We've always said that your skin does not end where your chin is and that you should also take care of the rest of your body's skin, but what about exfoliation? Should I be exfoliating my neck?
We exfoliate our face, our bodies in general and it is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells that build up, clog our pores and follicles, and make our skin look dull, but what happens with your neck? Should it be part of your exfoliating routine?
Should I be exfoliating my neck?
Let's start by saying that you should follow a skincare routine for your neck. Because your neck wrinkles, it is exposed to the sun and it also needs moisturization.
When it comes to exfoliation, in short, yes. The skin in your neck is similar to that of the face, meaning that pores are prone to get clogged because of the oil production and debris, and dead skin cells also tend to build up. There is one little difference, the skin is definitely thinner, so it is not recommended to use physical exfoliators that could cause microtears to your skin and end up causing hyperpigmentation and premature aging. This is why you should try using chemical exfoliators.
It is good practice to cleanse your neck every day with a mild cleanser, tone, moisturize and apply SPF. Try using lactic acid or another chemical exfoliator no more than once a week or once every 15 days.