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What is a décollette Treatment?
First off, many tend to ask, what exactly is your decolletage? This is essentially the area below your chin, consisting of the neck and upper chest area. As we age, the decollete can get crepey. This means that the skin starts to look thinner and more wrinkled. Just as you care for your face and perform a daily skincare routine, it is essential not to neglect the decollete. This is where getting a decollete or decolletage treatment can work some magic!
This region above the neckline below the chin is often on display, especially if women wear a lower cut shirt or dress, the decollete shows, which means that smooth, soft skin is essential. And a decollete treatment can help you achieve the look and feel you want.
Like the face area, the decollete is also frequently exposed to elements and the sun’s harmful rays. This takes its toll on the skin, drying it out, making it look older and crepey, and causing it to appear less radiant and duller. Having a spa treatment done on this particular area can make a massive difference in terms of how the skin looks and skin health in general.
What Should You Know About Your Decolletage?
As mentioned, this area is located below the chin and comprises what amounts to your neckline or that area exposed when you wear a lower cut shirt or dress. Unfortunately, many people tend to overlook this portion of the skin, which can lead to a prematurely aged look, also known as skin that is crepey.
As with your face, the decollete is also quite prone to sun exposure and can additionally be affected by dirt, debris, and free radicals. This is why treatments in this area really can help to improve the skin’s tone and texture. With so much sun exposure, the skin can experience a breakdown in collagen production—collagen is what gives skin its elasticity and inherent youthfulness.
How to care for your décollete?
Dermatologists generally suggest that you keep sunscreen on this area to protect it from harmful UV rays. And of course, if you want to avoid prematurely aged skin, sunscreen becomes particularly important. décollete treatments to this end are also highly recommended as they help cleanse, exfoliate and smooth the skin. What else can you do to help that skin look younger and more supple? Keep reading to find out more.
Avoid too much sun exposure
Indeed, you want to wear sunscreen when out in the sun and when the decollete is uncovered. However, even better is to try and keep that area covered and avoid excessive sun exposure. The skin of the decollete is susceptible. Try to stay in the shade during outdoor activities. And be sure and utilize sunscreen here with a higher SPF.
Apply sunscreen daily
It cannot be stressed enough how important sunscreen is for the skin—for all areas of the body. The decollete is extremely important to protect with a high SPF sunscreen daily, mainly because it can be more sensitive. Even during the winter months, you still want to be using sunscreen. Finding a sunscreen product with both zinc and titanium can be more effective than those which do not contain these.
Be gentle when cleansing
Remember, the skin on your décolletage is more delicate than that of other areas. Excessively scrubbing is not suitable for it. Scrubbing can irritate the skin of the decollete when done too vigorously. You want to cleanse the area gently and with mild soa
Exfoliating is different from cleansing the skin. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and therefore leaves skin looking fresher and younger. Exfoliating products generally come in scrubs and certain types of masks.
Use moisturizer regularly
Again, the decollete area often gets overlooked. Just as you moisturize your face daily, this area needs it too. Given that skin can be thinner here, it needs even more moisture daily. Hyaluronic acid has been shown to have significant benefits for decolletage.
What to Expect During Your décollette Treatment?
Before the actual treatment, you will consult with your aesthetician; this is so they can be made aware of any skin or health issues that you may have which could affect the decollete treatment. If you are unsure about a skin issue you may have, it is recommended that you consult with a doctor first
As with a facial, your decollete treatment will begin with a thorough cleansing. There will likely also be an exfoliation involved. This rids the surface of dead skin cells and helps the skin to look younger and brighter.
A vital part of the decolletage process is the peel that is used. Peels and enzymes help to get rid of dead skin cells and thus bring the newer-looking skin to the surface. Some redness may be associated, but this usually goes away fairly quickly.
The aesthetician will also apply lotion/cream/serum to the area. This helps to maintain the effects of the decollete treatment while locking in the moisture, as keeping this area of the skin hydrated is so important.
Are There Any Side Effects of a Décollette Treatment?
Very rarely are there side effects with this type of spa treatment. As noted, there could be some redness due to the peel, but this dissipates quickly. However, if you are concerned about skin conditions and aren’t sure if this is the right treatment type for you, you should consult with your dermatologist or doctor first.
Remember, skincare involves more than just the face. A decollete treatment can work wonders, especially where crepey skin is concerned. You will look and feel years younger!