Women spend a lot of time and money on products that fight the appearance of aging on their face. Many women, however, are neglecting the most telling portion of skin: the neck and décolleté. The skin on a person’s neck and décolleté often experience direct and prolonged sun exposure, leading to wrinkles, lines, and blotches of skin discoloration. With very few sweat glands, the neck and décolleté are much more vulnerable to dryness, and this slows the healing and rejuvenation process. This dryness factor is compounded with the fact that this area lacks a cushion of fat tissue. Together these factors make the skin in this area incredibly prone to premature aging.
There are a few steps you can take to keep your neck and décolleté looking as young as you feel.
- Protect you skin from the sun whenever possible. Applying SPF regularly throughout the day, and keeping skin covered when able, are the only ways to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. These rays leave permanent and visible damage, and leave you at higher risk for wrinkles, dark spots, and cancer.
- Stay hydrated! Drinking a lot of water helps to keep your cells plump and healthy. Hydration is key is skin cell turnover and healing, and is probably the most important part of taking care of your body. When you become dehydrated, every organ in the body is compromised, including your largest organ – your skin.
- Regularly apply moisturizer containing copper. Copper benefits your skin’s overall health by encouraging collagen and elastin production, increasing cell renewal, and aiding in the healing process… all of which ultimately reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A copper based moisturizer will not only heal damage that has already been acquired, but help prevent future damage to the area. Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care: UPLIFT Firming Neck & Décolleté Treatment is a great copper based option… plus, its 100% cruelty free!
Every woman wants to age gracefully; the best way to do this is to take care of your skin! Following these three easy steps will help to keep your neck and décolleté looking tight and fresh, leaving you looking young and happy.