When it comes to skin care and anti-aging, we spend so much time worrying about our faces that we can forget about other visible areas that are giving away our age and making us look older than we should.
When it comes to using cleansers, creams, and serums, the most forgotten and neglected area is your decolletage, also known as the area of your neck and chest. If you’re like most of us, you probably care for your decolletage the same way you do the rest of your body, but that’s causing dark spots and wrinkles.
Here is everything you need to know about caring for your decolletage and how you can improve the look and texture of your skin with a few small routine changes.
The Skin Is Different Than Your Face
The skin on your decolletage is often much thinner than the rest of your body or face – similar to your eye area. When it comes to taking care of this area on your body, you need to treat it with extra care.
Don’t just slather products on, gently apply them to make sure you’re not tugging at the skin and making wrinkles worse when applying your products! You also need to be extra cautious of SPF protection in this area because of the thin skin, which can lead to dark spots much faster than you’d expect.
The Area Is Prone To Dehydration
Your decolletage is likely to feel drier than other parts of your body because it doesn’t retain as much moisture as your face. Because it’s usually not top of mind in your daily skincare routine, you need to be extra careful to provide it the hydration it needs.
Using a drugstore body cream won’t hurt your decolletage but it’s not really doing much. If you’re going to spend the time hydrating your neck and chest you should at least be using a moisturizer that is providing anti-aging help with peptides and nutrients like our Repair & Release Cream. This will help with reversing signs of aging from the chest while also keeping skin nourished to prevent more damage. The result is healthy and youthful decolletage!
Washing It With Soap Isn’t Helping!
It is so easy to assume that like the rest of your body, you can use a basic soap or body wash to cleanse the area, but it’s the complete opposite! Your decolletage should be treated like an extension of your face and not an extension of your torso.
To care for the decolletage properly, use your Olive Oil Cleanser like you would on your face to make sure the area is being cleaned of dead skin cells, sunscreen, and pollution. It will also leave the area feeling soft to the touch thanks to the incredible hydrating abilities of our main ingredient, olive oil!