We invest so much effort and attention into mastering facial care routines that keep our skin nourished, healthy, and support it in its biological functions - like healing itself and protecting your body from the elements, so that you can keep your skin at its beautiful best.
With all the care put into crafting skincare strategies and solutions for your face, uneven skin tone on your neck can be an unexpected pain in the neck on your road to evenly-toned, radiantly beautiful skin.
Today we’re shedding light on a much neglected area in your endeavours towards picture perfect, even-tone skin - your neck. Forgetting to focus on your neck when you’re running through your facial care routine can spell trouble for the skin on your neck as it gets exposed to the same harsh elements that affect your face, but with none of the protection.
What causes uneven skin tone on the neck?
Hyperpigmentation is one of the most common types of uneven skin tone and it describes a condition where the body produces excess melanin - the pigment that gives skin its colour, causing the affected patches of skin to become darker in colour than the surrounding areas. While the causes of hyperpigmentation on the neck can be medically related and require one to consult a doctor first to have it diagnosed, we’ve got some tips to help you along while you follow the doctor's orders.
Let’s face it (pun intended), unless height difference requires it, it is quite unlikely that you’ll ever find someone staring you straight in the neck. But just because your neck is not the centre of attention, don’t take for granted the excessive exposure it gets, especially the back of your neck, to external influences like the rain, harsh winds and the sun.
This excessive exposure to harmful elements like sun damage from UV rays, signals to your body that your skin needs protection, causing your body to overproduce melanin, resulting in hyperpigmentation. As the neck is often neglected when it comes to practising skin care, the lack of skin protection means your neck is particularly vulnerable to hyperpigmentation.
Uneven neck skin tone can chip away at your self-confidence. Fortunately, for the most part, simply including your neck in your facial care routine can have you well on the way to reducing uneven skin tone on the neck. Here are a few more tips you can try to help you reduce hyperpigmentation and put you back on track to glowing, even-tone skin.
How to fade uneven skin tone on the neck
Your skin is a marvellous mechanism that adapts to external and internal influences, and works to heal itself from injury and protect your body. To help fade away uneven skin tone on the neck, support the skin’s natural cell turnover processes by drinking enough water and keeping your skin hydrated.
Keeping the skin hydrated helps to keep it soft and supple, which increases cell turnover - the shedding and replacement of old skin cells with new skin cells. Increased cell turnover means improved and more even skin tone for your face and neck.
We’ve discussed how your neck, just like your face, gets plenty of exposure to the elements. To reduce uneven skin tone on your neck, consider giving your daily skin care routine for even skin tone a boost by incorporating a night cream into your beauty routine.
With elements like extreme weather and sun exposure wicking away at your skin all day, give your skin some evening relief with Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma+ Night Cream. Inspired by derma treatments and designed to help you achieve even-toned, luminous skin, the Flawless Radiance cream will help restore and rejuvenate your skin while you rest, for a glorious, even-toned morning glow.
The main offender when it comes to causing hyperpigmentation is excessive sun exposure. To protect itself from sun damage, the body produces excess melanin, resulting in areas of uneven skin tone. So, a simple solution to help reduce hyperpigmentation on your neck is to protect your skin any time you step into the sun.
How to avoid sun exposure on my face and neck?
In this regard, sunscreen is your bff. Before you step outside, make sure your face and neck are covered by lathering on a high SPF product like Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma+ Moisturising Face Cream with SPF 30, to help prevent further skin damage from the sun and help reduce hyperpigmentation. Combine that with a wide-brimmed hat or an umbrella, and reduce the time you spend bathing in the sun to prevent uneven skin tone on your neck.
Ultimately, to reduce hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone on your neck, the solution is simple - when you are hydrating, pampering and protecting your face with your stellar even tone skin care routine, remember to apply some of that loving care to your neck as well, for all-round even skin tone. Explore Pond’s extensive range of skincare technologies for the best in skin care solutions that will have you well on your way to beautifully radiant, even-toned skin.