Your face looks great, your figure is good, you’re happy with your hairstyle, you own a gorgeous wardrobe of clothes. What more do you want? A nice looking neck.
Easier said than done because as we age the jaw becomes less defined, fat accumulates, skin loosens and muscles weaken beneath the chin. Skin on the neck tends to be fine and has less sebum nature’s moisturiser. Not to mention the downward pull of gravity!
YOU HAVE FOUR OPTIONS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK OF YOUR NECK:
1. Use neck creams.
2. Undertake a chemical peel on the neck.
3. Have your neck “lifted” surgically.
4. Camouflage your neck and use optical illusions
Specially formulated neck creams can help give a lovely smooth neck and are most beneficial especially for crepe-iness.
TIP: If applied more than once each day, the result will be noticeable.
My recommendation is to use a moisturising neck lotion or cream containing peptides for maximum benefit. Use a gel product to avoid the look of cream collected in creases. Check the Sanctuary Spa, John Plunkett and Skinstitut ranges. Matrixyl is the trade name for the latest cosmetic peptide. Remember to include the neck in your nighttime beauty routine – once again I recommend a peptide night cream.
Chemical peels have enjoyed some popularity as a neck treatment to soften the appearance of neck wrinkles, but word on the grapevine is that those ladies who have tried it are not going to bother again.
THE NECK LIFT
A neck lift involves surgery and all the risks that go with having any operation. The experience among my friends and acquaintances has been disappointment with the results.
The wrinkles we are born with and which allow our necks to be flexible become more noticeable with age but seem to defy surgery. There will be a scar and gravity will continue to be in play after the “lift” so any improvement might not be long lasting. Do lots of deep thinking, seek lots of opinion and professional advice before committing to necklift surgery.
CAMOUFLAGE AND ILLUSION
Doing your best with your neck will give you a confidence boost, but always remember that the neck is just one feature of our overall look and it is the total package that we are presenting to the world. Step out with plenty of downtown dash, a beaming smile and a positive attitude that says “look at me, I’m looking good”.