We all want flawless, radiant skin and with every season of the year seems to come its own set of hurdles. During the summer, we’re hot, sweaty and oily. During the winter, we’re dry, cracked and pale. But the focus always seems to be on our face and we too often forget about the tender skin on our neck and décolleté.
We’ve discovered a few tips that will help you revamp your skin care regime to include these two important areas so they can be flawless and radiant, too, no matter the season.
Protect your skin – Apply sunscreen about 20-30 minutes before you leave the house. Sunscreen should shield your skin from UVA and UVB rays and should be worn throughout the year. Choose a sunscreen for your face, neck and chest that not only protects, but also nourishes your skin with vitamins and minerals.
Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize from your forehead to your chest – Experts recommend using the same products you use on your face on your neck and chest, too. Some may think it’s a waste of money to use these often expensive products anywhere but on your face, but if they’re great enough for your face, they’re great enough for your neck and chest.
Seek special products made for the neck and chest – There are creams and serums that target —we hate to say it — drooping and sagging in your neck and chest areas. Other products can help even skin tone (from sun damage) and protect against signs of aging.
Indulge your skin – Yes! We give you permission! Drop a hint that a spa day would be a perfect holiday gift. Then, treat yourself and your skin to a luxurious facial and massage. You can also try an at-home treatment using massage oils with vitamins A or E or rich creams that will leave your skin soft, smooth and replenished.
With holiday season upon us, and lots of cute dresses and tops in the stores that will expose your neck and décolleté, now is a great time to include these neglected areas into your skin care regime and start looking fabulous!