How To: Easy Neck Massage At Home
Sometimes, the signs of everyday life on our skin can be a real pain in the neck. (See what we did there? Clever)
We dedicate endless hours and money searching for the best anti-ageing cream to tackle our facial skin care needs, techniques to help turn back time, but do we apply the same energy to finding targeted specialist treatment for our necks, determining the best neck cream, massage techniques to improve texture and tone?
Most of us are often guilty of neglecting this fragile area, even though we know that there’s no magic zip along the jaw. Skin is skin; our largest organ, one continuous protective barrier to the delicate inner workings of our bodies and needs that extra TLC daily.
We live in changed times where we see ourselves more than ever. The world of social media, video calling in our personal and professional lives, we increasingly scrutinise our appearance as it glows back from our screens. Sometimes it’s hard not to peer a little closer to see what’s new!
This digital lifestyle has a physical effect on the structure, strength and position of our bodies which contributes to wear and tear on our skin, giving rise to new terms like “tech neck” and frantic searching for how we can avoid it.
As we work from home more, our desk setup may be less than ideal. Hours spent in one position as we adopt an unhealthy blurring of home/work time can result in a shift in our musculoskeletal shaping. Poor posture hunching over our screens, looking down…allows the weight of our heads to stretch neck muscles and cause slackening to the collagen and elastin beneath. This results in more visible horizontal lines across the neck and increased “crepey” texture that we’re all familiar with.
Simple steps to improve your lifestyle choices, the best neck cream and professionally inspired massage tools, can make a big difference to your daily care of this delicate area.
Posture & Position
Take a look at how you’re sitting right now…rounded shoulders? Chin down and scrolling? That won’t do at all. Try to sit tall, make sure feet are grounded, uncrossed and keep your seated position straight, holding your head high. This will educate your muscles and teach the skin to remain taut throughout.
Take breaks regularly, change your eyeline, stand up to take calls and walk around. Pop to make a cup of tea, take a few laps around your bedroom and admire a new view!
At night, try to sleep with one pillow so your head is not at an angle and your chin is not pressed downward.
Treat your neck to the same TLC as you would your facial complexion. Cleanse well but take care to avoid too much stress on the skin with by working in upward and outward movements.
Use GLOWCOLIC Resurfacing Toner to sweep away surface impurities that cling to skin and emphasise fine lines and surface texture. Over time this simple but effective part of your skincare routine can make the world of difference to skin texture and appearance!
Then replenish hydration, repair skin barrier and smooth skin with the most deliciously decadent firming neck cream or gel. And we have something you’ll just love…
Our award-winning EXALT Firming Neck Gel is the perfect post-cleanse choice to keep your neck and décolletage deeply hydrated, smooth and firm.
EXALT anti-ageing gel is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity and achieve a more even skin tone. Tick, tick, tick! Featuring a blend of our favourite Mediterranean extracts to lock in moisture,help maintain soft, smooth and bouncy skin, have you just met the best neck firming gel cream? It really is the secret missing in your skincare routine!
Let’s get physical.
There are over 20 muscles in the neck, major muscles run down the side of the neck, unsupported by bones as they are in other areas of the body such as the face, so they are more prone to suffering from loss of tone.
Doing daily neck massage can help strengthen these muscles, encouraging vitality and smoothness. So make sure to add some upward massage movements when applying your EXALT Firming Neck Gel to action those sweeping motions for a more lifted appearance.
TOP TIP: Apply a daily broad spectrum UV protection to your face AND neck!