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Décolletage Care: The Complete Guide

The skin that extends from your cleavage to your neck often receives less attention, skin-care-wise, than your face. But it can receive a similar amount of sun damage and other wear and tear, which shows up on skin just as it does on your face. Here’s how to treat the décolletage right—with regular exfoliation, hydration, antioxidants, and sun protection—for soft, smooth, firm, glowy results.

Step 1

EXFOLIATE

The skin of the décolletage is generally a little less sensitive than facial skin, so if you already love an exfoliating product, it should work well on your décolletage. (You might even be able to exfoliate a bit more—for instance, you could try applying extra GOOPGLOW Sleep Milk serum before bed or using the rougher side of the GOOPGLOW peel pad once a week.)

  1. Every night

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Dark Spot Exfoliating Sleep Milk
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  2. Once a week

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel
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  3. Every few days

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STEP 2

TREAT WITH ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants like vitamin C, tocopherol, and resveratrol help discourage free radical reactions triggered by sun, pollution, and other environmental factors that can cause skin to lose firmness, brightness, evenness, and even moisture.

  1. Vitamin C

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum
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  2. Resveratrol

    MACRENE actives High Performance Neck & Décolletage Treatment
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  3. Tocopherol (vitamin E)

    Tata Harper Elixir Vitae
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STEP 3

MOISTURIZE

Dehydrated skin looks rougher and more wrinkled, less supple and glowy. Face oils and moisturizers work beautifully on your décolletage; choose one with powerful treatment ingredients for even more benefits.

  1. Face oil (with remarkable clinical results)

    goop Beauty GOOPGENES All-in-One Super Nutrient Face Oil
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  2. Vitamin C–packed lotion

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Glow Lotion
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  3. Ultranourishing cult favorite

    Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
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STEP 4

SMOOTH ON SUNSCREEN

Use an SPF of 30 or higher on the whole décolletage, just as you would on your face—and hit the backs of your hands, too.

  1. SPF 30

    Unsun Hydrating Full Coverage Body Lotion SPF 30
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  2. SPF 40

    Supergoop Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40
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  3. SPF 50

    The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 50
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STEP 5

MASK

A mask feels as fantastic on your chest as it does on your face; choose the texture that works for your skin type, smooth it on, and relax for dewy, plump, firm skin.

  1. Gel-cream

    Tata Harper Radiance Mask
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  2. Gel

    Seed to Skin The Golden Dew
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  3. Cream

    Tammy Fender Restorative Radiance Masque
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