Do neck firming creams really work?
Can you firm your neck area without surgery?
Do you really need a separate neck cream?
Today we're going to cut through all the BS regarding your neck area and discuss what you can really do to fix what's bothering you.
There are many things and creams that claim to help solve all your neck issues. I'd love to believe that a facial massage tool or expensive magical cream will do the trick, too, but unfortunately that's not the case.
But don't worry, there's some good news, too!
Like you, I'm not in to wasting time and money. I really pride myself as a licensed esthetician on presenting the tried and true based on what I've learned during the past 25 years as a beauty professional.
I've noticed, probably like you, that there are A LOT of claims about how to smooth and tighten the neck area. What I've found is only a few of those tips hold true, so that's what I'm here to share with you today.
Let's start with the most obvious thing you can't change that's a bit misleading -- that's the muscle underneath your neck. If you look closely, you will see how the muscle can influence the overall appearance of the skin.
And no cream will change your muscles.
Similarly to the skin on your face, you can indeed change the way your skin lays over the muscle with massage but unless you do it regularly, you'll likely see few results. In addition, while results may be noticeable when done with commitment, they'll likely be small.
So what makes the skin on your neck different and can you use the same cream on your neck that you use on your face?
The short answer is YES, you can use the same cream you use on your face on your neck. However, depending on hormonal fluctuations you experience, your neck area may become rather sensitive with age. In this case, you can simply make slight adjustments to what you apply and how you apply it.
Let me explain. If you're using an active on your face that you want to use on your neck, you may choose to layer it with a more moisturizing agent on your neck area to avoid sensitivity.
So let's talk about what we can do to actually smooth and tighten the skin.
It's important to note that if you have a lot of loose skin anywhere on your face, around your eyes or neck, it likely cannot be resolved with just a topical cream, either.
Some procedures that may help you fix compromised skin around your neck area include but are not limited to surgery, laser treatments, and microneedling (less invasive of the three examples).
Microneedling may be a great option to integrate into your routine with a licensed professional because it's not only more affordable, but helps stimulate and build collagen over time.
Here are 3 everyday tips you can do to help improve your neck without surgery:
1) Use a nourishing Retinol treatment at night that will help strengthen the over all integrity of your skin by stimulating collagen production that's needed to help with elasticity and smoother skin.
Peptides and acids are other ingredients to look for that help stimulate collagen. And no, you don't have to use all of them - just pick what works best for you!
2) Wear a Good Sunscreen that will help moisturize and protect your skin from signs of premature aging.
Being consistent with wearing SPF is more important than the type of sunscreen you wear.
Bonus tip! If you experience crepey skin, try including a good moisturizer like our Whipped Olive Oil Face Butter into your daily routine that contains humectants and nourishing oils to help restore your barrier and keep your skin hydrated.
Remember, the more you know the more you glow!