Feeling Bad About Your Neck?
When the inimitable Nora Ephron (best known for Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail) entitled her best selling book “I Feel Bad About My Neck” nearly 10 years ago, it lit up the conversation about women and the litany of issues around aging while trying to decide how much to complain about it. So in her lighthearted, wry style and voice, Nora brought a sense of shared humor to the things we were all already thinking about. She had a way of holding up the mirror, but fogging it just enough to obscure the harsh reality of what we saw and allow our laughter to rise like steam. She said what we were all thinking, about how much longer it takes to be able to walk out the door and greet the world as a woman of a not so certain age. That life after “fresh faced” requires some new navigational skills. And sadly, though she is not with us any longer, her humor and sense of rational thinking around aging will always remain.
We’re talking wrinkles, sagging neck skin, dark spots that seem to trade places with each other and multiply when you look away. It’s the thinning hair, eyebrows, eyelashes and a general sense that gravity is winning by a mile. But take heart, dear ones! Though our aging woes have only a treatment and not a cure, there is something you can do to start to feel good about your neck!
Most of us managed to wear some sort of sun screening coverage on our faces. Since SPF was added to makeup 15 or 20 years ago, it has been easier to reduce damage to our complexion. But how many of us put SPF or SPF makeup all down and around the neck? No, you didn’t either? So you probably don’t have an actual Jekyll and Hyde zone, but if the contrast alone is putting you in turtlenecks before your time, there is hope!
It may be time for a skin lightening cream to use on the neck...oh, and the hands and forearms -- all those spots where we neglected sun protection and didn’t bother with the make up either. Porcelana Day Skin Lightening Cream is a dark spot corrector that evens out skin tone in areas that have been long neglected. Formulated with hydroquinone, Porcelana fades dark spots and discolorations and helps to reverse damage done by years of exposure to UV rays. And it contains sunscreen to help protect delicate skin and prevent future damage. Porcelana is light, and easily used as a day moisturizer alone, or under your make up. If there are too many days to count that you went out without gloves or sunscreen on your hands, or wore short sleeves without sun protection, try this on your hands and forearms too. But mostly, let’s start feeling good about our necks!
Reverse damage and prevent more in the future? Sounds like a plan to help smooth the path of aging. Yes, it’s a drag to get old, but as we all know, the alternative is far worse!