Wrinkles on your neck can make you look and feel older. Fortunately, there are plenty of anti aging treatments to fight wrinkles and other signs of aging on your neck.
The same factors that cause wrinkles on your face can also contribute to wrinkles and aging skin on your neck. And since many people only begin using anti wrinkle treatments on the neck and décolleté after wrinkles have already developed, the signs of aging on these areas tend to be more apparent. But by using products that prevent and address these signs of aging, you can have a more youthful-looking neck, which will make you look younger overall.
Causes of Neck Wrinkles and Aging Skin
There are two different types of neck wrinkles, each with its own set of causes.
Horizontal Neck Wrinkles:Horizontal neck wrinkles occur as collagen diminishes and elastin weakens due to Genetic Aging, Environmental Aging or Hormonal Aging. These proteins firm the skin and enable it to easily “snap back”; as they decline, the skin begins to lose structure, resulting in wrinkles on the neck.
Vertical Neck Wrinkles: Vertical neck wrinkles generally develop as a result of spending a lot of time in the same position over many years. For example, sleeping in the same position over and over is a major cause of vertical neck wrinkles. Another contributing factor in vertical neck wrinkles is excessive sun damage.
Other Signs of Aging Skin on the Neck: In addition to wrinkles, the neck is also particularly susceptible to the development of age spots or sun spots. Not only are your neck and décolleté frequently exposed to the sun, but many people forget to apply sun block to the neck and décolleté area. Therefore, sun and age spots may be particularly heavy in that area.
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Preventing Neck Wrinkles and Aging Skin
Preventing wrinkles on your neck (and preventing the other signs of aging skin on your neck) takes a few steps. Since the vertical wrinkles on your neck often result from repetitive sleeping positions and other factors that you can’t control, it’s just as important to treat neck and décolleté wrinkles as it is to prevent them. However, here are some steps to help you prevent these wrinkles.
Inclusive Health®:The better you treat your skin, the more youthful it will look. By adopting an Inclusive Health approach to skin care, including eating an anti aging diet, you can delay and minimize the signs of aging on your neck. Eat a diet rich in antioxidants, which are found in many fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are nature’s best defense against free radicals, skin-damaging molecules that speed up the breakdown of collagen and accelerate skin aging. It also helps to minimize your exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants, reduce Cultural Stress™ and get enough sleep.
Sun Protection to Prevent Wrinkles and Age Spots: When you apply sun block or sun screen to your face, don’t forget to apply it to your neck and décolleté too. Those areas of your skin are often just as exposed to UV rays throughout the day as your face is. Being responsible about applying sun protection to your neck will help prevent neck wrinkles while also helping to prevent age spots.
If there’s one lament we’ve heard from customers over the years, it’s that they regret not having been more responsible about sun and UV protection on their neck when they were younger. Now they have youthful, healthy skin on their face but wrinkles on their neck. Remember, you need to extend your SPF protection to your neck.
Treating Neck Wrinkles and Aging Skin To treat neck wrinkles and other signs of aging, use a combination of Inclusive Health®, anti wrinkle products and products to fade age and sun spots.
Inclusive Health®:Adopting an Inclusive Health® philosophy can improve the effectiveness of any anti aging treatment and help prevent and delay the development of wrinkles—and that’s true with neck wrinkles and other signs of aging on the neck. Eat an anti aging diet that includes foods that are rich in water and antioxidants, reduce your exposure to UV rays and environmental toxins, minimize Cultural Stress™ and get adequate sleep each night.
Anti Wrinkle Products for the Neck: We’ll discuss what to look for in an anti wrinkle cream in the next section of the Murad Anti Aging Skin Care and Resource Center. However, the best anti wrinkle treatment for your neck and décolleté will hydrate to restore firmness, slow the breakdown of collagen and the weakening of elastin, and increase and improve cell turnover to lift newer, younger-looking skin to the surface for a smoother appearance.
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Fade Age and Sun Spots: Wrinkles aren’t the only signs of aging on the neck and décolleté. For a complete anti aging treatment regimen, include a product that will address and fade the appearance of age spots and sun spots. Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is specially formulated to effectively fade age spots caused by sun damage to your neck to give you younger-looking skin.
Ready to learn more? Now that we’ve covered all of the various wrinkle types, including face wrinkles, eye wrinkles, crow’s feet and neck wrinkles, let’s discuss what to look for in an anti wrinkle cream.
Product Resources for Neck Wrinkles
If you’re looking for a treatment to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, try the following Murad skin care and anti aging products.
Murad Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté
This product features Retinyl Palmitate and a unique Collagen Enhancing Compound to give you firmer, smoother skin around the neck and décolleté.
Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel
Fade and diminish the appearance of age spots and sun spots with the power of Hydroquinone, the strongest skin lightener available without a prescription.
Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex©
A daily anti aging treatment for the face and neck that reduces the signs of sun damage, helps fade pigmentation and provides powerful antioxidant protection with Vitamin C.
What Did You Just Learn About Neck Wrinkles?
In this section of the Murad Anti Aging Skin Care and Resource Center, you should have learned the following points:
- Horizontal neck wrinkles are caused by Genetic, Hormonal and Environmental Aging, which increase the breakdown of collagen and weaken elastin.
- Vertical neck wrinkles are typically caused by repetitive sleep positions or extreme sun damage.
- Age spots and sun spots are another sign of aging skin on the neck and décolleté.
- To prevent wrinkles and aging skin on your neck and décolleté, follow the principles of Inclusive Health®, hydrate your skin and use proper sun protection daily.
- To treat wrinkles and aging skin on the neck, combine an Inclusive Health® approach with great anti wrinkle treatments and products to fade the appearance of age or sun spots.