We are always taught to take care of our face from an early age: reveal, enhance and protect. A youthful and healthy-looking face paired with saggy, wrinkly, sun damaged neck and décolletage is contradictory. The skin around your neck and jowls area is thin and delicate requiring more maintenance and attention but is often forgotten.
What are the benefits of neck and chest firming?
Taking care of the neck and chest can protect and reverse signs of premature ageing. Along with other muscles on the face and body, the neck naturally starts to sag with age, as well as lose firmness and elasticity. ‘Turkey neck’, a common term used to describe the ageing neck, emerges as a result of platysma bands. The platysma is a muscle located on the sides of your neck and platysma bands constitute vertical, cordlike formations that are often mistaken for tendons. No doubt, there exist platysmal band treatment (such as botulinum toxin) and lower facial surgery. However, a daily regime incorporating the neck and chest can help delay the ageing process.
How to get my neck and chest looking younger and tighter?
Daily use of powerful actives found in serums and creams on the neck and décolletage can help to improve skin elasiticy and hydration.
MZ Skin Rest & Revive restorative placenta and stem cell night serum is an intregal and recommended night serum. It contains ingredients, such as Aspartic Acid and Myristoyl Tripeptide-31, which help repair signs of ageing and improve skin texture and visible firmness. The serum is clinically proven to aid in tissue repair to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Apply 3 to 4 pumps nightly onto cleansed skin and do not forget the neck and décolleté areas.
Your neck does not produce as much oils as your face does, nonetheless, it requires extra moisture to lock in hydration. MZ Skin Replenish & Restore placenta and stem cell recovery cream/mask contains a combination of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which aims to hydrate and plump the skin. Gently massage the product across your face, neck and décolletage until fully absorbed as the last step in your skincare routine. This product will help organise structure of the cellular matrix to redensify skin contour and keep your neck and chest tight and firm.
Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, has been introduced into treating photoaging decades ago owing to its function to stimulate collagen production and reducing wrinkles and fine lines. We suggest MZ Skin Retinol Skin Booster – a lightweight 2% Retinol serum for firming and tightening neck (and face) skin. For new retinol users, begin using twice a week and increase to nightly once skin is accustomed. For acclimated retinol users, apply 1 pipette nightly to treat face and neck and increase to 2 or 3 pipettes for the décolletage, arms, shoulders and hands. This ingredient is not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Are there any other innovate solutions for a firmer-looking neck?
Yes! Facial lymphatic drainage massage is a great tool to eliminate excess fluids and toxins from the neck and décolletage while also sculpting the jawline. Made with germanium, MZ Skin Tone & Lift contouring facial roller balances the positive and negative ions responsible for ageing and defend skin from oxidative stress. Gently roll the massager over the neck and chest in an upward direction for 30-60 seconds. Avoid using on the middle of the throat; discontinue using if there is sensitivity to germanium. Do not use with a pacemaker, electronic metal allergies, cancer, epilepsy, or seizures.