When it comes to aging, most people tend to think of the face. However, the face and neck both go hand-in-hand when it comes to anti-aging products. In fact, the skin on the neck is the most delicate! So, what can you do to maintain a youthful glow?

1. Exercise

Researchers say that exercise can reverse signs of aging. For example, in one study samples of skin were taken from people who were sedentary. Thereafter, the participants engaged in moderate exercise twice a week.

What were the results? After the three months, researchers were astounded! It appeared as if years were taken off the subjects’ appearances! The post-exercise samples showed the dermis was more elastic and thick compared to the sedentary life they formerly indulged in.

2. Protect

The sun is beautiful and warm. Especially as Summer comes upon us, heading to the beach and going for a hike, will be all the more fun!

However, before you go outside, apply some sunscreen. Yes, you’ve heard it a thousand times already. Your mom used to tell you, your aunt used to tell you, your neighbor used to tell you, and that know-it-all coworker still tells you. But, they’re not wrong.

Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher helps your skin to combat the sun’s UV Rays, which can sometimes be harmful. Sure some sunscreens have titanium and zinc among the ingredients. Yet, these ingredients are included as a shield for your skin. Still, if you prefer, you can find a natural sunscreen. Just be sure that the SPF is high enough.

3. Eat

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are vital to maintaining your health. Why? These fatty acids are complex forms of fat and oils. They serve a myriad of purposes. From, giving the skin a glow to aiding in digestions — these fatty acids are a gift.

Beatriz Molina, a dermatologist, and founder of the Medikas Skin Clinic in the UK says, “If you eat your omegas after 6 pm, they’re unlikely to be broken down into fuel for other bodily functions by the time you go to bed, so your body can use them to repair your skin.”

4. Moisturize

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Getting vitamin C by eating fresh fruits and vegetables is crucial to fighting off sicknesses and diseases. But, have you considered moisturizing your skin with it as well?

“Vitamin C limits the damage induced by ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Vitamin C is not a ‘sunscreen’ because it does not absorb light in the UVA or UVB spectrum. Rather, the antioxidant activity of vitamin C protects against UV-induced damage caused by free radicals,” Says Oregon State University‘s Micronutrient Information Center.

5. Exfoliate

With time, dead skin cells begin to build upon the skin’s surface. To properly remove them, gently brush, use a cloth, or a sponge with a scrub. That will help you unearth the new layer of skin underneath. Washing the neck in this way will require attention to detail, however, since the skin there is very delicate.

The information provided herein has been reviewed for accuracy, but cannot be guaranteed to be free of infallalacy. A consultation with a doctor is always needed before receiving treatment of any cosmetic product.


Published: 20161213
Revised: 20190607

Post Author: Dr. Mirza

With over 15 years of experiences as a licensed physician, Dr. Muhammad Mirza is very knowledgeable in cosmetics. Having specialized in neurology, our doctor knows exactly how to contour cosmetic products to your needs perfectly. Dr. Mirza takes his knowledge and shares it on his website, in his offices, and across various other platforms.