Q: How can I keep the skin on my neck looking youthful?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Who hasn’t heard the term “turkey neck”?! Definitely not a way you want someone to describe you, or your neck. For some reason people tend to apply skincare products only to their faces, stopping at the jawline. But don’t stop””keep going! Bring your serums and creams down to your neck and dÃ©colletÃ©. The skin on your neck is just as susceptible to sun damage, wrinkles and sagging as the skin on your face.
To keep your neck and dÃ©colletÃ© looking youthful, exfoliate the areas two to three times per week, and apply your facial care products directly to the areas of concern. Use MyChelle Serious Hyaluronic Firming Serum for the neck and dÃ©colletÃ© because it firms and lifts facial contours while hyaluronic acid replenishes skin’s moisture reserves. Cell-renewing copper mineral has been known to tighten skin, improve elasticity and stimulate collagen synthesis. Proline, an amino acid, improves moisture retention and aids tissue repair. Superoxide dismutase inhibits the free radical reaction that causes cell damage.
Looking for a quick fix? Consider using MyChelle G2 Instant Firming Serum with phytonutrients and skin-smoothing peptides that begin working immediately to visibly improve firmness. Argireline Peptide is clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth up to 27%. Fast-acting Instaliftâ„¢, from goji berries, has been shown to dramatically increase skin firmness in only one hour. Fermented pomegranate extract, a super-antioxidant, refines skin texture as it fights free-radical damage.
Don’t forget your sun protection! Applying at least an SPF of 15+ daily will help guard the skin on your neck against sun damage and wrinkles. My pick for the neck and dÃ©colletÃ© would be the MyChelle Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30 with ZinClear â„¢ a non-opaque zinc oxide which provides natural protection against both UVA and UVB, without harsh chemicals. A blend of kukui and macadamia oils combine with red algae to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles brought on by environmental stress.
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.