Getting rid of fine lines, wrinkles and discolorations and generally restoring a healthy glow are skin-care goals that many people have. Yet; many people focus exclusively on the skin from the neck up not even making an effort to get the same benefits for the skin elsewhere on our body.
The most common aging signs on our faces include; sagging skin, dryness, brown discolorations, creepy skin can also appear on your arms, décolleté (chest), legs, and everywhere else on your body. The good news is these concerns can be addressed by repairing past damage and preventing further damage with a few targeted products whose prices won’t break the bank.
I will never stress this enough- diligent use of sunscreen is the single most important thing you can do for your skin to slow aging. Regardless of whether you are 16 or 66, sunscreen will do you nothing but good. However, we find ourselves neglecting the neck area when applying our daily SPF-rated sunscreen, but the neck gets as much UV rays as our face. Brown sun spots and creepy skin on our necks are dead giveaways of sun-damage accumulated over decades—consider a sunscreen that provides serious moisture, proven antioxidants, and broad spectrum sun protection.
Solutions for sun spots below the neck
To keep your skin soft and at the same time targeting discolored areas of your neck; use a daily exfoliating product. By this I don’t mean a body scrub or loofah. Physical exfoliation will not give you a younger or more-even toned skin, but it will instead tear away the skin and thus damages the collagen. Instead, opt for an AHA (glycolic acid) or BHA (salicylic acid) exfoliant to smoothen and gently clear away the dead skin, clear away the brown spots and stimulate collagen production. I have always found Solvaderm choice of exfoliants the best because they are gentle on your skin and can be used even by people who get breakouts.
Antioxidants and other cell-communicating ingredients are among the top ingredients that keep the skin healthier and younger. They accomplish this by fighting off the free-radical damage that contributes to the signs of aging. Your choice of anti-aging routine shouldn’t neglect your neck. In fact, they should give equal attention to the skin below your neck, especially the chest and arms, with a Dual-peptide complex to boost collagen levels to improve skin’s tensile strength and fortify the dermal structural support network.
A good choice of product will be Revivatone toner for aging skin. Revivatone has a rejuvenating effect on aging skin and uses ingredients that work deep down at a cellular level. The two peptides contained in the formula, Hexapeptide-10 and Acetyl Dipeptide-13, fortify and strengthen the fibers of the skin, reversing loss of tone and stimulating the production of collagen
Ditch your skin-damaging habits
When you set the target for a youthful skin below the neck, what you should avoid is of equal importance to what you should use. Preserve that healthy glow and smooth, by ditching these bad habits:
Get out of the hot shower. A steamy shower or bath feels nice and rejuvenating but doing it for too long and too often results in dry skin since it washes away the natural oil produced by our skins. Keep the water temperature warm, not hot, and don’t linger in the bath or shower!
Fragrance that are applied on the skin. Do not select your skin products with your nose. Fragrance isn’t skin care—in fact, it is far from it. If you want to keep your skin glowing, you will want to skip the fragrance whether above or below the neck.
Feed your skin. Eating the wrong foods or not eating enough of the right ones plays a significant role in more than just your waistlines. Taking too much sugar or other inflammation-promoters, such as red meat, trans-fat or overly processed foods, create a free-radical buffet that contributes to the signs of aging.
The bottom line
Anti-aging does not only apply for your face—keeping the skin below your head smoother, firmer, and more even-toned is equally as easy and requires you to select the right products. Stick to recommended products that do more.