By now, the importance of skincare has been deeply ingrained in our personalities. We are constantly looking for new products to give us that soft, supple and youthful glow. But unfortunately, this diligence only extends to our face, completely ignoring the fact that your neck needs as much care too.
Even though most skincare products always specifically mention applying the product to the face and neck, most of us are guilty of ignoring this vital part. It definitely doesn’t get the same skincare attention as, say, the skin under your eyes.
And there’s a reason why you should start caring for your neck ASAP, because this area is really sensitive and starts to show signs of aging a lot before your face does. Here’s why it is really important to care for this essential part of the body.
- The first place to show ageing
- Skin on the neck is really sensitive
- Avoid ‘Sleep wrinkles’
- We tend to forget to clean the area
The first place to show ageing
In the early and teenage years is when a lot of damage has already been caused in this area because the skin in this area is really thin. This is why this area is very susceptible to skin damage. Hence, never forget to slather on a oodles of moisturiser and sunscreen to help prevent further damage.
Skin on the neck is really sensitive
The skin in the neck is not just thin, it is also really sensitive. So it's important to take care of the neck from an early age as this will ensure that the skin remains taut and plump. Also, the platysma muscles are particularly prone to sagging. Platysma muscles aren't connected directly to any bone to hold them up, so they are very susceptible to the effects of gravity and the ageing process.
Avoid ‘Sleep wrinkles’
If you tend to sleep on your side then you’re fastening the process of geing the neck and chest area. This leads to them sagging earlier than they should. We know it is really difficult to be aware of your sleeping positions, here’s something you can do - moisturise the area to reverse as much sleep damage as you can.
We tend to forget to clean the area
While cleansing and washing our face is something we do each and every day, more often than not, we completely forget about our neck. Just like your face, it is important to buff away the build-up of dead skin cells and pores that are blocked with dirt. Remember to wash your neck and chest area every time you cleanse or exfoliate your face.
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