Written by Jane Okoji.
If there's one thing the skin knows how to do best, it's sag. You must take intentional steps to work against gravity and your skin's will to droop. Otherwise, you'll find your skin sagging around your neck, thighs, arms, and other sensitive areas — especially as you age.
You might have come to accept how your skin wobbles when you move. But, do you ever look in the mirror and think of taking your skin back a couple of years? It's common to experience loose skin around the:
The neck is a sensitive area and helps perform several movements throughout the day — nodding, turning, bending, etc. Over time, these actions can wear out the skin around your neck and make it more susceptible to the law of gravity. But don't worry, we've got you. In this article, you'll find 7 anti-aging tips to help you reverse your sagging neck and achieve a younger look!
7 Anti-Aging Tips to Snap Back Sagging Neck Skin
One common sign of aging is a drooping jawline, and having surgery could help improve its appearance. But, if you prefer a non-surgical neck lift, there are several options you could choose from. Without going under a knife, you can effectively tighten your loose neck skin with these tips:
effective vitamin C serums
Here are 7 sure ways to get rid of turkey neck.
Don't Sleep on Those Collagen Supplements
Collagen is an anti-aging protein that keeps your skin looking youthful and healthy. It is found throughout your body and is one of the main building blocks of your skin — it accounts for 75% of your skin's support structure. So, it helps maintain skin integrity and elasticity. But, as we age, the body starts producing less collagen. The result? — Saggy, thin, dry, and inelastic skin.
Taking collagen supplements can help you tighten loose skin, especially around your neck. These supplements work by:
aiding collagen production, strengthening collagen networks
increasing hyaluronic acid levels, improving your skin's moisture barrier, and hydrating your skin
enhancing skin fibroblast growth, leading to tighter skin
According to a study, women who took 10 grams of oral collagen peptides in a drink before bed had improved skin collagen levels in just 4 weeks. And after 8 weeks, they experienced improved skin hydration levels!
Adding collagen pills or powders to your smoothies or coffee can help reverse the effects of aging on your skin, including your neck. And if you don't have time to whip up a glass of coffee or smoothie, just add some collagen powder to your water for an anti-aging collagen water drink. When shopping for collagen pills, go for the ones that include hyaluronic acid, so you can tighten and hydrate your skin from within to give you a youthful glow!
Make Vitamin C Serum Your Best Friend
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It can protect the skin against harm caused by harsh UV rays from the sun, such as free radicals that attack your skin's collagen. This vitamin helps boost collagen and elastin production, keeping the skin taut, plump, and youthful. In fact, without vitamin C, your body can't produce collagen. It is one essential cofactor for two enzymes your body needs for collagen synthesis:
lysyl hydroxylase - provides structural strength for the collagen molecule
prolyl hydroxylase - keeps the collagen molecule stable
Vitamin C has effective anti-aging properties that can tighten loose neck skin. And with a high-quality SPF moisturizer and sunscreen, you can achieve increased protection against the sun's harmful rays, which means less saggy neck skin. Science lets us know that applying vitamin C serum can help tighten loose skin caused by natural aging and oxidative stress damage.
Did you know that most healthy organs and skin contain high concentrations of vitamin C? Implying that this vitamin is essential in maintaining organ and skin health. Also, vitamin C derivates used in skincare, like magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, have hydrating effects on the skin. They improve the skin barrier function and decrease transepidermal water loss (TEWL), making your skin soak up and retain moisture. Improved skin barrier function hydrates your skin and reduces the appearance of turkey neck.
Use an Effective Neck-Lifting Device
Neck-lifting devices use technology that helps firm and tighten the skin around your neck. They may use LED light or radiofrequency therapy to penetrate deep layers of the skin to reverse sagging skin and improve overall skin health. They may also help treat several skin conditions, such as acne, rosacea, sun damage, and wrinkles.
Experts claim that LED light therapy may even treat basal cell carcinoma (BCC) — a common type of skin cancer. These devices work wonders for the skin. One such device is the DēpLux TriLumos™ LED Therapy Neck Lifting Device. It uses red, blue, and purple LED light therapy to smooth wrinkles, banish fine lines, and snap back sagging décolletage.
The red LED light promotes collagen production. The increased collagen lifts and tightens drooping skin, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and improves blood circulation. Switching to the blue LED light takes care of acne. It shrinks pore size and kills off acne-causing bacteria. The purple LED light combines the forces of the red and blue LED lights to fight acne and tighten loose skin!
Before using the Dēplux Anti-Aging device, apply your favorite serums and anti-aging gels to your skin to achieve the best results. Then, place the device directly on your skin and glide upwards for a non-surgical neck lift. LED anti-aging devices help your skincare products penetrate the deep layers of your skin. As a result, your skin enjoys increased nourishment and care — the two ingredients for firmer, thicker, and more elastic skin.
