3 Facts About Neck Wrinkles That You Need To Know

We all pay attention to taking care of our faces, but the skin on our neck and décolleté is just as important. Neck skin is actually thinner than most of the face and more like the delicate skin around the eyes. All the more reason to pamper it.

As we age, it is natural for our skin to get thinner, drier and looser. In fact, collagen and elastin production decreases starting at age 25. By the time we are in our 30s, we notice fine horizontal lines on our neck and by our 50/60s these lines may deepen and be accompanied by sagging skin. 

Here are three facts about neck wrinkles that you need to know today:

1) Moisturizers are important, but not the be-all and end-all of wrinkle prevention

It’s a common misconception that keeping your skin moist is the key to preventing wrinkles. Wrinkles on the neck appear just like they do on the face, as a result of decreased collagen and elastin, and stress factors that increase free radicals, such as sun exposure, smoking, and internal stress.

That being said, it still pays to use good moisturizing products with antioxidants and humectants like the
Daily Moisturizer by Bluelene. While moisturizers alone may not be enough to prevent wrinkles from forming, they can reduce them and make the neck appear more supple.

2) Wrinkles are not entirely dependent on genetics

Just because your parents developed wrinkles at a relatively young age doesn’t mean you will do as well. Scientists estimate that 60% of our skin health is inherited, while 40% is a result of lifestyle and habits. If your parents spent years exposed to the sun or had habits like cigarette smoking, their skin aging will most likely proceed at a different pace.

The good news is, today there are scientifically developed skin care products that target the aging cycle of the skin and can help to delay the process. One of the most important aspects of skin aging is mitochondrial health. When products are able to repair skin cell mitochondria, healthy new cells proliferate. Check out Methylene Blue infused skin products like our Bluelene BodyFix that can help the neck area.

3) There are some things you can do minimize neck wrinkles

  • Treat your neck like your eye area. Remove grime and make-up at night with a gentle cleanser. Pat dry the sensitive neck area instead of rubbing it with a towel.
  • Apply a nourishing night cream, serum and day cream that targets cellular health and skin rejuvenation. Avoid stretching the skin by starting at the base of the neck and using upward strokes to apply products.
  • Always use sunscreen on the neck before you go out!
  • Avoid scrunching the neck for long periods looking down at your tech devices. Instead, arrange your work space so you look straight ahead at your screen.
  • Use neck exercises that strengthen the muscles to provide extra support for the skin. Consistent exercises also improve the circulation and will give your neck an extra little lift.


The neck is just as important as the face when you choose a skin care routine. If you want to repair or delay the signs of skin aging, do your research and pick products that work on the cellular level.

Bluelene’s line of methylene blue skin products helps you delay the effects of skin aging by stimulating skin cells to produce both collagen and elastin, and by repairing skin cell health. But don’t take our word for it, buy our products now to see your skin glow again in just 3 weeks!