We’ve all seen it: the person who has meticulously cared for his or her skin—from the neck up, leaving the rest up to fate. That neglect shows at the line of demarcation because the neck is a sensitive area with unique challenges and product needs.
The skin on the neck is thinner, has fewer oil glands, and is often more sensitive than the face. Make sure to extend your moisturizer and SPF down to this area to protect it from sun damage. It’s often not covered with clothing and gets a lot of sun when you’re driving.
You’ll also want to try to limit what’s been called “tech neck”—from bending down to check your phone at all hours of the day and night—which can result in extra creasing and sagging, as well as strained muscles, tendons and ligaments.
But maybe you’re ready to make amends in more active ways. Microneedling, Thermage, and Ultherapy can jumpstart collagen leading to tighter skin, while chemical peels and lasers help with dark spots. Products with retinol can also help build up collagen where it’s eroded.
One Product, Many Solutions
If you need to just choose one “magic bullet” to help your neck, let it be Alastin Skincare Transition Duo + Restorative Neck Complex. This potion carries a multitude of ingredients that help the skin in many ways. Here are just a few:
The challenge: Crépey skin and neck bands
The ingredient solution: Peptides
Alastin’s patented TriHex Technology is made with a proprietary blend of peptides and potent antioxidants to help create new elastin and collagen, which helps your décolletage appear younger and firmer.
The challenge: Redness and photo‐aged discoloration
The ingredient solution: Niacinamide
Niacinamide doesn’t just help build keratin, which keeps your skin firm and healthy, but it also protects against sun damage, treats hyperpigmentation and minimizes redness and blotchiness.
The challenge: Dry, poorly textured skin
The ingredient solution: Hydrating moisturizers, such as Ceramide NP
Ceramide NP is one of several types of ceramides (naturally occurring, long chains of lipids, or fats, a significant component of your skin’s outer layers). It’s been touted as one of the best skin-replenishing ingredients on the market. Research shows moisturizers containing ceramide NP can improve the look and feel of dry skin; the addition of Butyrospermum Parkii (or shea butter extract) is another great emollient packed with rich, replenishing antioxidants.
Whether you’re incorporating the Alastin Skincare Transition Duo + Restorative Neck Complex into your pre- and post-procedure regimen for facial rejuvenation or just using it as part of your everyday routine, know that putting in the effort so that your neck looks and feels as youthful as your face is worth the investment. And also, matchy-matchy (in this case) will never go out of style.