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Neck Skin Care Tips | How to Have a Beautiful Neck ?

Updated on January 30, 2012

Neck is certainly the part of the body showing signs of aging sooner than any other parts of our body, considering the number of times we move our neck, how exposed it is to the elements that contribute aging and how little care and attention we give it.

Moisturizers and Sunscreen

To have a nice looking neck, you need to spend as much time on it as your face. Every cleansing and moisturizing session should include the neck.

Under cold and dry weather, extra application of moisturizer before and after outdoor exposure will help to protect the skin and recover from drying effects.


Under hot weather, exposure to sunlight will trigger the formation of early lines and wrinkles. Therefore a sunscreen ought to be applied to shield your skin against sun damage. Be sure to apply the sunscreen down on to your chest where the clothes are not covering.

After sun bathing, be sure to apply a good after-sun lotion to rehydrate the skin and soothe any soreness. Without these protections, fines lines with grainy texture and criss-crossed lines will soon emerge.

 Exfoliating Scrub


Necks should be cleansed regularly to remove dirt and dead skin cells that dull your neck skin complexion. To do this, dampen the skin and gently apply exfoliating scrub to the neck skin. Regular neck skin exfoliation will give you a healthier-looking skin and aids in new collagen development.

A face mask can also be used to cleanse and exfoliate, leaving the skin softer and smoother. Remember to reach around the neck to the back of your neck and the ears.  

Instead of using the commercial exfoliating scrub, sea salt is a great home remedy to create exfoliating scrub. It removes dead cells from the skin wonderfully. Mix 2 portion of sea salt with 1 portion of lemon juice and turmeric powder. Add more lemon juice to thin it if you like a more liquid scrub.  Make a smooth paste and apply it on your neck.


Smooth it


The skin texture on the neck may not be as smooth as you like. Moisturizing will help to keep it smoother, softer and minimize the appearance of aging lines.  Simple once a weekly routine below will also make a difference:

1)      Wash the neck with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly

2)      Wipe over with a cotton wool pad soaked in your preferred skin toner

3)      Wet a small towel in warm water , wring out, and wrap it around the neck for two to three minutes and relax

4)      Remove the towel and immediately rub in a rich moisturising cream

5)      Leave this for 20 minutes and wipe away an excess

More Neck Care Tips

1) Spotty Neck

If you are prone to have spotty neck, try using medicated skin wash regularly once a week.

2) Black Marks

Wearing jewellery tends to leave ugly black marks on the neck. Avoid wearing jewellery particularly on humid days. If you need to wear something on the neck, wear necklace made of enamel, pearls and bends which tend not to leave mark on the skin when compare to silver, gold or nickel.

3) Avoid Make-up on the Neck

When you apply make-up on your face, stop where the neck starts. Apply foundation just over the jaw line. If there is obvious contrast between the face and the neck colour, it means you are using the wrong colour foundation. You need to change to a shade closer to your skin’s own tone.

4) Avoid perfume on the Neck

In some cases, applying perfume onto your neck may lead to unfavourable effects after exposure to sunlight, causing skin irritation or spotty skin, depending on skin type. Many types of perfumes and colognes contain highly concentrated fragrances and highly light-sensitive ingredients compared to ordinary cosmetic products. When wearing perfume or cologne, make sure to apply them onto areas of the body covered by clothing and protected from sunlight. Wear it on pulse points such as wrists, inside elbows, behind knees or shake a few drips on to a cotton wool pad and tuck it into your bra. This will save your skin!

5) Drink Adequate Amount of Water daily

Insufficient water in the body will lead to dryness, tightness, and flakiness in the neck skin. Dry skin is more prone to wrinkling. Therefore, drink adequate amount of water is important to maintain skin moisture and delivering essential nutrients to the skin cells. Since we lose a great of amount of water daily, we need to replenish it. So, drink at least eight glass of water daily.

