Why should we treat the neck and décolletage as part of our facial routines?

Why should we treat the neck and décolletage as part of our facial routines?

In our previous blogs, we have talked about how to keep your beautiful faces looking youthful as you grow older gracefully. And how crucial it is to look after your skin as a whole. But, what we didn’t mention. Is that it is also essential for you to incorporate your neck and décolletage in your facial routine. As a whole it is crucial to keep up your skincare routines, but why should you include your neck and décolletage?

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First things first, what on Earth is a decolletage?!

We know that the word decolletage sounds like something you will learn how to do in art class. But here we are not talking about canvas and paint; we are talking about the skin on your upper torso. Your decolletage is the area that starts just below your neckline and ends around the cleavage.

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Why should you look after your neck and decolletage? And How?

As lovely as it is to have a fantastic complexion and skin tone on your face. If your neck and decolletage don’t match the skin on your face then it doesn’t give the best effect possible. Many of us will make the mistake of thinking that our skincare routine stops at our chins. When in fact the areas of skin just below the chin and on the chest are just as important as your face.

And this is why..

Your neck and decolletage are the first areas to show the signs of ageing:

You can use all the anti ageing and skin care products in the world on your face. And they may even be giving you the exact desired effect that you wanted. But it is all in vain if you do not look after the all-important neck and chest area. The last thing you want is to be wearing the brand new top you just bought, ready to go out feeling all sassy and you realise your decolletage and neck are letting the whole team down! In normal circumstances, this is the first area to start ageing so although your face is still looking young and youthful if you don’t add it to your daily routine. It will show the signs of ageing a lot earlier than the rest of your body.

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UVA and UVB rays:

If you think about it, your chest, neck and shoulders area are the most exposed areas of the body. Especially when the sun is out. If you’re not wearing a vest top, it’ll be a strapless bandeau or a bikini leaving your decolletage. And, neck open to the harmless effects of the suns UVB and UVA rays. So again, as you would on your face, use a moisturiser with an SPF to protect this area. As we already know that sun damage can also increase the chances of getting skin cancer. And, also speeds up the ageing process. Bear in mind that a foundation with an SPF will not be enough. You need a moisturiser with an SPF or cream that is a sunscreen in itself.

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It is a unique sounding area with unique needs:

The neck and decolletage are an area that is prone to a lot of redness due to the high levels of histamine. Any products that are fragranced and harsher for the skin will cause an automatic response in this case redness. Looking for a body product how you would look for one that you use on your face can help to stop this. Because the skin is delicate, you want to find a product that is fragrance-free and easy on the skin. If you are on the hunt for something particular to this area, then there are products out there that cater specifically to the neck and decolletage.

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When it comes to your skin, getting older sucks!

As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity, its tone, and its support structure. It also, of course, shows the signs of ageing. The best way to keep your neck and decolletage from doing this pre-maturely is to add it to your regular facial routine. Make it part of your day to day regime to keep your skin beautiful and healthy.

The last thing we want after spending periods of time out of our days to properly care for our faces is for it to be let down by the skin on our necks and décolletage. The whole body deserves the looking after that you give the skin on your face.

 

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