How to Deal with the Appearance of Neck Lines

How to Deal with the Appearance of Neck Lines

When it comes to skincare, we tend to put the focus on our faces. We cleanse, nourish with moisturizers, and indulge with the occasional face mask in a bid to keep the effects of aging at bay.

It’s all too easy to neglect the neck in favor of our face, forgetting to extend the level of care past our jawlines. However, if over time you don’t give it the same attention, you may develop neck lines.

These deep‐set, horizontal neck lines and creases can appear seemingly overnight. It doesn’t matter how bright and youthful your face might look, having these lines across your neck could add years to your appearance. So if you want your neck to look as youthful as your face, reducing the appearance of your neck lines is key.

What causes neck lines?

While a lack of skincare can be a contributing factor, it’s not the only reason that neck lines appear. As we get older, our skin produces less collagen and as a result, begins to lose its strength and elasticity. This can cause the skin on your neck to become weaker and start to sag and crease.

The sun also contributes to the development of neck lines. We all understand the importance of keeping our skin protected from the sun but that doesn’t mean we always practice what we preach. Regular, unprotected exposure speeds up the aging process and in turn can cause neck lines. Your genetic makeup is also a contributing factor, as some people are more prone to developing neck lines than others. Other common causes include smoking, not drinking enough water, and even looking down at your phone too often. Here are our top tips for reducing the appearance of your neck lines.

1. Use topical skin care treatments

Add a few topical skin care treatments to your skincare regimen that are specifically designed to cater for your neck. Look for products like No7 Restore & Renew Face & Neck Serum to help neck feel firmer, look visibly smoother and less crepey and reduce the appearance of stubborn neck lines.

2. Wear SPF every day

As sun damage is a major cause of aging, it’s important to apply SPF to your neck every day, no matter the weather. To ensure you’re getting the maximum protection, always use an SPF of at least 30 or above and re‐apply throughout the day.

Also consider using a day cream for your neck, such as No7 Restore & Renew Multi Action Day Cream, for SPF protection and to keep your skin moisturized.

3. Exfoliate

Regular exfoliation can help reduce the appearance of neck lines. Start exfoliating your neck with a gentle exfoliator such as No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum Activating Pads, moving 1 pad in circular motions to remove any dead skin cells from the surface and to encourage skin cell renewal.

Limit this to just once per week or you could risk causing additional damage to your skin, potentially making your neck lines look even more prominent.

4. Drink more water

Drinking plenty of water each day is one of the most effective ways of keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy. Try to increase your water intake by eating foods with a high water content and drinking at least 8 glasses per day.

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