- It's so important to pay attention to your neck and chest skin
- The good news is, you can use the same products you use for your face for these areas as well
- Try this skincare hack and use a facial sheet mask for your neck and chest too!
I was recently on a facetime call with my youngest sister who lives in Singapore. It had been a while since we were face to face. Towards the end of the call, as a compliment, she said, “unni (this means “older sister” in Korean and generally how younger sisters will call their older sisters in Korea), your face skin looks nice and plump – I guess even you can’t fight the neck wrinkles, though.”
I’m not sure how this would comes off for you, but for me, I took this as a genuine compliment. I was also appreciative that she had brought attention to my “neck wrinkles.” Who else would remind me to take better care of my neck skin once in a while? In Korean culture, this is typically considered a helpful gesture if coming from loved ones in your closest circle.
Despite all the nexercising, care taken to sleep in the best positions for skincare and all the extra moisturizing, it does seem like my neck skin is craving more and more care with the change of seasons and the passing of years.
These days, not only can you find separate neck creams to buy (which I don’t think you need to waste your money on, more info here), you can find separate sheet masks for your neck as well. I’ve tried a few but recently discovered a skincare hack that’s even better.
I take a regular facial sheet mask, cut it in half, and use half for my neck and the other half for my chest! As you can see in the picture above, it fits pretty well. Just like you can use the same moisturizer or face oil you use for your face to apply to your neck and chest area, you can do the same with facial sheet masks.
Dr. Yoon says, “Facial sheet masks are known to penetrate skincare ingredients 10 times better than simple application and can be an effective and convenient way to enhance hydration and moisturization levels in your skin at home. In particular, ingredients such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and amino acids are essential for healthy skin.”
Using one sheet mask to cover your entire face, then taking another and putting half on your neck skin and the other half on your chest is the easiest way to boost your hydration levels all around and take better care of skin on the most critical areas of your body.
If you have a microcurrent or LED tool, try gliding it over your neck area a few times with the mask on for added stimulation and increased absorption of nutritious skincare ingredients. I love using the Soffli Detox + Hydrate Facial Sheet Masks in this way at least once a week for not just my face but my neck and chest too.
The sheet is infused with bamboo charcoal known for its detoxifying and purifying properties which not only can benefit your face, but of course your neck and chest skin too. Then kick back for 15-20 minutes and let ultra-hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide go to work for your skin. Try combining this with Lauren’s guided body scan meditation here and it will be the ultimate expression of skillful selfcare.
Less is more when it comes to skincare products – try this life hack today and you’ll never have to buy more than one kind of facial sheet mask!