7 Ways To Fix Saggy Neck Skin

June 21, 2017

7 Ways To Fix Saggy Neck Skin

Is the saggy skin on your neck betraying your actual age? Do you feel like there’s nothing you can do to fix this age-related problem? Think again. In this article, we are going to share a number of tips and tricks you can use to smooth, tighten, and firm the skin on your neck and help you go from flabby to fabulous in no time.

fix saggy neck skin

1. Improve Your Posture

Any activity that tips your chin down towards your chest will, over time, loosen the muscles in your neck and result in saggy neck skin. You might be surprised how often this is likely to happen throughout the day while sleeping, working at a desk, and looking at a laptop or mobile device . To counteract the droopy skin these repeated and prolonged movements can produce, work on improving your posture. Here are some simple ways to do just that. 

  • Make a conscious effort to keep your head held high with your chin parallel to the ground.
  • Sleep on your back with only one pillow to maximize the distance between your chin and your chest.
  • Elevate your computer so that the screen is at eye level.
  • Instead of looking down at your phone or tablet, raise the device up in front of you.

Posture fixes like these can go a long way towards smoothing out your skin and preventing a saggy neck.

yoga for healthy skin

2. Exfoliate With Oats

Your neck skin is thin and delicate, which is why it shows signs of aging so easily. This means that you should avoid harsh treatments. Instead, make a gentle exfoliant with natural items, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen. Gather the following items and get mixing. 

oats exfoliant

  • Rolled oats (ground oatmeal)
  • Honey
Here’s how to create and use the exfoliant scrub:
  1. Mix two tablespoons of ground oatmeal and one tablespoon of honey in a small bowl.
  2. Add one tablespoon of warm water.
  3. Mix until you’ve created a paste.
  4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  5. Using your fingers, rub the scrub on your neck and massage for one minute.
  6. Let the mixture sit for four minutes.
  7. Remove the paste with warm water and pat skin dry with a soft towel.

The gentle abrasiveness of the ground oatmeal removes dead skin cells to reveal the younger, healthier, tighter skin underneath. This recipe is a quick and inexpensive way to exfoliate your skin without turning to harsh chemicals or painful medical procedures.

3. Sip On Green Tea

green tea wrinkle remover

Green tea can work wonders for saggy neck skin, not to mention being a tasty treat. You can add a dash of honey or a squeeze of lemon for a refreshing beverage any time of the day. Green tea is even delicious served cold on a hot summer day.

While you’re enjoying the thirst-quenching benefits of a cup of green tea, you can also feel good that you’re providing your body with the nutrients it needs to naturally tighten loose skin. Green tea is high in antioxidants that work to purify your blood and remove toxins that can accumulate in your skin. Green tea also improves the production of collagen that gives your skin the support it needs to stay firm and toned. Sipping on one cup of green tea a day—perhaps in lieu of your afternoon coffee—is an easy way to contribute to the health of your body and heal saggy neck skin.

4. Yoga For Your Neck

Stretching your face and neck muscles (also known as facial yoga) can help make saggy skin more taut. Best of all, you don’t have to dedicate a full hour and memorize an elaborate routine for your skin to benefit. Just one simple exercise and five minutes of your time is all it takes to create a younger-looking, tighter neck.

  1. Position your fingertips at the front of your neck near your jaw.
  2. Pressing gently, move your hands down your neck as you tilt your head back.
  3. You should feel a stretch in the skin on your neck.
  4. When your fingers reach your collarbone, move your fingers back to the top and repeat two more times.
  5. After the third time, hold your fingers on your collarbone and return your chin to its normal position.
  6. Press your lower lip out as far as possible.
  7. Slowly tilt your head back and hold for five deep breaths.
  8. Relax.

Repeat this routine every day for three weeks and you’ll soon start to notice how much tighter the skin on your neck can be.

5. Improve The Elasticity Of Your Skin With Aloe Vera

aloe vera for wrinkles

Aloe vera has been used for ages as a natural moisturizer to keep skin soft and supple. But did you know that it also works to tighten skin as well? The malic acid in aloe vera nourishes your cells making them more elastic. The elasticity of the underlying cells means that your skin as a whole will also be more elastic. So, just like a rubber band, your skin will pull back into its normal position after being stretched.

To experience the skin-tightening benefits that aloe vera has to offer, simply smear two tablespoons of the gel on the skin of your neck and let it sit for twenty minutes. When the twenty minutes is up, wash off the aloe vera with warm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel. This simple remedy is safe enough that you can do it twice a week for accelerated healing.

6. Tighten Your Neck Skin With A Cucumber & Avocado Mask

Both cucumber and avocado are great for your skin because they contain anti-aging elements, pore-tightening compounds, skin-nourishing vitamins, moisturizing minerals, and even natural exfoliators. Put them together and you’ve got a powerful recipe for fixing saggy neck skin. Let’s get mixing!

avocado for wrinkles
 
You’ll need:

  • ½ of an avocado
  • ½ cup cucumber
Here’s how to put them together: 
  1. Cut an avocado in half and separate the two halves.
  2. Remove the pit and then scoop the avocado away from the skin with a spoon.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mash ½ of the avocado until there are no lumps left.
  4. Slice ½ cup of cucumber into a blender and then grind until pulpy.
  5. Scoop or pour the cucumber into the mixing bowl and stir until everything is thoroughly combined.
  6. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  7. Apply the mask to the skin on your neck and let it sit for twenty minutes.
  8. Remove the mask by washing with warm water and a soft washcloth.

    Try wearing this mask twice a week to fix saggy skin on your neck in no time.

    7. Cover Saggy Neck Skin With Clothing Or Jewelry

    clothes to hide wrinkles

    Covering saggy skin on your neck with clothing or jewelry may not be a long-term solution like the other techniques on this list, but it can provide a “quick fix” while you work to tighten the skin on your neck.

    Consider wearing a turtleneck sweater or shirt as the need arises. You can also accessorize and cover saggy neck skin at the same time with a thin floral-print scarf. For more formal occasions, try wearing an elaborate choker or other elaborate jewelry to distract from your loose skin. At the very least, the jewelry will encourage you to keep your head held high.