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September 7th, 2009

Care Neck: Beauty Tips and Neck Exercises

Photо: Beautiful Neck

Human neck aging before face. Neck muscles begin to weaken without constant training by the 25 years. This is due to the fact that the neck skin is much thinner than it is on the face, and adipose tissue is virtually absent. Therefore, there are very few sebaceous glands, discharge from which protects the skin from harmful environmental factors, and blood circulates worse, which inevitably leads to poor nutrition of the skin, dryness and rapid aging.

Therefore, if you want to maintain the beauty of the neck and do not want to give out your age, you should take care of your neck systematically. And it’s better to start doing this in advance, from 25 years, but not when the neck skin is losing its elasticity, resiliency, appeared wrinkles and folds, formed a double chin, but much earlier before that. But, if you woke up, when the neck is already beginning to lose its divine form – it is still not too late to take care of the neck. Especially because this process does not take much time and effort, and brings a striking effect.

Care neck should include: the acquisition of healthy habits, daily and weekly outer neck skin care and daily exercises for the muscles of the neck – a holistic approach to care of the neck will not only help to keep your skin fresh and supple, but also to avoid the appearance of folds and form a second chin.

1. Habits.

In order to care of the neck had notable success, you must first remove the causes that may contribute to the fading beauty of the neck:

  • Should not be read while lying or sleeping on a high pillow – this formed transverse wrinkles.
  • Keep the correct posture: shoulders straighten, keep your head straight and do not low down it when walking – a simple habit will help prevent sagging and keep a good view of the neck, moreover, contributes to the proper course of physiological processes.
  • Healthy eating: the skin, including the neck skin, is very strongly influenced by what you eat. Fresh, clean and smooth skin – this is primarily the result of a healthy diet rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial substances. Include in your diet as much as possible fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, and small amounts of nuts and seeds. Try to reduce the consumption of meat and dairy fat products.
  • Daily aerobic exercise not only helps keep your body in good physical shape, but also improve blood circulation, which provides nutrition to the skin.
  • Drink plenty of clean water – an essential component for healthy skin. At least six glasses a day.
  • Discard any poisoning of your body with toxic substances: coffee, alcohol, nicotine, etc., which have a very negative impact on the condition of your skin.

2. Neck Exercises.

Daily exercises for the neck – it’s the best anti-aging skin of the neck, as it has the greatest effect on the skin and strengthen the muscles of the neck.

Performance technique of the neck exercises:

  • Each exercise should be repeated 4-6 times, gradually increasing the number of repetitions to 30-40. If you do not want to get a neck injury, then you should not try to do everything at once in one day.
  • Do the exercises without any sudden movements and excessive fanaticism: movements should be smooth and quiet, especially during the first training.
  • If you feel tired or dizzy – take a short rest and resume exercise after some time.

A set of the neck exercises:

  1. Head turns. In the sitting or standing position slowly tilt your neck forward, chin as close to your chest, then slowly put a head on your shoulder, which is not raising or lowering, then slowly pull back, then on the right shoulder and tilt the neck forward again. Then repeat in the other direction.
  2. Slowly turn your head to the right and then left. Do 4-6 smooth turns and then make a few fast (8-10 times).
  3. Gently turn your head to the side and lift it up.
  4. Turn your head to the side and touch by your chin a shoulder without lifting it.
  5. Tilt your head to the right, touch the shoulder by ear, then do it the same for the left side.
  6. Put hands on your head, clasped fingers. Lower your head forward. Small spurts leans your head back against the resistance of the hands.
  7. Put your elbows on the table and hands on one another, lean chin on them, then hands lift your head up against the resistance of the head, then pressing chin on hands, put your arms down.
  8. Tilt your head back to the limit and cover your upper lip by lower lip, then slowly lower your head forward, chin touching the chest.
  9. From the starting position when the head is held on the neck straight, pull the neck back without tilting your head to the side – go back to the starting position and repeat the same thing forward.
  10. Take a pencil in the teeth (stick, straw, etc.), and draw in the air numbers from 1-10 or your name. Each symbol is repeated several times.
  11. Articulation sounds O-U-E: pull the lips like a pipe and strongly articulating, say those sounds. Exercise helps to strengthen a wide neck muscles.

In addition to these exercises, it is useful at least 5 minutes a day walking with thick book on your head – it will help to get rid of double chin, to get light beautiful gait and straight posture.

