Neck lines can appear commonly as part of the natural ageing process and are usually defined by wrinkles and sagging skin due to a loss of elasticity. As you age, your natural skin cell turnover decreases and the collagen that you naturally produce depletes.
WHAT CAUSES NECK LINES?
These ageing wrinkles usually appear horizontally to your neck. However, you may also find another type of wrinkles, vertical neck lines. These are caused by keeping your head in the same position over long periods of time for example when working with a computer, or when you sleep.
The most common causes that explain why you develop neck lines are the following:
- Genetics inheritance
- Hormonal changes
NECK LINES SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Usually, you have neck lines when you notice:
- Horizontal or vertical wrinkles. Some of them can become deep crevices or furrows.
- Saggy or crepey skin.
HOW CAN I PREVENT NECK LINES?
The neck is often one of the most exposed areas of the body and therefore it is important to protect it against damage. There are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing neck lines. These can also help you ease your discomfort from the ones you already have:
Wear SPF (Sun Protection Factor) sunscreen. Use an SPF of 30 or higher when you are outdoors, whether in the sun or not, as UVA light levels can cause damage throughout the year. Reapply every two hours if you're swimming or perspiring.
Exercise your neck daily. This will tighten your neck’s muscles and pull in sagging skin a bit.
Use moisturizers products with built-in SPF. Though moisturizers can't prevent wrinkles, they may temporarily mask tiny lines and creases. SPF will block both UVA and UVB rays.
Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fibre foods.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are lines on the neck during pregnancy more visible?
There are so many hormonal changes going on inside your body during pregnancy so any small wrinkle you may have on your neck could potentially become more visible.
How can you hide lines on your neck with make-up?
Applying a light, moisture-rich foundation on your neck will help you cover your fine lines and wrinkles. Be sure you are not wearing a heavy matte formula as it would accentuate more your neck lines.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR NECK LINES
Due to their nutritional properties, this type of food can act as a hydrating mask to get rid of lines on your neck. Also, it helps remove impurities from your skin. Beat one egg in a small bowl and apply it to your neck. Let it rest for 15 minutes and rinse with water. Repeat this process twice a week for better results.
It rejuvenates the skin and helps you reduce wrinkles on your neck thanks to its omega 3 fatty acids. Put two teaspoons of avocado oil in a small bowl and with the help of cotton wool, apply the oil to the lines on your neck. Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse with water. Repeat this process twice a week for better results.
Aloe vera gel
Aloe increases production of collagen and the more collagen your skin produces, the fewer lines and sagging your neck will have. Also, because aloe is a wonderful natural moisturizer, it will leave your skin looking and feeling softer and healthier. Apply it generously and regularly to your neck.