Care For Your Neck The French Way!
When you’re in your twenties or possibly thirties the neck would not be among your top beauty priorities however, should you get into your forties you will probably regret not having paid attention to your neck sooner. The skin on the neck is super sensitive and is the first skin to show signs of aging! I was personally shocked a few years back while watching a video of myself where I was looking sideways at someone sitting next to me; all I could see were the folds on my neck. From that moment onwards I decided to do like the French women do and started paying special attention to my neck area. So to avoid premature aging of the neck, follow the steps below.
1 || Always Wear Sunscreen
If you are getting tired of hearing this advice then sorry to tell you we’re not stopping anytime soon. To protect the delicate skin of your neck apply a generous amount of sunscreen on your neck and décolleté. Don’t apply whatever remains from the sunscreen used on your face; be generous and slather your neck and chest and even the back of your neck if you have short hair or if you tend to wear your hair up.
2 || Exfoliate
In all honesty this is a step that I need to adopt with more discipline but we often neglect our necks when it comes to exfoliation. Generally speaking we should exfoliate our necks twice a week using a gentle exfoliating scrub.
3 || Nightly Neck Creams
Specially targeted nightly neck creams are important to be added to our skincare routine to de-puff, tighten and smooth the skin in that delicate area. Add a retinol based product as well to unclog pores, boost collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and speed up cell turnover.
4 || Sleep On Your Back
Aim to sleep on your back so you can avoid wearing down the skin of your neck and causing unnecessary lines.
5 || Load Up On Omegas
Load up on omega-3 and 6 fatty acids for a natural way to boost the body’s collagen production. When eaten after 6 pm they will most likely work to repair your skin as the body won’t have enough time to use them up for other bodily functions.