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With all this modern technology in today’s day and age we all suffer time to time from this term called “tech neck,’’ whereby we looking down on our cell phones, ipad’s, tablets, keyboards, pc’s, etc. This is even a problem for tall people like me as I physically have to look down on people that are shorter than me to reach their eye level. Also for people that work at a desk all day. I too look down all day with my job being a beauty therapist and same applies to surgeons, doctors, nail technicians, dermatologists, chefs, etc. the list goes on. That’s how strain on the neck, ageing, sagging skin, dowagers hump is formed hence the phrase tech neck.
You would think anti-ageing neck and décolleté creams are only used for mature ladies right? But no using your serums, moisturisers, exfoliators and masks is very important to use it on your neck and décolleté too. Remember to apply your serums and moisturisers from the décolleté up towards your chin and not from your chin down to your neck. Applying it this way will slow down sagging of the jaw and neck. I plan on investing in a neck and décolleté cream very soonJ
How to avoid tech necks:
- Decrease the amount of time you spend on your cell phone, laptop or ipad. If this is part of your job and you can’t minimize the amount the time you spend on devices, try adjusting it to your eye level or take breaks to stretch after a certain period of time.
- Look up! It’s that simple! If you need to be on your phone whether you texting, surfing the internet, sending emails etc. position your phone in a way that you not straining your neck. Also when walking and talking to people, make sure your back is straight and chin up. Get into the habit of looking up more than down, even if you need to set reminders on your phone to do so. I know it sounds silly, but there’s an app to remind people exactly what time of the day to drink water, why not a reminder to avoid straining your neck and avoid injury.
- 90 percent of the time when people request a massage they say to focus on their neck and back. It’s becoming a big problem and more and more people are developing dowagers hump. Try and keep your body fit and healthy by exercising, stretching or doing yoga. Yoga is wonderful for a tech neck sufferer.
- Make sure you sleeping on comfortable pillows. Pillows actually make a difference when it comes to having a good night sleep vs not being comfortable and having a sore neck the next day. The memory foam pillow is where it’s at for me and my pillows need a change right about now.
If you have any further suggestion or advice, please let us all know in the comments.
Thanks for stopping by and remember CHIN UP;)