Neck Cream: Just as Important as Face Cream


Many women worry about the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and face skin care, while forgetting the fragile neck skin just below. Degraded collagen and a loss of elasticity make all your skin, not just your face, more prone to wrinkles, sagging, and uneven coloration as you age. In fact, the skin on the neck is even thinner than on the face, making it even more vulnerable to fine lines and sun damage.

This article will discuss:

  • Causes of Wrinkles around the Neck
  • Prevention of Neck Wrinkles

Causes of Wrinkles around the Neck

As most women grow older, their body fat redistributes to different areas. Instead of losing fat in desirable areas like the stomach and thighs, most women tend to lose fat around the:

  • Neck
  • Eyes
  • Cheeks

Lack of fat under these areas means there is a reduced level of support for the skin. This can result in the sagging skin around the neck and throat that is sometimes referred to as “turkey neck.”

Other factors that contribute to sagging skin in the neck region is the loss proteins found in the dermis layer of the skin called collagen and elastin. Collagen gives your skin firmness and strength, while elastin provides your skin with flexibility. As you age, less collagen is produced and the elastin becomes weakened and worn out. When combined with fat loss, it’s a recipe for neck wrinkles.

In addition to the actions of aging, sagging and wrinkling skin can be caused or worsened by your daily activities. Other causes of aging skin may include:

  • Maintaining an unhealthy diet. A diet with insufficient nutrients, antioxidants, and healthy fats doesn’t give the body the tools it needs to repair itself, thus increasing the aging process.
  • Smoking. It can cause a drop in the production of fresh collagen by up to 40%.
  • Poor skin care routine. Skin that isn’t adequately cleansed and hydrated is more wrinkle-prone.
  • Excess sun exposure. UV radiation from the sun causes free radical damage and accelerates collagen and elastin loss.

Of course, a combination of all the aforementioned increases signs of aging.

How to Prevent Neck Wrinkles

  • Eat healthy. A well-balanced diet is a powerful anti-aging tool because it helps fight inflammation, which is an underlying cause of aging. Dr. Perricone’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet, is designed help slow down the aging process by preventing inflammation that leads to cellular break down.
  • Drink plenty of water. A dehydrated body is more vulnerable to aging, and dehydrated skin looks less full and healthy.
  • Care for your neck as you do your face. Apply sunscreen to your neck to help protect the skin from UV rays. Just as with your face, the exposure to sunlight, the less damage there is to the elastin and collagen.
  • Use a neck treatment moisturizer. Products like the NV Perricone Neck Therapy are formulated to to improve the look of the neck area, even if it was ignored in the past.

Perricone MD Neck Therapy

The Perricone MD Neck Treatment, now available with a new Perricone deal, is specifically designed to help fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate neck region, helping to keep you age less.

This neck therapy contains:

  • Palmitoyl Carnosine to firm, tone, and reduce neck creases
  • Phospholipids to help hydrate and repair damage to the neck
  • Tocotrienols to help reduce the loss of elasticity

For further explanation of tocotrienols, watch this video:




Clinical trials resulted in 97% of users showing improvement in skin texture. Users also reported their skin being softer and smoother. In addition, 77% of users showed improvement in skin elasticity.

When you understand how sensitive and thin the skin on your neck truly is, it allows you to care for the skin appropriately. Combining the steps to help prevent neck wrinkles with an effective treatment like Perricone MD Neck Therapy can work to combat the sighs of aging to avoid the dreaded turkey neck.

   







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15 Comments

  1. If you want the clinique to have eoxilfant then just add a little sugar when you pump it out. If your skin is sensitive don’t add a lot. But thats what I do bc the wash I like is not an eoxilfant

  2. There is no such thing as a “functioning” alcoholic. There are only acicholols who destroy themselves and those around them. Your kids are already in counselling, for sake! Are you seriously going to force them to grow up in the toxic environment they are in now, simply because you leave him”? If the case, do better to give up your kids to Child Protective Services voluntarily. You obviously do not have their best interest in mind.

  3. Have a sagging neck line,
    HELP

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  5. I am going on 63 and my sister who is just 3 years younger than myself looks like she is in her 40′s! People think that her daughter is her sister. I have a chicken neck and I would love to be a tester!To get rid or to improve my chicken neck would help me to feel so much better.

    Thank you,
    Linda

  6. It’s tricky when you are choosing a cream for your face. You want something that is gentle – the last thing you would want is a red, blotchy face. You want something that minimizes wrinkles. You want something that does NOT clog your pores – it doesn’t do much good if your face lotion turns you into a hive of pimples. You want your skin to look young looking, fresh looking, without being oily.

