At what age do we need to start taking care of our neck to avoid developing the crepe-paper look (turkey neck) and lines? How do we get a beautiful neck if we have been ignoring it? Start NOW!
Beauty Wake-Up Call
My wake up call came when the LePrarie skin care specialist gave me a sample of a cream that temporarily tightens the skin on the neck. I thought, why would I need this? Answer: she was too diplomatic to say I had the beginnings of “turkey neck”…UGH!!!
This started my journey to figure out what I could do to improve my neck. The beauty manager at Bergdorfs pointed out there are different products for different goals/ages. She reminded me that the neck was one of the three places that can really age a woman’s appearance.
What can we do about this? Treat the neck as you would your face – Cleanse, Moisturize, and Exercise.
Cleanse & Moisturize The Neck
When you wash your face, include your neck (use a gentle cleanser). After patting dry, use a neck cream. Apply it with upward swipes of your hands.
Neck Cream Moisturizer Suggestions:
In your 20’s: Mario Badescu neck cream is enriched with Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Hyaluronic Acid and has a great price point.
In your 30’s: Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx® Face and Neck Contouring System (My friend Judy also likes this for over 40) or AmioGenesis NECK Control.
In your 40’s +: Revive Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream
Like other muscles in the body, the neck and face muscles need exercising. You should exercise them once a day. One exercise is done by sitting upright (in a chair or bed), tilting your face to the ceiling and saying the vowels several times in a row. There are also yoga poises that have a similar effect and are often included in classes.
Special Cases Side Sleepers/Neck Disasters:
If you sleep on your side: Side sleeping (which we all do sometimes), can lead to neck and eye wrinkles. Unable to break this habit? Look to a skin rejuvenating pillowcase. My great grandmother slept on a satin pillow in the shape of a U. She used it to protect her face, neck, and hair (she carried it everywhere she went).
If you have completely ignored your neck: It may be a bigger challenge to improve the appearance of your neck if you have totally ignored it. In addition to cleansing, moisturizing, and exercising, you may want to add in a NuFACE Trinity and mini devices or something similar to help tighten and firm the neck.
Avery Tip: Remember to get a tester of the cream before you purchase to make sure it works for your skin type.