The Top Skincare Tips To Tighten Sagging Neck Skin, Dermatologist Says
If you're looking for ways to tighten sagging neck skin, we have the scoop. We chatted with Reserveage's resident dermatologist Dr. Tiffany Libby about the absolute best skincare tips to live by and products you'll want to shop in order to firm sagging neck skin. Read on to learn more about these go-to tricks to incorporate into your regular skincare routine, and next, be sure to check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.
Understanding the difference between your facial skin and neck skin is key
Your neck skin is quite different from your facial skin and should be treated as such. Libby explains the skin on your neck is thinner, contains less collagen, and is more apt to develop wrinkles and dryness than your facial skin.
"[It] specifically has a thinner dermis, which is where collagen is. Less collagen [means] less structural support, making this delicate area more prone to wrinkling," Libby says. "The neck also has fewer sebaceous glands, which secrete oil and natural moisturizers. This makes the neck more prone to dryness as well. These factors contribute to why the neck skin is often one of the first places where our skin can start to show signs of aging."
Apply your neck cream in a gentle manner
Libby typically recommends using your face cream/moisturizer on your neck and chest as well, but for some, she emphasizes working a dedicated neck cream into the skincare regimen. How you apply it is extremely important, too—being gentle is the name of the game.
"Because the neck has fewer sebaceous glands and [fewer] natural oils, it requires more moisturization. Always apply your neck cream gently so as to not pull on or stretch the skin and do this in an upward motion," Libby tells us.
Choose products that have retinoids and peptides
Topically, you want to look for products that have peptides and retinoids. These ingredients help stimulate collagen production and improve the structural quality of the skin. Libby shares her top picks to work into your skincare routine and address sagging neck skin.
She's a fan of Reserveage Firming Neck Cream and notes, "The hero ingredients in this neck cream are the microencapsulated copper peptides that improve the appearance of sagging skin and promote the appearance of more firmness and elasticity within the skin." You can purchase this hydrating moisturizer for $48 on Amazon.
Libby also recommends RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum ($20, Ulta Beauty). A real star in this particular serum is retinol, which you're likely familiar with, and Libby says is a beloved ingredient amongst dermatologists. According to Libby, it helps "stimulate collagen production, reduce [the] appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and increase skin cell turnover for younger, healthier appearing skin."
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