Imagine this scenario: You wake up in the morning without your alarm feeling rested and rejuvenated. You hop out of bed with a spring in your step and skip your way to the bathroom to wash your face. After an invigorating cleanse, you’re ready to face whatever the day throws at you. But as you turn to leave, yours eyes drift down to the skin at the center of your chest just below your collarbones. What you see there stops you dead in your tracks: chest wrinkles ! How can that be?
No woman wants to wake up and discover that she has permanent lines on her chest instead of smooth, young-looking skin. Unfortunately, it does happen. Unlike facial wrinkles, which happen over time, chest and cleavage wrinkles can show up literally overnight. At first, the creases you see after a good night’s sleep disappear in just a few hours. But, over time, sleeping on your side , natural aging, and letting gravity get the best of you will cause deeper lines that don’t go away as easily.
Gone are the days of low-cut shirts and open-neck blouses. Sure, you could cover up your creased, crepey décolléte with scarves, turtlenecks, or maybe a large statement necklace, but that won’t really make you look or feel younger.
Some women who struggle to get rid of cleavage wrinkles have explored other options like creams, surgery, lasers, micro-needling and microdermabrasion treatments, but these options tend to be expensive, painful and ultimately ineffective. Makeup is also an impractical solution. So is trying to train yourself to sleep on your back. Trust me, I’ve tried for years.
No matter your age, you should be able to enjoy a youthful décolletage. Showing a little bit of skin doesn’t have to be something you only did when you were 22. That’s why more and more women are turning to décolleté pads, like the SiO Beauty SkinPad , to prevent and reduce chest wrinkles. Let’s investigate this unique solution a bit further so you can see all the benefits they have to offer.
Sleeping on your back is nearly impossible. Wearing a bra to sleep is just plain uncomfortable. Placing a pillow between your breasts before you go to sleep doesn’t work any better. Oh and don’t get us started on the false promises that are made by the countless creams we’ve tried over the years. The only truly effective solution is the décolleté pad.
A décolleté pad is a small, tactfully-shaped pad that adheres to your skin where chest wrinkles are most likely to appear—from just under the collarbone to deep into your cleavage. When worn overnight, décolleté pads provide support for the thin, delicate skin between your breasts while at the same time creating exactly the environment your skin needs to heal existing wrinkles and prevent future wrinkles from forming. Let’s see exactly how the décolleté pad works.
While we can’t speak for all the décolleté pads out there, we can speak to the groundbreaking science behind the SiO SkinPad . The SiO SkinPad is made out of medical grade silicone and utilizes the same science that is recommended by doctors and surgeons for the purpose of healing scars and burns. If this technique is effective at reducing those types of extreme skin damage, just imagine how good it will be at smoothing out chest wrinkles. The SkinPad does this in two specific ways:
The first way is by providing support to the delicate skin of your décolleté. When you sleep on your side, gravity pulls the top breast down toward the bottom breast. This tugs the thin skin between your cleavage in a direction that it was never intended to go. Add to that the friction and heat caused by your skin rubbing together, and the pressure of your arm pushing against the top breast, and conditions are just right for wrinkles to form sooner rather than later. The SiO SkinPad keeps the breasts separated no matter what position you sleep in. This support is the first layer of healing and prevention. Many women find that wearing the SkinPad is extremely comfortable and will continue to do so even after their chest wrinkles have disappeared.
The second way the SiO SkinPad heals existing wrinkles and prevents new wrinkles from forming, is by creating a breathable microclimate between the pad and your skin. This microclimate draws moisture to the surface, keeps that moisture from evaporating, and focuses it exactly where it can do the most good—on your chest. The combination of support and the unique microclimate means that the SkinPad will:
By creating the ideal microclimate for damaged, dehydrated , collagen depleted and wrinkled skin, the SiO SkinPad helps the skin naturally firm and soften. This results in fewer creases and fine lines overnight. With continued use, the SiO SkinPad is clinically-proven to both reduce and prevent wrinkles. That’s a lot of healing and prevention in such a small package.
Not only is the SiO SkinPad an effective and non-invasive solution for eliminating wrinkles, it’s also custom tapered to look and feel like a second skin. That means that the pad hugs the body as closely and comfortably as possible while you sleep so you won’t be disturbed during your beauty rest.
The nice thing about décolleté pads is that they are incredibly easy to use when compared with some of the other options out there. And décolleté pads don’t require time-consuming doctor visits or painful invasive surgery. All the healing and prevention takes place while you sleep. What could be better than that!
