For some, droopy, sagging, “turkey-neck,” is an unavoidable part of aging. The combination of excess fat stored in the neck and a loss of elasticity and firmness in the skin leads to this unfortunate and unattractive condition.
While surgical procedures like a “neck lift,” and liposuction can have an impressive effect on sagging neck skin, these procedures can be expensive, painful, and risky. In some cases, surgical solutions place you at real risk of infection. It’s understandable, then that many are looking for a less-invasive solution to drooping neck skin and turkey-neck. One commonly advertised solution is a topical neck firming cream. Can these creams be effective? What should one look for in a good neck firming cream? In this article, we’ll answer these questions and more about neck firming creams.
Do neck firming creams work? In some cases they can be very effective. When coupled with focused weight loss efforts, neck firming cream can be an incredibly useful part of an overall strategy to lose underlying neck fat while firming and tightening the skin. Neck firming creams will never deliver the overnight results of a neck-life procedure, but over time, they can deliver impressive and visible results.
What to Look for in a Neck Firming Cream.
A neck firming cream should contain ingredients designed to reduce fat deposits, tighten the skin, stimulate circulation, heal damaged skin such as sun spots, reduce wrinkles, and moisturize.
We recommend Dermagist Neck Cream (also known as Dermajuv). Dermagist contains a weath of nutrient rich ingredients including Stem Cells, Sesaflash, Hyaluronic Acid and Matryxil.
Get the Best Results with a Neck Firming Cream
To get great results with a Neck Firming Cream you will need to exfoliate the skin on a regular basis. Exfoliants can be chemical (examples include lemon juice or alpha hydroxy acid) or mechanical (such as oatmeal or micro-bead scrubs) and work to remove old, dead, and dying skin cells from the skin’s surface, exposing the younger, more elastic skin underneath. We personally recommend the MicrodermMD Microdermabrasion System for exfoliation. This works wonders to soften and smooth skin.
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Proper exfoliation should not be painful, but can leave a mild burning sensation behind. Exfoliated skin is more supple than older skin cells, and will respond better to the firming action of the antioxidants in the neck firming cream. Antioxidants combat aging and free the body’s immune system to heal and firm your skin by neutralizing free radicals – chemical elements that can damage skin cells and prevent regeneration. Freed from the work of fighting free radicals, your body can focus on healing. Many antioxidants also stimulate the development and production of natural collagen, a known skin firming component within the skin. Follow the directions on the exfoliant you are using and adjust to your skin type to determine how often to exfoliate the skin.
With smooth, exfoliated skin apply neck firming cream lightly to the neck in an upward direction. You want to lift up the skin, not tug it downwards. It is important to be consistent and use the neck cream on a regular basis. Use once or twice a day depending on the cream you are using.
Sun protection is important when you are regularly exfoliating, as the younger skin cells you are exposing are less able to protect themselves from the sun’s harsh rays, which means you will burn more easily. Look for something with an SPF of 30 or above, or make sure to use a separate sunscreen when you’ll be exposed to direct sun. Moisturizers plump the skin up, and hydrate your skin cells, not only making them firmer and more flexible, but allowing the cells to perform their other duties of maintenance and elimination much more efficiently. This cellular energy savings allows the cells to commit more resources to healing and skin health.
While some neck firming creams do contain sunscreen, many do not because the chemicals when mixed together in a bottle would interfere with the effectiveness of the product. Check your neck firming cream to see if it contains sunscreen and if it does not be sure to use sunscreen on a daily basis. La Roche Posay is a good one.
Neck firming cream can be a great alternative to invasive surgical procedures or even botox injections. Make sure to check the ingredients of the product you choose for the elements listed above. Given time, a quality neck firming cream can make a noticeable improvement for a sagging, droopy neck.