If you’re like most people, your skincare routine, including cleansers, serums, and moisturizers, ends abruptly at your chin. Day after day, night after night, we do our due diligence to keep the signs of aging away from our eyes or forehead and our cheeks. What many of us forget, though, is that the signs of aging are not limited to those areas. There will come a day when our neck and chest will tell the tale of our neglect. The fact is if you’re skipping your neck and chest, you’re missing an important part of your skincare routine. The good news is this: there’s no time like the present to turn things around. Ahead we take a look at how to care for your neck and chest.
Why Should You Include Your Neck And Chest In Your Skincare Routine?
The unfortunate truth is that the signs of aging like wrinkles, uneven skin tone, crepey skin, and sagging will also show up on our neck and chest. An even more unfortunate truth is that they’ll probably show up faster because you failed to protect those areas from sun damage. When you think about it, your neck and chest are just as exposed as your face and even more so because you skipped an important part of your skincare routine—protection.
Moreover, the skin on your neck and chest is also very thin, leaving it even more susceptible to environmental damage. If that weren’t enough motivation to get you to include those areas in your skincare routine, here’s one more. Your neck and chest have far fewer sebaceous glands than your face, so it produces less oil. That lack of oil can expedite the aging process considerably.
Should You Buy Separate Beauty Products For Your Neck And Chest?
You'll be happy to know that you don't need to invest even more money into these areas of your skin. More often than not, the products you use for your face can easily be used on your neck and chest as well. And if you're using products that work to minimize the signs of aging and sunscreen—even better.
What Should The Skincare Routine For Your Neck And Chest Look Like?
Taking care of your neck and chest is not difficult at all, and the routine will likely look remarkably similar to the skincare routine or your face. In a nutshell, all you need to do is take an extra minute or two and spread your skincare products onto your face onto your neck and chest. If you're using a serum on your face, make sure to apply some of that serum to your neck. When you're moisturizing, do the same, and when you're cleansing and exfoliating, do the same. And don't forget the SPF.