A smooth decollete
Over the years, the delicate skin on your décolleté gets damaged. Wrinkles, marks, and redness start to appear, the skin gets thin and leathery, and sunbathing causes vertical lines to appear at the top of your breasts and move up the décolleté. If the tired-looking and damaged skin of your décolleté is bringing your down, don’t worry, help is at hand! Here are some tips on how to smooth out your décolleté
1. Cold water
Every time you shower, finish with a blast of cold water over your breasts and décolleté. It will firm and tighten the skin immediately. (Just try to keep the shrieks to a minimum!)
2. Use the right skincare products
What you need are products that enrich skin and contain tightening and hydrating elements as well as an SPF. The top ingredient to look for? Hyaluronic acid. It hydrates and plumps up the surface of the skin, while stimulating the support fibres (collagen and elastin) underneath, and boosting cell renewal. For example, the hyaluronic acid in the Revitalift Filler Anti-Aging Serum by L’Oréal Paris intensely restores skin plumpness, fills up lines, moisturizes, and visibly improves skin radiance for a younger look.
If this describes the anti-wrinkle treatment you use on your face, just sweep it over your neck and décolleté too. And use a gentle scrub once a week to get rid of dead skin cells. It will leave skin soft, and stimulate microcirculation.
3. Try skin tightening injections
Want to go a step further? Then try mesotherapy, local hyaluronic acid and vitamin injections, administered by a dermatologist. They will fill out wrinkles and kick-start collagen and elastin production, for long-lasting hydration. After a few sessions, your décolleté will be beautifully smooth.
4. Fix your posture
Two things to do every day - stand tall and avoid sleeping on your side. The weight of your breasts stretches the skin on your décolleté. Every evening before going to bed, stand upright at the edge of the bed, roll your shoulders from back to front, then stretch your back by pulling your shoulder blades together. This opens the chest area and improves posture.
5. Get good support
It is inevitable - our nemesis, gravity, gets us all in the end. But if you wear a badly fitting bra, you're not doing yourself any favours, as the support fibres in your skin have to work overtime to support the breasts, and little by little, they lose their elasticity and the skin creases. Follow the advice of a lingerie consultant to choose the correct bra. Your décolleté will thank you for it.
Taking care of your skin is not rocket science, so don’t overcomplicate it. Follow the simple tips above and incorporate the right skincare products in your daily skincare routine to prevent the skin on your décolleté from ageing earlier than it has to.