DOES YOUR NECK REALLY NEED ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS?
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.