Many of us make the mistake of concentrating on facial skin care, but neglect the skin on our neck and chest (décolletage). And while it’s nice to have a youthful looking face, who wants to hide a sagging neck under scarves and turtlenecks!
The skin on the neck and décolletage area often visibly ages more quickly due to thinner skin and fewer oil glands and loses elasticity faster compared to the rest of the body. To prevent wrinkling of the neck area and help undo prior damage, here are some esthetician recommended ways to effectively lift and firm the skin of the neck and upper chest.
Introduce Collagen to your Neck
The primary cause of aging on the thin skin of the neck is UV (Sun) exposure, which over time leads to uneven pigmentation, dark spots, wrinkling and sagging. Rebuilding Collagen with natural peptide and proven Ayurvedic botanicals is the most effective method of prevention and even reverse damage.
Did you know? Our @PuraVedaOrganics BioScience Peptide Complex contains Argireline and Matrixyl Peptides in the proven effective ratio of 10:15 concentration. Along with Hyaluronic Acid, DMEA, Gotu Kola, Aloe Vera, CoQ10, Vitamins and 50+ other organic and wildcrafted botanicals, this gentle ‘Topical Botox’ formula is clinically proven to thicken and regenerates the collagen net that supports the skin.
Adding BioScience Peptide Complex to your daily 2X skincare regimen creates a healing response that stimulates collagen, which in turn tightens and firms skin gradually with noticeable results within 4 weeks of use. The more you support your dermal cells with these collagen boosting agents, the more even-toned and taut your skin will appear over time.
Shield from Sun Damage
According to Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA), 90% of the visible changes to your skin (and that includes the overexposed and the delicate neck area too!) are caused by sun damage – a phenomena called ‘photoaging’. So don’t forget to use SunProtect SPF 30+ with Mineralized Zinc Oxide on your neck and décolletage along with your face and hands prior to going outdoors.
Are you still cleansing the delicate skin of your neck with regular body washes? Cleansing the neck and decolletage with the correct product is an important part of a supercharged anti-aging regimen. A personalized Organic Cleanser accelerates skin cell turnover, which in turn keeps skin looking youthful. Make sure the chosen cleanser contains skin-friendly acids such as Salicylic Acid (from White Willow Bark) and Malic Acid (from Lemon) for gentle and effective cleansing.
Editor’s Pro Tip: Incorporate a mild exfoliation routine every week with Papaya & Honey Exfoliation Mask & Scrub to remove deep-seated impurities while being gentle to the skin.
Rejuvenation While You Sleep!
While you are sleeping, your body is doing some heavy lifting, including repairing and rejuvenating the skin. Applying a night serum that contains concentrated ingredients just before the bed speeds up the rejuvenation process reducing the signs of aging more quickly.
Once you’ve thoroughly cleansed and exfoliated your neck and upper chest, it becomes much easier for the skin to absorb the anti-aging ingredients in the serum. When you moisturize your neck, use a gentle upward motion with your fingers and don’t rub vigorously.
Your favorite moisturizing serum (Rejuv Serum/ Collagen Boost Serum/ SBR Serum/ BioScience Peptide Complex) contains active ingredients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B2, Hyaluronic Acid, Gamma Linolenic Acid (from Borage seed oil), Tartaric Acid (from Tamarind extract), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Punic Acid (from Pomegranate seed oil) and several others that speedily repairs the skin around the neck during the night shift.
- Don’t overuse perfumes, especially those laden with artificial fragrances and colors.
- Maintain a good posture (your cell phone can be the blame for a sagging neck!).
- Exercise moderately, at least thrice a week.
- Avoid heavy necklaces, pendants and clothing items such as polos and scarves. Let your neck skin breathe and be exposed to natural air.
- Protect your skin with special UV protective clothing (a/k/a ‘rashguards’) for total sun protection.
- Get more Vitamin C and Fatty Acids, such as Omega 3 and Omega 6 which are known to increase collagen synthesis.
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