With age, the skin becomes less elastic and slowly starts developing wrinkles. On certain parts of the body, such as the neck and the upper arms, the skin also becomes loose or saggy. This may also happen due to a sudden and significant weight loss.
Saggy neck skin
People who have saggy or loose skin on their neck are usually very frustrated about it because it disrupts the appearance and adds age to them, and they try their best to hide the neck with scarves or turtleneck sweaters. The good news is, there are several different methods for tightening that skin and for restoring the nice and youthful look of the skin.
Methods for tightening neck skin
One of the popular methods for tightening loose neck skin, especially for those with a deeper pocket, is surgery. Neck lift surgeries provide quick and permanent results, through procedures such as liposuction, cervicoplasty and platysmaplasty.
Although neck lift usually has amazing results, it is, after all, a surgery, which means it has certain risks, complications and side effects.
Creams and lotions
On the other hand, there are safer, non-invasive options for tightening neck skin, such as creams and lotions. Just like there are anti-aging face creams and eye serums, there are special creams designed to restore the elasticity of the neck skin. These creams take some time to start showing results and they need to be applied at least twice a day.
There are a lot of creams and other cosmetic products for neck skin on the market. Some of them are every expensive and some are suitable for everyone’s budget. The quality is not always in direct connection with the results and it is recommended to try out several of them and see which one works best.
Many experts believe that special exercises are the only effective way to tighten the neck skin that became saggy and loose due to aging. These exercises are simple, easy and can be done anytime and anywhere.
The first exercise is to look forward and then slowly bend the neck back, so the eyes face the ceiling. Then, the lips are puckered, like trying to kiss the ceiling. This position should be held for ten seconds and the whole exercise should be repeated five to ten times.
Another, similar exercise involves facing forward and moving the lower lip so it covers the upper one, as far up as possible. The head is then slowly tilted backwards, with the lips still one over the other, and the position is held for ten seconds. The exercise can be repeated five to ten times.