Sagging neck and wrinkles are terrible! Causes of sagging neck and wrinkles and 3 ways to make them less noticeable
- Wrinkle Improvement
- Skin care
*112 Saishunkan Co.Ltd. employees interview conducted.
Survey period: October, 2022
- About sagging neck and wrinkles
- Types and causes of wrinkles leading to a sagging neck...
- 3 things you can do to get rid of your neck wrinkles as much as possible
- Are pillows effective in making neck wrinkles less noticeable?
- Moisturizing is important for healthy skin!
About sagging neck and wrinkles
The neck, like the area around the eyes, is prone to wrinkling and sagging, as the skin is thin and can easily become dry due to lack of care. A wrinkled or sagging neck can make you look older than your actual age.
A sagging neck leads to wrinkles
A sagging neck is also caused by the weakening of the muscles known as the platysma muscle which extend from the mouth to the entire neck. If the sagging is left untreated, it will lead to wrinkles.
What are neck wrinkles with clear lines on the neck?
When sagging becomes a wrinkle, it looks like a horizontal line, even when the neck is straightened. If the skin of the neck is sufficiently firm, wrinkles will not be noticeable. It is important to know the causes and measures to take care of your neck to keep it free from sagging and wrinkles.
Types and causes of wrinkles leading to a sagging neck.
Wrinkles leading to a sagging neck can be broadly divided into the following 3 types.
Now, we will introduce the causes and how to make them less noticeable, according to the different types of neck wrinkles.
1. Dry fine wrinkles
As the name suggests, dry fine wrinkles are caused by dry skin.
The neck, which is less prone to sweat and sebum, dries more easily than the face and back and is very delicate.
Also, the skin of the neck is easily damaged by frictional irritation from scarves, turtlenecks, etc.
This dryness and friction is one of the causes of “dry fine wrinkles” on the neck.
2. Age-related wrinkles
As we age, wrinkles form due to the loosening of the skin.
In fact, there is a close relationship between skin loosening and the “collagen” we usually hear about.
The dermis of the skin appears like a net of collagen and works to maintain skin elasticity.
As we age, the collagen in the net-like structure becomes thinner, weaker, and less numerous. This is making it impossible for the skin to maintain its elasticity.
As a result, the entire skin droops and deep furrows, in other words wrinkles, form on the skin.
3. Habitual wrinkles
Habitual wrinkles can also develop on the neck due to everyday habits and practices.
The most common cause of “habitual wrinkles” is the crease that forms on the neck when you slouch.
If you are concerned about whether your neck wrinkles are “habitual wrinkles”, check the following items.
- Working at a desk a lot and in a slouching position for a long time
- Sleeping on a high pillow
- Looking at your smartphone whenever you have time to spare
- Tend to look at your feet while walking
- Hunched over
These are some of the postures and movements that tend to cause neck creases.
Be careful if you tick 2 or more of the boxes.
To make “habitual wrinkles” less noticeable, avoid slouching more than necessary and keep in mind to maintain the correct posture.
Open and drop your shoulders outwards and keep the posture as if the top of your head is being pulled upwards, so your neck will naturally elongate.
3 things you can do to get rid of your neck wrinkles as much as possible
Now, we will tell you details of 3 specific ways to make neck wrinkles less noticeable.
You can make dry fine wrinkles caused by dryness less noticeable by keeping the skin well-moisturized.
When moisturizing the neck, it is okay to apply the same cosmetics you normally use on your face to your neck. Take care of your neck along with your face.
If you are particularly troubled by dry skin, Domohorn Wrinkle is recommended.
This is because all 8 products in the Domohorn Wrinkle have been proven effective in making fine wrinkles caused by dryness less noticeable. (Efficacy evaluation tests have been conducted)
2. Take measures against UV rays
For wrinkles, it is also important to take measures against UV rays.
If you are exposed to UV rays and the skin is damaged, it can cause skin dryness and can also lead to wrinkles as it destroys collagen, which is necessary for skin moisture.
UV rays reach the earth's surface not only on sunny days but on rainy and cloudy days. The sun shines down not only in summer but in winter as well.
