7 Beauty Tips for Your Neck

7 Beauty Tips for Your NeckImage Credit: Pixabay

One part of our bodies that we don’t think about when we are in our 20s and early 30s is our neck. It’s just there, looking young and all together and we really never consider that it will ever look any different. But then something changes as you creep into your 40s. The skin becomes wrinkly and lines begin to appear. There starts to be a bit of sagging and you get a dark circle around your neck. Before your neck area starts to become too unsightly, use these beauty tips for your neck to see noticeable improvements within a few weeks.

1. Consider getting a neck treatment the next time you are at the spa. We get facials, manicures, and pedicures all the time, but we never pay any special attention to our neck. Get a mini neck “facial” and slough off some dead skin cells for a fresh look.

2. Follow-up with recommended neck creams. The neck is not exactly the same as your face and needs its own beauty regimen. The skin of the neck is actually finer than the skin on your face, so you need to use something specially formulated for that area.

3. Use a homemade mask for extra treatments. You can make a variety of masks from fruits and vegetables such as bananas, avocadoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, and grapes. Mix these with a good quality oil like coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil and leave them on your skin for 15 minutes. Do this treatment a few times per week to see good effects in a few months.

4. Use a good toner on the neck to clean and even out coloring. Witch hazel is one good product for using on dark areas of the neck. You will feel your skin instantly feel tighter and you will be able to see all the debris come off with a clean, white cotton ball.

5. Wash your neck every night. We always wash our face without fail, but we rarely ever take that all the way down to our necks. Make sure you clean this area each night to cut down on that dark neck look that can result from not cleaning properly.

6. Get a pillow designed for sleeping on your back. Anything you can do to keep your neck from being scrunched up at night will help to reduce wrinkles. Have you noticed lines and wrinkles in your chest and neck area from pillows and sleeping on your stomach? Try to avoid this problem entirely by just sleeping on your back. It may take some time to get used to, but sleeping on your back is the best for not only your neck, but also your face wrinkles as well. At a minimum, buy a high-quality silk pillowcase so you won’t have as much friction while you are sleeping.

7. Use a sunscreen on your chest and neck every day. Some people think that because your neck gets shade from your face, you don’t need a sunscreen. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many times per day when your neck is exposed to the harsh UV rays of the sun when you laugh, look up and around, and are sitting in a chair lying back. Protect the skin on your neck from damage with an SPF of at least 25.


  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I have not paid enough attention to my neck. I am glad that you posted these tips. I shall start using some of them immediately and see if I can see a difference in a few months.

  2. ellen beck says:

    I am just old, there isnt much hope for my neck at this point! I do think though I hadnt done a terrible job over the years, it is just part of aging. Looking down alot also I think has an impact. The neck and hands is usually where you can tell age although neck tightening I think is gaining some ground.

  3. I have always taken good care of my neck since it was long and scrawny-looking most of my life! I hid it with turtlenecks and used lotion and creams on it as a teen. I always cover it up when I’m walking, even in the heat and if I don’t, I use sunscreen. I do sleep on my back, with my pillow elevated but had not thought about scrunching it up during sleeping! I love using inexpensive witch hazel as a toner and the only thing here I could so a better job on is the mask for the neck. I am trying to do more facial masks so I will remember my neck too. Great post, thanks!

  4. heather says:

    I thank you so much for posting this one. I have noticed aging on my neck and have been putting lotion on it everyday for the past few years but did not know that there are neck creams I am going to look into those. I also did not know about the special pillows.