To most women, décolletage and décolleté are familiar terms. But what parts of the body do these words actually describe? What is the difference between the two? Here are the definitions for each.
Décolletage is the upper part of a woman's body that is exposed by the neckline of her clothing. Because modern fashion can have low front and rear necklines, décolletage includes the neck, shoulders, back, and chest.
Décolleté, on the other hand, describes a smaller area and refers specifically to the front of the neck, shoulders, and chest. In recent years, the term has been further refined to refer to a woman’s cleavage as revealed by low necklines.
The décolletage is a decidedly feminine body part. Because of this, a healthy, young-looking décolletage has a profound impact on a woman’s identity and self-worth. But as we age, it can be increasingly difficult to keep our décolletage looking young and vibrant.
This is because the skin of the décolletage is thin and delicate. Without proper care, the décolletage can begin to look weathered and dry. It can lose its original smoothness and elasticity and become discolored and blotchy. All of this can lead to crepey skin, wrinkles, and unflattering lines and ridges where youthful skin should be.
But wrinkled skin doesn’t have to be inevitable. In just a few simple steps, you can heal existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming. This article reveals the truth about décolletage treatment options and shows you the four best methods for achieving a smoother, softer décolleté in just one night.
4 Causes of Décolletage Damage And Their Treatment Options
Because the skin of the décolletage is so delicate, it is very susceptible to damage. Chief amongst the damaging effects are diet, lack of moisture, sun exposure, and gravity. Here’s how to minimize these negative effects and keep your décolletage smooth, healthy, and young-looking.
1. Reduce Sun Exposure
Sun exposure is one of the most significant causes of décolletage damage. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light penetrates deep into the skin where it breaks down the elastin fibers that provide support. Without this support, your skin can begin to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to return to its original position after stretching. Sun exposure can damage your skin to such an extent that it can cause wrinkles in skin that would otherwise be healthy and smooth.
To prevent sun damage, cover exposed skin as much as possible and always wear sunscreen even if you’re only going to be outside for a few minutes. We recommend choosing high-necked shirts and blouses instead of tank tops and plunging necklines. Another stylish option for covering your décolletage is to wrap a large scarf around your shoulders. This allows you to wear cooler shirts while still preventing UV damage. And even though you’re covering your skin, it’s still important to apply at least an SPF 30 sunscreen every two hours for complete protection.
2. Fight gravity with SiO Beauty
Gravity can tug and pull at the skin and cause wrinkles in the delicate skin of the décolletage. Your décolletage is especially susceptible to the pull of gravity when you sleep on your side. The folding and creasing of the skin that occurs during side sleeping can result in permanent wrinkles at an early age.
Breast pillows can counteract the effects of gravity and prevent wrinkles from forming, but that treatment doesn’t repair the décolletage damage that has already occurred. The SiO Beauty 24-Hour System, as we’ll see below, provides both the support and the reparative effects necessary to counteract the gravity acting on your décolletage.
3. Fuel your body with wrinkle-fighting superfoods
What you choose to put in your body has a major effect on what the skin of your décolletage looks like on the outside. The food you consume provides the nutrients and water necessary to keep your skin healthy and resilient. Without the right balance, your skin can become dry, brittle, and wrinkled in no time.
Thankfully, altering your diet doesn’t need to be a difficult process. Start by incorporating a few natural wrinkle-fighting superfoods like kiwi, avocado, and almonds to fight wrinkles from the inside out. Then, kickstart the healing into high gear by eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lean protein throughout the day. Try whipping up a fruit and vegetable smoothie first thing in the morning to start your day off right. Our favorite recipe includes a banana, two handfuls of spinach, a carrot, three or four strawberries, and a small handful of blueberries. Pour in some almond milk and splash of your favorite juice and you’ll be ready for whatever the day brings.
For lunch, add a small salad to your regular fare. Round out your day by including a steamed vegetable like broccoli or cauliflower with dinner. Between meals, if you feel the need to snack, munch on some almonds or walnuts instead of that chocolate chip muffin you’ve been eyeing. Simple changes like these can go a long way to keeping the skin of your décolletage healthy and smooth.
4. Stay Hydrated With A Moisturizer
Moisture is an important component of the skin on the décolletage because it supports the skin from the inside. Moisture can make the skin look and feel plump and resilient. Lack of moisture can leave the skin feeling thin and drawn. At its most extreme, lack of moisture can result in cracked, scaly, and brittle skin.
