All You Need To Know About Neck Lines And Wrinkles

Medically reviewed by Dr Kee Yong Seng on Jul 23, 2020

WHAT IS A TURKEY NECK?

Turkey Neck

Turkey Neck is a phrase used to describe a wrinkly, and saggy skin on the neck. They often resemble those of the turkey, hence its name.

Saggy skin, wrinkles and folds on the neck often gives out the impression that the owner is an older person. That might not be accurate. There are a lot of people who experience premature aging, that makes them look older than they actually are.

WHAT IS A TURKEY NECK

BUT, WHAT CAUSES NECK TO BE SAGGY AND WRINKLY?

First thing first, we need to understand that aging is a natural process, and also a huge contributor for saggy skin and wrinkles. As we are getting older, our body fat percentage will go down, causing loss of volume. 

Besides that, our collagen and elastin fibres production will also reduce when we are aging. This causes your skin to lose laxity and elasticity. Over time, your skin will sag and cause wrinkles and folds to form. 

Secondly, sun damage is also a main contributor to wrinkles. The exposure to sun harmful UV rays breaks down the collagen and elastin fibres that hold your skin tissues together. This speeds up the aging process more than usual. 

Thirdly, lifestyle is also a huge factor. According to a study, those who consume alcohol and smoke cigarettes experience a faster aging process compared to those who do not. 

We cannot stop time, but we can have the options on how we look. Wrinkles are part and parcel of aging, but doesn’t mean you can’t control how it affects your body. More about that later.

SAGGY Turkey Neck  SAGGY Turkey Neck

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF WRINKLES ON NECK?

There are several types of lines on the neck. Understanding which type of lines you are troubled by can help you make a better choice on the treatments to remove them.. 

Horizontal Lines

Horizontal lines on your neck is a sign of lack of skin laxity. This happens as the skin loses its ability to return to its original state. This, combined with gravity, makes them saggy and develop the lines and folds over time. 

Vertical Lines

Vertical lines are caused by supporting the head in the same position over a long period of time. This is a case when we are working using computers or handphones, or when you are asleep. The position of the muscle causes our skin to stretch vertically, and as we are already lacking collagen, the skin is  unable to return to its natural state

HOW TO PREVENT WRINKLES ON NECK?

Avoid the sun or wear sunblock

Avoid the sun or wear sunblock whenever you go out of the house. The exposure to sunlight speed up your aging process, making your neck lines more severe. 

Exfoliate your skin

Exfoliate your skin twice a week. Exfoliating helps to encourage cell renewal, removes dead skin cells and freshens the skin up.

moisturising routines

Step up your moisturising routines. Moisturizer helps to keep your skin fresher from inside. It also nourishes the collagen and elastin fibres to keep your skin younger. 

topical lotions

Use topical lotions containing Vitamin C, glycolic acid or retinol. Vitamin C is known to provide beneficial needs for skin health and glycolic acid is beneficial in exfoliating dead skin cells. Whereas, retinol is well known for its healing properties.

NATURAL WAYS OF REDUCING NECK LINES

Banana Mask  Banana Mask

Banana Mask

Bananas are rich in protein and vitamin that boosts skin quality. Just mash a banana into a paste and slether a thin layer to your skin. Remove after 10 minutes. 

Egg Whites

Egg Whites

Egg whites help to bind the moisture into the skin. After cleansing your face, cover your face with egg whites and let it dry up. The extra moisture helps to restore and replenish your skin. 

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil contains healing properties for the skin that help to improve collagen production. You can either apply it to your skin or consume a small dose of it everyday. 

Aloe Vera  Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera speeds up healing process and repairs your skin condition. It also restores your skin with moisture. 

Vitamin C  Vitamin E

Vitamin C & E

When exposed to sunlight, your skin dries up and collagen is destroyed. Vitamin E has proven to be very useful in treating skin and protecting against the harmful UV rays. Vitamin C also helps to boost the collagen needed by your skin. 

All of these home-made prevention steps are useful, but would require certain regime and consistency. It also only work on the early stages of neck lines. 

For a more serious case, you can opt for aesthetic procedures:

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