Updated: Jul 10
When it comes to taking care of your skin as you age, people often concentrate their skin care routines on their face – focusing on certain areas between the chin and forehead. But, the face isn’t the only part that can show premature signs of aging. The neck and upper chest also deserve attention and care to maintain a healthy look.
The skin on the neck and upper chest areas is thinner than the face, making it more susceptible to damage from UV rays and environmental factors. There can be a more visible loosening of skin in these areas and wrinkles may appear more pronounced.
Beyond environmental exposure, an unexpected contributor to the appearance of loosened skin may be the way we use technology – specifically phones and other screens. So-called “tech necks” can be the result of looking down at phones, tablets, and computers for extended periods of time, facilitating drooping skin. Optimizing screen time and improving posture can be helpful ways to address this.
From your early 20s onward, it’s recommended to extend your facial care routine to include the neck and upper chest.
Here are a few easy adjustments to get more out of your skin care routine:
Cleanse — More than just washing your face, include the back of your neck as well – that’s where makeup, sweat, dirt and other bacteria can build up and create an uneven skin tone.
Exfoliate — Being careful not to over-scrub the neck and upper chest areas, use a gentle exfoliator to remove excess dead skin cells, which can cause skin to look duller and rougher than it actually is.
Apply Serum — Offering a deeper level of hydration, a serum will also help protect skin from free radical damage and discoloration, and will help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s safe to use in the chest and neck areas, and best applied in an upward motion.
Moisturize — Keeping your skin moisturized is one of the most important ways to maintain a radiant appearance. It can be applied throughout the day to continuously deliver healthy-looking skin.
Use SPF 30+ — The upper chest and neck can be especially susceptible to sunburns and damage, so a sunscreen is a must. Pay special attention to skin that may be exposed above your skirt collar and re-apply every two hours. The same sunscreen you use on your face can be used for the neck and upper chest.
To ensure that these areas of more delicate skin get the right care, opt for products that are gentle and safe for sensitive skin. MultiV6 products — including the Multivitamin Serum, Day Cream, and Night Cream — deliver results without harsh ingredients, making them perfect options for use on the upper chest and neck.