10 Décolletagé Skin Care Techniques
Do you even skincare if you aren’t including your décolletagé?
The answer is no! Skincare isn’t just about the face. It’s about all of your skin, and if you are skipping over the décolletagé, you are missing a vital step in skincare.
What Is Décolletagé Area?
In skincare, the term décolletagé refers to the delicate skin on the neck, chest, and upper breast area. The skin on the décolletagé is thinner and more prone to damage than on other parts of the body due to its constant exposure to the sun and other environmental factors. As a result, it is more prone to wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, and age spots. Therefore it is essential to take care of this area with proper skin care techniques, which we will get into below.
Décolleté vs Décolletagé
Décolleté and décolletagé are both French terms. However, décolleté refers to a low-cut neckline on a dress or blouse that reveals a portion of a woman's upper chest and cleavage (the décolletagé). As we clarified above, décolletagé is an area of skin. When complimenting someone, instead of saying, “I love your décolletagé neckline; it really shows off your décolleté” say, “I love your décolleté dress it shows off your beautiful décolletagé.”
And if you hear someone trying to explain “décolleté skin care,” you can respectfully tell them that they are using the incorrect word, that they must mean décolletagé skin care, and if they don’t know the difference between the two words, then maybe their skincare advice shouldn’t be trusted.
Great! Now that you have stood your ground on the difference between décolleté and décolletagé let’s uncover the top 10 skincare techniques for a youthful décolletagé.
1. Skin Cleansing
One of the most important steps in any skincare routine is cleansing. This is particularly true for the décolletagé, which is often exposed to sweat and wind throughout the day. Cleansing helps to remove any oil and dirt and prepare the skin for the next steps in your routine. Dermaclara’s Claraprep is a great option for cleansing the décolletagé, as it gently removes dirt and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Exfoliating the décolletagé is another essential step in any skincare routine. Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, leading to a smoother, more radiant complexion.
How to Exfoliate Chest
To start, choose a gentle exfoliating product specifically designed for the décolletagé, as the skin is thinner and more delicate. Apply in gentle circular motions, being careful not to apply too much pressure or scrub too vigorously. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry, then follow up with a moisturizer to nourish and hydrate the skin.
3. Moisturize Your Skin
Moisturizing is an important step in any skincare routine, but it’s particularly important for the décolletagé, which is often exposed to the elements and can become dry and flaky. Dermaclara’s Clarasome is a lightweight, hydrating moisturizer that can be used on the décolletagé to provide long-lasting hydration and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
4. Use Serum
Serums are a great addition to any skincare routine, as they contain concentrated ingredients that penetrate the skin more deeply than a moisturizer. The best serum for chest wrinkles will have at least one of the following star ingredients.
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A known for boosting collagen production and promoting cell turnover, which helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the chest.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from environmental damage while brightening and evening out the skin tone, leading to a more youthful and radiant appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrating ingredient that can help plump and firm the skin, reducing wrinkles and improving overall skin texture.
5. Avoid Rubbing
Rubbing or tugging at the delicate skin on the décolletagé can lead to wrinkles and fine lines. When applying skincare products to this area, use gentle, upward strokes, and avoid rubbing or pulling at the skin.
6. Apply Sunscreen
Sun damage can cause premature aging, and the décolletagé is particularly vulnerable to damage from the sun’s UV rays. Be sure to apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to the décolletagé daily, even if you’re not planning to spend much time outdoors.
7. Watch Your Posture
Believe it or not, your posture can impact the appearance of your décolletagé. Slouching can cause the skin on the chest to crease and wrinkle. So be sure to sit up straight and aim to be one of those people with better posture than everyone else!
8 Sleep On Your Back
Unfortunately, you are not safe while you sleep! Your sleeping position can affect your décolletagé. Sleeping on your side or stomach can cause creases in the skin leading to wrinkles. Try to sleep on your back to avoid putting pressure on this delicate area.
9. Apply Hydrating Mask
Applying a hydrating mask to your décolletagé can help nourish and moisturize the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Dermaclara’s patches are a great option for hydrating the décolletagé. Simply apply the patch to your décolletagé and leave it on for 15 - 20 minutes, then remove and gently massage.
10. Target Blemishes
Blemishes on the décolletagé can be frustrating and difficult to treat, but with the right products and techniques, you can help to reduce their appearance. Choosing gentle products for this area is essential, as the skin is thin and delicate. Look for products that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to help exfoliate and unclog pores, as well as calm and soothe the skin.
How to Get Rid of Décolletagé Wrinkles?
The best way to prevent chest wrinkles is Dermaclara. Their groundbreaking SILICONEFUSION™ technology targets wrinkles on the neck and chest and leaves you with a glowing, youthful complexion. With Dermaclara, you can actually roll back time.
Dermaclara is the only non-invasive, chemical-free, and dermatologist-approved solution to chest wrinkles. There are no harsh ingredients in Dermaclara which make them perfect for the décolletagé–such a sensitive area should be treated with the best care. The silicone patches create a microclimate between the seal and your skin, boosting moisture and producing collagen and elastin from the inside out. This process smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, pulls taut any stretch marks, and tightens loose skin.
The difference is immediate! But, for more permanent results, we recommend using Dermaclara patches for three to six months, which should be easy as the silicone patches can be reused up to 30 times. Just follow the steps below to get the best results from Dermaclara.
1. Prep Your Skin
Clean your face with Claraprep, our soft and gentle cleanser.
2. Apply Dermaclara Patches
Apply to the décolletagé and set the timer for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Gently Peel Off Patches
Delicately remove the patches and clean them with Patch Prep. Let them dry before reapplying them to the backing card. Dermaclara patches can be reused up to 30 times.
Taking care of your décolletagé is an important part of any skincare routine, and with the proper techniques and Dermaclara by your side, you can keep your skin looking youthful and glowing.