Do you know how to take care of your décolleté skin?

The skin of the décolleté undergoes a different and sometimes greater aging process than that of other areas of the body. This is due to its frequent exposure to the open air and to the fact that it has fewer sebaceous glands, which makes it particularly vulnerable to certain environmental factors such as sunlight, wind, cold, etc…

As a consequence, the skin loses hydration, sun spots, telangiectasias (red veins) and skin atrophy (thin, dry skin) appear.

On the other hand, the continuous weight exerted by the breasts on the lower part of the décolleté produces a decrease in skin elasticity with the consequent appearance of vertical or diagonal “V” wrinkles.

The cosmetic care of the décolleté skin should be similar to that of the facial skin: daily cleansing and moisturizing as well as the use of appropriate sunscreens.

To prevent aging of the décolleté skin, it is recommended:

  • sun protection
  • use of cosmetics with alpha hydroxy acids or other specific active ingredients
  • use of special fasteners

In any case, when the first signs of aging begin to appear on the décolleté, it is advisable to visit a dermatologist for advice on the best way to prevent and treat damage to this area.

There are specific treatments depending on the problem:

  • Pigmented spots: Q-Switched alexandrite laser
  • Vascular lesions: pulsed dye laser or intense pulsed light.
  • Wrinkles-folds: mesotherapy with hyaluronic acid
  • Dryness-dullness: mesotherapy with hyaluronic acid combined with chemical peels.
  • Flaccidity: infrared

So now you know, start taking care of your décolleté skin and if you need any treatment, consult a dermatologist who will give you the best solution to your problem.