The neck is a very attractive part of the woman’s body and although we often forget it, if we provide proper care we can have a more cared for and slender neck for a long time, and show it off without shyness.
In this article we will explain what are the essential tips to have a young and elegant neck, followed by some simple and natural beauty tips which can be done each day.
The neck should receive care, just like the whole body in general, with regular exfoliation and daily moisturizing. However, it also requires more specific care, such as required by the face. We should apply the same treatments that we do for our face to the neck.
The first step to keeping the skin on the neck smooth and firm is to exfoliate regularly. We suggest that you perform a skin peeling treatment only once a week, because doing so more often could irritate the skin, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin.
To remove dead skin cells you can use any of the following natural products, or any combination thereof:
- Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- Sea salt
Mix these exfoliating ingredients with a little almond oil or aloe vera gel to massage on the area more easily.
Do it gently, without pressing hard, making circles from the chest to the chin.
Then rinse with cold water to close the pores and moisturize the area.
Do a Deep Cleaning
How can we provide a deep cleaning of the skin on the neck? Using a clay mask, in case you have oily skin or combination skin, you can do both the face and the neck together.
We recommend using green or pink clay, and to prepare the poultice, simply mix the clay powder with water to make a paste, which you can spread on and it won’t drip off. To mix the clay, use clay pots, glass or wood bowls, but never use metal as it would eliminate the therapeutic properties of the clay.
Apply the mask avoiding the eyes and lips, and let it dry for about 15 minutes.
Remove the clay with warm water and then moisturize the skin.
Hydrate It Daily
How do you moisturize your neck? With the same lotion you use on your face. The neck is as sensitive as the skin of the face, and also suffers from the passing of time by losing strength and wrinkling if you don’t provide proper care.
We recommend using the following highly nutritious products:
- Almond oil
- Rosehip oil
- Shea butter
- Jojoba oil
- Coconut oil
- Grape seed oil
- Evening primrose oil
- Olive oil
- Wheat germ oil
Any of these natural moisturizers will be very beneficial to provide deep hydration to your neck. You should only use it twice a day: when you wake up and when you go to bed.
Massage It Regularly
Unfortunately, the neck suffers tension from daily stresses because of poor posture, hours in front of the computer, constant frowning, etc.
To avoid the consequences of these tensions, we recommend using a moisturizing product that you have chosen to gently massage the neck for at least 5 or 10 minutes a day.
Massage the neck using the entire palm of your hand, pressing well on the area under the chin, where the jaw line can be seen, to stimulate circulation and to eliminate toxins.
Separate the thumb and forefinger well and slide the hand from top to bottom, pressing down slightly on the skin.
Relax Each Night
Bruxism or jaw tension also greatly influence neck stresses, worsening its appearance over time.
To remedy this, you should perform jaw exercises that help you relax all the tension that builds up in this area. The exercises we suggest may also be useful to reduce and eliminate sagging jowls.
Also remember that at night it is common to clench your jaw unconsciously, therefore it is very important to take a few minutes to relax this part of the body well before bedtime. You should try to sleep with your jaw completely relaxed and your mouth slightly open, just like babies sleep.
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