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How to Get Rid of Neck Wrinkles and Double Chin With Best Treatments & Creams

Updated on April 23, 2018
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Maria has been researching and writing about health and beauty for over 10 years. She shares her findings on her skincare website and here.

Get rid of neck wrinkles and lines naturally using the right treatments and products.
Get rid of neck wrinkles and lines naturally using the right treatments and products.

Why Neck Wrinkles Form?

4 Reasons for Neck Creases

When talking about skin care there are several things we have to deal with and one of them is wrinkles on the neck. Whether you worry about a sagging neck or wrinkles there are plenty of natural remedies, treatments and tips you can follow to make it look younger and beautiful. If lines around your neck are making you look older is time to pay attention to it!

Neck wrinkles is a common aspect of aging, the skin on the neck is very thin which makes it more susceptible to damage. Many people spend decades of their lives taking good care of their skin and face while forgoing the importance of caring for their necks and many times neglecting it leads to neck sagging which makes them look older than their actual age.

The wear and tear on our necks makes us look older and is most times frustrating and embarrassing, but what are the main factors that cause neck sagging?

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1. One of the factors guilty of neck creases is negligence. Most times people spend money on beauty regimes on a regular basis, mainly focusing their attention on their face and skin while forgetting the importance of neck care; this leads to neck wrinkles in most cases.

2. Too much exposure to sunlight. Years of sunlight break down the collagen that bonds the skin youthful and firm. Being one of the primary causes of turtleneck the sun makes the neck skin wear out with time after years of over exposure.

3. Lack of fat. Too much fat can give you a double chin but a lack of fat can cause sagging skin which give way to a turkey neck and wrinkles.

4. Bad posture and smartphone addiction. Dermatologists are blaming smartphones and tablets for the increasing rate of sagging skin and wrinkles seen among the younger users, which gives way to a wrinkling condition named tech neck. The disturbing trending is found mostly in people aged 18 to 39 who spend hours on the smartphones daily.

It is mainly caused by repeated bending of the neck to look at the screen of a smartphone and ultimately leads to a specific crease just above the collar bone. Adopting bad posture can lead to skin creases, which is mainly a result of standing, sitting or sleeping in a wrong posture for long hours on a daily basis.

How to Delay Neck Wrinkles

4 Tips on How to Prevent Neck Wrinkles

Many people have the common believe that neck sagging is natural and unavoidable but that’s not perfectly true because most cases of neck wrinkles are preventable if we manage to do the right things. Here are a few ways to prevent neck wrinkles.

1. Perfect Your Posture

It is important for you to try to sleep with your neck long and stretched out, avoid regularly sleeping on crouches; it is also advised to sleep on your back because it minimizes wrinkles in your neck.

Sitting with a computer is also a bad posture habit, hunching over your desk or laptop all day with rounded shoulders will make you neck look older, instead try sitting with a straight back while relaxing your shoulders. If you are like me, and find difficult to keep your posture while at the computer try an adjustable posture corrector. For smartphone geeks, it is best advised for you to minimize the hours you spend on your phone to avoid a turtleneck.

2. Avoid Excess Sunlight Exposure

It is important for you to avoid excess exposure to the harsh sunlight because it plays a major role in neck sagging. The sun is the No. 1 cause of wrinkles with numerous researches emphasizing on its impact on the neck and how excess exposure over stimulates pigment producing cells, causing blotchiness and ultimately leading to wrinkles. Another way to prevent neck wrinkles is by wearing sunscreen when working outdoors.

3. Exercise Regularly to Burn Out Excess Fat

Excess fat stored in the body system is a major cause of turtleneck, so exercise regularly to burn out excess fats and avoid neck sagging. Exercise you face and neck each day. This will tighten up the muscles and pull in sagging skin a bit. Try the exercise routine of sitting and lifting your head up toward the ceiling.

4. Use Anti-Aging Creams & Moisturizers

When you are still young is OK to apply the same anti-aging creams and serums you use on your face to your neck, but as you get older it will be wiser to invest in a specific skin care product for this area.

Make sure you use products containing wrinkle reducing retinoid, which are safe to use on your neck and are effective in delaying, preventing and diminishing loose skin. Moisturize the neck and chest areas on a daily basis. Start from the collarbone and rub the moisturizer into your skin after cleaning your neck and work up to the chin.

