The common skincare practice in France doesn’t stop at the jaw. In fact, it goes all the way from your forehead down to your chest. An area referred to as the décolleté or décolletage named by the French. In America, it is common that many women will stop at their jawline when applying makeup, moisturizer, or toner. Any woman wants to age as slow and as gracefully as possible. It’s been said that you can tell a woman’s age by her hands, and her chest. With something so important in youthfulness, we should pay attention to care for our décolletage and pamper it properly.
What damages your décolletage
The reason that a woman’s age is often judged by her décolletage is that young woman’s breasts are often perky, and as a woman ages, well, gravity changes things. Gravity inevitably causes your breast tissue and skin to sag, and there’s only so much you can do to fight gravity. The skin on an older woman’s chest also will show signs of aging in wrinkles, sunspots. As your skin is exposed to more and more sun, the pigment of your skin will begin to darken and create spots. High levels of UV exposure damages skin cells, causing your cells to have a harder time repairing for that youthful baby smooth skin. Harsh heat and sun exposure can also dehydrate the skin creating wrinkles. As we age, collagen and elastin break down in the skin everywhere in our bodies, and the décolletage is a noticeable part of our body where that breakdown is revealed.
How protect your décolletage
Avoiding sun tanning and low cut shirts that reveal your beautiful décolletage isn’t much fun. To pamper and protect your décolletage while still enjoying life is all about moderation. If you decide you’d like a tan, then make sure you gradually tan and avoid sunburns. A slight tan achieved gradually can expose you to healthy levels of Vitamin D and not be so harsh that your cells cannot repair themselves. Remember that laying in a bikini poolside is not the only way your chest is exposed. Any time you wear a low-cut tank, top, or dress, you will experience UV exposure. If you know you’ll be out all day, simply sprits a natural sunscreen on before you go, or wear a large hat that covers your chest. A lot of skincare protection also can be created from the inside. Consuming foods high in antioxidants such as dark berries, and leafy greens, and eating high levels of Vitamin C and E can help your skin from the negative effects of aging. Keep in mind, too, that sugar breaks down collagen, so limit your sugar intake as much as possible and try to have it only from natural sources.
How to pamper your décolletage
Adapt your skin care routine to cleanse, tone and moisturize your décolletage. Don’t let your skin care routine stop at the jaw line! Doing a hydrating skincare mask occasionally is also a great way to make sure the skin stays baby soft, glowing and hydrated. Because your chest is likely less sensitive than your face, you can experiment with heavier oils such as rosehip and coconut oil to ultra-hydrate without worrying about clogged pores.
How to make your décolletage stand out
Undertake aerobic exercises, a healthy body fat percentage will allow your clavical to be revealed, and prevent excess fat or skin on this area. Yoga, push-ups, and weight lifting is good workouts for strengthening and toning that upper chest area of yourdécolletage. Have good posture with your shoulers back, neck held high and chin up. Keeping good posture and avoiding slouching will reveal this décolletage area with poise and make it stand out beautifully. Have fun with tops that have an open cut, decorate with a dainty necklace, a layered longer necklace also is flattering for the décolletage.