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Nobody looks up anymore. Everyone is too busy looking down at their smart phones, laptops and tablets – texting, reading, flirting, browsing, shopping, playing games, watching videos and more. You could be at risk of developing what I have dubbed, “Smart Phone Neck.”
As you may have heard, the neck is one of the first areas to show your age and constantly keeping your head down in the “smart phone position” is causing even young women to develop neck wrinkles.
Avoid Smart Phone Neck
It may feel unnatural at first, but try to keep your phone and tablet higher, preferably at eye level, to keep your neck in a more upturned posture. Take frequent breaks from your laptop work or position the laptop on a high table.
Other Ways to Help Your Neck
Try facial exercises. Facial Magic is a facial exercise program that works. There are 18 different exercises that, together, target the 55 little muscles of the face AND neck.
Don’t stop at your jaw line. When you apply your serum and creams, make sure you continue down to cover your entire neck and decolletage. Extra tip: don’t forget your ear lobes, they can show your age, too!
Cover up. We need vitamin D for many reasons, one in particular that’s important to women – it helps our bodies better absorb calcium. The best, most natural way to get vitamin D is from the sun, so experts recommend 10 – 15 minutes of direct sunlight on 75 percent of the body several days a week. Nowhere in the medical books does it say we have to get that sun on our face, neck, chest or hands. I keep those areas slathered with sunscreen and covered up as much as possible whenever I’m out in the sun.
Start on the inside. There’s a “secret magic pill” I’ve discovered that beautifies the skin from the inside, out. It’s called Skin Defense Complex – just two little soft gel tablets a day and my skin is youthful and supple, neck and all.
Love a laser. Lasers have come a long way in the past few years, with some even available for home use. Ask your doctor what types of laser solutions could help alleviate neck wrinkles.