FOR A WAT­TLE-FREE NECK

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PRICEY PRO­CE­DURE: Neck lift

The skin on the neck is just as sus­cep­ti­ble to sag­ging as skin on the face. A neck lift re­moves any ex­cess skin and fat to con­tour the area. The down­sides: The pro­ce­dure gen­er­ally costs any­where from $4,500 to $8,000, it re­quires 10 days of down­time and it can come with bruis­ing, swelling and scar­ring.

AT-HOME HERO: A poly­mer-pep­tide firm­ing serum “Poly­mers form a scaf­fold on the sur­face of the skin to pro­vide struc­ture and lift,” ex­plains der­ma­tol­o­gist Joshua Ze­ich­ner, M.D. And while this ef­fect can be tem­po­rary, a serum that’s also packed with pep­tides will cor­rect sag­ging long-term. That’s be­cause pep­tides help build pro­tein in the skin to in­crease col­la­gen pro­duc­tion for a firmer-look­ing neck. And for best results, opt for a serum that also con­tains niacin, a nu­tri­ent that deeply pen­e­trates skin to nour­ish and strengthen. Sim­ply ap­ply a serum (we like StriVectin Tight­en­ing Neck Serum Roller, $89 for 1.7 oz., StriVectin.com) onto skin in an up­ward mo­tion twice a day for tighter skin in four weeks.

Cher

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