Seductiveness does not stop at the face, but continues down below the chin. The skin in this area is delicate and tends to show the signs of aging more clearly. That’s why timely intervention is key.
Skin aging in the neck and décolleté area, even with a properly cared-for face, can betray one’s age. Usually in fact skincare is mainly directed to the face; the skin of the neckline however is even more exposed to the problems of aging, and it’s therefore advisable to start taking care of it from an early age, first of all starting by protecting it from the factors that are particularly aggressive at this level.
First of all, solar exposure without adequate protection. The skin in this area has a marked solar sensitivity, both because the epidermis is thinner and because of the particular thinness of the surface hydrolipid film. Here the sebaceous and sweat glands are indeed less numerous, making the hydrolipic film, a.k.a. our “natural skin cream”, insufficient to keep the area moisturized and hydrated.
For this, you need to use specific emollient and restorative creams, in addition to the sunscreen that should be applied as often or even more than you do on your face. Furthermore, the effect of gravity is far from secondary, especially in women with an ample bosom, since the weight of the mammary gland stretches down the slender skin muscles of the neck, which results in the so-called “necklace wrinkles”.
The most effective active ingredients one should look for in a neck and décolleté cream are: retinol, vitamin C, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, amino acids, herbal ingredients such as horse chestnut extracts and ceramides. With regard to the type of formulation, better get a A/O emulsion, that is water-in-oil, therefore rather fatty and nutritious emulsions. It should also be remembered that the skin of the décolleté, being rather thin, is more easily attacked by exfoliating active principles, so use with caution.
Chemical peels are part of the medical treatment of the aging neck, and they are particularly useful in case of dark spots and thickened epidermis, but they should be performed with extra care. Injective treatments based on hyaluronic acid and collagen and elastin amino acids are also of primary importance in preventing and treating skin aging at this level. Lastly, physical techniques, such as infrared, radiofrequency and ultrasound, are based on a localized thermal increase in the treated area to favor shrinking processes, i.e. to increase the tension of the collagen fibers of the dermis and to stimulate fiber renewal.
In any case, since prevention is always better than cure, here is the essential dermatological advice to keep your neck skin toned, luminous and uniform: from an early age, support the breast with adequate, soft and comfortable bras, which can also withstand the force of gravity; always protect the neckline area from the sun and especially from sunburn; gently cleanse, moisturize and soften the skin with daily use of moisturizing creams, generally more full-bodied than those used for the face; use specific anti-aging products already from age 35-40; perform daily toning exercises for the arms, neck and chest muscles (especially the lifting of small weights and arm adduction against a slight mechanical resistance).
Article of Dr Adele Sparavigna for https://4me.styl