A solid skincare routine also involves taking care of your neck. It is an area that is continuously exposed to sunlight, dirt, bacteria, and makeup; hence special care must also be put in place and always go a little beyond your face.
When people forget about their necks, pigmentations, bacteria proliferation, dermatitis and breakouts can happen in the area; therefore, you must learn how to take care of your skin.
Here we will go through some steps so you can take care of your neck like a professional:
- Step 1: Cleanse
Cleanse your neck with a cleansing milk or gentle cleanser several times a week to make sure there is no skin buildup or dirt. You can also use a mild toner and a cotton ball to remove any remaining dirt and makeup residue.
- Step 2: exfoliate
Exfoliate your skin neck once or twice a week to remove old skin from the surface; this will depend on your skin type. You can make things easier on yourself by simply exfoliating your face and neck in the shower at the same time. An easy homemade scrub that can be prepared in no time is brown sugar with a squeeze of lemon and a teaspoon of honey. Gently massage with it to remove dead skin cells, then rinse well. Lemon has a natural brightening effect that can help diminish the appearance of dark skin.
- Step 3: Moisturize
Moisturize your neck the same way you moisturize your face. Make it a habit by not stopping at your chin and continuing to moisturize. Always do movements upwards when applying your moisturizer, never apply your products, pulling your skin down, and never forget the decolletage.
- Step 4: Never forget your SPF
Remember that your neck and hands are exposed to sunlight most of the time and often show sun damage, therefore are areas that can give away your age or even make you look older. Use at least SPF 30 as part of your routine.