When we think about anti-aging skin care, we tend to prioritize preventing sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and more from forming on our faces. Unfortunately, the effort and money you’ve invested in sticking to a perfect facial beauty routine may not be enough to keep you looking as youthful as you feel — and, it could even be contributing to more significant aging on areas of your body that are just as vulnerable as the skin on your face.
Read on to learn about the three most common body parts that may experience premature aging, and what you can do to turn back the hands of time.
As with other areas of your body, gravity is one contributing factor to signs of aging on your neck, but one issue you probably haven’t thought about is your use of technology. While you’re looking at your phone and computer, you probably have your head tilted down, leading to the development of premature neck wrinkles. When you add in the fact that your jawline, chin, and neck are all exposed to the same environmental and lifestyle elements that affect aging on your face, it’s no wonder this area of the body is a telltale age revealer.
But don’t despair – there are some easy preventive steps you can take to maintain a youthful-looking neck for longer. Restricting your daily screen time is a good start to prevent unnecessary tilting of your neck. Applying your regular moisturizers and sunscreens to your neck and beneath your jawline is also essential.
While you may present a youthful face to the world, your hands may be telling a different story. Unfortunately, many people take the skin on their hands for granted until the signs of premature aging begin to take their toll. When you consider all the daily tasks you complete with your hands, however, it’s easy to see how neglecting this skin can lead to wrinkles, age spots and prominent veins and bones on the backs of your hands.
To maintain younger-looking hands, apply moisturizer regularly for smoother skin, and don’t forget the backs of your hands when applying sunscreen. You should also exfoliate your hands just as regularly as you do with your face.
Sun damage, stress, and even the way you sleep are all factors that can affect the skin on the chest. Signs of aging on the chest may become even more prominent among people who have diligently maintained an anti-aging skin care routine on their neck but stopped below their collarbone. Age spots, wrinkles, and an overall loss of skin elasticity are all common along the décolletage.
Extend your skin care routine to your chest by applying daily moisturizer after your shower, and always apply a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher before going out in the sun. If you are noticing new brown spots or other dark pigmentation, applying an anti-aging cream high in vitamin C may also help. Finally, if you normally sleep on your side, switch to sleeping on your back instead to avoid permanent lines and wrinkling on your chest.
Step up Your Anti-Aging Routine
Reversing sun damage, lax skin, and other signs of premature aging on the neck, hands, and chest can be difficult to achieve with topical treatments alone. If you are looking for a way to improve the skin on these often-neglected areas without surgery, consider laser skin tightening. Our rejuvenating Aerolase laser is a safe and effective treatment that can stimulate new collagen production on any area of the body.
Laser treatment use can deliver high amounts of energy deep below the skin’s surface, triggering a healing process that diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and restores a more youthful-looking appearance without a lengthy downtime for recovery.
To explore more about anti-aging Aerolase treatments for your neck, hands, or chest, contact M Spa Face and Body today to schedule your confidential consultation.