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Looking After Your Décolléte – The Important Things To Know

Looking After Your Décolléte - The Important Things To Know

An independent survey conducted by Australian anti-ageing skincare brand Wrinkles Schminkles just revealed some pretty interesting stats – did you know that 70% of women over 35 have visible signs of ageing on their décolletage, with 59% of 35 – 39 year olds already seeing the signs of ageing in the area?

It’s even more surprising to find out that 84% of these women failed to apply regular sunscreen to their décolletages in their 20s, and only 1.6% did so daily. Shockingly, 31% never applied sunscreen even when sunbaking at the beach.

As the skin over your décolletage is much thinner and has far less oil glands, you need to take extra care with the application of products.

“I like to press serums into the neck and décolletage, and apply lotions and creams in gentle upward and all lotions and creams should be applied in gentle upward strokes. Never tug at the skin or pull downwards,” says facialist Melanie Grant.

Added botanical lupin seed extract increases collagen production in the area. Try Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Neck and Décolleté Firm and Repair Cream, $130

A light and silky serum that targets dark spots and lack of elasticity. Try Ella Baché Eternal Décolleté, $124

“Ensure you always apply a protective antioxidant serum in the morning with a broad spectrum SPF to this delicate area and avoid anything too harsh – the skin is much finer and more sensitive here than the skin on your face.”

Helps skin look firmer and prevents skin from creping. Try Mary Kay TimeWise Body Hand and Décolleté Cream Sunscreen SPF15, $35

Whether you sleep on your front, side or back, it’s inevitable that you toss and turn through the night. The solution to keeping your skin taut while you snooze? Silicone pads that stick onto your chest. To use, clean your skin thoroughly, and do not apply any creams to this area. Gently take the pad out from the packaging, stick it onto your skin, and voila! It’s that easy. You can even use this during the day if you’re hiding this routine from your partner… just make sure you’re wearing a baggy top or button-up shirt to leave no traces. Try Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Wrinkles & Decolletage Wrinkles Chest Smoothing Kit, $39.95

Written by Iantha Yu

Iantha Yu is a journalist that specializes in writing and styling beauty, health and lifestyle content. She joins The Carousel as Beauty Editor after previously working at SHOP Til You Drop and Women’s Health magazine, and prior to that, edited her own beauty website.

She firmly believes that good skincare, a bright lippie, or good quality false eyelashes can change your life (or at least your mood for the day).

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