We often scrutinize various parts of our bodies looking for signs of the aging process. Most of us have spent time in front of the mirror analyzing those fine lines around our eyes and mouths, looking at the accumulation of life and years. We pull back our bangs to see if our foreheads are still line free and wonder why all those years of laugh out loud shenanigans decided to finally show up.
For some, it is the hands that tell the story of years gone by. Too much time in the sun has left many of us with sunspots on our legs and arms too. While lines and spots are indicative of the passage of time, they do not have to define you. We all age, but how we age is entirely up to us. This is something we stand by here at Fountain of You. You do not have to be discouraged by what you see. You can take control and we would love to help you along in this process with our anti-aging and aesthetic services. If you’re in Melbourne, Palm Bay, or anywhere in Brevard County, contact our office today for more information!
One region of our bodies that can show aging is the décolletage. This stunning French word describes the area of the upper chest, neck, and shoulders, which can reveal age. It is often a part of the body that is neglected when it comes to skincare but that does not have to be the case for you. Here are some great ways to take care of this delicate skin and let your radiance shine through.
As we age, our skin becomes drier. This is especially true for post-menopausal women. One thing you can do to protect the skin on your chest and neck is to remember to moisturize. Make this a part of your daily skincare routine using a light moisturizer after the shower or after you finish up with your facial routine. A few extra minutes in your day can change the dynamics of your skin. While you are at it, consider exfoliating this region too. Products that contain alpha hydroxy acid, AHA, or beta hydroxy acid, BHA, are great for this area. You exfoliate your face so simply carry on to your neck and upper chest as well.
We all know that sunscreen is incredibly beneficial when it comes to the anti-aging process. We lather our faces each day, or should be, and our bodies too. The same care should be taken for the skin on the neck, chest, and shoulders regardless of whether or not you are planning a beach day. Sunscreen gives your body a protective layer against harmful rays from the sun on a daily basis. Be sure to use a protective layer on your décolletage every day.
Prevention.com has several recommendations for protecting this sensitive area. They suggest using a Vitamin C serum along with your sunscreen to protect the décolletage and we agree. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and helps boost the power of your daily sunscreen. In the evening, after exfoliating, apply a Retinol product to help the skin while you sleep. This will help your body increase collagen production, pump up cell turnover, and assist with uneven pigmentation.
Aging is simply a part of life, but you do not have to allow this process to get you down. There are simple and powerful steps you can take each day to age with grace, power, and style. Protection, prevention, and maintenance steps are vital to aging well and Fountain of You would love to work with you every step of the way. Contact us today.