By Vanesa Baumann
We pay a lot of attention to our faces. We apply serums, softeners, moisturizers, and sunblocks to ensure our skin remains healthy, supple, and firm. On the other hand, many of us neglect our necks and décolleté— until we begin to notice sagging, fine lines, and loss of firmness, which seems to happen more quickly in these areas than others. This could be blamed on several factors. Some say looking down at our phones more often contributes to fine lines in the neck. Others say sleeping on our side causes wrinkles on our décolleté— but Mother Nature says different. Simply, the skin around our neck and décolleté is designed differently, requiring special care and a little TLC.
"Simply, the skin around our neck and décolleté is designed differently, requiring special care and a little TLC."
BWB spoke with Lisa Garguilo, VP of Education & Spa Sales for LUZERN LABS to better understand why the neck and décolleté should be cared for differently than the rest of our body.
The skin on the neck and décolleté may not appear much different from that of the face, but it is quite biologically different.
First, the skin on the neck and décolleté is thinner with less adipose tissue (the fat layer that supports the dermis).
It also contains fewer sebaceous glands, which is associated with reduced moisture levels, as well as a tendency toward dryness and dehydration.
This neck and décolleté area contains a higher amount of blood vessels, and if not the properly protected contributes to ruddiness of the skin.
UVA/UVB damage are other contributors to the breakdown of the skin on the neck and décolleté as most do not properly protect the area with SPF.
This unfortunate combination of thinner skin, increased vascularity, and dehydration can greatly impact the appearance of the neck and décolleté, resulting in elevated concerns such as:
Fine lines – Crepiness
Increased Vascularity & Hyper-pigmentation
Dehydration – Rough skin
To combat the challenges the neck and décolleté face, BWB tried Luzern’s NUIT Retinol Neck & Décolleté Creme. It features their patented +AlpPure Firm, which is made of organic active ingredients from the Swiss Alps and promotes elasticity while improving the skin’s inner structure. It also uses their patented +AlpPure Alpine White, which combines stabilized Vitamin C, 7 extracts from high-flavonoid Swiss plants, phenolic acids, and antioxidants to reduce environmental stress and discoloration. Add in retinol, peptides, ceramides and polyose from oats to lift, firm and reduce fine lines. What an amazing support system for your neck and décolleté, which will be revitalized in no time!
Originally posted on Beauty and Well-Being