If you’ve always religiously applied sunscreen to your face but have frequently neglected your neck, you might start to notice horizontal neck lines years before you ever develop signs of aging on your face. That’s why many dermatologists say that you can tell someone’s age by looking at their neck! Luckily, there are some ways that you can fade neck crease lines without turning to injectables. Keep reading to learn how to treat horizontal neck lines.

Lines On My Neck: 3 Methods to Fill in Neck Lines

1. Double Up the Protection

The skin on your neck is just as thin and fragile as the skin on your face. Thus, you want to make sure that you’re using the same anti-aging products on both your face and your neck.

Two main factors cause premature signs of aging like uneven pigmentation and wrinkles (including horizontal neck lines): UV rays from the sun and free radicals from stress, air pollution, and other factors. So the best way to treat and prevent neck crease lines is to apply products that protect against both of these common causes of premature aging.

In the morning, that means using products that protect against free radicals as well as UV rays. One option is to layer a vitamin C serum beneath your sunscreen. According to some studies, vitamin C can reverse some of the damage caused by UV rays (which is the biggest culprit for most wrinkles). Another option is to use a product that combines UV protection with skin-smoothing antioxidants like WW Day SPF 40.

2. Use a Targeted Treatment

If you’re serious about treating horizontal neck lines, you’ll want to use a targeted solution like our Perfect Neck Cream. This neck cream is formulated with 3LAB’s signature Bio-Engineered Renewal Complex, which helps to combat signs of aging as well as minimize the appearance of loose skin on the neck and jawline. For best results, pair with a sunscreen like Perfect Sunscreen SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum.

3. Look Up!

That’s why they’re sometimes called “tech neck” lines! To keep neck crease lines from worsening, try holding up your phone at eye level. This will prevent your neck from creasing when you look down at your phone.