Décolletage is defined as a plunging neckline on a woman’s dress. This French word comes from a verb meaning “expose the neck,” and that is precisely what the décolletage does. While the necklines change along with fashion trends, the exposure of décolletage has been a true symbol of femininity throughout the ages. Fashion allows us many ways to show it off and play it up, from v-necks, boat necks, sweethearts, strapless to statement necklaces – the options are endless. However, we spend more time finding ways to display the décolletage than protecting it!
As we age, our skin changes due to external and internal factors, and wrinkles and age spots start to appear. The skin starts to thin from loss of collagen and becomes drier due to the decrease of Hyaluronic Acid production. The delicate skin on the décolletage is already thinner and bears the brunt of exposure to UV damage. Leaving this area unprotected leads to the development of “crepe” like skin – vertical wrinkles and possibly even early skin cancers. Damaged and prematurely aged skin on the décolletage can add unwanted years to your overall look.
Treat the décolletage area just as you would your face. All facial products should be used on the neck and the chest as well. You can take steps to reduce the signs of aging, such as age spots and wrinkles, and to restore elastin, boost collagen and Hyaluronic Acid production with the use of AHAs, retinols, Vitamin A, C and E and alpha hydroxy acids. Ask your esthetician about receiving a series of chemical peels that are non-invasive, requiring no downtime. PRIORI® Lunchtime Peels are perfect for the a décolletage area, with a series of 6 recommended for maximum results. Use a daily sunscreen with broad spectrum protection to prevent UV damage to this delicate area.