The throat and chest area, décolleté, is one of the first places a woman will notice signs of aging. The skin here is thinner and prone to wrinkling and uneven pigmentation. Following a regular skincare regimen will keep the décolleté looking its best.
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Lavera Solution line contains a wealth of powerful anti-agers to smooth skin, minimize appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin on neck, and increase overall luminosity. The main cause of premature aging of the skin is free radical damage. Free radicals break down collagen and elastin, proteins that give skin support and elasticity. These rogue molecules are caused by excessive sun, exposure to toxins, and stress. Avoiding these, and receiving a healthy dose of antioxidants in your regimen, are essential in fighting free radical damage.
Just as you care for your face, to keep it looking its youngest and most radiant, you must also care for your décolleté. When moisturizing your face, morning and night, do not overlook this delicate area. Continue on down the throat and chest with moisturizer to keep the décolleté soft and firm. Solution moisturizers contain Sepalift, a plant-derived anti-aging ingredient that protects against collagen loss, firming and smoothing the skin.
Vertical wrinkles on the chest are a common complaint amongst women. A lifting serum will help to decrease the appearance of these wrinkles and other fine lines. Both Hydro Lifting Serum and Solution Intensive Lifting Serum contain Bio-Hyaluronic Acid to strengthen connective tissue, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Apply morning and night under your moisturizer. Choose Solution for mature skin or Hydro for all skin types.
Gentle exfoliation, once or twice weekly, will slough away dry, dead skin cells and reveal fresh, healthy skin. Because the décolleté is so delicate, care needs to be taken when exfoliating this area. Hydro Facial Gel Mask is the perfect gentle treatment to recharge and energize dull, tired skin. Apply the mask to face, neck, and chest and leave on for up to 10 minutes. Gently remove with warm water. Fruit extracts do the sloughing, not abrasive ingredients. Skin will be moisturized, radiant, and restored to good health.
Pamper, hydrate, and renew stressed skin with a moisturizing mask. Intensive Facial Repair Mask contains Bamboo extract, rich in silica which is responsible for the formation and maintenance of connective tissue. This gentle mask protects the skin and improves circulation – perfect for dry or sensitive skin.
To rev up tired-looking skin and bring about a natural glow, try Solution Face Mask. Rich Mango seed butter and Shea butter hydrate, while Brown seaweed nourishes, tones, and clears the skin. Apply either the Intensive or Solution mask to face, neck, and décolleté. Leave for up to 15 minutes while you relax. Use as a weekly treat, or whenever skin needs a little indulgence.
Don't forget the sunscreen. Protect against aging sun damage with mineral sun protection. Solution Day Cream SPF 15 works perfectly for daily use. If you plan to be out in the sun, our Anti-Aging Facial Sunscreen SPF 15 UVA will provide effective protection to face and décolleté.
If you have freckles or sun spots on your chest, lightening ingredients will help to diminish the appearance of these dark spots. Arbutin is a natural skin lightener found in the entire Lavera Solution line, and is great for treating spots.
Now that we have your décolleté skincare regimen under wraps, let's dress it up a bit. When applying Glow & Go Self Tanning Spray to body, don't forget your chest. This will offer a subtle hint of color with décolleté flattering shimmer.
Fit décolleté enhancers into your workout. Back and chest exercises will strengthen chest muscles, giving a more toned and tight appearance.
Do not overlook your diet. Eating a healthy balanced diet and drinking an adequate amount of filtered water keeps skin looking its best. And avoid sugary foods. Glucose breaks down collagen and we all know what that means. Yes, over-doing the sugar can actually give you wrinkles. Or, in this case shall we call them smile lines?
Now, one last step. Go out a buy yourself a new dress or top to show off your gorgeous décolleté!