How to get rid of neck wrinkles

-Feb 3, Hannah Hargrave , Beauty -

You may pay close attention to the wrinkles and fine lines on your face, but when was the last time you gave your neck a little TLC? Instead of hiding behind high necks and scarves learn how to shift the premature signs of ageing on your neck with some fast and effective tips.

In the same way the skin on your face ages, so does the skin on your neck, only most of the time it doesn’t get nearly the same attention that your complexion does. 

Fine lines, wrinkles and sagging may start appearing in your 20s and 30s but for the most part they don’t pack a punch until you enter your 40s and 50s. 

But with the rise of ‘tech neck’ – caused by too much time hunched over the computer or looking down at your smartphone – the signs of an ageing neck may happen sooner rather than later. 

Related: How to help the pain of tech neck

So if you want to fight neck wrinkles and tighten up the skin here’s how to do it!

Exercise

You may wonder what jumping on a treadmill has to do with reducing neck wrinkles, but the fact of the matter is that exercise boosts skin health, whether it’s on your face, your neck or anywhere else on your body. Your skin benefits from the increased blood flow and the production of collagen which exercises boosts too. 

Slimming down and toning up will help your overall health and confidence which makes you stand taller and elongate your neck as well. 

Raise your computer

That double chin and creased neck may have a lot to do with looking down too much. The position of your computer, tablet, smartphone or even your book can leave you hunched over. Try to keep the position of your computer at eye level and when you’re reading your messages or scrolling through the news on your phone think about the angle so as to avoid unnecessary folding of your neck.

Exfoliate

Gentle exfoliating is great for getting rid of dry skin, rejuvenation and smoothing of the skin too. But that practice shouldn’t stop at the jawline. While the skin on your neck is delicate so shouldn’t be scrubbed too harshly, a product such as Lumity’s 4-in-1 Cleanse is gentle enough to use daily and will not only cleanse, but exfoliate – thanks to the all-natural jojoba beads – remove makeup and act as a facial mask too. 

Massage

Massages should be reserved for the back and shoulders! Your face and your neck can reap the benefits too. A facial massage like the one A-list facialist Nichola Joss swears by, will relieve tension, boost blood flow and help tone your skin. Use Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil for a truly nourishing beauty experience. 

Related: How to do the Nichola Joss at-home facial massage

Hydrate

When skin is dry and dehydrated it loses elasticity and tone. Drinking at least eight, 8oz glasses of water a day will help skin cells stay plumped up and keep premature wrinkles at bay. If the idea of sipping water throughout the day bores you a little, remember you can get your fluid intake from herbal teas, infused waters and your food too. 

Improve posture

Have you ever noticed how much taller and leaner you look when you roll your shoulders back, lift your chin and stand up straight? Your neck benefits from improved posture too. By elongating your neck you’re stretching out the skin, rather than creasing it all up. You neck will instantly look longer and when you’re not scrunching the skin up, you’re less likely to be left with lines. 

Sleep on your back

Even if you’re not used to this sleeping position, over time you’ll get used to it and it can do great things for your skin. If you’re fed up with waking up with wrinkles on your face, neck and chest then switching up the way you sleep can help. Skin gets creased when you snuggle up on your side and can leave your skin wrinkled for hours and impact it in the long run too. So give back-sleeping a go. 

It’s better for your posture too!

Now you’re caring for your face and your neck it’s time to look after your décolletage too, so here are some tips for a wrinkle-free chest and don’t forget about your hands either! There are some natural ways you can get younger looking hands too.

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