When it comes to caring for our skin, we instantly associate it with our facial skin only. But did you know that a good skincare routine actually includes your décolletage (neck and chest) as well? Yep, you read that right! It’s essential to extend the same care you give your facial skin to your neck and chest.
If not taken care of early on, there is a high chance that the skin on your neck will start to develop premature signs of ageing like saggy skin, wrinkles and fine lines thanks to years of unprotected sun exposure. But fret not, we’ve listed down some useful tips that can help you keep your décolletage healthy and youthful for as long as (humanly) possible.
- 01. Cleanse every single day
- 02. Exfoliate regularly
- 03. Don’t forget to moisturise
- 04. Apply sunscreen without fail
- 05. Pamper with a hydrating mask
01. Cleanse every single day
While it is essential to cleanse your decolletage every day, it is imperative to be gentle while doing so. Scrubbing very hard or using harsh cleansers can leave the skin dry and irritated, accelerating ageing. Therefore, use a gentle cleanser like the Pears Ultra Mild Facewash - Pure & Gentle and gently massage the area in an upward motion to clean it.
02. Exfoliate regularly
Just like the face, dead skin, dirt and oil can settle onto your neck and chest as well. This makes your decolletage look a lot duller as compared to the rest of your face. But exfoliating the area using a gentle cleanser such as the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant once or twice a week will help slough away dead skin cells and keep your decolletage looking even-toned and youthful.
03. Don’t forget to moisturise
Did you know that your decolletage is one of the first areas to develop visible signs of ageing? The skin in this area is delicate. Lack of a good skincare routine and constant exposure to environmental aggressors can end up drying out and damaging the skin. But a simple way to prevent this is to apply a nourishing moisturiser like the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-In Gel Cream to the area twice a day. This will prevent the area from turning dry and keep it looking plump and youthful.
04. Apply sunscreen without fail
As you would have already gathered by now, sun exposure is one of the major causes of premature ageing of the décolletage. Therefore, ensure that you apply a generous amount of the Pond’s Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50 on your neck and chest as well. Doing so will protect your skin from harmful UV rays and keep premature ageing at bay.
05. Pamper with a hydrating mask
While face masks may already be a part of your skincare routine, ensure that you apply the same mask on your neck and chest as well. Using a hydrating mask on your decolletage will help replenish dehydrated skin to make it look healthy and plump. This is also a simple and effective way to prevent your neck from developing fine lines and wrinkles.