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How Do I Choose the Best Firming Neck Cream?

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  • Written By: Erin J. Hill
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  • Last Modified Date: 20 November 2016
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Finding a firming neck cream can seem like a daunting task, but the primary factor you should consider is that the cream is made for your skin type and that it contains a moisturizer. There are many creams that will create a temporarily firm appearance, but the most important aspect of any product is that it boosts the overall health of your skin. This should include a moisturizer, sun protection, and vitamins that can be absorbed easily by the skin. Serums and creams containing retinol may also be beneficial, although some of them have to be used consistently to maintain the firming action.

Most firming neck cream makers claim their products can improve the look of your skin. While some are beneficial, it has been shown that the best way to promote youthful skin is to allow the body to produce more collagen on its own by keeping it healthy. This requires that you eat foods rich in vitamins, and that you use creams that will protect your skin from the sun. Sun damage is one of the primary factors in aging of the skin, so choose a firming neck cream with a sun protection factor of at least 30 for maximum benefit. Using one with vitamins C and D may also be beneficial.

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You can also use firming neck cream containing collagen, but be aware that most of these products don't work exactly as claimed. Although collagen is responsible for giving skin its firmness, the collagen used in most creams does not absorb enough to cause any real difference in the skin's appearance. Other creams contain retinol and other ingredients which may help firm the skin, but these effects are not permanent. As soon as you stop using the product, your skin will return to its normal state.

Aside from choosing a neck cream with sun protection, you should also choose one that contains a good moisturizer. Moisture will naturally plump up the skin, and give it a more healthy glow. Avoid products with added oils, since these could clog your pores. You might also use a lighter cream during the day, and then switch to a thicker moisturizing cream at night.

To maximize the impact of any firming neck cream, make sure you take good care of yourself and your skin. Wash your face and neck thoroughly with a gentle cleanser. Exfoliate dead skin cells about once a week, or more often if you have oily skin. You should also eat plenty of fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant content. Antioxidants find and destroy free radicals, which are known for aging the skin. Drink plenty of water as well, since this will keep your skin hydrated and well-nourished.

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