While most people pay a lot of attention to wrinkles and fine lines on the face, the aging process does not stop there. As people grow older, they lose skin elasticity and tone all over the body, rather than just on their faces. One of the most visible, but least-targeted areas is the skin of the neck and throat.
Over time, this area will begin to sag, pouch and wrinkle, eventually producing an unattractive wattle. There is no way to completely reverse or avoid this process, but the right care can help you decrease the appearance of neck wrinkles.
Every kind of skin damage is better prevented than treated. That’s because treatments can only do so much. Factors like sun exposure, dehydration and excessive exposure to free radicals can accelerate the process that leads to sagging and wrinkled neck skin. By avoiding these factors, you can reduce the risk of serious damage later.
Avoid bad habits like drinking and smoking, stay out of the sun when possible, eat a balanced diet high in antioxidant foods, and make sure you drink enough water. This will keep the skin of your neck and throat healthy, hydrated and younger looking for longer.
Prevention is best, but it is not always possible. If you did not know about the right ways to protect your skin from damage, you could be dealing with wrinkles around your neck area that you had no chance to prevent. Exercise provides one non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of these signs of aging. To exercise the neck and throat area, tilt your head forward and backward while pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth. This may look odd, but it will put pressure on muscles you don’t usually use.
You can also work the muscles in your chin by lifting and dropping your lower lip, moving your jaw in a chewing or kissing motion, and opening and closing your mouth with your head tilted upwards. These exercise will usually have a subtle effect and may take a little while to work, but they may help tone your neck area, reducing wrinkles.
Lack of moisture is one of the biggest source of neck wrinkles. While drinking plenty of water can help keep the skin from dehydrating and dropping into folds, it can’t prevent moisture from evaporating through your skin. That’s where a good quality moisturizing skin cream comes into play. Products like Xtend-Life Restorative Night Cream contain special hydrating emollients to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, decrease sagging and rejuvenate the skin.
Using a good quality cream on the neck as well as the face can help decrease the risk of severe sagging. For best results, combine a hydrating night cream with a topical cream formulated for use during the day, such as Xtend-Life Age Defense Active Day Cream.