The simple process starts by gently exfoliating your skin. Chances are, you probably do this anyway, so it’s not like you’re adding another step to your crowded beauty routine . If you don’t already have an oil-free décolleté exfoliating cleanser, we highly recommend using the SiO Décolleté Cleansing Discs which were specifically designed to prepare your skin for the healing to come, and even to enhance the wrinkle-smoothing benefits that the SiO SkinPad has to offer.
Once the skin is prepped and dry, place the pad, sticky side down, below the collarbone and right in the middle of your décolletage. The pad should be placed with the smaller end towards the bottom of your cleavage. The SiO SkinPad, in particular, is neutral in skin tone and designed to feel like a second skin. These two factors help the SkinPad go unnoticed during the night so you can get the best night’s sleep possible.
In the morning, simply peel off the pad to reveal smooth, refreshed, and rejuvenated skin. You can then extend the healing and softening effects by applying the SiO Décolleté Serum . This specially-formulated cream works alongside the SkinPad to hydrate and plump skin, brighten skin tone, and protect against new environmental damage. All that in just one application first thing in the morning. The décolleté serum is so effective because it combines the best wrinkle relaxers, hydrators, brighteners, and anti-inflammatories including:
The combination of Cleansing Discs , SkinPad , and Serum is a powerful one-two-three punch that will have you seeing results in no time. But should you wait until you see cleavage wrinkles before you start wearing a skin pad? We’ll answer that question in the next section.
It’s especially embarrassing to be in your 20s or 30s and have the cleavage of someone in their 60s. It almost goes without saying that wrinkled skin like this can really affect your confidence...even if you find ways to cover it up. You shouldn’t have to stare longingly at your favorite low-cut or scoop-neck tops hanging unworn in your closet because you’re self-conscious about your décolleté wrinkles. Remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So working to prevent chest wrinkles from forming can go a long way to extending the smoothness of your décolleté into your 40s, 50s, and even 60s.
Women in their mid-20’s should start using medical grade silicone décolleté pads to prevent cleavage wrinkles from forming in the future, even if none have appeared yet. The combination of support and the nourishing and hydrating microclimate can keep the negative effects of gravity, friction, heat, and pressure from causing premature chest wrinkles.
Similarly, women in their mid-30’s and older can turn back the clock and prevent existing lines and wrinkles from deepening with just a single night of sleep with a décolleté pad. With extended, consistent use, you can beat wrinkles and keep your chest looking young and radiant every day.
As you can see in the above before-and-after pictures, women who have worn a SiO SkinPad have transformed their chests completely. As a result, they feel more confident and don’t have to avoid flattering shirt styles to cover up their wrinkles.
Beyond general aging, chest wrinkles are largely caused by sleeping on your side , which causes your skin to fold and your breasts to press together, creating pesky wrinkles in the morning. Even if your breasts aren’t large, aging and gravity still loosens and pulls down on the surrounding skin. Sometimes the wrinkles caused by side sleeping go away after a few hours, but over time as you age, they’ll only become deeper and permanent. If uncared for, your décolleté can become a melange of lines and wrinkles.
Sun damage also plays a significant role in causing chest wrinkles. Even if you make a conscious effort to apply sunscreen, sun exposure will damage the biology of your skin, reduce elasticity, and eventually produce crepey skin (the initial signs of wrinkles). Just one long, sunny day at the beach can cause major skin damage that could stay with you for the rest of your life.
Your best bet is to cover up completely with long sleeves, high-collars, scarves, and hats. But sometimes this just isn’t practical. The next best option is to apply an SPF 30 or 45 sunscreen on soon-to-be exposed skin before you leave the house. You can do this everyday to reduce the cumulative effects that the sun’s UV rays produce even if you are just going to work and back. Be sure to reapply the sunscreen every few hours, especially if you work in an office with a lot of windows.
While side sleeping and sun damage play primary roles in producing chest wrinkles, there are a number of other décolleté wrinkle causes to be wary of:
There’s not a lot you can do about gravity and aging— down is always down and time only flows in one direction. But the other items on this list are certainly within your power to control. Try to keep your weight stable. If you are working to lose weight, aim for one pound per week rather than a whole bunch all at once. Slow and steady weight loss gives your body time to adjust so that your skin won’t become loose and more prone to wrinkles. Similarly, stop smoking as soon as possible and reduce your intake of processed sugar. Getting rid of both of these unhealthy habits can have a profound benefit on the smoothness of the skin on all parts of your body. And don’t lose precious beauty sleep over wrinkle-worry. That stress will only cause more wrinkles!
As you can see, décolleté pads are the most effective and affordable way to prevent and reduce cleavage wrinkles so that you can show off your gorgeous décolletage regardless of your age.