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How to Get Firmer Skin around the Neck

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Get Firmer Skin around the Neck

Collagen is a protein that is present throughout the dermis and which is responsible for maintaining skin elasticity. Over time but specifically from the age of 35 the production of collagen in the body begins to decrease and the first signs of ageing appear. One of the areas where this process is most evident is the neck as it tends to lose its firmness and starts sagging.

When a body part starts sagging it is important to take immediate action to prevent the condition from worsening. The neck is no different, which is why in this OneHowTo article we will discuss how to get firmer skin around the neck area.

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To tighten the skin around the neck it is necessary to provide the body with the collagen it needs or help it increase its collagen production. In natural food stores you will find collagen supplements which tackle this protein deficiency in the body. However, it must be stressed that although collagen intake helps prevent complete sagging of the neck, it is not a magic remedy that will stop the fall when this is consequence of advanced years.

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There are facial exercises for the neck which you can practice at home and are very useful to tighten the dermis, which will help make the skin of the neck firmer. The most effective is to lie on the floor with your back perfectly straight and place your head on a pillow. Once in this position the exercise involves lifting the head from the pillow, looking forward and then lowering the head again. These are like sit ups but in the neck. To see results you must be constant, so we recommend doing this every day starting with 10 repetitions and gradually increasing this.

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Vitamin E and Vitamin C are essential if you want to show off beautiful and elastic skin. In this case it is not a question of eating foods rich in vitamin C but instead to use cosmetic products containing both substances. Fortunately most skin firming creams on the market offer a combination of substances such as hyaluronic acid, elastin, vitamin E, vitamin C and resveratrol (found in grapes) that make up a potent mix to firm the skin of the neck and prevent wrinkles.

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Antioxidants are the only substance that the body does not produce that are able to reverse the damaging effects caused by free radicals. Among the main damage born from free radicals we can highlight the ageing of cells, which also influences skin sagging and loss of tension. If you want to restore firmness to the neck include in your diet foods rich in antioxidants such as strawberries, tomatoes and garlic.

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When talking about skin firmness we must not forget beauty treatments as some can be very helpful. Ideally these should be carried out by a professional and in a centre with permits and accreditations that are approved by the respective regulatory authorities. Note that there are many beauty centres that rip people off and put their customer's health at risk.

If you are up for a facial or want a cosmetic treatment to firm the skin of the neck we invite you to read about radio frequency, one of the most innovative and painless techniques to treat sagging skin in any area. Its main function is to stimulate through waves the production of collagen and vitamin E and make the dermis look firmer and beautiful.

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Sagging skin around the neck is inevitable, sooner or later we will be unable to stop it. But we can prevent it from happening prematurely. If you do not yet need to make the skin around the neck firmer then we invite you to give this area the care it needs to stay firm.

This skin is grateful for any attention, so you should extend your beauty routine by cleansing and moisturising beyond face and also include the neck. Exfoliating, anti-wrinkle creams, moisturisers, cleansing, etc. any product you use to care for your face you can also apply to the neck and even at the neckline to keep the skin taut for much longer.

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One of the main causes neck skin sagging is exposure to sunlight. Therefore create a daily routine, even in winter, that makes sure you do not forget to leave home without protection. UV rays are very aggressive and causes the skin to wither, lose its elasticity and begin to yield to gravity. Give yourself a real sunscreen, one that has a factor greater than SPF 30 is water resistant and also hydrates and moisturises the skin.

If you are a woman, no excuses:

  • If your compact powder has sunscreen you should still apply a professional protector.
  • If your creams include protection you must still apply sunscreen around your neck and face.
  • At present there are available sunscreens in colours that will match the tone of your skin should you wear make up every day.
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