6) Take Vitamins and Minerals regularly

To protect your neck skin against free radicals attacks that lead to premature aging, you need to feed your body with antioxidants. Lifepak is a superior multivitamins and minerals supplement that has been clinically proven antioxidant products. It can wonderfully protect your skin and body against damage caused by free radicals.


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      sonia 5 years ago

      Cool tips!! Usually i dont give much care to my neck cuz i never knew what to do. But now i know exactly what to do. Thanks a lot

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      fashion 6 years ago

      great hub

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      knev1510rose 6 years ago from Mckenzie

      good post for skin care -- Good Hub

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      my pleasure, seriousnuts. thank you for your kind comment.

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      seriousnuts 6 years ago from Philippines

      I follow a skin care regimen on my face, but often neglect the neck. Thank you for the tips. Now, I will surely include the neck in my skin care regimen!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      thank you, fashion. appreciate your reading and comment.

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      fashion 6 years ago

      Great hub.It looks like a professional article which gives a lot of info.

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Thank you, Jailtalk, I am flattered. I just checked out your articles, you have really good stories to share that can help many people. God bless and take care ! Glad to know you.

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      JAILTALK 7 years ago from Oregon

      Wow, looks like a professional article from the United States! Good Job! I sunbathe and cover my I'll have to cover my neck too!!Ha ha, don't write too much more or I'll have to stop altogether!!

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Glad to see you here, Alice. Yes, moisturizer and sunscreen are the the basic skin maintenance for many people. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. :)

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      Alice in Wonder 7 years ago from South Texas

      Tried tip #1, worked for me. And simple as that. Thanks Ingenira.

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      yes, Runway, normally we exfoliate the face and often forget about the neck. I actually pick this tip up from a make up specialist. Exfoliating the neck helps to remove dirt and dead skin cells and brightens up the neck skin. :)

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      Runway 7 years ago from New York

      This is great. I don't always remember exfoliating my neck. Thanks!

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Appreciate your comment, SkinSurvival.

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Thanks, anjali.

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      SkinSurvival 7 years ago from Manchester, UK

      The neck and décolletage area do definitely show signs of aging if you don't look after them. I have very dry skin so don't use toner but always moisturise twice a day.

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      anjali 7 years ago

      coooool... checkout to buy online

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Yes, QudsiaP1, I agree with you. There aren't many articles on neck care in hubpages or internet, it showed how little people think of it. However, I am surprised that this hub drives more traffic than expected.

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      QudsiaP1 7 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful hub.

      I think it is fair to say that the neck perhaps is the most neglected part of the body.

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Glad to see you here, Alice. Thanks for your comment. :)

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      Alice in Wonder 7 years ago from South Texas

      Thank you, just what I needed to know.

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      definitely, dazzling image. :)

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      Dazzling Image 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. Yup, one can put on a nice necklace on a beautiful, wrinkle-free neck for others to admire.

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Glad you do, Claudin_dayo. :)

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      Claudin_Dayo 7 years ago from Southeast Asia

      =) I really liked the 'topic', now I know :D

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Welcome to my page, mysisters. Glad to see you here and know that you enjoyed reading my hub. Now, I will check out yours... :)

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      mysisters 7 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading your Hub. You have some great tips to follow. I actually never knew anything about spraying perfume on your neck.

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Thanks, Edoka. Welcome to my pages. :)

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Thanks, Money Glitch. Appreciate your comment.

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      Edoka Writes 7 years ago

      Good info!

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hhhmmm, interesting concepts, I will definitely have to give them a try. Will definitely have to change some habits of mine. Thanks for sharing your insight. :)

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Good day, prasetio30. Thanks for reading.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good tips from you, my friend. Thanks for writing this. Skin is a part of our body, if we want complete beauty. We have to care with our skin, right. Good work, my friend I love all your tips. Rating up.


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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Appreciate your comment, jayjay40. Thanks !

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      jayjay40 7 years ago from Bristol England

      Great information the neck is often overlooked and yet like you said it wrinkles easily.


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