Find the Right Ingredients
If you don't want to set foot in a dermatologist or plastic surgeon's office to keep things tight, there are a few skincare ingredients you can turn to. "Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid can help," Dr. Ordon said. Glycolic is a common wrinkle fighter and is used in at-home treatments such as the Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel ($85). Dr. Ordon also recommended reaching for products that contain essential oils and plant extracts like shea butter and cassava (the latter comes from a South American tree). It helps to remember that most face products can pull double duty on the neck. Dr. Patel recommends her brand's RejuVenating Moisturizer ($55), as it contains wild yam extract, another botanical base that hydrates and firms skin.
According to NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Norman Rowe, "The best ingredient to keep your neck from sagging is sunblock," as environmental stress is a major cause of the problem.