Best Treatments For a Beautiful Neck

Delay and prevent neck wrinkles with effective treatments
Delay and prevent neck wrinkles with effective treatments

6 Best Treatments & Tips for Neck Wrinkles

If you already have neck sagging, you can still get rid of it. The following few tips can go a long way in helping you get rid of those creases.

1. Use Sunblock

For starters, begin you treatment by using a moisturizer with sun block. Although this may not immediately treat your present wrinkles, it will slow down their apparition in the future.

2. Topical Treatments

Search for the best moisturizing creams that will improve collagen production in your skin and support elastin strength. A good example are creams rich in antioxidants which can help stimulate collagen while fighting damage caused by free radicals. Other good products to add to your anti aging skin care routine are retinol which stimulate collagen production in the skin and hydroxy acid products, which speed up cell turnover and helps to attract moisture to the skin.

3. Laser Treatments

In a situation whereby all you wrinkle reducing measures fail to yield dividends, you might need a stronger treatment like laser therapy. A dermatologist will guide you through the procedure whereby a laser is pointed at your neck and damages the top layers of the neck skin. Once fully healed, the skin will look tighter and smoother.

Recommended lasers for wrinkles include Fraxel, Titan and laser liposuction for double chins and turkey necks.

4. Neck Freezing

Another treatment that works well for those wanting to lose fat under the chin is neck freezing. On this treatment the practitioner uses a hand held tube underneath the chin to project cold air and dissolve fat.

Cool Sculpting Neck Treatment to Get Rid of Fat

5. Non-Surgical Neck Tightening

If you are looking to tighten the skin on your neck there is a non-invasive procedure which works with infrared light to heat the deeper layers of the skin, boost collagen production and tighten the skin. You will need several treatments but the results are quite impressive.

6. Platysmaplasty

If you have a sagging neck, platysmaplasty is another option. In this procedure the neck will be lifted with incisions, the skin stretched and anchored just beneath the chin.

Exercises can help reduce neck wrinkles and a double chin
Exercises can help reduce neck wrinkles and a double chin

Best Neck Exercises

3 Exercises for the Neck

Many people, myself included, practice facial exercises as a way to keep the muscles underneath the face and neck toned. Face exercises have many benefits for the skin and when done correctly for a period of time the results will be noticeable.

I have selected 3 easy exercises for the neck area that will tighten loose skin and diminish double chins.

1 - Lift the chin and tilt the head backwards until the chin is pointing towards the ceiling. Place the lower lip over the top lip until you feel a stretch under the chin and hold for few seconds and return to the original position. Repeat 20 times.

2 - With your mouth closed, try to make circles with the tongue. Do it first to the right for 5 times and then to the left for another 5 times. Repeat 20 times.

3 - A simple neck exercise that you can do anywhere is pressing the tip of the tongue against the palate. Hold this position for 5 seconds and release. Repeat 20 times.

DIY Home Remedies for Neck Wrinkles

3 Homemade Remedies to Rejuvenate the Neck

1 - Homemade cream to fight neck wrinkles - Melt 10 spoons of beeswax and add a small cup of olive oil. Mix these two ingredients very well and add 10 drops of orange essential oil. Mix again and transfer to a jar. Cover with the lid and keep in a dry place. Apply every night over the neck and chest area.

2 - Mask for the neck and chest - Mix two spoons of natural yogurt, one spoon of olive oil, one spoon of honey and one vitamin E capsule. Apply over the neck and chest, leave 20 minutes and remove with warm water. Ideal for creases and wrinkles on this area.

3 - Natural scrub - To eliminate impurities and leave your neck smooth make a scrub with milk and salt. Mix well and massage over the neck and chest in gentle circular motions. Leave to dry and wait for 5 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Keeping Your Neck Beautiful!

In conclusion, neck wrinkles are an added sign of growing older and we have to deal with it sooner or later. Luckily these days we have access to plenty of treatments, skin care products and natural remedies to keep this area looking beautiful and wrinkle-free.

To improve your skin texture and rejuvenate the face and neck try facial saunas. Facial saunas will clear, cleanse and provide a glow to your complexion. Other ways to rejuvenate these area is through micro-current treatments and skin creams that boost cell regeneration.

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