Have you ever met a beautiful woman who looked much younger than her years… until you noticed her neck? I’ve seen quite a few gals who have “had a bit of work done,” whether that involved a face lift, liposuction, or simply a few Botox sessions. But, when a beautiful, young-looking face is paired with a weathered, wrinkled neck and chest, it almost looks like they are wearing a mask!
The neck is one of the thinnest areas of skin on the body, making it more susceptible to sun damage and age. So, while we are slathering the SPF 50 across our checks and forehead, don’t forget the neck and décolleté.
One radical solution is a neck lift or rhytidectomy, a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. Of course, the average cost of a neck lift is $4,102 (according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) and the repercussions from the surgery can be extreme.
Liposuction is a slightly less invasive fix and is performed as an outpatient under local anesthesia. A half-hour procedure, however, costs around $2,500 and the recovery time can take several weeks — including bruising, swelling and soreness.
Luckily, surgery isn’t the only option available. If you’ve ignored your neck in the past, it’s never too late to start properly caring for that delicate skin. And, although you can’t turn back the clock, you can start afresh.
One product I have recently tested quite successfully is Ageless Derma’s Anti-Aging Neck Lift and Firm Cream. This cream is specially designed for the neck and décolleté areas and contains the patented French ingredient Matrixyl®, a peptide formula that can re-stimulate collagen production. This helps improve skin’s elasticity and firmness, making it appear younger.
It also contains soothing shea butter to moisturize (especially important at this time of year) and sodium hyaluronate.
I’ve been using the cream for about two weeks, twice per day, and I have noticed a real change in my skin (which I admit, I have not always cared for as zealously as I have cared for my face). Much time spent outdoors, “forgetting” moisturizer, and even frequent sunburns have all left their mark, so this was a challenge for me.
But, Ageless Derma’s Anti-Aging Neck Lift and Firm Cream really does help visibly smooth out wrinkles and moisturize the area, making my skin look tauter and younger.
The cream is non-greasy and has a wonderfully light citrus scent. It dries relatively quickly and my skin still feels incredibly soft hours later.
Will this cream replace cosmetic surgery? Well… no. But, if you are as squeamish about surgery as I am, it’s the next best thing! And, with continual use, the results just get better and better! Retail: $42.00
In addition to the Anti-Aging Neck Lift and Firm Cream, Ageless Derma also offers a host of other must-have skin care products, from Stem Cell and Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Cream, to Retinol and Vitamin K Eye Cream.
Ageless Derma’s products are sold through select retail channels, luxury spas, and physician centers. Or, you can visit Ageless Derma to shop online.
And now, one lucky winner will win their own Anti-Aging Neck Lift and Firm Cream. This giveaway is available for readers in the CONTINENTAL USA, aged 18+. Odds are determined by the number of entries received. Giveaway ends 3-5-2015.
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.
PHOTO: Used with permission by Ageless Derma.
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