Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Best Ways To Keep Your Neck Looking Youthful

You've seen this, even on the red carpet. A lovely woman with luminous, firm facial skin, and then, her neck of sags and wrinkles. What went wrong?

Think about it. We are constantly warned to protect our faces from the sun's strong rays. Emphasis has been placed on the face, but rarely, on the neck. Expensive moisturizers and firming serums are applied to our complexions, and then many of us forget our necks, or barely pay attention to the delicate skin there. Maybe we just think the neck doesn't get old, but according to the dermatologists, it's one of the first places that shows age.

Remember this: Treat your neck as nicely as you treat your face. When you apply sunscreen, please apply it to the neck. When you put on your anti-aging serums or creams at night, don't forget to apply below the chin. It's never to late to improve aging skin.

Allure Magazine's March 2008 issue, had an informative article about neck protection:
Protect your neck. The neck is actually more prone to aging than the face, which is supported by a cushion of tissue. You can make your neck look much younger with the right creams.
The most crucial treatment is prevention with a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. Apply it every day.
You don't need to buy specific creams for the neck: Face creams with the right ingredients work just as well.
An antioxidant cream used daily will protect skin from environmental damage that causes wrinkles. Product: Dermatologists recommend idebenone (Prevage or Priori Smooth Lines), CoffeeBerry (Revale Skin), Green Tea, Pomegranate or a combination of vitamins C and E.

And if you're into strength training or lifting some free weights, your neck will benefit from the rigorous training it receives when working out. Latest studies show that weight-lifting keeps a neck looking youthful. No.You don't have to lift around huge amounts of weight. Just 10 lb. weights or less can do a body good. No.You won't develop a huge neck like the professional bodybuilders. Most exercises involve the neck area during weight training sessions. You can feel the muscles moving. So any exercise involving weights, is great for toning the muscles in your neck.

You can also exercise your neck muscles without weights. We found these excellent exercises at: This website sells pure and natural anti-aging lotions and creams for your complexion, neck, and body. And the ingredients are all natural and pure.
Neck and throat facial exercises
# 1
A great exercise is to sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling while keeping your lips closed and then start a chewing movement. You will feel the muscles working in your neck and throat area - and will be truly amazed at the results. Repeat 20 times.
# 2
Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Start puckering your lips together in a kiss and stretch the kiss, as if you were trying to kiss the ceiling. Keep your lips puckered for 10 counts, then relax, bring your head back to its normal position and repeat 5 times.
# 3
Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Open your lips and stick your tongue out as if you were trying to touch your chin with the tip of your tongue. Keep your tongue out in this position for 10 counts, and then return your tongue and head to its normal position.
# 4
Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Next move your lower lip over your top lip as far as possible and keep it there for a count of 5. Relax and repeat 5 times.
# 5
Lie on your bed, with your head hanging down over the edge. Slowly bring your head up towards your torso and keep it there for 10 counts. Relax and lower your head towards the floor again - repeat 5 times.
# 6
Sit upright and face forward and while keeping your lips together, separate your teeth by dropping your jaw and then push your jaw forward, keep for a count of 10, bring back to starting position and repeat 5 times.

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