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How to get rid of lines on neck?

The neck is one of the neglected areas of our body as far as our skin care routine are concerned. We concentrate so much on our face that we forget that our neck is also prone to formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Lines on neck are natural part of aging and we must try to get rid of them.

Now neck lines as any other form of wrinkles are harmless. They are not a sign of any disease. But you must know that certain factors like exposure to the sun’s UV rays and bad habits like smoking can worsen them and make them more visible.

So if we want to get rid of lines on neck we must first know everything about them. Let’s start why we get neck lines.

What causes neck lines?

The skin on the neck is similar to the skin on the face. But as mentioned above we tend to neglect it. As we age we are exposed to a number of environmental factors such as pollution and sun’s UV rays. This results in the skin losing its elasticity and firmness.

Also as we age the production of the protein collagen decrease. This protein gives strength to the skin and prevents wrinkle formation.

Now let us look at the three main factors that cause neck lines.

Exposure to the sun

This is one of prime and preventable reasons for the appearance of any wrinkles including neck lines. The suns UV rays increases the production of free radicals in the skin. These free radicals damage the protein collagen in the skin and thereby give rise to neck wrinkles. Therefore it is important to apply your sunscreen on the neck also. This must be an important part of your skin care routine.

Alternatively you can cover your neck with a scarf when you move out in the open. It has been found by researchers that 90% of the suns UV rays are produced during 12 pm to 3 pm. If you can avoid going out in the open during this time to prevent neck lines. Read more about the effects on sun on your skin.

Neck lines and your genes

Genetics play an important role in any type of wrinkles. Melanin is a protein responsible for the color of your skin. Black people have more melanin. They also produce more collagen. As a result they have a denser dermis and therefore they are more resistant to signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.

Therefore if you are from an afro-descendant family chances are you won’t be bothered about wrinkles till you enter your fifties. Hence people with such genes won’t have to worry about neck wrinkles till they rich their old age.

Now you have to be aware that your genetics maybe good but it won’t work miracles for you. You have to take care of the skin around your neck with a proper skin care routine as neck lines will surely form as you age.

Text neck syndrome

There have been a lot of lifestyle changes that have entered our lives in recent times. Two of them are the use of mobile phones and laptops. This has given rise to the text neck syndrome. This is a kind of a repetitive strain injury. When we look at our mobile phones or laptop screens for many hours we leave many wrinkles on the neck.

To avoid this keep your laptop on a table to a height where you are always looking straight at it. Also use your mobile phone without bending your neck. This way you will prevent the formation of neck lines.

How do I get rid of the lines on my neck?

Some of the steps that you can take to get rid of neck lines are exfoliating your neck, neck yoga, neck wrinkle exercise, neck cleansing and neck protection from the sun. We have written in more details about them below.

Don’t forget to cleanse your neck

We clean our face every day but forget to clean our neck. It is important to clean the neck and hands also to look younger. After cleaning your neck don’t forget to apply moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated. This will clean all the dirt, pollution and makeup from your neck skin and keep your neck hydrated.

Exfoliate your neck

It is again common for everyone to exfoliate their face but forget to scrub their neck. Though the skin around your neck is more sensitive, it is important that the dead skins be eliminated. To prevent injury to the neck skin you have to do this for only once a week. Afterwards you can apply your moisturiser to your neck. Here you can find homemade exfoliants.

Yoga for neck wrinkles

Yoga for neck wrinkles can help you get rid of the existing lines on neck. Below is one of our favorite exercise.

Sit in a comfortable position on a chair. Project your chin forward as much as possible. Now sitting in this position smile widely. Hold this position for about five seconds. You will start to feel tension in your neck muscles. Repeat this process for three times. Do this exercise for twice a day. You will start to see results in four months.

Drink 8 glasses of water a day

It is important to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to get rid of any type of wrinkles including neck lines. When you don’t drink enough water your skin becomes dry. Dry skin is prone to wrinkle formation. Therefore to keep your skin hydrated you must drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Read here about the importance of drinking water to prevent wrinkles.

Use sun protection

We have mentioned about sun protection above. You just need to apply sun screen on your neck. Also you can wear a scarf to protect your neck from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

Simple exercises to get rid of lines on neck

Keep your face in straight position. Now move the corners of your lips to both sides of your face. Relax and then repeat.
In a sitting position raise your jaw towards the ceiling and stretch it as if you were trying to kiss the ceiling.

This two simple exercises will help to get rid of lines on your neck.

In conclusion

We all tend to concentrate on our faces but tend to forget our hands and necks. As a result most of us start getting neck wrinkles at a very young age. It is therefore imperative to get rid of the lines on neck.

You need to follow a proper skin care routine for your neck. Perform simple exercise and yoga and keep your skin hydrated to prevent premature fine lines on your neck.


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