3. Beauty tips for outer neck care.

To keep skin clean, regardless of its skin type, is required to perform the following procedures: cleansing, toning, moisturizing, nutrition, massage, compresses and wraps.

Important points for external care of the neck skin:

  • When cleaning, applying creams or massage never try to scrape or rub your skin. It is not a sink in the kitchen and requires a delicate and gentle approach.
  • Be especially careful in the area of ​​the thyroid gland, which allowed only a light touch, as pressure and vigorous massage can cause dysfunction of gland.

1. Cleansing.

Twice a day, using the cleanser for your skin type, apply it to your neck with a soft sponge from the bottom to up. Then rinse the neck with clean warm water.

Folk remedies for cleaning the neck skin:

  • Cucumber lotion. Grate a cucumber and mix with three tablespoons of vodka. Insist gruel for three day, strain and use. Store in the refrigerator.
  • In a mixture of yogurt and homemade sour cream, moisten a cotton swab and clean the neck and chest area. Apply this remedy lightly, slightly tapping on the skin movements: it is ok more intensively only under the chin and sides of the neck. Then rinse under the shower.

2. Toning.

After cleansing procedures it is required to restore the normal balance of the skin by using tonics. It is desirable that this remedy will be from the same collection as a cleanser.

Folk remedies for toning skin:

  • Just rinse a neck in cold water with lemon juice.

3. Moisturizing and nutrition.

Regardless of your skin type, it is always required to moisturize. Even if you have oily skin, it may lack of water. Good moisturizers help to prevent a fluid loss. With age you need to add a fortified and bio-cream, stimulating cell renewal of the epidermis.

To strengthen and nourish the skin, except for cosmetics, it is suitable different masks from various natural fruits or vegetables that have a variety of beneficial effects: help slow the aging process, get rid of wrinkles, return firmness and elasticity, etc. It is also desirable to do masks with the addition of salt.

Masks for the neck skin:

Nutrition and Moisturizing:

  • This mask can be done once a month. Mix egg yolk, honey, and your favorite face cream, juice from a half of an orange and put a few layers on the neck until it is completely dry.
  • Do once a week a nutritious egg mask. Mix the egg yolk with a spoon of honey (portions enough for the face and neck), apply the mask and take a nap for half hour.

Elasticity and resilience:

  • You can use ordinary vegetable oil. Using a cotton swab, apply warm oil on the neck in a circular motion from the bottom to up, to the chin, and then wrap a piece of a soft cotton cloth, folded in 4 times. Cover it with a layer compress paper and a layer of cotton to keep warm longer. After half of the hour, the warmed up skin absorbs oil like a sponge.
  • Take a little bit of olive oil, drip in a few drops of fresh lemon juice. Slightly warm. Apply to cleansed skin and decollete for 15-20 minutes, then sop the remains with tissue. Vitamin C will give the skin elasticity, and the oil will soften it and relieve the dryness.
  • If the skin of the neck is very flabby, then do one or two times a week the mask from mashed potatoes with 1 eggs yolk, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Apply it on the neck as a compress.
  • Against sluggish skin you can also make a compress from milk decoction of chamomile: in a handful of chamomile blossoms pour 1 cup of milk, put on the fire and bring to a boil, then cool under the cover. Moisten a thick cloth with warm mixture and wrap around the neck. Cover with plastic wrap, and on top – with a terry towel. After 15 minutes, remove the wrap, sop the neck with towel (to rinse with water is not necessary) and lubricate with any cream.

Slowing the aging process:

  • Grate boiled potatoes and add 2 tablespoons of cucumber or tomato juice. This paste put on the neck. Wrap with the gauze, cellophane and warm towel or scarf. After 15 minutes, rinse with warm water mixture.
  • Finely chopped cucumbers put on the fabric and wrap around neck. After 20 minutes rinse and apply any nourishing cream.

Fighting with wrinkles, which is already appeared:

  • 2 tablespoons of salt dissolve in 1,5 glass of warm boiled water. Soak gauze in the resulting solution, wring out and apply on the neck for 3-4 minutes. Then apply any nourishing cream. If you perform this procedure every day for a week, then fine wrinkles become virtually invisible.
  • The perfect home remedy for preventing the formation of wrinkles and smoothing existing – is the use of egg whites. Neck skin and decollete clean by your favorite cosmetic product, then using a broad brush, apply egg white, not whipping it, and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and apply a moisturizer.