Even if you are inside your house, you are exposed to UV rays through windows. Don't be reassured that “you are safe inside your house”. Taking measures against UV rays is necessary even when you are in your room all day.
Therefore, UV protection, such as wearing sunscreen, should basically be done all year round, regardless of the weather or season. It is good to make it a habit to remember to apply sunscreen to your skin in the morning.
・Avoid times of day when UV rays are strong
・Try to stay in the shade
・Use UV-care products such as parasols, hats, sunglasses, etc.
・Wear long sleeves and long trousers and do not expose your skin
3. Massage and stretch
Massage is recommended for people suffering from “habitual wrinkles” and “age-related wrinkles”.
It is difficult to remove wrinkles that have already formed, but it is possible to make them less noticeable.
The key is to massage the skin from “bottom to top” like pulling up the skin.
Here, it is important to note that direct scrubbing can damage the skin, so always use a friction-reducing cream or oil.
The skin of the face, neck, and décolleté are all connected, so sagging facial skin flows downwards and stays in front of the collarbone, in other words, at the neck.
Also, the neck is an area where waste products tend to accumulate, so lymphatic massage is effective.
Start from the hollows under the ears and work down to the neck, slowly stroking several times to flush out the waste.
Massage not only makes “habitual wrinkles” and “age-related wrinkles” less noticeable but improves blood circulation, so it can lead to a brighter impression of dull skin due to poor circulation.
In fact, after 2 weeks of neck massage, the following changes in actual feeling were observed.
※20 employees of Saishunkan Co.Ltd. were asked to continue the comfortable massage for 2 weeks and were given a skin actual feeling questionnaire before and after the massage
※Cream was used during the massage
Furthermore, it is also important to strengthen the muscles of the face and neck by stretching.
Prevent sagging by stretching to strengthen the platysma muscle, which extends from the mouth to the entire neck.
Straighten your body, raise the corners of your mouth while saying “yee”, and stretch your neck muscles firmly as if you put some force in them.
Take good care of your neck for a beautiful neck.
Are pillows effective in making neck wrinkles less noticeable?
If you're “a little concerned about the wrinkles” on your neck, we recommend using a “bath towel pillow”.
First, check the pillow you are using.
If your pillow is positioned too high, it can cause creases in your neck, which can lead to ”habitual wrinkles”.
Also, some people choose not to use a pillow to make the “habitual wrinkles” less noticeable, but this method puts strain on the neck and body and reduces the quality of sleep.
With a bath towel pillow, the height of the pillow can be adjusted freely, so you can prevent ”habitual wrinkles” without putting too much strain on your body.
Try rolling up a bath towel and placing it like filling the gap between your neck that forms when you lie on your back.
Specifically, you can say the ideal height is when the pillow and neck are in firm contact when lying on your back, and when the S-curve of the cervical spine can be maintained.
If you sleep on a pillow that is too low, blood will not be able to circulate through your body and will pool in your head. If you do so, it increases stimulation of the brain and makes sleep light.
Without a good night's sleep, fatigue is not only hard to overcome but also bad for the skin.
Moisturizing is important for healthy skin!
Dryness can cause a variety of skin problems. In addition, wrinkles on the neck can make you look older, so keep it moisturized to keep you looking young.
In particular, it is important to remember to moisturize not only your face but your neck during your morning and evening skincare routine.
Also, give special care to your neck along with special care for your face.
・If you use a sheet pack on your face, apply the sheet to your neck afterward
・Apply lotion and milky lotion, etc. firmly to the neck as well
・Apply a powder with pearls on your neck after applying sunscreen to finish off
You need to be careful when sweating during the day. This is because the salt in sweat can irritate the skin and lead to dryness if left untreated. When you sweat, remember to pat and wipe the sweat away lightly with a hand towel, etc.
We Saishunkan Co.Ltd. believe that skincare is not only about taking care of your skin but also about ”taking time to face yourself”. That's why we make our products with the hope that you will love yourself and feel confident about yourself, including taking good care of your neck, which you tend to forget to take care of.
Domohorn Wrinkle can be used regardless of the seasons and skin types.
Do you know the underlying causes of the various problems appearing on your skin?
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