When talking about the skin care we always tend to think about facial skin, somehow forgetting that the delicate skin area below the face - the neck skin - needs looking after too.
Your neck skin will most likely never see any moisturizer or an exfoliating scrub.
The neck skin area will reveal woman’s age straight away, if it is dry, wrinkled and has vivid horizontal lines.
Absence of a proper skin care regimen and overexposure to sun on the neck will result in lack of elasticity and dryness.
The use of products rich in alkaline (such as soaps) contribute tremendously to premature aging of the skin due to the excessive moisture loss and sensitivity.
Impurities on the side of the neck and on the décolleté area are also a sign of carelessness.
Many people with oily complexion on the face do not bother to apply moisturizer on the neck, as they think if the skin is oily on the face, it is of the same type on the neck and that there is no need for moisturizing it.
It’s a wrong assumption.
Skin care routine shouldn’t end where your chin is, it has to go all the way down to your neck.
Do not neglect your neck skin
The reason for the neckline being oversensitive to aging is that the neck muscle (Platysma) is not connected to the bone structure and is quite prone to lose its elasticity.
The area on the neck has less fatty tissue and sebaceous glands than that one on the face.
The lesser amount of the sebaceous glands makes the skin on the neck less resistant to dryness and wrinkle formation.
That’s why this delicate area requires special, daily care treatment to maintain its natural firmness, prevent moisture loss in order to keep it naturally youthful and smooth.
The skin on the décolleté should be given an equal treatment as the skin on the neck, as it also contains no fat tissue and therefore is more sensitive and less resistant.
It will soon show the signs of dryness, premature wrinkling, and pigmentation spots due to overexposure to sun and care neglect.
Further south to the décolleté, the female bust is formed, containing different types of tissues: fat, glandular, and connective.
The breast has only one large breast muscle running from the shoulder to the middle of the chest to support it, no bands or sinews.
This only muscle connects it to the bone structure. Strange as it might seem, but lots of women tend to ignore the skin on their breasts.
Too many of the female population still use harsh soaps for cleansing and never or very seldom apply moisturizer on this fragile area, we never even mention the body scrub.