    First off, I REALLY like the fact that this is in a pump design. So many face creams are in “pot” designs that were used by the ancient Egyptians. Those designs were fine for Egyptians, but in modern times they just don’t work well. Even if your hands are perfectly clean, once you put your fingers into the pot and then onto your face, now you have face oils and skin bits and such on your fingers. So when you put your fingers back into the pot for the second and third portion of lotion for other aspects of your face, you are now contaminating the lotion. Yes, I suppose you could take an entire face worth of lotion onto your fingers in the first place and spread it around. However, that’s really not good for your face :) You want to take the lotion out small piece by small piece, and work on one section of your face at a time. This container lets you properly do that.

    The lotion has a nice, light texture and absorbs in quickly. I use this primarily on my neck area, as I want the “face lift” aspect there. Other areas of my face (my forehead etc) are more in need of a very gentle lotion that moisturizes. I am really not sure that a face lift lotion is a great idea near the eyes, for example. Something that is strong enough to do tightening / face lift activity is probably best reserved for areas that have that sort of issue. The neck and chin come to mind.

  7. I just started using the Firming Neck Therapy and after a couple of days I can already notice my skin on my neck and chest looks smoother. I do have the “turkey neck” starting and I am hoping to see great improvements in this as well. I love all your articles, Dr. Perricone, and would also enjoy seeing before and after pics of people who are trying to treat a specific area such as the “turkey neck” showing the improvement they have seen and the treatments they are using. Is this possible? Hope you will consider me as a “Perricone tester” Thanks!!!

  8. I’m 28 and within this last year I have certainly noticed how my neck and more noticibly my chest has totally lost its plumpness, the skin is so much thinner. :(

  9. My main concern is avoiding “chicken-skin” neck! So many women spend a lot of time focusing their skincare regimine on their face and they stop at their jawline. Complete skincare extends down the neck and also includes the chest area.

  10. I wanted to let you know that I take your skin vitamin supplements. It is expensive but I am sold on this product! I also eat the diet most of the time, but fall off at times as well. However, you may not think of this benefit: the skin vitamins help ALL tissues, not just the skin. I previously had very dry tissues in another area of my body and was looking at having to do HRT, to protect very thinning and easily torn tissues. After a recent checkup…I was told, “WOW, whatever you are doing, keep it up.” I told my doctor at that time that I couldn’t think of anything different except that I had quit a very very very stressful job. (I am so not a quitter so I was unhappy that leaving was the only solution I could find) But by the time I got to my car, I realized, the food and supplements are the only thing I have done differently! I do use your neck creme and ceramic eye cream. One of them has peptides and that was what I was seeking. I couldn’t be happier! and want to try other products to assure that my skin looks it’s best as I go thru Job Search again ! Thanks for persisting in the face of critics. I know that you do have the right approach to application of skin science. Keep learning and thanks for being a leader! Mary Brooks

  11. I wanted to let you know that I take your skin vitamin supplements. It is expensive but I am sold on this product! I also eat the diet most of the time, but fall off at times as well. However, you may not think of this. The skin vitamins help ALL tissues, not just the skin. I previously had very dry tissues in another area of my body and was looking at having to do HRT, to protect very thinning and easily torn tissues. After a recent checkup…I was told, “WOW, whatever you are doing, keep it up.” I told my doctor then that I couldn’t think of anything different except that I had quit a very very very stressful job. (I don’t like haveing to throw in ANY towel!) but by the time I got to my car, I realized, the food and supplements are the only thing I have done differently! Now I do use your neck creme and ceramic eye cream. One of them has peptides and that was what I was seeking. Now I only want to increase the products I use to assure my skin can look better as I go thru Job Search again ! Thanks for persisting in the face of so many people saying your programs are not important. I totally disagree and do believe that science does point the way you are going. Thanks for being a leader! Mary Brooks

  12. Have always been told “you can tell a woman’s age by looking at her neck”. I have 5 sisters with varying degrees of aging, especially in their necks. I’m somewhere in the middle of the girls. Would love to test this out.

  13. this product is fantastic! See immediate improvement in smoothness and clarity. In addition to the product benefits, absorbs quickly and does not leave a residue so can be used in the A.M. before dressing and at night!

  14. I know that is a issure for me and would love to become a tester.

  15. Sounds like a great product. Would love to test it.