The Beauty Range: I Feel Bad About My Neck

Mar 26, 2021

Thirteen years ago, when I read Nora Ephron’s collection of essays, I Feel Bad About My NeckI was too young to appreciate the perils of aging.  Every month, it feels like there’s some thing else — a new ache, a new spider vein, a new wrinkle.  It’s exhausting.  So let’s talk about taking care of the skin on your neck.

First off, let’s talk about this video from Gabbie Makeup discussing how to fight wrinkles on your neck.  I have three large wrinkles on my neck, and have since I was a kid because my posture isn’t fantastic.  And as I age, they’re getting worse.  So this video was a bit of a game changer for me when it comes to preventing future damage.

This Anti-Aging Desert Rose Oil from Nurse Jamie is the only one that doesn’t make my neck breakout.  It’s made for the face, but works well for both.  If you’re hunting for a less expensive oil, try The Ordinary’s Virgin Sea Buckthorn Oil.

This is a silicone wrap from Nurse Jamie that you place on your neck décolletage while your products absorb to increase their effectiveness.  It works on the same principle as silicone bandages for scar treatment.  You can wear it as you sleep or under a top while working from home.

This Rose Quartz Gua Sha Crystal massage tool is good for encouraging lymphatic drainage.  It also massages pressure points.  For a vibrating tool, I own this one from Revolution Beauty and it does a good job.

For a sculpting and firming gel, I like this Rodial Dragon’s Blood.  It’s not the newest, hottest thing out there, but it’s light and effective.

Do you have a neck cream or tool you like?  Leave it in the comments.

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  1. irmck says:

    I’m a bit of a basic b*tch when it comes to night time skin care. I have used Oil of Olay night recovery cream since my teenage years, and I just include my neck along with my face as I do it. It smells nice, it feels nice, I could afford it on a staff assistant salary. I keep thinking I should upgrade, but this is just so easy.

  2. Jessica says:

    I have fine chest wrinkles, exacerbated by weight gain that pushes everything together a little more. I had a sample of Shisedo Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate and used it for about a week when the lines started to look a lot better. By two weeks, they were almost completely smooth, so I bought a full-size bottle. After my mom saw my skin, she immediately ordered a bottle for herself (which is very out of character for her). Extra tip – buy it from Costco online if you can because it’s much cheaper.

  3. C says:

    I bought an LED mask (a flexible silicone one) in lockdown and have also been using it in my décolletage – it’s made the skin noticeably plumper and smoother. Bit surprised at how much of a difference it’s made but hey, I’ll take it!

  4. Priya says:

    I try to moisturize vigorously….meaning I sorta massage in my moisturizer onto my face and neck….even on a workday I massage for 1-2 minutes. I think it helps, maybe by promoting lymphatic drainage. Interested in the other suggestions here too.

  5. Sally says:

    Don’t forget to use sunscreen on your neck and décolletage. It is easier to prevent damage than to correct it.

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