Head’s up ladies. Your neck and décolleté contain looser, thinner skin making them far more vulnerable to wrinkles and sagging. You can apply the most effective skin care products to your face religiously but if you aren’t applying the same care to your neck and décolleté they might be giving your age away.
So let’s start paying close attention to these areas and provide them with a skin care regime that will keep them from ageing you prematurely.
Sun damage can cause horizontal bands on the neck from years of day to day sun exposure. These bands are often referred to as “necklace lines”. Sun damages the elastin and collagen that are required for youthful skin helping skin appear plump and supple. As you lose collagen and elastin fibres due to age and sun exposure, your skin will lose its suppleness and begin to sag and wrinkle.
Vitamin C teamed with Vitamins A and E are proven to improve the visible signs of ageing making skin appear smoother, toned and helping to even out pigmentation issues such as age spots.
Smokers tend to age more quickly then non-smokers. Nicotine is the culprit that can prematurely age you as it reduces the amount of oxygen needed in your blood supply for healthy skin and the production of new skin cells. It also leads to further collagen damage – this is very noticeable with a loosening of skin at your décolleté as well.
Of course the natural aging process will be working against you as well. The constant movement of your neck and head will stretch your collagen fibers and as you age they will become less and less supple, resulting in lines and sagging. Sagging leads to that dreaded ‘turkey neck’ which is very difficult to hide.
Skin care products that are rich in Hyaluronic Acid will help combat these issues. This ingredient occurs naturally in your skin, but as you age it begins to decrease. By the time you turn 20 your hyaluronic acid production decreases noticeably. By using a serum or cream that is high in hyaluronic acid you can replace moisture and the elasticity to help avoid the sagging and reduction in plumpness that occur as you age.
It is never too early to improve your neck and décolleté skin care regime and at MiSMO we offer an excellent line of anti-aging products rich in hyaluronic acid and Vitamins A, C and E.