Celebrity aesthetician Renée Rouleau has a theory: American women are missing out on a huge anti-aging skin-care component-caring for their necks. “From my travels to France to research skin-care treatments, I discovered how French women are so diligent about extending all their skin-care treatments on to the neck and décolleté area,” she says. So what’s a neck neglector to do?
Treat the neck like the face because it also “gets skin discoloration and loses tone,” explains Rouleau. Generally moisturizers, sunscreen and scrubs should be used on this area such as a gentle facial scrub formulated with perfectly round beads. If you want to use an acid serum, do a patch test to ensure compatibility as the skin on the neck can be more sensitive than facial skin.
Apply SPF moisturizer to the entire face and neck all year, rain or shine. According to Rouleau, carrying the remnants of a facial sunscreen application down to the neck isn’t enough. “You really must apply sunscreen in two full applications to ensure proper protection.”
Do you read in bed at night? The position of your body may be causing unnecessary wrinkles on your neck. The deep lines that go horizontally across the front of your neck are caused from creasing the skin while looking down, and as well as sleeping on your back at night. “Lessen wrinkles while you are awake-prop yourself up as straight as possible when reading,” Rouleau says.
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