Chances are, you’ve dedicated a decent amount of time to taking care of the skin on your face, while practically ignoring your neck—a decision you may now regret. Not only is your neck going through the same wear and tear, but it’s also typically the first area of the body to show signs of aging.
The main reason, besides neglect, is gravity. “Unfortunately, from the moment we’re born, our neck and all of its structures are subject to descent from the force of gravity,” says Ryan Neinstein, MD, plastic surgeon at NYC Surgical Associates. “The second reason is sun exposure, as we all frequently tend to under-treat our neck area when applying sunscreen.”