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It’s Not All About the Face - 5 Tips for a More Youthful Look

When it comes to caring for your skin, you probably focus primarily on your face, but there’s one area that really shows your age that you may be overlooking – quite literally - your neck.

As part of your regular skin care regime for your face, follow these simple tips to keep that delicate skin just below your face looking younger and more youthful.

Tip #1: Spread the love from your face to your neck and décolleté.

The skin care routine you use for your face should also apply to your neck.  This means washing, exfoliating, and moisturizing.  Your neck needs the same attention you give your face.

  • Start with a good cleanser: Cleanse the skin and neck area thoroughly with a cleanser that suits the specific needs of your skin.  If you haven’t found a cleanser you love, try our new Gelée- more than a face wash, it’s a facial wake-up! And it’s great for all skin types.
  • Slough off dead skin cells with an exfoliator: Choose an exfoliator that is tough enough to remove old skin cells, yet gentle enough for delicate skin areas.  The key to healthy skin lies in this simple step as exfoliating renews and refreshes surface skin giving you a healthy, youthful glow.  Don’t have a favorite exfoliator yet? Choose a skin care product that contains gentle acids along with microcrystal particles like Lifeline’s Dual Action Exfoliator or Brightening Cleanser that combines salicylic acid with delicate rice powder.  You’ll love how soft and smooth your skin feels!
  • Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize: Nothing makes skin look more youthful than a good moisturizer. Our necks are prone to the same effects of time and elements as our faces.  Lifeline Skin Care created a Neck Firming Complex to address the unique concerns of the delicate skin of your neck. This new, innovative age-fighting formula provides rapid results to visibly lift, firm, smooth and tighten aging skin on the neck and décolleté. Using a skin firming complex, like Lifeline’s Neck Firming Complex, will help reduce the appearance of creases and fine lines, discoloration, and blotchiness – all common aging issues of the neck and décolleté.

Tip #2:  Slide that sunscreen all the way down your neck and chest.

As we grow older, the elasticity of our skin begins to wane, but when you use sunscreen regularly, you protect the skin from damaging rays preventing dryness and premature aging of the skin. Just as you protect your face with sunscreen to avoid premature aging from damaging sun rays, do the same for your delicate neck area.  When should you apply sunscreen? Every morning, every single day no matter the weather outside or how much time you spend in the great outdoors.  Also, when you choose a moisturizing sunscreen, you’ll keep your skin looking soft and supple. Try Lifeline’s Daily Defense Complex underneath your favorite sunscreen to replenish moisture, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reveal a brighter, more even skin tone.

Tip #3:  Drink lots of water.

We know you know this – but are you actually drinking enough water? During the warm summer months and the dry, cold winter months, we sometimes forego our water needs either because we forget or we are too busy to stop for a sip.  Are you drinking enough? When in doubt, sip on a tall cold glass of water. Why? Because when you keep your body hydrated, your skin will thank you in many ways.

Tip #4: Moderation of all things great!

We’d never tell you to give up that morning cup of coffee or that evening glass of wine.  These simple pleasures are meant to be enjoyed.  We’re just saying for great skin, you can’t overdo caffeine and alcohol, so keep ‘em in moderation. Now, if you smoke…if you can’t quit completely (we know quitting is tough), try to cut down and use tip #3 a lot!  The less our bodies have to filter what we ingest, the easier it is to keep our bodies, and our skin, looking younger.

Tip #5: Eat your greens.

It’s all about vitamin A – your skin loves it! And eating just a few servings of greens a day will pump up your natural vitamin A bringing to light a brighter, clearer complexion.

Taking care of your skin is important in maintaining a youthful and vibrant look.  When you look younger, you feel younger – and when you follow these simple tips, you’ll also be nourishing not only your skin, but your whole body.

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