Beauty

The 8 best solutions to defeating tech neck

So help me, I have tech neck
The Bloomgist

Even before smartphones, I had a tendency to what was quaintly called chicken neck. Short-sightedness, incorrect desk ergonomics and sloppy posture have conspired to make me Not Audrey Hepburn. So what are the solutions? 

I asked Mary Helen Bowers, founder of Ballet Beautiful. She recommends pulling in the core, keeping your shoulders back, lifting your chest – standing like a ballerina, in other words – and holding your phone at eye level. I’ve tried it all week and it does make a difference.

You can also buy posture correctors, which pull your shoulders back while you’re at your computer, for around £10 on Amazon.https://cf-particle-html.eip.telegraph.co.uk/021a45ce-df84-4a22-9801-b89fbd6e5e3a.html?ref=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/body/8-best-solutions-defeating-tech-neck/&title=The%208%20best%20solutions%20to%20defeating%20tech%20neck%C2%A0

As for the lines – I’m not that bothered. There are specialist neck serums, but most get fairly meh reviews, though the BBC’s Horizon found Boots’ No7 Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multiaction Serum, £28, effective.

If you’re really concerned, Profhilo is a treatment that delivers hyaluronic acid deep into the dermis and gets great results on necks (try Dr Sophie Shotter). 

No7 Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multiaction Serum, £28

An infrared light mask will increase circulation, relieve inflammation and ease muscle pain, which can improve appearance. Try The Light Salon’s at-home Boost LED face mask, £395.

Otherwise, use your usual collagen-rich moisturiser (Balance Me Collagen Boost Moisturiser, £26, is vegan and free from sulphates, mineral oils, etc), and use a good SPF such as iS Clinical’s Eclipse SPF 50+ sunscreen, £28.  And do facial exercises to tighten things up. Search on YouTube, or sign up for facial yoga.

5 tech neck fixers 

Posture Corrector, £11.99, Branfit 

Posture Corrector, £10.19, Branfit 

Boost LED mask, £395, The Light Salon 

Boost LED mask, £395, The Light Salon 

Collagen Boost Moisturiser, £26, Balance Me 

Collagen Boost Moisturiser, £26, Balance Me 

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