One of the most neglected parts of a woman’s body, the décolletage area can give away all that you strategically aim to hide on your face. ‘Décolleté’, a French word meaning ‘wearing a low neck dress’ now commonly refers to the neck, shoulders and bust areas. It is made up of very delicate skin with few oil glands and elasticity which makes it vulnerable to accelerated signs of ageing. A wrinkled décolletage is most noticeable in women from the age of 40.
Excessive sun exposure and lack of SPF product application can cause damage of the collagen in the chest, resulting in pigmentation and dehydration. Seemingly harmless activities such as applying perfume to the bust area or sleeping on your side can cause skin staining and wrinkling of the décolletage respectively.
When using at-home remedies, products containing retinol can assist in boosting collagen production in the décolletage. It is advisable that when using products containing retinol, it should be used with a sunscreen as retinol is sensitive to direct sun exposure.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or The Vampire Facial:
A treatment made famous be Kim Kardashian, Platelet Rich Plasma or The Vampire Facial uses a blood plasma concentrate that is enriched with platelets. This blood concentrate (composed from your own blood) is injected into the skin, stimulating skin healing mechanisms and cellular regeneration.
Cost: approximately R3 500 per session (three recommended 1 month apart)
Protect the youth of your décolletage with these 3 easy tips that you can practice at home:
- Use your normal facial cleanser, toner and moisturiser on the décolletage to keep it as healthy as your face.
- Opt for using bronzer or self-tanning creams for a tanned appearance, instead of direct sun exposure.
- Use an anti-ageing cream on the décolletage for extra tightening and skin ageing prevention.
La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum, 30ml – R3 250
Clarins Super Restorative Décolleté And Neck Concentrate, 75ml – R1 025
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Neck and Décolleté Firm and Repair Cream, 50ml – R1 045
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