4. Massage of the neck:

It is desirable to combine the application of creams and masks with the implementation of a light massage for 5-10 minutes. This will improve the elasticity of the skin and postpone the moment of aging.

  • Spread a small amount of cream on the fingertips or palms.
  • Tilt the head back and, using smooth circular motions, apply the cream from the base of the neck to the chin, very gently patting by half-bent fingers on the surface of the skin.
  • It is best to apply the cream on the neck by cross, ie left hand on the right side of the neck and the right hand on the left side of the neck.

Twice a week you can do a neck massage with special massage brush. Before the massage lubricate chin, neck and shoulders with fat cream or vegetable oil. Then start to do massage with brush in a circular motion from the chest on the side of the neck to the earlobe, from the shoulder to the earlobe, from the chest to the shoulder of the back, and from the back to chest again. Duration of treatment – 5 minutes. If on the back and neck you have a rash or pimples, do not use the massage brush.

5. Compresses.

Contrast compresses give a good effect for sagging skin. Do twice a week alternately hot, then cold compress.


  • Soak two towels, one in hot decoction, the other – in cold decoction.
  • Towel soaked in hot decoction, keep on the neck for 2-3 minutes, soaked in the cold water – 1-2 minutes.
  • Compresses change several times, begin and end with cold.

Recipes for hot compress:

  • You may use decoction of tonic herbs (rosemary, sage),
  • You can also use hot decoction from linden or mint
  • Or dissolve in plain hot water a little sea salt, and for cold compress to use cold water with fresh lemon juice.

To do thermal compresses with thyroid disorders is contraindicated. In this case, limit yourself just with warm compresses with herbal decoctions for 15-20 minutes.

Recipe of compress with infusion of horsetail or hope cones will help restore the lost of neck skin tone. In 2 tablespoons of herb, pour 1 cup of boiling water, let it brew. Then soak a towel in the infusion, fold it in two layers and put on the neck. Lay down with towel for 5 minutes. Then the procedure can be repeat. Towel soaked in the infusion can be applied on upper chest and chest.

For dry and aging skin, you can take a course of warm compresses from vegetable oil, alternating with washing in cold water every other day (10-12 times), then it is recommended to apply a nutritious mask.

Also a perfect tonic effect can achieve by wiping the neck skin with ice cubes made from concoctions of herbs. After these procedures, the application of oily cream is necessary.

6. Wraps.

The procedure of wrapping supports good the neck tone and helps keep skin silky. It is useful not only for prevention, but especially for aging skin (aging process begins after 25 years), when it should be carried out 1-2 times a week for 10-15 minutes.

Recipes for the wrapping:

  • For to soften the neck skin are especially useful oil wraps. Gauze, moistened with warm kernel oil, wraps around the neck, press with parchment paper (polyethylene) and tightly wraps with woolen scarf or layer of cotton wool. You can take it off after an hour.
  • Two tablespoon of fat cottage cheese mixed with the juice of an orange half and a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Spread this mixture on a thin cotton cloth and wrapped around neck, leave for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse the neck with warm water.
  • You can also boil the potatoes in its skin, peel and grind it with a teaspoon of olive oil and glycerol. The mixture is spread on a gauze and then wraps around the neck, it is covered with a dense fabric. After 15-20 minutes, the mixture is removed , the neck is rinsed with warm water and wiped with a warm infusion of the same linden color.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of warmed kefir with the same amount of warm olive oil and apply on the neck. Cover wrapping with folded in several layers of gauze, soaked in the hot water. After 20 minutes, remove the remnants of the mixture with cotton swab, dipped in kefir. Then rinse the neck with warm water and apply moisturizer.

While at home, from time to time, you can impose on the double chin a bandage, made from folded 3 or 4 time with the width of 1,5-2 cm gauze, moistened with lemon juice in the middle. This bandage do not tight very much for 20-30 minutes for only tire the outermost bulge of the chin. After removal of the bandage is applied oily nourishing cream.After 30-40 minutes, the same strip, but soaked in cold water, is tied for the second time. Such a small simple bandage, soaked with lemon juice (preferably linen), it is recommended to do so for a month every other day at night.


If you know any other effective secrets to maintain the health and beauty of the neck – I’d be happy to get your comments.

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