How to Get Rid of Flabby Neck Skin
Have you been called turkey wattle, turkey neck, saggy-baggy or just plain turtle? Well then maybe it’s time for you to exercise that neck and jaw muscles of yours. Find out how to get rid of your flabby neck with this easy flab buster guide to turn your flab into fab!
First let’s find out how and why this happens in the first place.
The biggest culprit to having saggy neck is ageing. As you age you lose collagen and elastin that will maintain the elasticity of your skin which is responsible for your skin look plump and youthful. As your facial muscles weaken skin sagging becomes prominent too. As if ageing is not enough, you should also thank gravity. Gravity encourages drooping and sagging. Overexposure to the sun also causes low levels of collagen and as well as weight loss.
Now here is your remedy: Neck Exercises
Exercise prevents muscle atrophy and maintains muscle strength and tonicity. So follow these steps and you should be on your way to a firm trim neck muscles.
a. Neck sit-ups
Position yourself in a supine position (on your back) in your bed. Scoot down so your head is hanging off the bed. Then slowly lift your head until it reaches the level of your chest. Hold this position for a few seconds and gently drop down your head again. Make sure your movements are slow and deliberate to prevent injury. Repeat this move up to ten times and twice a day.
b. Cloud chewing
You can either stand up or sit down, which ever you are comfortable with. This exercise is better done in the outdoors so you can also smell the fresh air. Now tilt your head and look at the sky. With your mouth closed, pretend that you are eating the clouds. Do 25 bites and then tilt your head back down. Repeat this move twice, twice a day. Make slow deliberate movements to avoid injury.
c. Cloud pouting
While you’re still outside tilt your head back just like what you did at cloud chewing. Now pull your bottom lip over your upper lip like your sulking. Hold the position for 10 seconds then slowly return your lips to normal. Repeat this ten times.
Massage your flab away
Invest in a good moisturizer that contains vitamin A and C, as well as beta hydroxyl acid and alpha hydroxyl acid they help to improve the skin’s appearance. Now massage the moisturizer to your face and neck for 10 minutes twice a day. Using gentle circular motions start massaging at your forehead working your way down; make sure to include the décolletage. Massaging will improve circulation and encourage oxygen and nutrients to enter the skin.
Drink lots of fluids. Keeping your skin well hydrated will decrease appearance of ageing sagging skin. So drink up an average two liters of water. Limit your consumption of alcohol and carbonated drinks; they will only dry out your skin.
Have a healthy diet. Fruits and vegetables should be present on your plate; they are rich in antioxidants which will help in reducing the appearance of ageing. You can also drink two to three cups of green tea a day or take an antioxidant vitamin supplement.
Prevention is better than cure
• Include your neck in your regular beauty regimen
• Do neck exercises
• Apply a facial mask on both your face and neck once a week
• Have a healthy diet that is low in sugar and preservatives
• Keep yourself well hydrated with 2 liters of water a day
• Always wear sunscreen when you’re out under the sun and avoid staying too long under the sun
If all things fail this is your last resort. Consult a dermatologist first before resorting to surgery. Laser resurfacing and liposuction are said to help eliminate excess, saggy skin but they aren’t without their risks and complications. So seek first professional advice.