If you’re a mature (and fabulous) woman, you may be starting to notice signs of aging in your skin. Places like our hands, foreheads, eyes, and decolletage, can all start to show our age faster than we’d like. But it’s no longer just the battle against crow’s feet and fine lines. If you’ve started to notice sagging and excess skin in the folds of your neck, you’re not alone. A popular name for signs of age in the neck is “turkey neck” (unfortunate, we know). No matter what it’s called, it’s a major bummer.
While turkey neck is difficult to fix, it’s not impossible! Here’s how to banish turkey neck and get back to a younger-looking you this Thanksgiving.
Say Goodbye to Turkey Neck this Turkey Season in 4 Steps
Whether or not you have turkey neck isn’t necessarily within your control - and it’s very common. The neck is not an area most of us work out, look at, or really worry about (normally). The appearance of turkey neck is generally caused by loose skin, fat, and weak muscles. This is why you can take steps to tighten and strengthen the muscles and slowly lose the appearance of an aging and saggy neck.
Step 1: Start stretching daily
Gently stretch your neck daily by moving your head from side to side (like shaking your head “No”) and moving it up and down (like shaking your head “Yes”). Try placing your hand on your sternum to create a deeper stretch when moving your head backwards. Also be sure to pay attention to your posture when sitting down or working on a computer. Keep your head held high like the queen that you are! This will ultimately help you to tighten your neck muscles and train them to stay taut.
Step 2: Strengthen your neck muscles
No, we don’t recommend holding barbells in your teeth to strengthen your neck muscles. Instead, use this relatively simple yoga strengthening move.
Sit back on a chair with your back straight and slowly lean your head back until you’re staring at the ceiling. Pout or pucker your lips as though you are kissing the ceiling. Hold the pose for a few seconds. Repeat 10 times.
This yoga move will help you to flex your neck muscles. Over time, this will help them to build strength and reduce the look of turkey neck.
Step 3: Roll it out
If you’ve seen someone selling jade or other types of facial rollers, you may have thought “what the heck is that?” Well, it actually does work to smooth out and repair your face and neck skin. These facial rollers are designed to smooth skin by aiding lymph drainage and blood flow. This helps to eliminate puffiness, and kick-starts the facial muscles.
Plus, rollers have been known to plump out wrinkles. Using a roller, roll ‘up’ your entire neck once a day for best results. Freeze the roller for an even more dramatic effect!
Step 4: Add a simple step to your skin care routine
Your neck can dry out and wrinkle easier than your face because it has fewer oil glands. So make sure to apply moisturizer to your neck as well as your face after your nightly cleansing.
Swipe your cream or moisturizer in an upwards motion on your neck in order to jumpstart circulation. This will help keep your neck skin soft and supple and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
A perfect cream to use for this step is Nectifirm Advanced Skincare cream by Revision. We carry it in our office and also through our online store. Nectifirm ADVANCED has been recognized by NEWBEAUTY® in the “Youth Boosters” awards category as the “Neck Cream that Delivers Noticeable Results.” It was also the 2018 NEWBEAUTY® Award Winner.
Here are all the benefits this cream provides:
By tapping into the potential of the skin’s Microbiome, Nectifirm® ADVANCED uses groundbreaking, first-of-its kind technology to help patients like you combat the visible signs of moderate to advanced aging on the neck and décolletage.
Targets visible signs of moderate to advanced aging
Industry-leading Microbiome technology plus eight distinctive peptides
Enhances skin’s own antioxidant system with Smart Antioxidant Technology
Reduces the appearance of adipose tissue and rough, crepey skin
Smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles
Bonus Tip -
At LifeScape, we also offer treatments specifically for turkey neck. Some of these treatments include PDO Threads, Sublative Rejuvenation, and Venus Legacy. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and see how we can transform your neck back to its youthful state.
If you follow these 4 tips, your neck will gradually start to tighten and look younger. You don’t have to resemble the bird on the table at Thanksgiving. You can get back your smoother looking neck in just a few easy steps. So, start stretching and strengthening your neck today!
Are you interested in skin-tightening treatments to get rid of any excess skin and sagging? Click to Book a Complimentary Consultation with Lifescape Premier today!