Turkey neck is an unattractive name for an even more unattractive condition of the neck skin found in some older women. As the skin ages, it loses the ability to maintain moisture. Skin can become papery thin and hang loosely, giving the appearance of neck like a turkey’s. This condition can be seen in older women of all nationalities and races. There are some things you can do today to prevent turkey neck from happening to you.
Daily beauty maintenance can prevent a lot of the skin’s aging issues. Besides washing and moisturizing your face twice daily, you should also be taking care of your neck skin. The best way to prevent turkey neck is by taking care of the area’s skin before the condition develops. You should wash the neck area with your facial cleanser. If your cleanser contains an exfoliant then you may want to buy a gentle cleanser especially for your neck area. Scrubbing your tender neck skin with an abrasive cleanser isn’t advised.
In the shower or at the sink, wet your neck with warm water. Then apply the cleanser with your fingers and scrub gently in small circles. Then rinse the skin immediately. Pat the skin dry. Daily cleansing will stimulate the skin cells and keep your skin in rejuvenation mode.
After the cleansing, add a gentle moisturizer. Squirt a dime sized amount of moisturizer into the palm of your hand. Apply the moisturizer in upward strokes. Never stroke down on your neck skin. When you do that, you are causing the neck skin to wrinkle. Instead of a moisturizer, you could use a moisture product especially designed for moisturizing neck skin.
Neck exercises are preventive measures you could take to stop turkey neck from happening to you. This is an easy one. Sit in a chair and lean your head back. As you lean back, press your tongue into the roof of your mouth. As the muscles of the neck tighten up, touch your chin to your neck and then lift it up again. Do this exercise ten times a day. Or do this exercise before you get out of bed in the morning.
Another exercise involves laying flat, with your head positioned comfortably. Move your bottom lip over your upper lip. The object is to try to touch the nose with the bottom lip. Stick out your tongue and push your forehead backwards. Do this for a few seconds at a time and rest thirty seconds before doing the exercise again. Do this exercise about ten times.