All too often men and women make great efforts to keep their faces looking young and forget to pay attention to the skin on the neck. This often results in a neck that looks much older than the face, which can make some people uncomfortable with their appearance. While it is important to care for the skin on your face, your neck deserves a little bit of attention. Here’s what you can do.
Daily moisturizer is a simple tool for protecting your skin and keeping it young. You should be applying moisturizer to your neck every time you apply it to your face. Start this habit as early as possible to protect the skin on your neck.
Maintain A Healthy Weight
Being overweight can result in extra tissue all over your body, including on your neck. This extra tissue can make you look older and make your skin saggy. Keep your weight at a healthy level by exercising regularly, getting enough sleep each night, drinking plenty of water, and eating a healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Prevent Sun Damage
Sun damage is the enemy of your skin. It can make your skin look wrinkly, dry, and tough. Avoid sun damage by applying sunscreen whenever you go outside. Using a moisturizer that contains a sunscreen is one of the easiest ways to make sure your neck and face are protected. It also helps to wear wide brimmed hats that shade your face and neck—especially when you’ll be in direct sunlight.
Consider A Neck Lift
A neck lift can drastically improve the appearance of your skin. This procedure involves making a small inconspicuous incision underneath the chin and one incision behind the ear. Then the skin is lifted, extra skin and fat are removed, and underlying muscles are tightened. For maximum results this procedure can be combined with a facelift or other cosmetic procedures. Normally the procedure takes 2-3 hour and patients can return home later the same day. Patients usually return to work after about one week. Results will be long lasting if you maintain your weight and take care of your skin going forward. Contact Dr. Malamet to learn more.