Your décolletage is another name for your neck and upper chest area.
The clothes you wear may feature and showcase this beautiful part of your body, but this is also where you will start to show signs of aging and damage if you don’t take care of it.
The décolletage is usually overlooked, so it’s worth taking some time to learn how to care for this delicate skin properly.
Avoid Sun Damage
This region is particularly vulnerable to sun exposure, so sun protection is necessary.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using at least SPF 30 or higher to provide UVA and UVB protection.
Your décolletage is just as important as your face and deserves the same level of protection. Even when it’s cold or cloudy outside, you should apply sunscreen anytime you expect to be outside for more than a few minutes.
Stay in the shade or cover up with clothing and sun hats to further protect this area from the sun’s harmful rays.
Use Good Skin Care Products
Good quality moisturizer can help to restore hydration and decrease fine lines. Look for a product that contains antioxidants such as Vitamin C to prevent damage and signs of aging.
Make sure you clean your neck and chest area thoroughly and carefully. The skin in this décolletage area is very delicate and easily irritated, so while it’s necessary to wash away dead skin cells and other debris, you should opt for a gentle cleanser and avoid vigorous scrubbing. It may also help to use an exfoliating mask on this area to help prevent acne and blemishes.
When applying a new product to your skin, make sure to do a test on a small patch of your wrist before covering a larger area in case you have an irritating or allergic reaction.
If you’ve tried various skin care products and haven’t seen the results you were hoping for, several serious treatments are available.
Please consult with your doctor or a dermatologist to see what options they recommend for your skin. Procedures such as laser treatment, chemical peels, and microneedling can all help to improve the appearance of your neck and chest area, but these treatments also come with a little more risk and potential side effects.
By taking good care of your décolletage, you’ll be free to confidently and joyfully show off and style your neckline and upper chest area in any way you like.