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NECK LINES

Understanding the condition and ultimately finding out 'How to get rid of Neck Lines'.

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Neck lines: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Neck lines can appear commonly as part of the natural ageing process and are usually defined by wrinkles and sagging skin due to a loss of elasticity. As you age, your natural skin cell turnover decreases and the collagen that you naturally produce depletes.

WHAT CAUSES NECK LINES?

These ageing wrinkles usually appear horizontally to your neck. However, you may also find another type of wrinkles, vertical neck lines. These are caused by keeping your head in the same position over long periods of time for example when working with a computer, or when you sleep.

The most common causes that explain why you develop neck lines are the following:

  • Ageing
  • Genetics inheritance
  • Hormonal changes
  • Sun-damage
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking

NECK LINES SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Usually, you have neck lines when you notice:

  • Horizontal or vertical wrinkles. Some of them can become deep crevices or furrows.
  • Saggy or crepey skin.

HOW CAN I PREVENT NECK LINES?

The neck is often one of the most exposed areas of the body and therefore it is important to protect it against damage. There are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing neck lines. These can also help you ease your discomfort from the ones you already have:

  • Wear SPF (Sun Protection Factor) sunscreen. Use an SPF of 30 or higher when you are outdoors, whether in the sun or not, as UVA light levels can cause damage throughout the year. Reapply every two hours if you're swimming or perspiring.

  • Exercise your neck daily. This will tighten your neck’s muscles and pull in sagging skin a bit.

  • Use moisturizers products with built-in SPF. Though moisturizers can't prevent wrinkles, they may temporarily mask tiny lines and creases. SPF will block both UVA and UVB rays.

  • Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fibre foods.

  • Avoid smoking.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are lines on the neck during pregnancy more visible?

There are so many hormonal changes going on inside your body during pregnancy so any small wrinkle you may have on your neck could potentially become more visible.

How can you hide lines on your neck with make-up?

Applying a light, moisture-rich foundation on your neck will help you cover your fine lines and wrinkles. Be sure you are not wearing a heavy matte formula as it would accentuate more your neck lines.

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR NECK LINES

Eggs

Due to their nutritional properties, this type of food can act as a hydrating mask to get rid of lines on your neck. Also, it helps remove impurities from your skin. Beat one egg in a small bowl and apply it to your neck. Let it rest for 15 minutes and rinse with water. Repeat this process twice a week for better results.

Avocado oil

It rejuvenates the skin and helps you reduce wrinkles on your neck thanks to its omega 3 fatty acids. Put two teaspoons of avocado oil in a small bowl and with the help of cotton wool, apply the oil to the lines on your neck. Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse with water. Repeat this process twice a week for better results.

Aloe vera gel

Aloe increases production of collagen and the more collagen your skin produces, the fewer lines and sagging your neck will have. Also, because aloe is a wonderful natural moisturizer, it will leave your skin looking and feeling softer and healthier. Apply it generously and regularly to your neck.

TREATMENTS FOR YOUR NECK LINES

Although there are a variety of treatments to remove or reduce your neck lines, it is recommended you consult an expert practitioner who will advise you of the best option for your individual case.

Skin Peel

There are a number of skin peels that are designed to treat pigmentation for your skin type and tone. The treatment involves applying a non-toxic chemical to the skin to encourage natural exfoliation and remove imperfections. As dead skin cells are removed, your pigmentation is reduced.

Find out more about skin peels

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is performed using a device which simultaneously buffs away your unwanted dead skin cells using microcrystals and gently vacuums the top layer of your skin.

Find out more about Microdermabrasion

Fraxel

Clinically proven to be safe and effective, the Fraxel laser creates tiny “microthermal” zones (like pixels) deep into your skin, stimulating new collagen production. This means the growth of fresh, clear and new healthy skin cells. You may start noticing results within a week after your first treatment. Your skin will feel smoother, looks less blotchy, and will have a glow to it.

Find out more about Fraxel

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