Five Easy-Peasy New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Stick To, Resolution 4
By Gigi Anders
Protect your décolletage. We may be in a deep freeze at the moment and all covered up in cute, cozy layers, but that can’t last forever. If you haven’t made the skin from the top of your neck to the top of your breasts – aka your décolletage –a daily priority in your skincare routine, start now and keep doing it.
Because once you’re old there’s almost nothing you can do to repairthe unfortunate side effects of sun damagethere -- redness, wrinkles, looseness, roughness, dryness, spots, even cancer.
Neglected décolletagesprematurely turn into Sahara desertsbecause that skin is thinner than the skin on your face and has fewer oil glands. Itrequiresa little love every day to prevent and possibly even reverse aging.
Once or twice a week in the shower, extend the exfoliating product you use on your face to your neck and chest. This not only smoothesthe skin but prepsit to receive the upcoming goodness.
What is the upcoming goodness? A serum,followed by a dedicated neck and chest cream with SPF.
Which serum depends on the condition of your décolletage. If you already see signs of skin damage, you want Renée Rouleau Advanced Resurfacing Serum ($84.50), a retinol cream treatment that repairs sun damage, lifts brown spots, smoothes the skin, and reduces the look of linesand wrinkles. The skinthickening properties of retinol are enhanced by a potent firming matrixyl peptide and glucosamine HCL to accelerate smoothing and brightening.
If your décolletage still looks pretty good and you’d like to keep it that way, use Renée Rouleau Firm + Repair Overnight Serum ($72.50) at bedtime. High concentrations of micro algaes, superfruits, and peptides make this anti-aging serum my go-to to improve firmness, repair the surface effects of daily pollution and environmental damage, and keep my Cubana décolletage supple, radiant, and youthful.
Either way, you have to wear sunscreen daily on your delicate décolletage.I love RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream SPF 30 ($24.99). With exclusive HEXINOL® Technology and Vitamin E, this rich, un-oily cream helps restore elasticity and firmness, hydrates thirsty skin, boosts brightness, smoothes the appearance of fine lines, and protects against future sun damage.
Bring on the V-necks!