What You Need to Know Before Buying Neck Creams?
As most women know, one of the first areas to show signs of aging is that of the neck and chest. While we all desire to retain the smooth, wrinkle free skin of our youth, the aging process causes the neck to not only become lined, but to also sag and become prone to discoloration in the form of age spots.
The measures people take to deal with this often distressing problem range from the cheap and simple, such as wearing higher necklines and scarves, too expensive and invasive surgical procedures.
Fortunately, women with aging skin now have other options available to them. Thanks to the advances made in the beauty industry, skincare companies are now producing scientifically developed creams, gels, and serums that in some cases can rival cosmetic procedures.
However, there is such a proliferation of products available on the market, choosing a superior brand can be extremely difficult, frustrating and time-consuming. To help choose, it is important to become familiar with the ingredients used in a good anti-aging cream, which is now easier to do via the internet.
Why Do I Need a Special Neck Firming Cream?
Although some companies make good all-purpose anti-aging creams for use on the face, neck and chest, to really address the problem of sagging and wrinkled skin on these latter areas a specially-formulated cream should be used. The skin here is not only thinner than that on the face and other parts of the body, but it also receives less sun protection and is often neglected, causing extensive damage.
As Dr. Brandt, a dermatologist and certified member of the American Board of Dermatology, states, ‘Neck products are tailored to treat the sagging, lines and other signs of aging to which the delicate skin on the neck is more vulnerable’.
What Should I Look for in a Treatment?
While it is good to recognize the signs of aging on the neck and chest, it is vital that in taking action you know exactly which ingredients must be used. A good cream will be able to:
- Treat deep lines and wrinkles caused by the constant twisting and turning of the neck
- Provide intense moisture to hydrate and ‘plump’ dry and thin skin
- Lift, firm and tighten sagging skin
The substance Matrixyl is a commonly used in neck creams and, in addition to the use of stem cells, has been clinically proven to stimulate the growth of new skin cells, reducing the number of lines and wrinkles effectively. Shea butter and Hyaluronic Acid – which has the ability to hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in moisture – are both great for hydrating ‘thirsty’ skin, while Sesaflash, a sesame extract, is added to help tighten and lift the entire area.
How Can I Get the Most Out of a Neck Cream?
For any product to work well it must be used on a regular basis, preferably morning and night, and in the case of a neck cream should be applied in a sweeping, upward motion, taking care not to drag the skin down. It will take time for a treatment to work and one should not expect overnight results, despite what some manufacturers will claim!
Also be aware that a more expensive price tag does not always ensure a superior product and that some of the less costly brands will work just as well, providing they contain the right ingredients.
If possible, test a cream before buying in order to check for texture and allergic reactions and only buy a product that lists all the ingredients contained in the formula.
Even expensive neck firming products cannot always deliver the results you are looking for. Due to the wide array of these creams being sold in stores, local pharmacies and on the internet, you should choose a product specifically targeting the neck and chest area that is backed up by the most up to date scientific evidence.
It is important to follow the directions for use to maximize results.
Many people neglect their neck and chest in their daily skin care regimen. The neck ages just as quickly as the face and overtime loses elasticity resulting in what is commonly referred to as “turkey neck”. Prior to purchasing a neck cream make sure it has been rigorously tested in clinical trials. A neck cream should effectively firm and lift sagging skin, improve overall tone and texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Below you'll find some of the most effective neck cream products on the market today, in our opinion.
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