Dr. Ryan's Mailbag: How Do I Decrease Sagging Skin Around My Neck? Plus More...

Jul 13, 2023
Dr. Ryan's Mailbag: How Do I Decrease Sagging Skin Around My Neck? Plus More...


Hello and happy Friday! My name is Dr. Ryan Shelton and I’m so excited that it’s finally the end of the week! Before we kick off the weekend, I have two questions from customers that need my advice to help them with their skincare routines. My first question comes from Gladys in Cleveland, OH.

Q: Hi Dr. Ryan! I really want to start using something to help me with my neck area. The skin there is starting to sag so much and it makes me so self-conscious! What would you recommend?


woman looking at neck in the mirror

A: Hi Gladys! I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling self-conscious about your neck area. If it makes you feel any better, this is something a lot of people struggle with and you’re not alone! There are certainly some options you have available to you that can help get the skin around this area looking a little more lifted. Let’s discuss those now…

The neck area is not like the rest of the skin on your face because of how it’s positioned - there’s a lot of opportunity for gravity to drag your skin down as the years go on!

Since our bodies get slower at producing collagen and elastin after a certain age, it’s even easier for gravity to cause sagging in your skin, creating what people call “jowls” and ”turkey neck”.

To help restore some structure and strength to the skin in this area, you’ll need to start using products that have ingredients to help restore collagen and elastin.

Ingredients like caffeine - believe it or not - are amazing at increasing circulation in your skin, which will help your body speed up collagen and elastin production!

The end result of using caffeine would be healthier skin that looks and feels stronger and more sculpted.

Another ingredient that works amazingly is a peptide called Essenskin.

This unique ingredient is specifically designed for sagging skin, and it helps to increase elasticity and firmness in your complexion, resulting in a more lifted and firm look.

I think you’ll find that both of these ingredients are pretty impressive on their own, but they work even better together, which it why I’ve added them both to my Neck Firming Cream!

The Neck Firming Cream is a popular option in my store for a reason - it really works. I have no doubt that if you decide to try it you’ll love the results!

Either way, try seeking out these ingredients and using them in your routine. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how well they work!

My next question comes from Rachel in Garland, TX.

Q: Hello Dr. Ryan. I use waterproof mascara and every time I try to remove it I have to rub my eyes so much but I don’t feel like that’s very good for my skin. What Can I do to make it easier to remove?


woman removing makeup

A: Hi Rachel! Waterproof mascara is great for days when you need your makeup to last a little longer, but the truth is that it can be a pain to remove and you’re right to worry about rubbing your eyes too much. But don’t worry, I have a suggestion that will help!

The first thing you want to do is make sure you have a makeup remover that can be used for waterproof makeup. These types of products are specifically designed to be tough on makeup but gentle on your skin!

I like to recommend soaking a cotton pad with makeup remover and pressing it to your lashes for a few seconds before slowly wiping away the mascara.

My next suggestion is to try something called double cleansing.

Double cleansing is simply when you wash your face twice instead of once, and in your case, it will help remove all the mascara with as little force as possible!

The first cleanse will be with your makeup remover, and you can do the second cleanse with a product that is gentle on the skin like my Lavender Oil Cleanser.

The Lavender Oil Cleanser is great because it foams up just enough to break down makeup and other impurities that shouldn’t be sitting on your face for too long.

It helps to deep cleanse your pores and should be gentle enough for your lashes as well - just make sure you keep your eyes closed until it’s all rinsed off so you don’t risk it getting in your eyes and causing irritation!

Since you’re cleansing your lashes with two different types of cleansers, you’ll find that you don’t have to do nearly as much rubbing to get your lashes clean and you’ll be able to follow the Lavender Oil Cleanser with the rest of your skincare routine.

It’s so important to always make sure your skin is spotless after you’ve removed your makeup, and by using these two products hand in hand, you’ll be able to do exactly that!

I hope this works for you, Rachel. I have no doubt you’ll have a much easier time removing your makeup from now on!