So you’ve got your skincare routine on lock – amazing! But many people forget that the skincare we use on our faces should be brought down to our necks as well. This is because our neck and décolletage areas are often just as exposed to the elements as our faces (and hands) are. Not to mention that modern technology has us in a semi-permanent hunch over our gadgets, which has led to a phenomenon known as tech neck. Aesthetically, this refers to deeper, horizontal lines that form across the front of the neck.
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Fortunately, there are ways to prevent and treat this condition as well as keep this area youthful. Here’s what you need to be mindful of if you want to delay signs of ageing and tech neck.
A lot of the wrinkles that develop on the neck are a result of repetitive movements. This is why bending over our phones and laptops is a bad idea. And it’s not just wrinkles you need to worry about, but back, neck and shoulder pain, too.
If you work in front of a laptop or computer, adjust the monitor so that you don’t have to look down to see your screen. Sitting on a large gym ball can also help to keep your posture upright. Limiting your screen time after hours is also a good idea – for many reasons!
As mentioned, the neck area tends to be neglected. And the best way to ensure that this delicate skin stays healthy and youthful is to include it in your skincare routine. You can use the same products on your neck and chest that you do on your face. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your neck every day to keep your skin healthy and smooth.
There are also plenty of products available designed for use on the neck and décolletage. Adding one of these to your daily regimen – and watching your posture – can help to prevent tech neck.
Want to keep the skin on your neck in good condition? Shop these spoils online or at your nearest Edgars store.