Tips for taking care of your neck and Décolleté

How does someone go about taking care of their neck and Décolleté area? Should you just soap and lather, and exfoliate like the rest of your body? The answer is no. Your neck and Décolleté area are more delicate, with skin much closer to the texture found on your face. So when taking care of these areas especially with anti-aging in mind you want to be much more delicate than you would the rest of your body.

Your epidermis layer is much thinner on your neck and chest than it is on the rest of your body but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get dry. When taking care of your neck and décolleté you want to hydrate your skin. Using a product like the ones found at can help you. With many of the products claiming they will help you to hydrate your skin. Hydration is one of the key factors in taking care of your skin because all of the cells in your body including the cells found in your dermis layers are made up of water. Hydration helps your skin feel supple and smooth.

You can try a rich and nourishing cream like this one Which is marketed to revitalize and penetrate deep wrinkles and sagging skin on the neck and chin.  You might benefit from this cream if you have loose or saggy neck skin.

When your neck is not firm it can give the appearance of a double chin, to get rid of a double chin you can try using creams, massage and exercise that is marked to help firm and tighten the skin around the neck.

One such neck exercise called a Head Drop can done by retracing the neck, then slowing moving your head up and backward as far as you can comfortably go so that your eyes are looking straight up ahead at the ceiling. You can repeat this exercise 10 times holding the position for 5 seconds before releasing.

Another exercise is a head rotation, standing for sitting up straight keeping your eyes fixed on the horizon turn your head diagonally to the right so that your nose is above your shoulder. Return to a neutral position and then switch to the left side. Repeat this five times in each direction. This last exercise should work your neck as well as your chest, as long as you make sure keep your shoulders back only moving your neck.

Signs Of Aging – Why do we Age?

Let’s face it, our skin starts to sag as we age. This unfortunately includes our neck, face, and the rest of our body, and given the sands of time the skin in those areas will start to look creped, dull, and can start to feel rough and saggy. Your genetics play a large role in how your body ages but did you know that there are things you can do to help reduce the signs of aging?

While the aging process, and why we age are still a large mystery to us, scientists do know a large amount about the processes the skin goes through as we get older. Aging can be accelerated with stress, smoking, and drinking which are all things that put a strain on your body. While many times we don’t think about it the little stresses in life have started to prematurely age you. If you have lived in a predominately stress-free environment your entire life it could be from over consumption of things like cigarettes which have many negative side effects especially with continued use.

Another reason we age are because of free radicals, which are chemically unstable molecules that damage our DNA, now I’m not going to get to science-ie on you but free radicals are found in trans- fats, cigarettes, hydrogenated oils, charred meats and are even present in small doses of the air we breathe. Eating more fruits and vegetables can help to fight against free radicals as they are high in anti-oxidants.

The next big thing our body does naturally but can cause us to age faster is inflammation, which is usually a healthy part of the bodies system, it can however become over active. You bodies inflammation is usually an immune system response to kill foreign invaders but sometimes our body starts to attack healthy cells and tissue. This can cause many issues like high cholesterol, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.   Eating a healthier dies free of the free radicals we mentioned above as well incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet like the turmeric spice, or chocolate, really dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao, blue berries, and omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish like salmon, or walnuts.

In addition to healthy diets, exercise is very beneficial to anti-aging, as moving your body helps with blood circulation, and being active help reduce free radicals and stress.