A Beautiful Neck in 5 Steps
There’s something to be said about the beauty of a woman’s neck. When it’s clear, smooth and long it just makes you look more refined and elegant. But often I find that we don’t give our necks the same attention as our faces. So, its no surprise that the neck usually shows the first signs of ageing. If you look carefully its apparent that even some of the most popular B-town actresses only pay attention to the face. So while they may look radiant above the jaw, below is whole whole different story. Now I’m not saying that you need to have baby skin everywhere. I just feel that the skin on your face and neck should be similar in tone, clarity and texture. Not taking care of your neck is like wearing face powder only on your face and not the neck. It doesn’t look polished. And you don’t even need to invest in an expensive neck cream - just pamper it like your face.
If you’re using a scrub, massage it all the way down to your collarbones. Use a glycolic acid product all over your neck. This will make it smooth and ready for serums and moisturisers. Remember don’t exfoliate more than two or three times a week. I like Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel Pads.
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Add a serum that works on boosting collagen. Use something with peptides or vitamin C. If you’re into retinol, use it on your neck too. I like Olay Regenerist Serum, which contains peptides.
Any cream will do. Because the skin on your neck is more dry than the rest of your face, this is essential. In fact, if there is one thing you want to choose from all five steps make it this one. Massage your cream in upwards motions.
The skin on your neck is thinner than your face, so the signs of sun damage (like loss of elasticity, wrinkles, patchiness) are more apparent there. Make sure you slather it with sunscreen every single day.
How many hours do you spend looking down into your phone or computer? There’s a term called ‘tech neck’, which describes the horizontal lines you get on the neck because of excessive phone usage. This is another good reason to eliminate hours of unnecessary social media scrolling. If your job entails you working on a computer all day, place a few magazines or coffee table books under the monitor to bring it to eye level. This way you won’t look down but in front.
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