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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.
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.)
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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.
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.
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Vitamin C–packed lotiongoop Beauty GOOPGLOW Glow Lotion goop, $58/$52 with subscriptionSHOP NOW
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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.
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.