If you’re looking for beauty advice, why not take it from the best. Legendary supermodel, Cindy Crawford recently bestowed this valuable advice: “Women forget to take care of their décolletage, and it shows their age.” For this age-defying icon, beauty is much more than a flawless face.
Though the importance of sunscreen is nothing new, many of us still seem to neglect the neck down. The body, particularly our décolletage (neck, chest, shoulders, and back), is extremely vulnerable to sun damage and premature aging. In fact, according to AgingSkinNet, “between 90 and 95 percent of all wrinkles, lines and discolorations on the body are caused by sun exposure.” What does this mean? Well, it means that the majority of aging of the chest and neck is completely preventable.
Just as our faces are greatly exposed to sun damage and free radicals, so are our chests, necks, shoulders and backs. The chest and neck, in particular, are composed of very thin and sensitive skin, making them especially susceptible to sun damage. So what’s the solution? A full spectrum sunscreen for one thing. A quality sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays used daily will help to cease any further damage to skin. As for damage that has already occurred, try using a sunscreen infused with antioxidants like green tea to help reverse signs of aging. In fact, studies have suggested that green tea in combination with a full spectrum sunscreen can dramatically reverse cell damage by repairing wrinkles, age spots, and even acne.
Other antioxidants may also help to improve and reverse signs of aging. Think of an apple sliced in half. The longer the apple is exposed to oxygenation and free radicals the more brown and dry it becomes. Certain properties, for instance, a lemon, stop this browning process from occurring. This is the same thing that is happening to your skin. Using a sunscreen that protects in combination with antioxidants can greatly enhance its effects and severely slow the aging process.
HappyMe Skincare’s Neck and Chest Repair SPF 30 is a perfect example of a product designed specifically to stop and reverse aging on the neck and chest. First, it is armed with various organic compounds that provide full spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays. Second, the Neck and Chest Repair is infused with powerful antioxidants, such as green tea, lemon fruit extract, and apple fruit extract, to help protect against and reverse sun damage. Finally, essential oils such as Sweet Almond Oil, Rosewood Oil, Bergamot Oil, as well as others, help improve skin’s elasticity, moisturize, and regenerate damaged tissue. If that’s not enough, the aromatherapeutic qualities of the product help alleviate stress and calm the senses.
Take it from Ms. Crawford -- the décolletage is one of the most sensual body parts, yet it is also one of the most overlooked areas of our bodies. Implementing a product to protect and nourish this delicate area will have you looking young, vibrant, and ready for the catwalk in no time.