Most of us take great pride in our impeccable skin care routine – buying all the best cleansers, serums, masks, and creams to make sure we preserve our precious complexion and maintain our youthful glow.

And yet, with all the effort we put into our faces, we often neglect the most sensitive and exposed skin on our bodies: the décolleté– the area under the neck, consisting of the collarbone and upper chest. Without daily care and attention, the décolleté is prone to wrinkles, sagging, age spots, and redness.

Since the skin here is thinner and has fewer oil glands than the face, its ability to naturally protect and hydrate is compromised.  Like the skin everywhere else on your body, the décolleté also experiences a gradual loss of collagen and elastin over time. However, the depletion in this area causes sagging and visible rings around the neck much faster than other areas , along with a change in the texture and color of the skin on the chest.

Indulging in and establishing a décolleté skin care routine can not only help reverse some of the damage already done but can also prevent it from getting worse. So- what steps can you take to protect your delicate décolleté?

Start with sun care

We know how important the role of SPF is when it comes to preventive skin care. Then why do we so often forget to apply our daily facial sunscreen to the neck and chest?

This under served area is equally exposed as our face to the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays. In fact, most of the sun damage that we experience occurs in our childhood and teens when future chest wrinkles were the last thing on our sun-drenched minds.

The moral of this story is: It’s never too late to start applying sunscreen to this area. And you should, everyday.

Clean skin is more resilient skin

Think of your décolletage  as an extension of your face and make sure to cleanse it daily to remove dirt, toxins, and dead skin cells. Choose a gentle, high-quality cleanser that will rid the skin of harmful pollutants and deeply clean pores without stripping away the skin’s natural moisture. Doing this every day, will encourage cell turnover and regeneration.

Nighttime nourishment

Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep restores our bodies and brains, but rest has a similar effect on the skin. While sleeping, our skin cells have time to recover from daily exposure to environmental hazards. Nourishing your skin with ultra-hydrating and nutrient-rich ingredients before bed allows your skin to absorb the healing benefits while you sleep safely away from the environmental stressors and sun exposure that your skin is subjected to during the day. Make sure you to add a generous amount of moisturizing product to the chest for renewal where you really need it.

Search for super-charged ingredients

Not all ingredients deliver the same level of nourishment. For the best results, choose the highest quality of products that fit within your budget and that address the skin issues that concern you the most. Whether you wish to reduce the appearance of fine lines on the chest, even skin tone, hydrate, detox, or brighten your skin of the neck and décolletage- there are products that target each of those concerns.

Look for all-natural ingredients and nature’s starring skin saviors such as marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, activated bamboo charcoal, essential oils, and powerful antioxidants. Consider using products charged with the healing power of precious gemstones and minerals such as rose quartz, diamonds, and gold- all of which have properties celebrated by beauty experts since ancient times.

Neck and décolleté skin care

Hydrogel mask treatments might be the most effective way to repair the skin in this often-overlooked area. KNESKO makes among the most effective, gemstone-infused neck and décolleté treatments masks available. Choose from masks that combine the very best of science-backed skincare with the time-tested appeal and spiritual energy of precious gems. Charged with healing Reiki energy, they are much more than your average chest wrinkle treatment. Awaken your chakras and heal your skin for beauty that radiates from the inside out.