Defying the Dreaded Turkey Neck, 3 Ways!

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Let’s get real here ladies. We focus too much attention on our face and eyes more than our neck, at least when it comes to skincare. Anti-wrinkles here, even out pigmentation there, shrink pores down, fill lines up, it’s a merry-go-round of sorts while chasing the proverbial fountain of youth. Then boom! Turkey neck came to visit too soon and decided to stick around!

Turkey neck a.k.a saggy neck is simply loose skin under the chin we can’t unfortunately tuck away. We can delay the occurrence but once it’s there, we just have to embrace it. Just look at all the celebrities with overly-stretched and botoxed faces; while they remain wrinkle-free, their necks scream otherwise. So what causes turkey neck then? The number one reason is aging. Overtime, skin loses its elasticity and the muscles become flaccid. Today I’m sharing with you how I defy it, come hell or high water, haha!

1) Moisturize. Whatever moisturizer or serum I use on my face, I take the extra step to extend it to my décolletage. I have reviewed a gamut of moisturizers and serum on the blog, just hit search.

2) Don’t skip sunscreen. We all know that UV rays age skin fast so apply sunscreen as you normally would.

3) Exercise. Inactivity leads to weak neck muscles, among other things. Turn your neck left to right, count ten times. Another trick is to tilt your head back and do imaginary chewing for ten seconds, repeat as necessary.

Like I said, these are meant to prevent, not to eradicate neck wrinkles. At the end of the day, you and I are smart enough to know that aging is inevitable, it’s only a matter of time.

how to prevent turkey neck, what is turkey neck

Forever young (in my dreams),




  1. July 10, 2014 / 8:23 am

    Yep I always slather on the sunscreen, hitting my hands, neck, and decolette in addition to my face.

  2. July 10, 2014 / 12:45 pm

    LOL! GOBBLE GOBBLE! Love these tips. I'm exercising my neck AS I TYPE! 🙂

  3. July 10, 2014 / 1:43 pm

    Ughz I'm always looking at my neck because I'm trying to blast through this deeded double chin. Great tips!

  4. July 10, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    You look amaze-balls. I will do whatever you say.

  5. July 10, 2014 / 5:36 pm

    Great tips! I actually follow all those steps daily, so hopefully my neck won't give away my real age anytime soon 😉

  6. July 10, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    LOL! Funny title but yes, don't forget to care for your neck. 😉

  7. July 10, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    You are so right, we tend to forget about our necks and that is one of the first places to show aging!

  8. July 11, 2014 / 3:31 am

    I use my double-chin to hide some of my turkey neck… lol!

  9. July 11, 2014 / 3:37 am

    Indeed, our greatest attention is for our face. Great tips to prevent the turkey neck. I'm also exercising my neck as I type! That's really a worst nightmare for us, women.

  10. July 11, 2014 / 4:54 am

    Great tips! All I need is a turkey neck to go with my double chin… =P

  11. July 11, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    You are ageless! Thank you for these great tips.

  12. July 12, 2014 / 8:48 am

    I tell all my friends to wear sunscreen and start using neck cream like yesterday. And I'll tell you what, Kath….in the nearly year last year that I was in a neck brace, my neck just fell apart. It's awful. The muscles atrophied and It's been really hard to try to be patient and see what I can do with it. It's like my neck aged 20 years in that 10 months. Everyone, listen to Kath!!! Especially with the sunscreen!!!

    • July 14, 2014 / 4:29 am

      Oh I'm sorry to hear that. Are you doing some physical therapy?

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