Everyone wants to have a youthful look, and many people go to great lengths to achieve it. Some people rely on cosmetic products while others even try surgical procedures just to look younger.

Most people focus on the facial skin for treatment, but often ignore the neck. However, the skin on your neck can also become thin and wrinkled over time which is why you need to take care of it as well.

The muscles on the neck are called platysma – they are not attached to bones or ligaments on the body which is why they become saggy as you age. To counter this, many people rely on cosmetic products or even surgery, but you should know that you can resolve the problem with proper lifestyle, skin care and regular exercise.

Here are some natural ways to have a youthful neck:

  1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which can be taken as a supplement or through foods rich in it. According to a research, combining it with SPF moisturizer can boost the skin tightening effect. Dermatologist Beatriz Molina recommends using a serum with L-ascorbic acid for quick absorption in the skin.

  1. Avoid sun overexposure

Just like any other part of skin, the skin on the neck can be damaged by the harmful sun rays. This is why you must use 30 SPF sunscreen which contains zinc and titanium that will block the harmful UVA and UVB rays.

  1. Exercise regularly

Doing specific neck exercises can be very beneficial for getting that youthful look. People who do neck exercises at least twice a week have a thicker, but more elastic skin compared to people who don’t, and doing neck exercises regularly will also improve the oxygen circulation in your body.

  1. Try using a collagen supplement

Collagen is a part of the connective tissue that in the skin helps in firmness, suppleness and constant renewal of skin cells. It is vital for skin elasticity, which is why using a collagen supplement can be really effective for tighter neck skin.

  1. Consume fatty acids before going to bed

You should consume foods rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids such as salmon, avocado, spinach, flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds right before bedtime in order to increase the collagen production and rebuild skin cells. Try eating these foods at least 4 hours before going to bed.