We all come to a point where we suddenly become aware of just how much we’ve aged when we catch a glimpse of our saggy neck in the mirror. The neck ages just as quickly as the face does yet somehow has been left out of the skin cream revolution.
Not anymore, though, the beauty industry has gotten wise to our concerns about our neck area and now our favorite products are targeting our most delicate visible area. You could now have a firmer, tighter neck in no time.
Or, can you? Do creams really work? The majority of them are an expensive step to take.
What is needed for skin to stay looking young and firm is its own resilience and suppleness. When we’re young skin does that all by itself, but as we age it loses its ability to bounce back. In addition to age, there are plenty of environmental factors that can play a role in corrupting the aspects of your skin that keep it supple.
It’s for those reasons that the majority of creams are a waste of money, as they don’t have the ingredients that will actually firm and lift the skin. If a skincare product claims it can work just as effectively as a surgical procedure, it’s unlikely there will be any scientific research to back this up.
We sometimes forget how remarkable our skin is, it regenerates itself, on average, every 7 days. It protects our body from hazards, and while that protection continues through old age, our skin loses its capacity to retain its youthful luster. While you’re never going to look 18 again, you can keep your skin looking younger for longer.
So, don’t worry, all is not lost. There are a number of steps that you can take in order to make your skin look and feel younger, without going under the knife.
Sunscreen is the most valuable asset in your toolbox, experts across the world agree that sun damage is one of the biggest reasons that skin loses its flexibility. Apply SPF 30 when you leave the house, and make sure you cover your face, neck and chest. This helps fight the early signs of aging, and reduces the risk of skin cancer.
Choose skin care products that are packed with antioxidants and skin-restoring ingredients. It’s those ingredients that will help protect your skin from the environment, as well as work to renew the skin’s appearance.
Additionally, you can use a leave on salicylic acid (BHA), or an exfoliator that has glycolic acid (AHA) in it. There is no need to use both, one or the other should suffice.
Applying retinol and niacinamide topically can also transform your skin, these are super ingredients that reduce wrinkles, improve firmness and leave your skin looking youthful. When you consider the cost of a single Botox session (around $400 on average) selecting skin creams with the correct ingredients seems like a far more affordable option.