The neck contains thinner skin, which is therefore more sensitive to sun damage and other environmental factors that negatively impact the skin. It is common for the skin in the neck area to gradually lose its elasticity due to a reduction in the body’s ability to produce new elastin and collagen.
The sun has a skin-thinning effect. Combined with the effects of gravity, other factors such as smoking and genetics, the skin in these areas can begin to loosen, leading to the sagging flaps of skin.
Products and treatments used to care for the facial skin are generally not used on the neck as well, leaving it a ‘forgotten’ zone, neglected by a lack of proper skin care.
Smoking dehydrates the skin as well, which slows down normal cell processes that keep the skin healthy. Like smoking, alcohol also starves the skin of the nutrients and oxygen supply that it requires, since alcohol narrows the blood vessels. Both smoking and alcohol inhibit the supply of vitamin A to the skin, which thereby prevents the skin from shedding old skin cells and generating new ones. Both habits dramatically damage the skin’s elasticity and collagen production, which yields thin, wrinkled skin, especially in the neck area.
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