking good care of your neck from now onwards. Try these beauty tips for darkened skin on the neck and let us know which one worked the best for you.