Taking care of your skin is no longer an option, it’s a necessity. This is especially true if you plan on preventing signs of aging from appearing in your skin for as long as possible. So often when we talk about skincare and hear about it overall, it’s focused on taking care of the skin on our face. While it’s incredibly important to make sure you have a healthy facial skin care routine, it’s common for many people to forget about taking care of their neck and décolletage. But those areas need care, too! We’ve discovered some great secrets to help your neck and décolletage age as gracefully as your face.
Cleanse the Skin
You’re already cleansing your face twice a day, so start extended that same routine to your neck and décolletage area. Remember that that’s skin too, and it needs cleansing consistently to keep it healthy and clear of oil, dirt, and grime. Making it a habit to simply extend the area you’re cleansing while cleansing your face is a great way to make it a part of your normal routine and keep that area of your skin as clean and healthy as your face.
Another step that you’re likely already applying to your face, but it’s time to start extending the area you’re applying your exfoliating product(s) too! You can do the same thing as your cleansing step, and just begin applying your exfoliating product(s) to your neck and décolletage area when you’re exfoliating your face or keep an exfoliating product in the shower to do it then when you don’t have to worry about getting it on your clothes. Either way, just make sure you’re exfoliating the skin in that area on a consistent basis. Exfoliating is such a necessary step in keeping your skin healthy and youthful, you’ll thank yourself later in life!
Apply A Serum
Applying serum(s) to your face? Even if you aren’t one of the newest secrets that we’ve uncovered about taking care of your neck and décolletage is applying a serum to the skin in these areas. Experts suggest adopting a firming serum into your skincare routine to apply to your neck and décolletage area. It’s been said that the best time to apply this serum is right after the shower when your pores are open and cleansed.
See a theme here? Really the steps that you’re doing to your facial skin, should be applied to your neck and décolletage. That goes for moisturizing as well! Moisturizing your skin is essential to really keeping it healthy and firm. The difference between moisturizing your face and your neck/décolletage is that you’re going to want to opt for a moisturizing product that’s thicker and more of a cream to really give this area of skin the moisturizing benefits it needs (which are different than what your face needs). Additionally, be sure that when applying this neck cream you do so in upward motions (never downward!).