Love Up On Sunscreen
Wearing sunscreen has well-known benefits. It shields your skin from the sun's harmful rays, protects against free radicals and sunburns, and reduces your risk of developing skin cancers. But did you know wearing sunscreen is an effective way to reduce premature aging and combat the signs of aging?
With its protective properties, sunscreen may help maintain skin texture and reduce the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.
A study showed that people who use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily can reduce their skin aging rate by 24 percent more than people who use it every other day. To lose sagging neck skin and enjoy other benefits of sunscreen:
use sunscreen daily
use a sunscreen product with a high protection index (SPF 30 and above, and if you spend long hours outdoors, SPF 60 and above)
apply your sunscreen in the upward direction on ALL sides of your neck; not just the front
Do well to incorporate sunscreen into your morning beauty routine. Simply apply it after your moisturizer and before your makeup; your skin will thank you.
Get Physically Active
The skin holds the record as the largest organ in the body. So, it is greatly affected by your lifestyle choices. If you decide to become a couch potato and just eat, sleep, wake, rinse, and repeat, it will reflect in your skin. Research shows that performing moderately intense exercises may improve skin cell regeneration and protection, resulting in delayed skin aging.
Exercise helps you get your heart rate up and improves blood circulation. The improved blood flow helps effectively transport nutrients and oxygen to target areas in your body, including your neck skin. The result? — Healthier skin, increased collagen production, and new skin cell growth, leading to a youthful glow.
Apart from improving blood flow, breaking a sweat can help clear out your pores, especially if you clean your skin before working out. But that's not all. After exercising, you'd notice a post-workout glow; and we don't mean the sheen from your sweat. Your skin looks younger and tends to glow for several hours after your workout. Getting physically active also helps reduce stress and improve the quality of your sleep, which promotes skin elasticity, thickness, and overall health.
Work on Your Posture
How are you reading this article? Are you bent over your phone or laptop? If you are, I have bad news. You're helping gravity further drag the skin around your neck. A bad posture can play a huge role in forming fine lines and wrinkles around your neck, causing it to sag.
Poor posture brought about a new condition — the smartphone face. It describes a drooping jawline caused by looking down into a phone or other device for too long. The smaller the device, the saggier the neck. This poor posture shortens the neck muscles and allows gravity to pull on the jowl area.
Always be conscious of your posture, so you can catch yourself when you're slouching or bending over.
To maintain a good sitting posture:
keep your chin up, back straight, shoulders back, and feet parallel to the floor
For a good standing posture:
keep your shoulders back, stomach in, head level, and most of your weight on the balls of your heels
A good posture can work wonders for sagging neck skin. So, sit up straight and walk with your head held high to have less skin flapping around your neck.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
One effective way to get rid of turkey neck is to get enough shuteye. When you sleep, your body enters rest and restore mode to heal itself and improve overall system function. Your body repairs worn-out tissues, produces new proteins, and enhances the skin's protective properties against free radicals and other environmental pollutants while you sleep. One of the proteins your skin synthesizes when you're sleeping is collagen. As you already know, collagen is the anti-aging protein that keeps your skin soft, supple, and firm.
Quality sleep also helps your skin better absorb your skincare products. While you're sleeping, your body isn't trying to fight off free radicals or oxidants. So, it focuses on promoting blood flow throughout your body, helping transport skincare ingredients into deep layers of your skin. As a result, your skin is hydrated, nourished, and looks younger. Not having enough beauty sleep can disrupt your skin's rest and restore mode, which can, in turn, speed up the aging process and cause your neck skin to droop, sag, and develop wrinkles.
Poor sleep quality also leaves skin dry, making fine lines more visible. It is one major cause of stress and sour moods. When you're in a bad mood, you're more likely to frown, scrunch up your face, and slouch all day long. These expressions pull down the corners of your lips, ruin your posture, and — you guessed it — lead to a sagging décolletage. To enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of sleep, experts recommend you sleep for at least 7 hours every night.
Our Final Thoughts
So, there you have it. 7 non-surgical ways to reverse your sagging neck, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and achieve a youthful glow. To recap, collagen supplements containing hyaluronic acid can help snap back sagging neck skin. High-quality vitamin C serums help hydrate and improve your skin health. Using sunscreens with a high SPF can protect your skin from premature aging. LED light or radio frequency therapy can help reverse the effects of aging on your neck and give you a youthful glow.
Having the proper posture can prevent loose skin from flapping around your neck. And finally, getting your beauty sleep can make you look younger and healthier. As an additional tip, drinking water can help you slim your neck down. It hydrates and refreshes your body from within and promotes skin elasticity. Drinking 8 8-ounces glasses of water every day can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and a sagging jawline.
Loose neck skin may prove stubborn and hard to deal with, but it's not impossible. Having the right attitude and beauty practices can effectively tone your neck for a more graceful look. We also have anti-aging products that can help you get rid of turkey neck safely and effectively. Our DēpLux TriLumos™ LED Therapy Neck Lifting Device is designed to treat your skin from within and give your neck a non-surgical lift.