Wrinkles occur as part of the natural aging process, when the collagen and elastin in the connective tissue of the skin becomes weak and breaks down. Wrinkles around the neck are quite common because as we grow old, skin loses its elasticity and becomes thinner and drier, making it more susceptible to damage and wrinkles. The area around the neck is more vulnerable because it is naturally thinner and tends to reduce fat easily. Fatty matter and oily substances under the skin generally acts as a support to the skin; therefore, in the absence of fats and moisture under the skin, wrinkles start to appear more quickly.
However, besides aging some other factors also contribute to premature or early neck wrinkles which are given below:
Causes of Neck Wrinkle
- Lack of Moisture
- Poor diet
- Over Exposure to the UV Sun’s rays
- Unhealthy Lifestyle
10 Home Remedies to Cure Neck Wrinkles
1. Aloe Vera and Vitamin E Oil
The aloe vera plant contains malic acid that helps reduce wrinkles by improving the elasticity of your skin. Vitamin E is essential for youthful and wrinkle free skin. Make a mixture by mixing one teaspoon of aloe vera gel with contents of one Vitamin E capsule. Apply this mixture on your clean neck for at least for 20 minutes and then rinse off.
2. Sugar and Honey Scrub
Exfoliate your skin regularly to reduce neck wrinkles. Exfoliation once a week will be enough to remove the dead skin cells that prevent efficient absorption of moisturizers to keep your skin well hydrated. You can make a a homemade scrub by mixing little sugar with some honey to make a paste that you can spread on the neck. Apply on the neck and spread in circular motions using your fingertips. Sugar scrubs the dead skin cells from neck while the honey softens and hydrates your skin to help get rid of neck wrinkles.
3. Sugarcane and Turmeric Powder
The juicy pulp of sugarcane plant is considered to be a natural alpha hydroxy acid. Sugarcane is the main source of glycolic acid. It is a good ingredient to battle for signs of skin aging. Make a paste by mixing 1 teaspoon of sugarcane juice with half teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply this paste on the wrinkles and let it dry before washing off with water.
4. Papaya and Olive oil
Make a paste by mixing 1 teaspoon of Papaya pulp with few drops of olive oil. Apply this paste on wrinkled skin. Leave for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off. Regular application of this paste will show you an excellent result within few days.
5. Glycerine, Egg white and Rose Water
Mixing glycerin, egg white and rose water makes one of the best home remedies for neck wrinkles. Take 1 teaspoon of glycerine, tablespoon egg white and 1 teaspoon of rose water and mix them to make a fine paste. Now apply this paste on your clean neck to get rid of wrinkles.
6. Fuller’s earth, Rose water and Curd
A mixture of fuller’s earth, rose water and curd makes an excellent home remedy for neck wrinkles. Take 1 teaspoon of Fuller’s earth, 1 teaspoon of curd and enough rose water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on your neck for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with fresh water.
7. Ripe Banana and Flaxseed Oil
Ripe banana mash and flaxseed oil will help a lot to get rid of deep neck wrinkles. Take 1 tablespoon of ripe banana and mix with half tablespoon of Flaxseed oil. Apply this paste on your clean neck and leave for 20 minutes and finally wash off with fresh water.
8. Lemon juice and Olive oil
A mixture of lemon juice and olive oil has been shown excellent results in removing neck wrinkles.
Lemon juice is rich in citric acid that acts as a strong exfoliant and helps get rid of wrinkles. It also works as a deep cleansing agent and astringent that will help fade blemishes as well as wrinkles. Olive oil is a good source of antioxidants, like vitamins A and E, which fight skin-damaging free radicals and help a lot to get wrinkle free skin. Take equal quantities of lemon juice and olive oil and apply on your neck at least for 20 minutes and then rinse off.
9. Pineapple and Olive Oil
Take 1 tablespoon of pineapple pulp and mix with half teaspoon of olive oil. Apply this mixture on your clean neck for 15-20 minutes. This home remedy is equally good to minimize wrinkles and bags under the eyes.
10. Coconut Oil Massage
Massaging the neck in upward strokes with coconut oil, before going to bed is an excellent way to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Coconut oil increases blood circulation and produces new skin cells, replacing old dry skin cells and giving the skin a new wrinkle free and healthy glow.
Some Preventions and Important Tips
(i)Avoid smoking because smoking not only damages lungs but also cause the skin to release enzymes that break down elastin and collagen, which leaves the skin around the neck prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
(ii)Protect your skin from pollution and UV rays of the sun. Before going out use a sunscreen lotion with good amount of sun protection factor (SPF).
(iii)Try to consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids because omega-3 fatty fatty acids help nourish skin and keep it youthful, helping to reduce wrinkles. Eat more fish specially salmon and other cold water fish because they contain good amount of omege-3 fatty acid.
(iv)Avoid being thirsty and drink lots of water throughout the day. Try to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily to prevent dehydration because dehydration makes your skin saggier and wrinkled.
(v)Before going to bed, don't forget to moisturize your skin with a good moisturizer containing, hydroxy acids, vitamin C, E and retinoids .