Since the neck is a part of the body that is supported by muscles, they can weaken with age leading to the development of what many call “a turkey neck.” As the thin skin lying over the top of the neck muscles continuously sags due to loss in elasticity, the turkey neck becomes worse. Many people with a turkey neck are left wondering whether this can only be resolved by undergoing surgery, but this is not the case.
You can change the overall appearance of your turkey neck with regular exercises that build the muscles in the neck and improve circulation among several other ways which give the neck a firmer appearance. Here’s how to get rid of a turkey neck.
Use a facial roller
Facial rollers will help you to tone up both your face and neck since they are specially designed to aid in lymph drainage and blood circulation. They also eliminate puffiness and wrinkles. Use a facial roller on your neck at least once a day for the best results.
There are treatments that you can use to tighten and tone your neck. But, the best treatment that might help to prevent sagging skin on the neck would be the use of tightening facials which use radio frequencies. Do this treatment at least once a week every 6 weeks. This treatment is great for making the neck skin firm, tighter and helps remove the appearance of sagging skin around the face, neck, and body leaving it smooth and with a firm texture.
Chewing gum exercise
Stretch and flex your neck at least every day to tighten the skin around the neck. Chewing gum is an effective way to get rid of turkey neck and it’s an exercise that can be done even at the comfort of your home. The exercise is simple and all you need to do is to sit up straight with your mouth and lips closed and then tilt your chin and head back facing the ceiling.
Keep your lips shut while doing this exercise and then bring your teeth apart and together again slowly as if you were chewing gum though you don’t necessarily have to chew gum. This is why it’s referred to as “chewing gum”. Do this at least 20 times, three to five times a week. It will help to tighten neck skin, reduce any folds and wrinkles and gradually get rid of the turkey neck. However, if you feel any pain during the exercise, you need to stop. Whenever you are sitting, always ensure that you sit up straight, especially when on a computer or laptop with your head straight.
Apply a cream or serum
The neck has fewer oil glands compared to the face and the skin can get dry and wrinkle easily. Choose a serum, cream, and moisturizer containing SPF that you can apply on your neck on a daily basis. Stick to a regular routine where you apply the cream to your neck in an upwards motion to boost circulation. Also, wear sunscreen when going outdoors and avoid tanning beds. Choose from some of the best creams for tightening the neck specialized for different skin types.
All these ways will help to get rid of your turkey neck is at its peak, you might consider surgery. However, with repetition, the above ways should work great before you seek any other alternatives.