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How to Tighten Neck Skin Without Surgery

How to Tighten Neck Skin Without Surgery
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The skin on your neck is no joke. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t like the skin on your face. It’s tougher, more resilient. You know those Hampton's moms that host themed dinner parties every week and use $500 products made out of their own blood? Their necks aren’t tight because they slapped some of their regular moisturizers on and called it a day, they use neck cream.

What a lot of people don't realize is that there are ways to tighten your neck skin without surgery. The thing about your neck is that it requires care, and while your face might be glowy and plump from all of your mists, masks and toners, your neck will show signs of stress and age sooner. This is because the skin on your neck is thinner, dryer and a lot more vulnerable to the elements that cause the skin to depreciate.

We’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t easy to remember your neck in your skincare routine. However, when you’re already doing the most and spending twenty minutes carefully layering and massaging products into your cheekbones, what’s a few more products?

How to tighten neck skin?

Neck skin can be tightened without surgery by boosting hydration intake in both diet and products, daily massaging areas of your neck to relax its muscles, and making sure to limit the neck skin’s exposure to sun and free radicals by using antioxidant packed products.

Boosting hydration

Boosting hydration in your everyday routine aids in tightening neck skin because it provides that extra barrier of protection the skin on your neck needs to rebuild and replenish itself.

The drier your skin, the more prone it is to fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and inflammation. Boosting hydration comes in the form of drinking lots of fluids, eating water-rich foods, and using the right kinds of products to sooth and repair neck skin.

Here are some of our favorite products for boosting the hydration of your neck.

If you haven't heard, the Erno Laszlo Phelityl is the ultimate night cream. It's unique in that its texture is almost gel-like, but seeps into your skin to lock in moisture at its peak. You can use this as your base moisturizer, or as a companion to a lighter, everyday one. The texture and properties of this cream are ideal for tightening neck skin while also softening and soothing.

Daily Massaging

It may sound too easy to be true, but a simple minute of massaging your neck every day or night will seriously reduce the stress of your neck skin.

To massage your neck effectively for tighter skin, warm up about a quarter of a good tightening cream in your hands, and apply it to your neck in upwards circles. What is a good tightening cream you ask? You’ve come to the right place.

There's a reason everyone loves this product, it works to restore the elasticity in your skin by boosting collagen and smoothing and sculpting your skin for an instant and long-lasting youthful contour. This is one of those products you can use both day and night, which is a huge plus. Revitalizing in the morning, and repairing while you sleep. A cult favorite to say the least.

This product by Perricone MD is said to be the best-reviewed neck cream on the internet. This advanced and lightweight formula aims  to target the thin skin on your neck to tighten and prevent fine lines yet to come. It's non-greasy, packed with nutrients and will have you touching your neck all day to feel how soft your skin is. It's called "neck therapy for a reason," and it's easy to see why.

Limit Exposure

Limiting your neck's exposure to sun, pollution and free radicals will shield the sensitive skin on your neck from elements of damage that comes from just simply stepping outside of your house.

Wearing a moisture-heavy sunscreen on your neck is an important step to take in tightening neck skin because it gives the skin a cocoon of protection against what wrinkles and darkens neck skin. Sunscreen is arguably the most important skin brightening and tightening ingredient.

If you have an oily skin type and are wary about putting thick sunscreen on your face, we have some good news for you: you can put them on your neck. Take advantage of the thinner skin on your neck and lather up, your skin will thank you.

This cream combines both UVA and UVB sunscreen ingredients that help fight against sun damage in the most effective way possible. Using this cream also gives you a good dose of vitamins and minerals that give skin the ability to repair itself throughout the day. This is one of the most natural yet effective sunscreens you can find, and it smells a lot better than most.

If you want to go the extra mile, try using an anti-pollution spray before you walk out the door all over your face and neck. This will provide the extra barrier of antioxidants you need if you really want to focus on tightening and preserving the precious skin on your neck.

We've tried a lot of anti-pollution products over here, and we have to say that this one is by far the easiest, least greasy, most makeup-friendly of them all. Although you only need to use it once to reap its benefits, you could spray it on twelve times a day if you want to, it actually keeps your look in place whereas some mists seem to disturb it.

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