Most of us have learned the basics of skincare pretty early in life which is why we know what works and what doesn’t for our faces. The focus of skincare has always been the face, which is why when it comes to taking care of the skin on the rest of our body we are a little clueless. One of the most neglected areas is your décolletage -
the skin on your neck and chest. The skin of the décolletage is thin and delicate, thus one of the first areas to show the signs of ageing. Ignoring this area will result in wrinkles, creases and saggy skin. If you are noticing dryness, crepey skin or acne on this area, it is time to upgrade your skin care routine. Here’s how to care for your décolletage.
Skin that is not well moisturised, often looks dry, crepey and easily develops the signs of ageing. In order to keep the skin on your neck and chest healthy, it is necessary to either use a product developed specifically for the décolletage or apply your face moisturiser. A light-weight formula that gets easily absorbed, the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Day Creme SPF 20 With Pure Aloe Vera is perfect for daily use. It won’t make your skin greasy and keep it moisturised all day long.
One of the biggest culprits of ageing décolletage is sun damage. While applying sunscreen most women only focus on the face, leaving the neck area begging for some sun protection. If you want to avoid premature ageing it is vital that you apply a broad spectrum sunscreen on the décolletage as well. The Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50 offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays and is light-weight thus suitable for all skin types.
Sweat, dead skin cells and oil can cause build up in this area. It is important to exfoliate your neck and chest to not only keep acne at bay but to also improve blood circulation in the area. However, since your neck and chest are more delicate be gentle while exfoliating and use a product that contains tiny beads. The Dove Exfoliating Kiwi Seeds and Cool Aloe Body Polish is gentle and can be applied twice a week for best results.
Sleep on your back
Believe it or not but sleep wrinkles are real and common among women who sleep on their side or stomach. It can lead to chest wrinkles and saggy skin. In order to prevent this readjust your sleeping position and try to sleep on your back to reduce the risk of developing décolletage wrinkles.
Apply anti-ageing products
While applying your anti-ageing products such as night cream or serum do not ignore the neck area. It requires the essential vitamins and nutrients as much as the skin on your face, to maintain the elastin and collagen don’t forget to apply your anti-ageing products on the décolletage.