Because the skin is so sensitive, your neck is often the first place to show signs of aging. We always think to take good care of our face to hide wrinkles and sagging skin, but what can we do to reverse the effects of gravity between our chest and our jaw?
Here are a few things you can do to reduce the look of “turkey neck”, or the sagging skin at the front of your neck:
First of all, you need to remember that underneath those layers of skin are muscles that need care and attention. Our muscles naturally weaken with age so we need to put extra effort in strengthening them to support the skin on top. Regular neck exercises not only build muscle and build elasticity in the skin, they also improve blood circulation and give the skin a firmer appearance. Stronger muscles work to diminish the appearance of folds and wrinkles while preventing the development of new ones.
You should always chew many times before swallowing. This is an easy way to control how much food goes into your body (and how many calories!), and is the first step in weight control. Large weight gain can easily attribute to an unappealing neck, also it’s common for pockets of fat to form quickly in this area. Second, it is a natural way for you to pre-digest your food before it enters your stomach. Third, chewing works the jaw muscles and tones your face from cheek to clavicle.
Anyone who is concerned with the look of aging will tell you to exfoliate 2-3 times per week. Every day the neck is exposed to sun, wind, and air pollution, and these elements quickly build up a foundation of old cells. Using a semi-rough cloth or a loofah to remove dead skin cells makes way for the growth of new cells and promotes healthy skin development. A neck free from dead skin cells will look younger, plumper, and have a naturally healthy glow.
Protecting and caring for your skin is ongoing and everyone should use a skin care product that is specific to their needs. Not everyone has the same skin type which is why they need to consult with a medical skin care expert.
|Scooped by Anne Flemings|