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Beauty SOS: How can you get rid of neck wrinkles?

Reworld Media Asia 7/2/2018 Engracia Ang

a close up of Liu Wen © Provided by Reworld Media Asia

Have you heard of the term “tech neck”? It’s truly a first world problem, an ailment stemming from our overzealous smartphone usage. According to dermatologists, “tech neck” is the result of constantly bending your neck to look at your phone screens — think sagging skin, droopy jowls, and neck wrinkles.

Neck wrinkles are a natural part of ageing, but these days, we’re seeing more and more young people with “necklace lines”— horizontal wrinkles that go round your neck like a necklace. The skin on your neck is thinner than your face, which makes it particularly prone to signs of ageing, Add to that the fact that most people don’t extend their rigorous skincare routine to their necks, sun exposure, repetitive movements, and other lifestylef actors and you’ll get the perfect storm: neck wrinkles.

So what can you do to prevent neck wrinkles, you ask? The first thing you should do is to take care of your neck as you do your face. This means you should have a solid skincare for the skin on your neck. It’s also a good idea to massage your neck daily with a vitamin-rich oil, starting from the area under your chin to the back of your ears. Also, don’t forget to apply sunscreen on your neck, just as you do your face!

Next, consider doing neck exercises to stretch out sore muscles and improve blood flow to the skin on your neck. Limit repetitive...

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