10 amazing cures for flabby, wrinkly neck skin
If you’re sick of looking in the mirror and seeing a flabby, wrinkly neck staring back, but think surgery is the only way to fix it, you’d be wrong. The experts at one of London’s leading skincare clinics, Nuriss, have put together this list of 10 easy saggy, baggy-busting remedies that will work absolute wonders on your ageing skin, reversing the clock and leaving you feeling and looking healthier and happier!
Massage the wrinkles away
Spending just 10 minutes twice a day massaging a good quality moisturiser into your face and neck can reduce sagginess. Simply warm your hands by rubbing them together and then start massaging from the forehead down, paying particular attention to your neck. The massage will boost blood circulation as well as replenishing the skin with the moisturiser. We suggest Nuriss’s Vitamin Infusion Nourishing day and night creams, which use advanced active ingredients to restore Hyaluronic Acid in the skin.
Manage your weight
This is more of a preventative measure if your neck isn’t at the ‘turkey’ stage yet! Gaining weight will of course stretch your skin and when you lose the weight again and return to a healthy size, the neck is one of the areas that suffer the most with loose skin. If you maintain a fairly constant weight, without severe fluctuation, it is the best way to avoid a flabby neck as you age.
Exercise your neck
It’s not only your biceps, glutes and abs that firm up with exercise; there are also specific neck exercises that can tighten the area and minimise wobbly skin. Stretching and relaxing your lower facial tissues and muscles make the cells around the neck active, triggering collagen formation. Another great exercise is ‘neck sit-ups’. Lay on your back on the bed or sofa with your head hanging over the edge, and simply lift and lower slowly and carefully, making sure not to strain your neck.
Use Aloe Vera
This succulent plant species has been used in herbal medicines since the beginning of the first century AD, and it hasn’t lost its popularity since then. It works wonders on the skin, particularly for firming and tightening because of its malic acid, which improves the skin’s elasticity. You can simply take an aloe vera leaf and extract its gel, smearing it on your face and neck and washing it off with warm water after about 15 minutes. If you would rather a ready-made cream, Nuriss’s Vitamin Infusion Nourishing Day Cream uses aloe vera for its moisturising boost, skin-soothing properties, and anti-inflammatory effect. The aloe compliments other vital ingredients, including almond oil, which hydrates with nutrient-rich fatty acids.
Use almond oil
You can also use almond oil on its own, by simply massaging it into your neck. Its anti-ageing properties repair sagging neck skin by boosting elasticity and increasing blood circulation. The vitamin E-rich oil works wonders on dry, loose skin and you should notice significant changes after massaging it into your neck a few times a week.
Try cosmetic creams
Using wrinkle lifting creams and serums is one of the best ways of treating early signs of ageing. The powerful revitalising formulas work by soaking into the skin and making the cells tighter, firmer and more active. Nuriss’s Neckcessity is a fantastic skin tightening cream with powerful peptide ingredients added to a moisturising Hyaluronic base. It is specifically designed to improve and maintain skin elasticity, bond skin layers, increase elastic resilience and promote healthy collagen growth, which reduces wrinkles and loose skin.
Drink lots of water
This is the easiest, cheapest and healthiest change you can make for your skin, and it is certain to make you feel happier, healthier and more energetic. Water is a vital nutrient to the life of every cell, making up 65 per cent of our skin, so, naturally, it is important to stay hydrated. Drinking water, particularly mineral water, is an effective remedy for drying skin, restoring your body’s chemical balance and ultimately improving its condition. You should drink about two litres of water every day, and more if you exercise or sweat a lot.
Maintain a balanced diet
Unhealthy and processed foods can cause oily skin, breakouts, dryness and weakness, so a healthy, wholesome balanced diet is a sure way to improve its health and appearance. Fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables and salads are particularly good at improving the skins moisture and minimising sagginess in the neck. However, if this is a method you are going to try, then be patient, because it is a slow remedy, and it has to be an ongoing lifestyle change if you want it to work.
Get plenty of antioxidants
As part of your balanced diet, make sure you are putting plenty of antioxidants into your body, which are known to improve the skin’s appearance and can even help reduce its sagginess over time. Fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants, and by making sure you eat a colourful range of them, you will be getting an essential variety. Green tea is also full of antioxidants, and if you want to see a real change, aim to drink two to three cups a day.
Try a non-surgical treatment
If you’re not ready for a facelift, but find that creams, lotions and lifestyle changes aren’t doing enough to repair your ageing neck skin, there are a couple of easy, non-invasive, confortable procedures available at Nuriss that will drastically improve your skin’s health and appearance. The Nuriss 360 Laser Total Facial Rejuvenation Treatment uses three highly-advanced technologies to tighten and improve skin, and can be used on the neck, forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, above the lip, around the mouth and on the chest. The second option is the non-surgical and painless Cellulite Reduction and Skin Tightening Treatment, which can be used on the neck, stomach, legs, thighs and buttocks. The procedure reduces cellulite and tightens the skin using Exilis Body Contouring technology.
If you’re looking for skin tightening treatments or high quality products for ageing skin in London, book a consultation at Nuriss, a leading skincare clinic in the heart of the city.