You often hear people say that the neck and hands are the telltale signs of ageing, and it’s true. Many women over 60 are self-conscious of their sagging neck and mightn’t have the money or are scared to fix it with surgery.
Luckily, it doesn’t have to come to this, and there are ways to improve a neck that looks sad.
We’ve got all the information you need to make a decision about what to do.
As you age many things that were once tight and firm will begin to loosen, and neck skin is one of those body parts. This is because on your neck will begin to thin and lose its elasticity as you start to lose collagen cells under the skin. Generally, the neck skin is already thinner than other skin on your body which makes it particularly susceptible to damage. Sun damage and sleeping habits play a part in neck wrinkles too.
This exercise builds strength in the chin and upper neck.
2. Kiss the sky
You should feel this stretch your neck and under your jaw.
3. Gulping fish
Tighten your sagging neck with this move.
Great for lines and loose skin on the neck.
According to beauty and wellbeing expert Margaret Woodberry, there are a number of ways to disguise your sagging neck if you don’t want to resort to surgery.
Named after the famously-necked Egyptian queen, the ‘Nefertiti Lift’ uses anti wrinkle injections to make the neck muscles do the work, subtly lifting it back to where it used to be. The treatment takes 15 minutes and effects last three to six months.
Another cost effective treatment is an ultrasound skin tightening treatment. Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound energy to treat deep layers of skin tissue to lift the neck, chin and eyebrow, as well as, improve wrinkles on the décolletage.
Neck skin is thin and has fewer oil glands than the face so it needs constant hydration. Unfortunately creams don’t always work retroactively so a cream won’t get rid of loose skin and there’s no such thing as a miracle lifting product. The best thing you can do is use a good exfoliator a few times a week and apply an anti-ageing moisturiser with SPF everyday.
Try make-up primers to help disguise wrinkles and make the skin’s surface look healthier.
Use bronzer just below the angle of your chin (where the shadow falls), to give an impression of a strong jawline, and add a highlighting cream down your throat to make it look slimmer.