Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Aging Neck...Skincare's Forgotten Frontier!

Ever notice how the older we get the more often we choose a scarf or turtleneck to wear? Let's be honest, we're not doing it to be fashion forward. From now on, let's solve the problem of that aging neck, and not by hiding it behind knit and silk. Read this article and find out a few ways other than plastic surgery to start sporting a firm, beautiful, and glowing neck. Who wants to look like a turkey, when you can look like a swan?

There are now many non-invasive treatments designed to smooth, firm and lift the skin of the neck, producing a more youthful fullness and softness. These techniques and product applications are designed to stimulate blood flow, reinforce the skin's natural protective function, moisturize and provide extra protection of the skin's own lipid barrier, resulting in a more youthful appearance and velvety glow.

We can simply start by not forgetting our neck and décolleté each morning and night when we're doing our skin care regimen. After cleansing and exfoliating your face, be sure you cleanse and exfoliate your neck and dé or écolleté or é as well. Let's not forget that our neck and décolleté are extensions of our face. Sometimes we don't want to "waste" our precious, expensive creams and lotions for any area larger than our face. However, a neck lift is every bit as expensive as a face-lift, so prevention is the key and you will save money in the long run, not to mention be proud of a lovely, sexy neck. Next apply any of the normal anti-aging serums and products you would normally use on your face to these areas as well. Be sure when you are applying these serums to the neck and décolletté you "tap" it in as well as using typical circular motions and don't forget to pull the product up behind the backs of the ears to intensify the tensioning and lifting effect. The neck isn't quite as fragile as the facial skin therefore you can be a little more aggressive. However, you would still want to use the "gravity rule" by not pulling downward on the skin of the neck. This area is nice, because since the skin is tougher than that of the delicate facial skin you may use heavier products such as massage oils with antioxidant properties from vitamin A or E or nourishing creams with anti-aging ingredients such as retinol, beech extract or vitamin C.

In addition to the many effective creams that are specifically formulated for the neck, there are other measures you can take to keep that neck as youthful looking as possible. Dermafresh offers a "renewal blanket" which helps restore a more youthful appearance to the neck and chest and easy to use. There are also many aromatherapeutic wraps for the neck, which offer heat and lavender therapy. Some day-spas offer special masks targeted specifically for the neck while still others offer particular exercises and massage therapy to help support a firm, taut and healthy neck in much the same way as any isometric exercise does for any part of your body.

Though the neck is one of the most obvious viewed parts of the body; it also seems to be the most neglected. With so many effective ingredients (such as liposomes with elastin, trace elements and polysaccharides) we can restructure the tissue, tighten and regenerate the skin to help restore the youthful appearance we once had. In order to reverse the damage and maintain a healthier skin you need to make some simple lifestyle changes. Basically, by not neglecting the neck while doing your daily facial skincare regimen, exfoliating and massaging and even doing neck firming exercises along with maintaining good posture you can help strengthen the connective tissue contributing to a more beautiful and appealing neck.

Now on the count of three: Remove those scarves and show off that beautiful neck!

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