When it comes to your skin care routine, have you been ignoring your neck? Asking for a friend—you! Chances are the answer is yes, and honestly, you’re not the only one. While most of us spend plenty of time primping and pampering our faces, we tend to stop when we get to our jawline. In fact, you could slather on a serum, applying SPF every morning, and use an anti-aging night cream before bed, but if you’re not showing the skin on your neck the same care as the skin on your face, all your hard work could be for nothing. Neglecting your neck could mean you look like a totally different person (and age) below your chin. So, it’s time to start showing your neck some serious attention. Ahead, find out how to care for your neck, and learn about our go-to neck creams so you can add one to your routine, stat.
How To Help Keep Your Neck Looking Beautiful
You can’t hide in turtlenecks year-round. There are two very easy pieces of skin care advice you should start following. When you spot a V-neck you just have to have, or when swimsuit season comes around again, you’ll be grateful you remembered these.
First things first, stop ignoring everything below your jawline. The next time you apply moisturizer in the morning or night cream before you go to bed, remember to apply the same products to your neck so it can reap the benefits, too.
Second, apply sunscreen to your neck every single day. SPF shouldn’t just be relegated to your beach bag for summer days spent lounging by the ocean or pool. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, you can get burned even on cloudy days—which makes sunscreen an essential skin care product to use every day. Winter is no exception. What’s more, spending time outside without wearing sun protection can lead to damage that can show up down the road as wrinkles and dark spots. And if you only protect your face, you risk having your neck and any other exposed skin show those visible signs of aging. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends picking a broad-spectrum sunscreen (to protect against both UVA and UVB rays) of at least 30. Apply it 15 minutes before you go outside and remember to reapply immediately after swimming or sweating.
3 Products To Add To Your Neck Skin Care Routine
Ready to commit to caring for your neck? Try one (or a few) of the following L’Oréal Paris products, which are formulated for both face and neck.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey All Over Balm - Face/Neck/Chest/Hands: This all-over balm is formulated with manuka honey extract and nurturing oils. The balm absorbs quickly to relieve mature, very dry skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands—even on the go. Your skin will be left looking more youthful with a healthy glow. Every morning and night, apply onto cleansed skin. Smooth the balm over your skin until thoroughly absorbed.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Day Cream: This creamy face moisturizer, which includes nurturing oils and manuka honey extract, can also be used on your neck. The cream envelops skin with a soft, silky layer of comfort to replenish it with long-lasting, non-greasy, non-sticky hydration. Your skin will be left feeling firmer and more elastic with a healthy glow. Every morning, smooth onto cleansed skin until thoroughly absorbed.
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Face & Neck Contour Cream: In addition to your skin’s ability to retain moisture decreasing as you age, the natural lifters that are present in your skin to keep it firm and looking youthful break down. This can lead to the skin on your neck and jawline looking and feeling less firm and it can make wrinkles look more visible. This daily moisturizer is formulated for the face and neck to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent dryness. Apply the cream gently over your face and neck area every morning until it’s thoroughly absorbed. Then, follow up by layering on a healthy dose of broad-spectrum SPF.