Facial aging can be a major concern as you pass the ages of 40, 50, and beyond. Fortunately, there are several ways to manage issues like crow’s feet, frown lines, and even the loss of contouring across the cheeks and jaw line. There is more to consider, though, if you want to keep your age to yourself. If you look a little lower, would you say that your skin is reflecting your inner youthfulness? Neck skin that is not pampered can exhibit the signs of aging, just like the face. For this reason, it is necessary to show a little love to the neck as often as possible.
Maintaining Youthful Neck Skin in a Few Simple Steps
Neck skin can be susceptible to aging and UV damage similarly to the skin around the eyes. As collagen naturally degrades with age, horizontal lines and sagging may also occur. To ward off these concerns, implement nourishing habits that make a difference:
- Cleansing. Whether you wash your face in the shower or on its own, there is a good chance that your neck gets no love. This area between the face and the body can easily be overlooked, but this is a mistake. Remember, though, when you wash neck skin, be gentle! Aggressive rubbing can damage delicate tissues and promote sagging rather than prevent it!
- Exfoliating. When we get older, our skin cells hang around a bit longer than they should. Creating an unnecessary layer over the skin’s surface, these cells can inhibit the absorption of anti-aging serums and creams. To encourage cellular turnover, apply a gentle glycolic acid product at night. Also, consider exfoliating treatments like chemical peels or even laser resurfacing to address aging neck skin.
The Importance of Collagen
At the heart of beautiful, healthy skin is an ample storehouse of collagen. Beneath the skin, collagen strands form a matrix that supports overlying tissues. Over time, these strands break down, their frayed edges incapable of keeping up with the needs of epidermal tissue. We offer a number of collagen-inducing treatments, and can customize a treatment protocol that will refresh and rejuvenate the skin on your face, neck, hands, and body! Call (480) 610-6366 to get started on your plan today.