Unfortunately, as we age, the skin we had when we were young won’t stay the same forever. Our skin will become wrinkled and lose elasticity. However, the early appearance of aging in our skin may be prevented with some exercise and other remedies.
One skin problem that adults suffer from is the one we call ‘turkey neck.’ Picture a turkey’s neck. That’s how your neck will look like if your neck’s skin loses elasticity. It can look pretty bad and might even affect your confidence.
Muscles support our neck. With age and lack of use, the muscles may weaken just like any other muscles in our body. When the muscles that support our neck weaken, the thin skin at the top layer of our skin is likely to sag. That’s why it’s called turkey neck.
Turkey neck is mainly caused by flaccid muscles, fat and loose skin. Though aging is the primary cause of this condition, it may also be caused by losing a lot of weight. Another possible cause could be your natural genetic predisposition.
But don’t fret, there are plenty of ways to prevent and reduce your turkey neck. There are face exercises, surgeries, creams, and other treatments. But did you know that you can firm up a saggy turkey neck with coconut oil? You can use coconut oil along with the facial exercises meant for firming up a turkey neck. It’s definitely a cheaper and more efficient way of getting rid of those awful sagging jowls.
Why coconut oil?
Coconut oil also contains Vitamin E that helps tighten the skin and gets rid of the saggy neck skin.
Coconut oil will help to keep the connective tissues in your skin firm and supple. Healthy connective tissue may help prevent sagging and wrinkles. It easily absorbs into the deeper layers of the skin so it can help strengthen the muscles.
Another benefit of coconut oil for our skin is by keeping it healthy and young. It can help exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and cleans out pores to show a healthier layer of the skin.
How to use coconut oil to firm up turkey neck?
If you want to have the best coconut oil benefits, make sure you’re going to use the unrefined type. You can ingest it directly, but you must remember that the recommended adult dosage is 2-3 tablespoons. You can also apply it to the affected area. Or you can do both!
You can also mix coconut oil with shea butter, almond oil, and olive oil. To make this neck firming lotion, just melt the shea butter and then mix all the other essential oils. Then apply it to your neck for several times a day to reduce turkey neck’s appearance.
To help get rid of turkey neck, pair it up with some stretching and exercise. Here are some other tips to prevent your turkey neck from worsening.
- Don’t overexpose yourself to the sun.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid drastic and sudden weight losses.
- Taking supplements with Omega-3 can be a great help.
- Keep a balanced diet.