Don’t Forget the Décolletage: Protect & Rejuvenate Your Neck & Chest

14 Apr 2022 / Treatments
Don’t Forget the Décolletage: Protect & Rejuvenate Your Neck & Chest

If there’s one part of the skin that is neglected the most, it’s probably the décolletage. While we spend so much time prepping the skin on our face each morning, lathering it in sunscreen, and going through its nighttime routine, we don’t hear much buzz about the décolletage – which actually needs more daily attention and care.

Even though you may look younger thanks to a rigorous skincare routine, your décolletage may tell a different story if it’s not a part of that routine. Keep reading below for all you need to know about the décolletage, what concerns to look out for, and which treatments to turn to if you need some décolletage rejuvenation.

What is the décolletage?

The décolletage in the beauty world is considered to be your neck and chest area. This French word comes from a verb meaning “expose the neck.” While it’s an area that we love to show off in plunging necklines and bikinis, it can also be the one of the first areas that show signs of ageing.

How is the décolletage different from the rest of your skin?

The skin on your chest may seem similar to the skin on the rest of your body, but it’s actually a lot more delicate. This area has much thinner skin, contains fewer oil glands, and has less hair follicles than other areas of the skin. Plus, it’s usually exposed to the sun just as much as your face.

How should you care for your décolletage?

1. Avoid sun exposure/apply sunscreen

Anyone with a solid skincare routine knows that applying sunscreen every day should be your priority. But many people will stop their sunscreen application at the face, when your chest and neck often receive the same amount of UV exposure.

To protect the décolletage, you should cover up if you’re going to be in the sun and apply sunscreen to this area daily (yes, even if it’s cloudy outside).

2. Extend your skincare routine beyond just the face

Just like applying sunscreen, you can also extend your regular skincare products down to your décolletage as well. Since you already have these products on hand, there’s no reason to neglect your décolletage any longer (and you don’t need to buy that expensive neck cream).

Some of the best products for the décolletage area include:

  • Cleanser
    • Remember to gently cleanse and exfoliate on the décolletage’s delicate skin
  • Toners, serums and peels
    • Particularly products that provide hydration (like hyaluronic acid serums) and anti-ageing benefits (like topical retinoids)
    • Victoria’s Skincare Range pick: AHA Night Serum
  • Moisturiser
    • With less oil glands, the décolletage needs some extra hydration help
    • Victoria’s Skincare Range pick: Peptide Moisturising Cream
  • Sunscreen

What products to avoid:

  • Avoid any products that are used to combat oily skin
    • These may further strip moisture from this already dehydrated area.

Are there treatments available for the décolletage?

If you have already started noticing “sleep lines” on your check and neck that don’t go away or dark spots and other texture issues, you may want to turn to neck and décolletage treatments. Here are some of our top treatment picks that provide real results for the décolletage:

  • Vibradermabrasion – gently removes layers of damaged skin tissue; leaving healthier and more radiant skin
  • Pico Genesis – gently heating the upper dermis and targeting discolour in the skin, the appearance of sun damage, acne scars and redness is corrected.
  • ZO Skin Health Lactic Acid Peel – designed to address several types of skin complaints, including fine lines, uneven skin tone and texture, rough skin or acne prone skin.

At Victoria’s Cosmetic Medical Clinic, we run a Neck & Décolletage Skin Rejuvenation special each year from April to August to treat this delicate area. This signature treatment has been specially crafted with all four of the above treatments in one session – providing immediate results.

Contact Victoria’s Cosmetic Medical Clinic

Your skincare routine shouldn’t stop at the face – your décolletage deserves the same amount of care you give to other areas of the body. Contact our team today and we’ll match you with the perfect skincare products and treatments to help you achieve a youthful and radiant décolletage.

We will be closed on Friday 4th December for a staff training day