Your skin gets the vast majority of the moisture it needs from the water you drink. That means that the water you consume every day keeps the skin of your décolletage supple and healthy. Be sure to drink at least eight cups of water a day to keep your skin hydrated and prevent wrinkles from forming. Drinking this much water every day may seem like a daunting task, but broken into small portions, it’s actually pretty easy. Start by drinking two cups of water first thing in the morning when you get out of bed. Drink another two cups each at lunch and dinner. That’s six cups. To get the final two cups you need, fill a water bottle and sip on it between meals.
Fighting wrinkles from the inside with plenty of water each day is a good first step. But to really keep your skin looking its best, you need to fight wrinkles from the outside as well. This is done with a quality moisturizer. A moisturizing serum will lock moisture into your skin and keep it from evaporating. For best results, apply the serum in the morning and then every three hours to help repair dry, wrinkled skin.
The Best Décolletage Treatment
An effective décolletage treatment must do three key things:
- Counteract the effects of the sun
- Replenish moisture
- Prevent gravity from pulling on the skin
Treatments such as a breast pillow, fillers, BOTOX™, and creams can be expensive and painful. In addition, by themselves, those treatments only address one or two of the key factors mentioned above. SiO Beauty’s 24-Hour System does all three things and more. It cleanses, protects, and prevents new wrinkles from forming. When used consistently, SiO Beauty smooths existing skin and gives you the healthy, radiant glow you’ve been craving.
Step 1: Prepare Your Skin
The SiO Beauty Décolleté Cleansing Discs help maximize the effects of the SiO system by exfoliating and cleaning pores. The discs use a gentle yet effective combination of glycolic and lactic acids to reveal the healthy, glowing skin underneath. The zero-alcohol formula is even safe for sun-damaged skin. Applied before bed, the SiO Beauty Décolleté Cleansing Discs prepare the skin for the reparative benefits of the next two steps.
Step 2: Improve Your Skin
After you’ve prepared the skin of the chest with the cleansing discs, apply the SiO SkinPad and wear it overnight. The SiO SkinPad uses the same science recommended by doctors and surgeons for the healing of scars and burns. The SkinPad redueces the appearance of wrinkles by creating a ‘micro-climate’ between the skin and the pad that draws moisture to the skin’s surface and keeps it from evaporating.
This ‘micro-climate’ significantly reduces the appearance of existing wrinkles and prevents new wrinkles from developing. It also intensifies skin hydration and softens the look and feel of crepey skin.
In addition to the hydrating effects, the SiO SkinPad works to counteract the effects of gravity. It does this by restricting the movement of the skin of the chest. That restricted movement helps prevent irritation, friction, and the wrinkles that can result. The SkinPad features an ultra-thin coating of adhesive that has been rigorously tested to deliver the highest level of safety, performance, and comfort. The adhesive allows the pad to stay on the body despite any tossing and turning.
Step 3: Fight wrinkles all day long
Applying serum is the final step in the 24-hour system. Apply it in the morning after wearing the SkinPad and enjoy all-day protection.
The ingredients in a high-quality serum work in tandem to further the effects of the SkinPad by rejuvenating and protecting the décolletage from the harmful effects of the sun and the many airborne contaminants. In addition, a serum can smooth, hydrate, and brighten to give your skin the healthy, radiant glow you’ve been craving.
We recommend using serum as your base moisturizer in the morning. Then apply an SPF 30 sunscreen on top to provide added protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays.
Fight Décolleté Wrinkles All Day
When worn consistently, the SiO Beauty 24-Hour System is the most effective way to reduce and prevent the wrinkles that develop with age. As you use the discs, the SkinPad, and a serum, you’ll start to see the skin of your décolletage grow tighter, healthier, and more and more wrinkle-free. No injections, no fillers, no surgery, just smooth, healthy, young-looking skin that you’ll be proud to show off.
Used in combination with a healthy diet, good hydration, and protection from the sun, the SiO Smoothing Patches can provide noticeable results in just one night. That’s all it takes! Just eight hours to a younger, smoother, more attractive décolletage. So win the war on chest wrinkles by fighting sun exposure, moisture loss, and the pull of gravity with the only dermatologist-approved, medically-endorsed chest wrinkle smoothing treatment on the market today — SiO SkinPad.