Why Does Your Neck Change as You Age? (and How to Prevent it)

The neck is one of the areas mature women notice changing the most as they age. Why does this change occur, and is there anything to do to restore youthful looking skin in the neck area?

Rather than showing wrinkling such as in the areas around the eyes and mouth, the skin around the jaw and neck tends to sag, creating a droopy expression and signs of aging. This is due to the lack of elasticity in skin there, which can be caused by decreased moisture retention and lower collagen levels, two occurrences common for aging skin.

Targeting loss of elasticity in your neck begins with understanding the root causes and then applying products that directly address them. Let’s take a look.

Behind the Causes of Aging Skin

Aging is caused by two groups of factors, intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic causes are natural and inevitable changes that mature cells undergo, while extrinsic factors are external forces that contribute to the amplification of natural aging such as smoking cigarettes or sun damage.

These factors combine to cause a thinning of the epidermis as well as decreased collagen turnover and decreased elasticity. Thinner skin is less structurally sound and does not repair itself as quickly, and therefore sags away from the face. 

Then, because other characteristics of aging include decreased sebum production and reduced water retention, mature skin is often dehydrated. Dehydrated skin acts like an empty water balloon. Instead of staying plump and firm, it can start to sag and wrinkle.

The neck is particularly affected as it is a larger expanse of skin with more fat deposits. Unlike other areas of the face it has little structure to prevent the effects of gravity.

How to Prevent Sagging Neck Skin

Aging skin is inevitable as we all know, but certain active ingredients can work against the precise causes of the “aged” appearance and eliminate the look of sagging and wrinkling.

The Fièra Multi-Effect Neck + Décolletage Cream features several active ingredients including Squalane, Glycolic Acid, and Sodium Hyaluronate. Each of these ingredients works in its own unique way to fight back against the causes of aging skin.

Squalane, a derivative of a naturally occurring lipid in skin, reintroduces moisture to dry skin, plumping it naturally to create more body and less sag. 

Glycolic Acid helps to gently exfoliate dry, dead skin cells and promote the creation of new ones, thereby clearing away sun damage and age spots and reducing the overall age of skin. 

Last but not least, Sodium Hyaluronate, has a uniquely high capacity for water retention, helping to fully moisturize skin even after natural hyaluronic acid supplies are low.

Combining all of these wonderful ingredients and more into our Multi-Effect Neck + Décolletage Cream helps you combat signs of aging and sagging from all angles. 

Not only does the cream reduce sagging that has already occurred, but it is a great preventative measure for both intrinsic and extrinsic factors of aging.

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