How to Prevent Neck Wrinkles

: April 28, 2015
 
 

Natural remedies to reduce neck wrinkles
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Probably the first signs of aging appear on the neck. When we look into the mirror the skin on our face may have that perfectly engraved and youthful look but the skin on our neck speaks out deafeningly about our age .The sorry sagging wrinkled look in the mirror pierces our eyes and heart. Most of us forget that the neck area is as delicate as our face and needs our attention and care.

Whenever we think about antiaging care for the skin we give utmost attention and pampering to our face, hands and legs and invariably neglect our neck.Infact the skin, tissues and muscle around the neck area are more delicate as compared to that on the face. As a result the skin around the neck is more susceptible to environmental factors like harmful UV rays of the sun, pollution and hence the skin around our neck should be treated with lots of care.
 

Causes of neck wrinkles: 

1. Aging:

The primary cause of neck wrinkles is age. As our age increases the skin naturally looses its elasticity, the natural oil reservoir in our skin depletes and fat layers also decrease making the skin wrinkled and loose. 

2. UV rays of the sun:

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Exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun damages collagen and elastin.The damage of these fibers which are present in the dermis makes the skin loose its firmness and causes sagging of the skin. 

3. Smoking and Alcohol:

Stop smoking and drinking
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Smoking cause’s dehydration of the body, damages collagen and elastin.It also cuts down the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Most importantly the supply of vitamin A is inhibited as a result the removal of dead skin cells and generation of new cells is inhibited.

4. Gravity:

As we age the effect of gravity also increases and the skin around the neck looks saggy and wrinkled.

Simple tips that can help prevent neck wrinkles effectively: 

1. Drinking water:

Drink plenty water
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Drink plenty of water and keep your skin hydrated so that the cells get enough oxygen and the blood circulation is also proper. Drink at least 8 glasses of water. 

2. Protection from sun damage:

Exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun damages collagen and elastin and results in wrinkles. It is therefore important that you apply a good sun screen not only to your face but also to your neck in order to protect the skin from damage due to sun’s rays.

3. Proper Diet:

Good nutritious diet is not only important for the health of the body but also for the skin. Eat a diet which is rich in vitamins A,E and C .To get your daily dose of these vitamins eat plenty of citrus fruits like oranges and lemons ,root vegetables like carrots and lots of leafy vegetables.

4. Sleep:

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Make sure to get your daily dose of proper sleep to keep the skin healthy and fresh.

5. Moisturizer:

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Moisturize the neck skin as you do with your face skin. You can use natural moisturizers like honey.
  • Take a teaspoon of honey.
  • Add a few drops of lemon juice
  • Apply it to the neck gently.
  • Wash it off after half an hour.

6. Quit smoking and drinking:

Smoking and drinking damages collagen and elastin and is responsible for premature aging of skin .Therefore quit smoking and alcohol. 

7. Exercise your neck:

To keep the muscles of the neck strong exercise your neck regularly. Simple exercises can be tried out.
  • Sit in a comfortable position.
  • Slowly look towards the wall.
  • Hold the neck in this position for a minute.
  • Again bring it back to the original position.
  • Do this ten times daily.

8. Aloe vera:

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Aloe vera has moisturizing properties and should be applied daily to neck area.
  • Take aloe vera gel on your hands.
  • Apply it gently to the neck area.
  • Leave it for half an hour.
  • Wash with cold water.
  • Follow this daily.

9. Almonds and milk:

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Almonds are rich in nutrients and can act as exfoliant in a scrub. Milk has cleansing and moisturizing properties.
  • Soak 4 to 5 almonds in milk in the morning
  • Grind the almonds in the milk.
  • Apply the scrub to the neck.
  • Scrub for 15 minutes.
  • Wash with water.
  • Follow the remedy daily.

10. Olive oil, paraffin and roses:

All the three when massaged to the neck moisturize the neck and help prevent wrinkles.
  • In a pan take equal quantities of olive oil, paraffin and roses.
  • Boil all the three in the pan.
  • Let the mixture cool.
  • Strain and store the liquid in a container.
  • Take a little of this liquid and massage the neck area daily.
  • For best results follow the remedy twice daily.
Instead of putting your neck to the mercy of harmful market products which are not only expensive but also have harmful side effects you can follow the above simple tips to prevent neck wrinkles. Neck wrinkles and premature aging due to external factors can be avoided but natural ageing is the truth of life and one needs to accept it gracefully. 

AUTHOR

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan born and brought in Mumbai has a degree in Masters in Analytical Chemistry and a wide work experience in various fields...

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