I trust you are diligent about taking care of your skin. If you are not, let this be a reminder that you can skip the makeup lessons for learning how to cover wrinkles and sun spots if you’d just be consistent with your skin care routine, stay out of the sun, get your 7-8 hours of sleep, exercise, drink your daily dose of water and eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. Really, that’s the bottom line but I can hear you laughing. I know, me too.
Although I KNOW what I need to do, getting my beauty sleep is always sacrificed for demands of my life. I’m terrible about drinking the right amount of water and I certainly don’t eat the amount of veggies I need to be eating! The only thing I’m really good at is being diligent about my morning and evening skin care routine. Even then, I am lacking.
How many of you consistently care for your neck and décolleté the way you do your face? I’m guilty of it being an after-thought. But, I’m trying to get better because my neck and décolleté will be telling of my age and bad habits long before my face and I don’t want to walk around wearing turtleneck sweaters for the rest of my life! My solution? Product! Not that I’m condoning use of product over a healthy lifestyle but hey, we all need a little help!
Anti-aging products specifically designed for the neck and décolleté work to reverse the signs of aging by tightening and evening out the skin texture of the neck and chest. I have two that I received as samples for editorial review. Both skin care companies are amazing and put out high quality products!
Murad Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté: This product is formulated with a unique Collagen Enhancing Compound comprised of an exotic Brazilian Botanical Blend (B3) of java plum, mango and banana pulp extracts, Rejuvenating Lift is designed to increase firmness, erase fine lines and make skin appear more plump and youthful. Through the power of Phytoestrogens, Rejuvenating Lift fights the signs of hormonal aging, improving elasticity, diminishing thinness and sagging while helping to reduce age spots.
The cream comes in an inverted tube and the formula is light. The product is said to “increase firmness by 42% in just one use.” Since I don’t have a saggy neck at this point, I’m using this as a preventative measure. $55
StriVectin-TL Neck Skin Tightening Cream: Protein tighteners and StriVectin’s patented NIA-114™ take your neck to new heights. Only StriVectin has NIA-114™, a proprietary form of vitamin B3 (Niacin) discovered during skin cancer research and backed by clinical trials, to help renew skin strength. Skin’s ability to fight sagging, hold natural collagen and moisture improves. This product is for the 76% of 50+ women who are experiencing loss of firmness, elasticity, and want a skin care product to visibly correct sagging, laxity and thin, crepey skin.
My husband was recently complaining of his neck getting saggy (don’t tell him I shared that with you, it would be bad for his ego!) and as if fates would have it be so, a sample of StriVectin neck cream came to my door! This cream is thick and comes in a jar. A little goes a long way and it’s a soothing cream. He needs to use it consistently as instructions indicate but with continued use, he’ll experience a greater firmness and contoured look to his jaw line. See before and after pictures of a study participant on StriVectin.com. $89
Here is the thing with neck skin care products: Having a specific product for that area helps you remember to take care of the neck and décolleté. With continued use, you’ll see results just like with any skin care product. If you need help remember to take care of your neck area, buy a specific product. If you don’t need help remembering then use the skin care that you use on your face. Either way, do what you have to so you don’t end up looking like a turkey.
Just as a reminder, the back of hands are often forgotten too. Just rub in your left over skin care products and you’ll notice improved appearance there too!