Neck Lines: The 10 Best Treatment Options
Soft, young-looking skin is something we all strive for. Unfortunately, neck lines make this goal more difficult because they can form at an early age and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. But there is hope for the treatment of these frustrating lines. You don’t have to settle for a wrinkled neck any longer. This article will discuss 10 ways to treat neck lines and show you which one is the best choice for intense healing.
1. Massage Coconut Oil Into Your Neck
Coconut oil is chock full of healthy fats that are a great addition to any diet. Those fats that are so good for your body are also good for your skin. Fatty acids like caprylic and lauric (both found in coconut oil) work to reduce inflammation, moisturize the skin, and protect it from toxins both inside the body and out.
Try massaging a teaspoon of coconut oil into the skin of your neck for 10 minutes to supercharge healing. You can even leave the coconut oil on your skin when you’re done with the massage for an added boost.
2. Use A Serum That Contains Stevioside
Stevioside, or its scientific name, steviol glycosides, is an extract of the stevia rebaudiana plant that has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and skin-shielding properties. In addition to these beneficial effects, studies have shown that stevioside also works to relax neck and facial skin muscles which can result in significant improvement in the signs of roughness and aging. When applied on the surface of the skin, stevioside can reduce the contraction of the facial muscles responsible for the appearance of neck lines.
Stevioside is one of those products that isn’t found by itself in your local supermarket. It’s a chemical extract that has to be mixed with something else to get any real use out of it. Thankfully, as you’ll see below, stevioside can be found in the best serums like SiO Beauty.
3. Rub Sunflower Oil Into Your Skin Before Bed
Natural oils, like sunflower, have been used to keep the skin healthy and treat neck lines for centuries, if not millennia. Sunflower oil contains linoleic acid and other fatty acids that, when applied to the surface of the skin, form a barrier that keeps water in (keeps your skin hydrated) and keeps toxins out.
Sunflower oil can be included in a healthy diet but it can also be applied topically to speed up the healing of unsightly neck lines. Try rubbing a small amount of sunflower oil into the skin of your neck before bed and leaving it there while you sleep. This keeps moisture in and toxins out during your sleeping hours and provides protection and healing when you need it the most.
4. Make Use Of Topical Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid, like stevioside, is most often made in a laboratory through chemical processes but it is also found naturally in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful moisture-binding ingredient (humectant) that works to keep skin hydrated, plump, and radiant. Babies are born with high levels of hyaluronic acid which explains why their skin always looks so soft. Unfortunately, as we age, we lose the hyaluronic acid we started with and our skin gets wrinkled.
Hyaluronic acid is perhaps most well known as a filler that can be injected into the skin to heal and prevent wrinkles. But you don’t have to resort to such invasive treatments to get the benefits of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid can be applied to the surface of the skin for many of the same benefits. But, like Stevioside, hyaluronic acid is only available in a professional serum like SiO Beauty.
5. Include Vitamin C In Your Daily Beauty Routine
Vitamin C is perhaps most well known as the immunity booster found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits. But vitamin C can also be applied topically to treat neck lines and other wrinkles.
When vitamin C is applied directly to the skin, it acts as an antioxidant that prevents free radicals—atoms or molecules with an unpaired electron—from wreaking havoc in your skin. Doctor Dendy Engelman, a dermatologist at Manhattan Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, explains how this works.
“When a free radical steals an electron from one of the proteins in a strand of collagen, it creates a tiny break in the strand. The more breaks you retain, the more damage you’ll see as skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Since vitamin C is an electron donor, it helps reverse and prevent the signs of aging.”
To get the most vitamin C possible, look for a serum that contains this active ingredient and then use it on a regular basis.
6. Recharge Healing With Shea Butter
Shea butter is obtained from the nuts of the West-African shea tree. Shea butter is full of vitamin A that can help heal, prevent, and treat neck lines. Shea butter is also an excellent moisturizer and hydrator, which, when applied to the skin of your neck, yields almost immediate soft, smooth, and radiant skin.
You can use shea butter as a substitute for coconut oil in your massage or sunflower oil while you sleep. Try rubbing a small amount of shea butter into the skin of your neck in the afternoon. This recharges the healing and replaces the products you applied in the morning that have likely worn off.
7. Refresh Your Skin With Aloe
Aloe is a clear gel that is excreted by the leaves of the aloe vera plant when they are broken. Aloe has a host of beneficial properties not least of which is that it helps to heal wrinkled skin. Because of this, it is an excellent way to treat neck lines.
You can extract your own aloe vera gel at home by cutting up an aloe plant. However, the aloe will oxidize or break down quickly and therefore should be placed in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator as soon as possible.
For ease of use, the aloe vera gel you buy in stores is without equal. Be sure to look for a product that is free of extra chemicals like harmful preservatives, colors, and additives. Try applying the aloe to your neck and leaving it on for 20 minutes. Then, peel the dried aloe off and wash your skin with lukewarm water. This treatment is gentle enough to be a part of your daily beauty routine.
9. Get Maximum Healing With Vitamin E
Vitamin E is both a nutrient that your body uses to function properly and an antioxidant that it uses to tame free radicals. These combined functions can work to prevent and treat neck lines.
Vitamin E oil can be taken in capsule form as part of a healthy diet, but should also be applied topically to the skin for maximum benefits. Try dipping your finger in a bit of vitamin E oil and gently massaging neck lines for 5 minutes. When you’re finished with the massage, you can leave the vitamin E oil on your skin to continue the healing.
10. Treat Neck Lines With A Serum
One easy way to treat neck lines is with a serum that contains natural, powerful ingredients. Quality serums are specifically designed to rejuvenate and heal wrinkled skin.
The combination of active ingredients works on many levels to provide deep, skin-plumping hydration, brighten faded color, and protect against environmental damage. Taken together, this serves to heal existing neck lines while at the same time preventing new neck lines from forming.
The Best Choice For Treating Neck Lines
SiO Beauty patches can be applied before bed and worn overnight for supercharged healing. That means that you get more from the other products on this list than you would from the ingredients used by themselves. Because of this, SiO Beauty really is your best bet for the treatment of neck lines.