Today I thought I’d share with you an embarrassing moment in my life. It was actually a turning point which made me rethink everything I believed about skincare until that moment and take action for the years to come.
About this time of year, two years ago, I was with my two best friends at our favorite restaurant, enjoying a glass of wine and numbering all the reasons why life is so much better than it had been in our 20s. We lifted our glasses to say a huge ‘cheers’ to our new midlife maturity and confidence and decided to take a selfie of ourselves, wine glass in hand and a cheeky grin on our faces. And then we all lent in over my friend’s phone to see how the photo turned out.
And there it was. Staring at me. I couldn’t help notice it.
Where my tight, youthful jawline used to be, now all I could see was a slab of double chin and saggy, loose neck skin.
I looked like a turkey! 🦃 😱
I pulled my eyes away from the phone and glanced down at my chest. And the picture was even more distressing. When had all those vertical lines appeared? I couldn’t remember because I never used to really look at my neck and chest up close in the mirror.
And what about all those fine lines and wrinkles in the most sacred of all skin temples? My cleavage?
I berated myself for leaving the house with a low cut blouse on, wondering where I had packed away all my turtle neck sweaters from winter. Or can you wear scarves in summer?
While I was stressing over how to disguise a turkey neck, my friends were staring at me, fanning the restaurant menu in my face to stop me from fainting. Surely they had the same problem? I couldn’t be the one who looked the oldest out of all of my friends.
I took a big sip of my wine. How had this happened? Why did my neck have so many wrinkles?😫 😫 What even causes a saggy neck?
Just like the example above, many women in their 40s, 50s and 60s will at some moment suddenly realize that the skin on their neck and chest is aging faster than the skin on their face. In the quest to find the quickest and best solution, they may try a number of creams, devices, or expensive treatments with less than stellar results. But to define what’s the best treatment for you, you must first understand what causes neck wrinkles and a saggy neck.