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DOES YOUR NECK REALLY NEED ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS?
DOES YOUR NECK REALLY NEED ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS?

DOES YOUR NECK REALLY NEED ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS?

You diligently tend to your face with a host of lotions and serums to combat those pesky wrinkles and dark spots. But there’s another highly visible area of your skin you may be forgetting: the skin on your neck and décolleté! If neglected, these delicate features can show signs of aging well before your face. Here are the top tips you need to know how to keep your neck looking smooth and taut.

First things first: the skin on your neck is different than on your face! The neck has fewer oil glands and it produces less sebum, the skin’s natural moisturizer. With less natural antioxidants and moisture, your neck is getting less protection from daily wear and tear. What’s more, most of us forget to apply sunscreen on the neck and décolleté, so those areas are more vulnerable to sun exposure (read: wrinkles, dark spots and discolouration).

So, aside from applying your daily sunscreen all the way down to the top of your chest (or where your shirt begins), you also need to treat the neck area – but with special care. Since the skin there is more sensitive, choose products specifically designed for this region, which are usually more gentle and moisturizing. Or, if you’re using a product for the face that contains active ingredients such as retinol (which is known to cause some skin sensitivity), use a low strength product and apply it once a night, building up to nightly application.