For women, the décolleté is the area of your upper torso including your neck, shoulders, upper chest and back that is often exposed by low necklines. Aging, diet, the sun and your lifestyle all affect the appearance of this sensitive area. If you want a youthful look, you need to focus on the whole package — especially in the summer when more skin is on display. We have a few tips to share to help you keep this sexy section of your skin firm and smooth.
At Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center in Leawood and North KC, we have several products that will help you keep your neck and décolleté youthful and smooth, including Neocutis Micro-firm Neck & Décolleté Rejuvenating Complex and Vivier GrenzCine™ Neck!
Wear sunscreen religiously
It’s no secret that our skin is damaged by the sun when exposed without proper protection, which is why a daily SPF is a must. Choose a product with SPF 30 or above, put it on every morning and reapply throughout the day if you’re outside to keep your décolleté area protected from harmful UV rays.
Use a gentle cleanser daily to remove buildup of oils and dirt in your décolleté and neck pores. This is easy to do in the shower, or you can use a washcloth if you are short on time!
Once or twice a week, you should use a gentle exfoliator to deep-cleanse the area. This removes dead skin cells and clears your pores of toxins that can cause redness or acne.
Moisturized skin is happy, healthy skin! Include a regenerating moisturizer in your nightly décolleté routine to keep the area tight and smooth. Even better, use a moisturizer with SPF during the day!
Sleep on your back
Fight gravity at night! When you’re on your feet during the day, gravity works hard to pull your chest down, causing wrinkles and folds in your décolleté area. This can also be caused by sleeping on your side at night. Reverse this effect by sleeping on your back so your chest area is able to lie flat and regain its natural shape.
Getting your necessary eight glasses of water per day helps to keep your whole body functioning properly — including your skin. After all, the more hydrated the skin is, the more youthful it appears.
If you are able to take care of your neck and décolleté with the same tenacity as your face, you should see an improvement in its appearance and youth over time! Read more décolleté skincare tips from Elle and click here to request a skin rejuvenation consultation from a Monarch aesthetician.