While building a skincare routine, we focus on specific skin problems like dark circles or pigmentation. In fact, we rarely go beyond our face when it comes to using skincare products. Your neck and décolletage are equally exposed to environmental aggressors like UV rays and pollution, and ignoring this area will only make your skin appear crepey and saggy.
This is why you need to care for the skin on your neck as dedicatedly as you do for your facial skin. Scroll down for some tips on how you can care for the skin on your neck and keep the signs of ageing at bay.
Never skip sunscreen
The skin on your neck is thinner than that on your face; exposing it to the harsh rays of the sun can lead to premature signs of ageing and uneven skin tone. To prevent this, make sure you apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen even on your neck in the morning. Reapply every few hours to keep the area protected. The Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays. It’s a lightweight formula that is perfect for all seasons and skin types.
Unlike your face, the skin on your neck does not produce oil. This means it depends on external hydration to remain moisturised. You can use your regular moisturiser on your neck or opt for something more hydrating. The Pond’s Super Light Gel Face Moisturiser with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E is a lightweight but super hydrating moisturiser that retains moisture into the skin for a long time and keeps it soft and supple.
Use an anti-ageing night cream
Most night creams tackle more than one skin concern, such as uneven skin tone, pigmentation, ageing, etc. Go beyond your face and give some TLC to your neck too. Apply the night cream on the neck in an upwards direction before you go to bed at night. Our go-to pick is the Dermalogica PowerBright TRx Pure Night. It hydrates the skin, increases collagen synthesis while also mildly exfoliating the skin’s surface to make it look even-toned.
Massage the area
Massaging your neck area with clean hands or a gua sha tool is also an essential skincare step. It not only aids lymphatic drainage but also increases blood circulation and tones the area to give you a younger-looking neck.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Mar 10, 2021
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.