How to Care for Your Neck and Decollete

Decollete is a French word that implies “wearing a low neck dress”. But, this post has nothing to do with French dresses. Decollete is also used to describe the neck, shoulder and cleavage area. Your face and your décolleté are always prone to damage from exposure from the weather or from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Therefore, you need to ensure that you give it the same level of treatments that you would normally give to your face. The neck is also considered to be the next best place to determine a woman’s real age, the first one being the eyes. Women often end up ignoring the décolleté and neck area, both of which are quite delicate and extremely prone to dehydration and sun damage. The common signs of aging that can appear on the neck include loss of elasticity, hyperpigmentation, horizontal wrinkles and fine lines, loose looking skin, etc. OROGOLD reviews the best ways of taking care of your neck and décolleté.

Daily Exercises

One of the best ways to take care of your décolleté is to perform exercises which help you to stimulate and train the muscles around your neck. This allows you to reduce the chances of fine lines and wrinkles and also firm up that area.

Contrast Showers

By contrast we mean hot and cold, or more accurately warm and cold (hot showers aren’t great for skin). If you’ve convinced yourself to perform daily exercises for your neck, you can make them more effective with the help of contrast showers. End your warm shower with cold water as it helps to give the décolleté a toning workout and leads to tightening up of the muscles and improving the skin tone.

Young woman carrying basket of seaweed on her headCarry Some Weight on Your Head

If you’ve learned your history, you would have read that ancient women used to have beautiful necklines. One of the biggest reasons for this was that they used to carry heavy loads on their heads, thereby helping them to build their neck muscles. You can easily replicate their actions by walking around your house with a heavy book on your head.

Sleep on your Back

One of the best ways to take care of your décolleté is to sleep on your back without using a pillow or using a flat pillow only. When a woman sleeps, depending on the position she sleeps in, her breasts fall in different ways than when she is upright. Sleeping on the back provides the best position for decreasing stress on the neck and decollete area.

Woman sitting at computer deskMaintain Proper Posture

Maintaining proper posture while working on the computer can also do wonders in helping you maintain your décolleté. Don’t forget to take frequent breaks to stretch yourself. You’d be surprised at how light you feel at the end of the day.

Proper Attire for Sleep

Consider sleeping in a bra or wear a stretching undershirt/camisole to hold your breasts in place while sleeping. The position of the breasts during sleep can lead to creases and wrinkles in the cleavage area. Wearing supportive garmets helps avoid this, i.e. bras or camisoles.Just make sure to give your chest a break with some bra free time for at least several hours during the day.

Save your Skin from the Sun

Always wear a broad rimmed hat when out in the sun and don’t forget to apply sunscreen with SPF 30 on your neck and your décolleté area as well. After all, sun damage is one of the leading causes of damage to the skin.

Woman applying cream to neck and chest after bathingKeep your Décolleté Hydrated

The skin on your neck and on your décolleté area is very thin when compared to the skin on the rest of your body. Therefore, you need to cater to the special moisturizing needs of your décolleté at all times. The best time to use a cream or lotion is right out of the shower, that helps lock in moisture.

Exfoliate gently

You should also ensure that you make it a habit to exfoliate your neck and your décolleté with a gentle exfoliator using circular strokes once every 3 days. Don’t forget to exfoliate gently when exfoliating your neck and your décolleté area. Try a chemical exfoliant rather than a physical one to avoid causing any irritation. Chemical exfoliants use ingredients like acids to exfoliate rather than physical exfoliants like salts or micro beads.

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