A few months ago I was having headshots taken for work. As I was looking over the images I saw something I had never noticed before, so I took a closer look and was aghast! On my neck were visible signs of CREPEY SKIN! I thought maybe it was just a shadow or a bad angle so I proceeded to have several more photos taken … and yes, in every shot the skin on my neck did not look the same as the rest of my face.
How could I not have noticed this before? I mean, I am very good about taking care of my skin. I cleanse thoroughly morning and night, exfoliate 2-3 times a week, use the appropriate moisturizer and sunscreen for my skin type and use an eye cream. In fact, a few months ago I probably would have told you I may be using too many products as I am a self-proclaimed beauty junkie. After all, it’s hard not to be working in the beauty industry.
I have been neglecting two of the first areas to show signs of aging and I KNOW THAT….. I have not been listening to the advice I give to others! I know the skin on the neck is thinner and has few sebaceous glands so of course it would be an area to become dry and show signs if aging first.
However (prior to now that is) I have been using my neck as a hanger for necklaces and scarves (which I will be wearing a lot more of if I do not take care of my neck now).
At this point you may be thinking this is depressing, but it gets better. Immediately, I set out on the hunt for the best product to improve the look and appearance of the crepey skin on my neck and hands.
When I obsess on something I REALLY obsess on it, and for the past few months I have diligently been using the products I picked. Now there are many good products out there and the main thing that I have learned is neck and hand products ARE different than regular moisturizers which up until now I did not pay attention to as long as I was moisturizing and using sunscreen.
The other good news is it is never too late! In just the few months I have been using these products I have seen a major difference! HALLELUJAH!!!!! I am not going to have to wear scarves or gloves every day after all.
These are the products I picked:
StriVectin –TL Tightening Neck Cream: This cream has an immediate firming effect; it contains an exclusive molecule called NIA-114 which boosts the skins ability to hold natural collagen and moisture. I could feel the tightening the first time I used it and began to see an improvement in 2-3 weeks .Now, after several months the skin on my neck is much smoother and firmer. I don’t feel like I have the crepey appearance any longer.
Nia 24 Sun Damaged Repair for Hands and Décolletage: First of all this cream feels great! Plus it contains ingredients to lighten and even out the appearance of age spots and discoloration. It also contains a molecule called Pro-Niacin which can penetrate the epidermis and strengthen the skin barrier. I have been using this cream morning and night on my hands but it can also be used on the décolletage, shoulders or any areas that have discoloration.it has made my hands smooth and virtually spot free.I am happy as I have improved the appearance of my neck and hands and I have added new products to my ever expanding beauty ritual which of course I love!