While your neck and décolleté may not be considered the window to your soul—like your eyes—and they’re unlikely to be the source of endless compliments… the truth is, they’re also one of the first places to show the visible signs of ageing.
So, if you’re keen to protect that information for as long as possible and keep your neck in tip-top shape, we’ve curated some of our favourite tips for how to care for your skin, below the face.
It may sound simple, but using your cleanser beyond your face is important as the skin on your neck and décolleté also generates oil and encounters pollutants throughout the day. This step can be a bit messy if you're already dressed, so try cleansing in the shower or while wearing a towel. One of our favourite cleansers for the neck is our Exfoliating Cleanser.
Because the neck and décolleté have uniquely thin skin, it's important to target them with anti-ageing treatments. Whether you've already started to see signs of ageing, or you simply want to prevent them, our Firm-A-Fix Nectar serum can help to treat and strengthen skin. It's formulated with ten anti-ageing peptides to target every sign of ageing while also adding gentle hydration. Apply this serum to the neck and décolleté after you've cleansed every day to see a noticeable reduction in sun damage and wrinkles over time.
A lot of what forms wrinkles over time is repetitive action. On the face, that might lead to smile or frown lines around the mouth and eyebrows. But for the neck, it's the wrinkles that come along with looking down… all. the. time. "Tech Neck", as it’s known, is caused by staring down at a smartphone, tablet or laptop for hours at a time every day. To fix this, try changing the way you view your screens by elevating them to a natural eye level.
We know, you've heard it before, but sunscreen is the most important thing you can do for your skin every day. And it's just as important for your neck and décolleté! Skin on the neck and décolleté is extremely sensitive to solar radiation and sun damage, so it's extra important to apply sunscreen daily if you want to avoid getting age spots in those areas over time. We recommend using a mineral face sunscreen like our Solar Defense SPF.
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