We get it, the neck and décolleté aren't windows to the soul (like your eyes) and they're never going to be the source of endless compliments (Can you imagine someone telling you your neck is glowing? Creepy...) But as you age, if you aren't taking care of your neck and décolleté, they can be the first thing to give away how old you really are.
So, in the interest of keeping that information hidden for as long as possible, we've compiled some of our favorite at-home steps to taking care of yourself below the face.
1. Cleansing Extended
This first step is about as simple as it gets. Carrying your facial cleansing past the face is important because the skin on your neck and décolleté is also generating oil and encountering pollutants throughout the day. This step can be a bit messy if you're already dressed, so try cleansing in the shower or while wearing a towel. One of our favorite cleansers for the neck is our Exfoliating Cleanser.
2. Special Treatment
Because the neck and décolleté have uniquely thin skin, it's important to target them with anti-aging treatments. Whether you've already started seeing signs of aging or you want to prevent them, Firm-A-Fix Nectar serum will help treat and strengthen skin. It's formulated with ten anti-aging peptides to target every sign of aging while also adding gentle hydration. Apply this serum to the neck and décolleté after you've cleansed every day to see a noticeable reduction in sun damage and wrinkles over time.
3. Chin Up
A lot of what forms wrinkles over time is repetitive action. On the face, that might lead to smile or frown lines around the mouth and eyebrows. For the neck, it's the wrinkles that come along with looking down all. the. time. "Tech Neck" is caused by looking down at a smartphone, tablet or laptop for hours at a time every day. To fix this, try changing the way you look at your screens by elevating them to a natural eye level.
4. Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen
We know, you've heard it before. Sunscreen is the most important thing you can do for your skin every day. But it's just as important for your neck and décolleté! Skin on the neck and décolleté is extremely sensitive to solar radiation and sun damage, so it's extra important to apply sunscreen daily if you want to avoid getting age spots in those areas over time. We recommend using a mineral face sunscreen like our Solar Defense SPF.