It’s not Thanksgiving but why does your neck remind you of a holiday turkey. The skin below the chin and between the jawline and neck is called jowls. With age, the skin begins to sag and loses its elasticity. Men and women use plastic surgery to “repair” that part, make it tighter, and more youthful-looking.
According to Medical News Today, there are several factors that increase the likelihood and severity of jowls. As the skin ages, it starts to lose the compounds that help keep its shape, specifically fat and the connective tissue proteins elastin and collagen. The skin also tends to become drier and thinner, making it more difficult to maintain its form. As the skin becomes less resilient and full, it becomes more vulnerable to gravity and slowly begins to sag.
Risk factors for jowls include history of sunburn, excessive or chronic alcohol use, smoking, chronic or severe dehydration, chronic or severe stress, diets low in antioxidants, healthful fats, and other essential nutrients, habits or expressions that overuse the cheek, mouth, and jaw muscles, such as frowning, chewing gum, and talking on the cell phone for a long time, skin allergens, ranging from air pollution to cosmetics, poor skin hygiene, lack of exercise, cleansing the skin too aggressively, physical trauma or injury to the facial and jaw muscles and skin, a family history of jowls, extreme or rapid weight loss, and severe or chronic illness.
Here Beauty Press shares some home remedies to avoid getting saggy skin around the neck.
Exercise the area
Firstly, bend your head backward and start moving your jaw as if chewing food. This will create tension in the jaw but it will also make the muscles tighter. Another exercise is to repeatedly and with a fully open mouth say the letters “O” and “E” – this will again work out the muscles.
Appy a neck sheet mask
According to Self.com, the neck is one of the least attended to parts of your bod yet exhibits one of the most obvious signs of one’s age. Just like there are masks for the face, hands, feet, hair and many other parts of the body, there is also a sheet mask for the jowls area.
Keep your head up
Why is it called tech neck? It is because, nowadays, people spend a lot of time looking down on their phones, tablets and laptops, that the neck skin loses its elasticity and becomes saggy. Of course, age mainly contributes to the condition but technology is also to blame. Keep your head up and enjoy the world around!