Do You Have Tech-Neck?
A couple weeks ago, we talked about how blue light from smartphones can prematurely age the skin on your face…
But using these devices can also damage the delicate skin on your neck. It’s a modern-day dilemma called tech-neck or text-neck.
According to study by Pew Research, 88% of women own a cell phone. And the average American checks that phone about 80 times a day… or once every 12 minutes!1,2
All those hours hunched over the phone leads to deep creases and horizontal wrinkles on your neck and chest. Not to mention a double chin and loss of muscle tone.
That constant bending over causes the collagen and elastin on the neck to break down faster than your body can rebuild them.
Before long, you see the signs of sagging skin.
As skin loosens, the connection between the dermal and epidermal layers of skin starts to come apart. This “dermo-epidermal junction” is critical for youthful skin. It’s the message center between your skin’s layers. It maintains skin cohesion. And it carries essential nutrients up to the epidermis for healthy skin.3
As the dermo-epidermal junction breaks down, your skin begins to lose elasticity and firmness. You start to see wrinkles and sagging around the neck.
Scientists have discovered an amino acid compound that can rebuild this connection between the skin layers. It’s a protein called hexapeptide-10 (HP-10). Studies show it stimulates the formation of the vital building blocks of the dermo-epidermal junction.4
In other words, HP-10 restores the connection between the dermal and epidermal layers of skin. That improves skin tightness and elasticity. In one study, HP-10 was tested on healthy volunteers for 60 days. It boosted skin elasticity by 9%. Skin compactness improved by 53%. It enhanced skin tone 46%.5
When applying this ingredient to your neck and chest, I recommend that you use vigorous upward strokes using your palm. Then repeat. Do this 20 times every night.
Tighten neck skin with face yoga
There are also stretches you can do at home right now to tighten and tone your neck skin. This is a simple face-yoga exercise that will improve your neck…
Gentle stretches can tone your neck and reduce wrinkles.
- Turn your head to one side and slightly tilt it.
- With your mouth closed, press your tongue firmly up to the roof of your mouth. You should feel a stretch under your chin and down your neck.
- Do this 10 times and repeat on the other side.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
3. Le Varlet B, Chaudagne C, Saunois A, et al. “Age-related functional and structural changes in human dermo-epidermal junction components.” J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 1998;3(2):172-9.
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