Ageless Neck: Tips for a Youthful Appearance
Published: (June, 2023)
Why Does the Neck Age Faster?
The neck experiences more frequent movement compared to the face, even during sleep when the face remains still. Stretching the neck occurs when looking downwards or upwards.
Consequently, the constant stretching, along with the gradual decline of collagen and elastin, leads to faster aging of the neck in comparison to the face.
Collagen and elastin are essential for supporting the skin, enabling it to stretch and return to its natural state. However, as we age, the loss of these proteins results in wrinkles and sagging. Neck movement further contributes to the reduction of collagen and elasticity. Moreover, the habit of continuously staring at screens and neglecting proper neck care accelerates the aging process in the neck, which often receives less attention than the face.
Since introducing my WrinkAlign Forehead Liners in 2015, I was often asked for a neck patch.
My reasoning went: I sleep with a forehead patch, eye patches, and my Cheek & Chin Push Up Sling. No way will I add a neck patch to my face—that’s just too much. I resisted as long as I could. And if I don’t use it, I just won’t offer it to others. Till recently, I was content with my neck. But at 65, that changed. I saw my neck needed help.
About that time. I received this email:
Tonya…Thank you for your amazing work! I like your emails very much and follow your advice. Not everything fits me, but I do my best and learn a lot! I buy many products from your Natural Beauty Store, including your WrinkAlign. Do you intend to make patches for neck and décolleté? I hope you do, and your customers will get these soon.
Problems and solutions, I believe, often appear at the same time. So, I decided…Let’s give that neck patch a go. I was surprised how well neck patches actually work.
These days, I am diligent to wear our new Agelss Neck Patch every day. Be aware, though, of these differences…
- I wear our Ageless Neck Patch during the day—not at night.
- You need to keep your neck clean before using the patch—no oil anywhere!
- To hold it in place, I place a scarf on top of the patch or head band and fold it behind. This will let you move freely, unconcerned that the patch will detach.
What are some ways to deal with aging neck? One effective method is through Neck Lift exercises. However, it is crucial to be extremely committed and perform these exercises regularly. Watch the video on the left.
Microneedling can be effective in treating the common issue of turkey neck, which refers to loose, sagging skin under the chin and on the neck. By promoting collagen production and tightening the skin, microneedling can improve the contour and firmness of the neck area.
I've never tried medical microneedling, but cosmetic microneedling can be a great addition to your daily skincare routine. The roller that I am using in the video on the right is designed never to penetrate the skin. Skin will not be cut, torn, or punctured. I call this tool RejuvaRoll.
Microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production. This can enhance skin texture, firmness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As you roll the RejuvaRoll up and down your face, it boosts blood circulation, and revitalizes your skin. And don't forget about your neck—you might even see your first results there.
I found a way to help my neck: wearing an Ageless Neck Patch during a day for at least an hour. Longer is better. But even a single hour will make a difference. Now I wish I’d started earlier—prevention is always easier than correction.
Still, I recommend this patch primarily for individuals over the age of 40. Younger is okay—if you wish. However, if you have no issues with your neck, you’ll find little motivation to wear the patch during the day. Night patches are different in that respect. Now I’ve got used to them, I can’t even fall asleep without them.