What’s the one thing that comes with ageing? Well, it’s wrinkles and fine lines! This rite of passage skincare woe is one that worries many. It’s bad enough dealing with it on your face, let alone your neck. Did you know that the area around your neck and chest are often neglected, resulting in faster ageing. Scroll down to see how to get rid of neck lines and wrinkles, and how to hide them so that they don’t look too obvious to the rest of the world.
What’s one of the best ways you can camouflage your neck lines? Harness the power of makeup. Let this step-by-step guide show you how to get rid of neck lines effectively and keep them at bay.
Step one to hiding your neck lines? Make sure you prep your skin properly with a silicone based primer. They help smooth your skin and reduce the appearance of any wrinkles around your neck area. Using a silicone-based primer helps fill in any gaps on your skin and creates a smoother surface for your foundation.
MyGlamm Recommends - Tinted Perfection Face Primer
This tinted primer reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines, and helps even out texture. The formula helps control shine, while prolonging the longevity of your makeup. It leaves your skin with a silky matte finish and a slight, dewy touch.
Apply a little concealer on the darker areas of your neck. Make sure you blend it in with a damp sponge. You can even use a colour corrector first, so that it cancels out the darker areas of your neck and looks even when you colour correct. This’ll immediately hide those neck lines.
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This lightweight palette meets all your face makeup needs –– it comprises a primer, concealer, foundation, compact with SPF 30, and two colour correctors. It has a cream-to-powder formula that leaves you with a soft matte finish. It has a smoothing effect and is super long-lasting.
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Figuring out how to hide necklines? Opt for a light to medium coverage foundation. Heavier coverage tends to settle into those fine lines, so steer clear of those. You can either opt for a tinted BB cream (if you want to keep it super light) or a medium coverage liquid foundation. Dab it in with a damp sponge to soften the lines and leave you with a more flawless look.
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Looking for a foundation that covers and protects, then this one will be your go-to. This long-lasting foundation has a medium to high coverage and a matte finish that’ll leave your skin with the right amount of glow. It is formulated with ingredients that leave your skin with a silky smooth effect. It also protects the skin from pollution and sun damage. The formula helps fill in your pores to minimise imperfections.
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Use a highlighter on top of your blush and make those cheekbones pop. This’ll pull focus away from your neck and throw the spotlight on other parts of your face. You can even take advantage of other makeup products like your lipstick and pull the focus to your pout. Either way, nobody is going to be looking at your neck.
MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Face & Body Highlighter
This liquid highlighter has a metallic finish that leaves you with that Goddess-like glow. It has a sheer to full buildable coverage and a pigment-free formula that gives you a whole lot of shine.
Try and keep away from powdery formulas when you want to hide neck lines, including your setting powder. Powder tends to settle in the fine lines and wrinkles of your skin and therefore doesn’t work when trying to hide those neck lines. You can use a setting spray instead.
Other than hiding them, there are other ways that can help you understand how to prevent neck lines. These methods won’t just correct existing ones, but will also prevent them from occurring time and again. Scroll down for more.
Moisturising is a necessity –– even when it comes to your neck. The skin around your neck is thin and tends to dry out very quickly. Therefore you need to keep topping up its hydration. When your skin is dry and dehydrated, it becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines. Always remember to apply your moisturiser to your neck as well.
MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Youthfull Hydrating Moisturising Cream With Water Bank Technology
A rich yet lightweight formula, this moisturiser is super hydrating for your skin. Enriched with a bi-layer hyaluronic patch system, it locks in moisture and leaves your skin hydrated all day long. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on the skin and keeps it soft, supple, dewy, and refreshed.
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Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants that work wonders for your skin. Using a serum or moisturiser with vitamin C can reverse some of the free radical damage caused by UV exposure. It also creates a protective barrier and prevents any further damage from occurring.
MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum Enriched With Pomegranate And Licorice
This non-sticky serum is formulated with 15% highly concentrated vitamin C, which helps brighten dull skin, reduce dark spots, and repair UV damage. Enriched with natural antioxidants such as pomegranate, licorice, and marula oil, it helps tackle the signs of ageing, while giving you radiant and glowing skin. Also formulated with hyaluronic acid, this serum ensure that you receive a deep level of hydration, along with the solid benefits of vitamin C.
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Another way to get rid of neck lines is to always protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays as much as you can. Make sure you slather up on sunscreen in daytime and keep topping it up every two hours once you step out of the house.
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Always stay protected with the SuperFoods sunscreen by your side. Formulated with SPF 30 PA+++, it protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Enriched with kiwi and coconut extracts, it helps restore the skin’s elasticity and aids in tackling premature ageing. The coconut water quenches dry skin and instantly gives it a lift, while the vitamin E soothes the skin.
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Always be mindful about your posture. A lot of people have started developing text neck, which is caused by constantly looking down at your phone. This causes your neck to crease and turn into wrinkles with time.
Retinoids are a great way to tackle those wrinkles and fine lines on your neck –– it’s actually one of the most effective ways to get rid of neck lines. A derivative of vitamin A, retinoids are the go-to for treating anti-ageing. Start small with a lower concentration of the ingredient and work your way up. It’s always best to consult your dermatologist before applying such potent ingredients –– wrong application can result in irritation, sensitivity, and excessive peeling.
A semi-permanent fix for getting rid of neck lines is the option of botox injections. This in-clinic, expert advised method uses an injection that blocks your muscles from contracting –– allowing you skin to appear smoother. The effects last for about 3 to 4 months and are dependent on other factors like age and skin’s elasticity. If you think botox is the right way forward for you, consult your doctor, understand the procedure and then make your decision.
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From covering your neck lines to tips and tricks to treating them, let this guide show you how to get rid of neck lines easily.