You already know the importance of taking care of your skin and how sunscreen and moisturiser protects your face. But, do you ever think about your neck and your décolletage?
What is your décolletage?
The word comes from the French language and we use it to describe the area under your chin and down to your bust. If you wear a V-neck top or dress your décolletage is the exposed area. It doesn’t contain much oil so it can be dry. Also there aren’t as many cells as other parts of your skin to protect you from the sun. That’s why your neck and chest area become sun damaged more easily than your face.
Nourishing and Protecting
You should moisturise your neck and décolletage area to nourish the delicate skin. It will also need a good sunscreen to protect it from UV rays. Try SkinBase’s Homecare cream available from our salon stockists, find your nearest here. It has an SPF factor 30 and it’s a high quality cream you can use every day on the face, neck and décolletage area.
You should treat your neck and décolletage in the same way you treat your face. It needs cleansing and moisturising, but then instead of foundation with SPF, apply sunscreen. A body brush used with foaming cleanser is a good method of removing oil and dirt. Be gentle with the brush, so as not to damage your skin. Steer clear of products that contain perfume as it can make this area red and blotchy (and don’t spray perfume on this area if it will be exposed to the sun).
Watch the Way you Sleep
Another way to look after your décolletage is to learn to sleep on your back. If you sleep on your side you are squashing your skin which can then become dry and wrinkled with fine lines. Maybe it’s something you’ve already noticed and didn’t know the cause.
Treating Damaged Skin
If your skin is showing signs of sun damage or ageing, microdermabrasion helps to eliminate fine lines and sunspots to improve the condition of your skin. It’s a non-invasive treatment that uses tiny crystals to rub away the top surface of your skin. The layer underneath will be cleaner and fresher with the benefit of increased blood flow and collagen production.