BY LISA WILLIAMS
The neck and decollete can be the first areas to show the signs of ageing, as the skin is thinner, often neglected and overexposed to the elements. All these factors can lead to pigmentation, loss of tone and a lined appearance.
Here are some of our beauty editors’ top tips on how to get your chest looking its best, plus we give you the low down on our all-time favourite products.
Solution #1: Revitalift
Revitalift resuscitates tired aging skin by restoring its physiological function and optimizing cellular activity. Natural replenishment of new collagen, elastin and HA, all vital components of youthful skin, is enhanced. By increasing moisture retention from within (in the true sense of the word), the skin is more resistant to dehydration and regains its firmness and a healthy compact structure. A series of tiny injections will replenish your neck and decollete skin with vital hyaluronic acid, stimulating collagen growth and instantly improving skin age & appearance.
Available at SW1 Clinic.
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Solution #2: Clinique CX
This rich cream is part of Clinique’s hard-hitting CX range.
The main ingredient is Whey Protein which stimulates collagen production, leading to firmer skin and fewer wrinkles.
You’re also betting on the future with this cream – antioxidant rich Vitamin C and E, plus Green Tea extract help protect the delicate skin from further damage.
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Problem: Dull skin and pigmentation
Solution #1: PICO laser
PICO laser is the new generation of lasers, surpassing the old generation of pigment lasers or laser toning by a mile. Not only does the pigment cells respond quicker and more favourably to this laser, it can also be used in modes not just to clear pigmentation but to smoothen skin, enhnace complexion and boost collagen. Talk about killing many birds with one stone. By using a laser technology to break up unwanted and unsightly freckles, patches and marks marring your skin, it effectively paves the way for a clearer, more even looking skin effectively with little downtime.
Available at SW1 Clinic.
Solution #2: Shiseido White Lucency
If you’ve picked up some unsightly brown spots over the years then this is the product for you. Shiseido’s ‘White Lucency Technology’ fades pigmentation fast; our testers noticed clearer skin in just four weeks.
The serum also gently sloughs away dead skin cells, xylitol (a natural sugar) re-texturises the surface area leaving you with a softer, brighter décolleté.
Solution #3: Sun protection
Always apply sun cream – your neck and décolleté are exposed to UVA and Free Radical damage almost as much as your face. The best sunscreen is the ones that are physical blockers as they are safe even for sensitive skin or post laser use. for those who hate the feel of cream on their skin, try an ionic UV protection wash. They leave an invisible ionic SPF shield on your skin after the first wash until your next shower.
Problem: Crepey skin
Solution #1: Thermage CPT
Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening wonder that helps to strengthen, tighten and smooth wrinkled, crepey and sagging skins using a patented radiofrequency technology. It has been touted as the lunchtime face and neck lift of the decade and has been an important arsenal in many a celeb’s beauty regimen, keeping the tell-tale signs of age at bay.
Available at Sw1 Clinic.
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Solution #2: Perricone MD, Firming Neck Therapy
This potent cream is tough on lines, but gentle on delicate skin.
Daily, it instantly tightens skin and in four weeks our testers noticed the loss of elasticity and skin firmness that causes that papery appearance on the skin to be markedly improved.