When it comes to combatting the signs of ageing, it’s fair to say that many of us choose to focus on the face. And whether this is due to the sheer volume of skincare products and beauty treatments available for this part of the body, such facial bias can leave many other areas without the proper care and attention they require, accelerating the ageing process in places like the neck.
Neck ageing has become increasingly common and that’s why we’re delighted to announce a selection of neck treatments that you can try out at home and at our salon when it is once again safe for us to open our doors.
Why is the neck so sensitive to ageing?
Before we move on to these neck treatments, it makes sense to explain why the neck changes as it does and how important it is to look after this often-neglected area of the body.
The neck ages in a similar way to the face, but does so more quickly because the skin found here is much thinner. If the neck isn’t protected from UV radiation via year-long use of SPF or suitably maintained as part of your daily skincare routine, it becomes much more vulnerable to premature ageing and may begin to sag and wrinkle before you reach your thirties.
In addition to this failure to take the proper precautions against sun damage and the natural process of getting older, the rate at which the neck ages has also become influenced in recent years by the amount of time we spend looking down at our mobile devices. This has come to be known as “tech neck” and is the result of the repetitive movement involved in gazing downwards into your phone. Research has also shown that the radiation emitted by these devices can cause oxidative stress to skin structures and trigger even more distressing signs of neck ageing, including hyperpigmentation.
Our neck treatments
For a large part of its existence, the beauty industry has suffered from a lack of products for the effective treatment of the skin on the neck but we’re happy to report that this has recently begun to change. Our new range of neck treatments is the best evidence of this, with several fantastic options for both home and in-salon skincare:
Neck Fit Contour Serum (Dermalogica®): The Neck Fit Contour Serum from Dermalogica® is a firming product that can be used on the neck and décolleté to visibly sculpt, lift and tighten the skin in this area. Packed with powerful ingredients, it uses Rye Seed Extract to smooth and firm with retinol-like results and ensures that the neck remains protected from pollution thanks to its unique Flex Lift Contour Technology. Upon application, this serum offers an instant tightening effect and will then tone over time, with clinical studies revealing a visible improvement in this area within 8-12 weeks.
A thin layer of this product should be applied both morning and night and massaged upwards into the skin for best results. You can purchase this from our online shop.
Neck Fit Refining Masque (Dermalogica®): Although our temporary closure means that we are currently unable to deliver this treatment, we suspect that the Neck Fit Refining Masque from Dermalogica® will soon become one of our most popular. In this unique treatment, a touch-activated formula is applied to the skin on the neck and the chest to resurface, revitalise and refine these key areas, with touch therapy and modalities used to assist the lifting and firming process. You will be able to book in for this as soon as it is safe for us to reopen.
Pro Firm @home Therapist-Led Virtual Treatment: If you simply cannot wait to get started with your neck treatment, then you’re in luck. At the end of the month, we will be launching a new virtual therapist-led treatment centred around home skincare for your neck. This will feature a detailed breakdown of how best to look after this area of skin and guide you through your very own @home treatment. You will need to purchase a Pro Firm @home treatment kit to follow along and you can sign up to this session, which will take place over Zoom, by getting in touch with us today via email or visiting our Facebook or Instagram pages.
As mentioned previously, we are currently closed due to the nationwide lockdown. You can still purchase a wide selection of skincare products from our online shop and we will be keeping you all updated on when we will be reopening via our social media channels. Don’t forget to book in for our Pro Firm @home treatment at the end of the month and remember to make treating the skin on your neck a fundamental part of your lockdown skincare routine. Stay safe, and we’ll see you all very soon!