The skin on the neck is surprisingly far more sensitive than that of the face. It’s generally thinner and more reactive, and requires special care.
During the winter, when more people are likely to wear scarves, the friction caused from having fabric (particularly wool) touching the skin of the neck can cause a buildup of dry skin cells. This is also true for those who wear turtlenecks.
If the skin on the neck feels rough to the touch, then it’s time to give your skin a neck facial. (This treatment also works well on the chest, too.)
How to give your neck a facial:
Step 1: While looking upward to keep the skin taut, apply a facial scrub to the front and sides of the neck and massage lightly in circular motions for 60 seconds. Since the skin on the neck is delicate, it’s important to use a facial scrub that doesn’t contain natural grains such as walnut husks, apricot kernels, seed or shell powders as they can scratch and irritate the skin. We also recommend that you don’t apply a lot of pressure when using a scrub. Rinse well and wipe with our facial sponges or a baby washcloth…
Our Micro Crystal Cream works very well on the neck to gently polish away dry skin cells creating a smooth, silky finish.
Step 2: Apply a moisturizing mask to the exfoliated areas and leave on 10-15 minutes. Rinse well and wipe with facial sponges or a baby washcloth.
The Pure Radiance Mask is ideal for deeply hydrating the skin on the neck by using 14 luxurious oils. This mask can actually be tissued off to avoid the need for moisturizer.
Step 3: If needed, finish with the application of a nourishing moisturizer. I recommend Glow Enhancing Cream. Voila! The skin on the neck is soft, smooth and hydrated.
Read more skin tips for the neck.
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