Q: Zoom has made me aware of my neck and I’m not happy. It’s getting scraggy. How can I stop this in its tracks? I’m 47.
A: Your neck skin is like a vertical tube with no supportive planes of bones to drape itself over whatsoever, so it needs all the strengthening skincare it can get from a young age. I know — I ignored that fact as well!
An anonymous reader asked British beauty expert Inge Van Lotringen, for advice on stopping the skin on their neck from becoming scraggy (file image)
But start by taking powerful facial skincare down to your neck and chest immediately — high-potency vitamin C, retinol (at night) and an active called MEP (it mimics the presence of oestrogen) are solid collagen regenerators for restoring density and firmness. Emepelle Serum, £135 and Night Cream, £175 (emepelle.com) are expensive but pack everything you need.
Alpha-H Vitamin C, £39, and Paula’s Choice 0.3% Retinol and 2% Bakuchiol Treatment, £53 (both cultbeauty.com), are good alternatives. Do add a sunscreen by day, such as Clarins Dry Touch Sun Care Cream for Face SFP50+, £20.
For clinical results at home, Currentbody The Neck & Dec Perfector, £375 (currentbody.com) lets you bathe skin in collagen-boosting red and near-infrared LED light.
Use it ten minutes a day and revitalised skin becomes visible in one or two months.
LED masks are among the few at-home devices I recommend as they’re so easy to use, and consistency really is key if you want results!
Beauty expert Inge (pictured) tells those worried about their necks becoming ‘scraggy’ to start by taking powerful facial skincare down to your neck and chest immediately