February 12, 2021 6 min read
Our face and neck are one of the few places on our bodies that are exposed everyday. This means increased exposure to the sun and environmental stressors, and leads to the question of how can we properly care for our face and neck outside of our existing skincare routines?
Many of us may stop our skincare routine at our chin and jaw. But what about the skin on our neck?
One good thing to remember is that the skin on our face and neck is not made evenly. The skin under our eyes is one of the thinnest places on our bodies which means it is prone to visible dark circles and bagginess. There are also no oil glands in this area that can lead to dryness.
The delicate neck area is often where we might experience the first signs of ageing. Due to its thin composition and the addition of gravity, we might see changes in our neck over time such as loss of tightness and sagginess.
By now, most of us will have an existing skincare routine. Cleansing, moisturising and sun protection are three main steps that anyone needs and a simple skincare routine is more than enough.
However, there may be areas on our face that may need some extra care. Changes in sleeping habits and working from home more often can affect our skin. One of the more noticeable areas is around our eyes.
Pigmentation under the eyes are generally caused by lack of sleep but can also be a result of lifestyle choices such as smoking, allergies and can even be hereditary.
Since the skin under our eyes is very thin, it makes the appearance of blood vessels more prominent giving us that dark shadow. Puffiness also comes hand in hand with dark under eye circles.
Dark circles are completely normal and almost everyone has some sort of pigmentation under their eyes.
Unfortunately, there is no magic product that will completely get rid of your dark circles!
Luckily for us though, there are some ways we can decrease the appearance of them, making under eye bags less visible and puffy.
USE A COLD COMPRESS TO DEPUFF THE EYES
This method doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Simply take a spoon and put it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you can press gently onto the undereye area.
If you have facial rollers at home, you can use them to massage the under eye area to increase circulation and can also refrigerate these for that cooling effect.
This is an easy and effective way to depuff the eyes for those late nights in and will help decrease redness too. It works by shrinking the dilated blood vessels that often fill up with fluid, giving that swelling appearance.
It also doubles up as a good refreshment in the morning and helps you start your day on the right foot.
As we mentioned before, our under eyes have the most delicate skin on our bodies. The lack of oil glands here means that we might have to give it some extra help. Incorporating hydrating ingredients will help to reduce wrinkles around this area and improve circulation.
Hyaluronic acid is a powerful ingredient. It has the ability to hold up to 1000x its own weight in water! This is good news for our skin because it means that we can hydrate the skin whilst drawing in moisture.
A low molecular weight for hyaluronic acid means the molecules are smaller and can penetrate deeper in our skin layers. It has brilliant plumping abilities which is excellent for preventing fine lines, crows feet and wrinkles around our eyes.
At Evolve Beauty, we formulated a beautiful eye cream to fight signs of ageing. The 360 Eye and Lip Contour uses hyaluronic acid to promote collagen production as well as a blend of Probiotics, such as green tea and caffeine, to depuff.
GET BETTER QUALITY SLEEP AT NIGHT
One main cause of dark circles is fatigue. Not getting enough sleep at night or not getting quality sleep can make existing dark circles worse. Ensuring you get a full eight hours of sleep every night will not only refresh the body but decrease hyperpigmentation under the eyes.
Try reducing your screen time before bed and playing a relaxing meditation podcast to comfort your mind and wind down from the stresses of a working day.
You can read more about the importance of sleep here!
Generally speaking, bringing our facial skincare routine down to our necks is a fuss-free way to deliver hydration without the need for more products or steps. Like the skin on our face, simply cleansing and moisturising will likely make a huge difference for those who do not already have a skincare routine for their necks.
However, if you’d like to give your neck some extra love then this is the perfect place to learn how!
We might not notice this but the skin on our neck is very delicate and thin, much like our eyes. Because of this, our necks are one of the first places that show visible signs of ageing.
As we age, we might see our neck become saggier, lose its tightness and have more fine lines.
It is normal to experience changes in the way our skin looks as we age. Our bodies naturally produce less moisture and collagen as we get older that can give the appearance of mature skin.
Here are three simple ways you can slow down signs of ageing.
If you’re already using Vitamin A or Bio-Retinol in your routine, then you’re already one step ahead! Using an organic and natural form of Vitamin A means that you receive all the benefits of Retinol without the sensitivity and irritation.
Our Bio-Retinol bundle has a duo of two luxurious products to fight ageing. The Bio-Retinol Vitamin C Booster is a facial oil to hydrate and deliver anti-ageing ingredients into the skin while the Bio-Retinol Gold Face Mask is an intense nourishing mask that aids in cell renewal.
Taking these hydrating skincare products below the jawline will help promote collagen, increase the skin’s cell renewal and firm the neck’s skin, preventing ageing over time.
The sun is one of the most damaging environmental stressors for our skin. Protecting our face and neck against UV radiation means slowing down signs of ageing.
On your neck, you can apply either face sunscreen or body sunscreen.
Face sunscreen tends to be lighter in consistency whilst ones for the body can be heavier.
It all comes down to personal preference and what kind of consistency you’d like to use - the important thing is to use SPF!
With any good skincare routine, hydration is the most important step. Without it, our skin will struggle to repair itself and may accelerate premature ageing.
The skin on our neck lacks sebaceous glands unlike the rest of our face meaning we’re going to have to help it along to rehydrate and moisturise.
Using a moisturiser that is rich in humectants and emollients will help to draw moisture into the neck’s skin and penetrate deeper in the different layers. Our Multi Peptide 360 Moisture Cream supports the natural ageing process of our skins using organic and natural ingredients to improve hydration for mature skin types.
Paying extra attention to areas of our face and neck that we might often overlook ensures that we are making the most of our skincare routines. Many of us will already have a skincare routine whether it’s a simple or extensive one.
Simply extending this skincare routine down to your neck is one small step you can take to achieve a more youthful and smooth complexion. Slowing incorporating active ingredients such as Bio-Retinol will also elevate the anti-ageing benefits allowing us to age gracefully.
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