At last, some good anti-aging tips for your neck!

Megan Dominion

Most women focus their skincare routines on the skin on their faces, but rarely pay attention to what’s happening beneath the chin.

As we age, the skin on our necks can become lax, wrinkled, and covered in age spots.

This happens because the skin on the neck is thinner than the skin on the face, and it doesn’t have as many sebaceous glands to produce oil. Skin wrinkles develop as the skin ages, which means that it loses elasticity, collagen, and becomes more fragile.

In light of this, it’s important to make sure your skincare routine extends beyond your face. Here is how you get started!


Woman looking left showing her neck

How can you take care of the skin on your neck?

The development of neck wrinkles cannot be completely avoided, as the aging process reduces subcutaneous fat and bone mass, as well as the collagen level in the skin. There are, however, some things you can do to help prevent them, or at least slow down the process.

Here are some tips on how to take care of the skin on your neck:

1. Cleaning is essential

Each day, your skin goes through a rollercoaster ride. Dust, oil and greasy substances tend to accumulate on your body and get stuck inside your pores. That’s why they can cause acne, oily skin, pimples, blackheads and other problems. To avoid these issues, you should cleanse your face regularly. It is essential to cleanse and refresh your skin at least once a day. And don`t forget the neck! It goes through the same day as your face.

2. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher

The skin on your neck is thinner than the skin on your face, so it’s more susceptible to sun damage. Make sure to apply sunscreen to your neck every day. Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and reapply every two hours if you are going to be spending time in the sun. It’s also important to wear sunscreen even on cloudy days, as the sun’s UV rays can still penetrate the clouds.

3. Apply retinol to the skin on your neck

Retinol is a form of vitamin A that can help to improve the appearance of the skin. It can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. It can also improve skin texture and elasticity. Apply a retinol cream to the skin on your neck every night before bed. As you would with your face, start off slowly in the beginning with a gentle form of retinol, and build from there.

4. Increase your collagen intake

As we age, our bodies stop producing as much collagen. This can lead to a loss of skin elasticity, which can cause wrinkles and saggy skin. Collagen is a protein that helps to keep skin looking elastic and plump. There are a few ways to make sure you’re getting enough collagen in your diet. You can eat foods that are rich in collagen, such as bone broth, salmon, and leafy greens. You can also take supplements that contain collagen.

5. Exfoliate your skin

Our body has millions of skin cells that die every day and are replaced with new cells. As we age, this process slows down, which can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Exfoliating the skin helps to remove dead skin cells and improve skin texture. You can exfoliate the skin on your neck with a gentle scrub or exfoliating tool. Do this once or twice a week.


Woman with clean face

6. Moisturize your skin

The skin on your neck is thinner than the skin on your face, so it can be more prone to dryness. Make sure to moisturize your neck every day. Look for a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid, which can help to hydrate the skin. Apply the moisturizer to your neck after cleansing and before applying sunscreen.

At what age you should start taking care of the skin on your neck?

The answer is: as soon as possible! It is never too early to start taking care of your skin. By taking proper care of your skin on the neck now, you can help to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging in the future. The easiest thing to do is to avoid direct sun exposure as much as you can. Also, after 30 a good neck cream or a cream that is suitable for both neck and face, will make a difference.

How soon you will see the effects of your neck care routine?

The answer depends on the individual and the products that you use. Some people may see results in as little as two weeks, while others may not see results for several months. It is important to be consistent with your skincare routine and to use products that are suitable for your skin type.

Can I get rid of the neck lines that I already have?

Once you have neck wrinkles, can you do something about them or do you have to accept the situation? Unfortunately, there are no miracle treatments that can completely eliminate neck wrinkles, but there are treatments that can help you reduce them. Laser therapy can be a good option. It can help stimulate collagen production.

And, of course, there is botox if you want to go for a more invasive procedure.

Note! A healthy lifestyle will also help. Avoid smoking and eating a diet that is high in sugar and unhealthy fats. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. Exercise regularly to improve blood circulation and to tone the muscles in your neck.

Last but not least…

Nail down a routine

Great skin does not come without having a proper routine to take care of it. It is important to have a daily and nightly skincare routine that consists of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing your skin, including the neck. If you intend to use retinol products, use them at night. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen in the morning!

Megan Dominion

Megan Dominion is SILKUP's Managing Editor. She's been down both the curly hair and skincare rabbit holes many times and loves that there's always something new to learn; a new science, method, product or personal experience.