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Does Your Cleavage Give Away Your Age?
08/09/2018 Debbie Caddell

Prevent Cleavage Lines

There’s lots of talk and information about how to keep your face looking young and wrinkle free, but what about your cleavage? This is a more difficult area to treat and is highly visible. The cleavage, or décolleté, is an area just below the neck and it can be a major indicator of a person’s age. Thin, delicate skin is exposed to harmful sun rays and UV light and is susceptible to damage that can lead to cleavage lines.

Treatment Options

 Treatment options for a wrinkled décolleté can range from do-it-yourself creams to breast pillows to the extreme of surgery. There are several treatment options available and suggestions for keeping your décolleté as young and fresh looking as your face. You don’t want to have your décolleté give away your age. So, what should you do? This blog post shares some of the best options.
1.    Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels consist of applying either alpha hydroxy acids, such as Glycolic acid or a bit stronger Jessner Peel to the décolleté. If an even greater depth peel is desired, then a trichloroacetic acid peel is applied to the décolleté area to:
a.    Improve the look and feel of décolleté skin, creating smoother skin.
b.    Reduce wrinkles that are caused by age and damage from the sun.
c.    Reduce spots, freckles and dark patches, a leading indication of age.
2.    Laser Treatments
There are a variety of laser treatments available and in some cases, a combination of treatments will provide the best results. For removing dark skin pigmentation, the Yag Laser is a beneficial treatment. Wrinkles, stretch marks, scars and burns can be treated with the Fractional Co2 Laser. The Laser Genesis can be used to improve redness and reduce wrinkles. IPL/Photo Facial treatments are a great anti-aging treatment used on the face, neck, décolleté and hands to remove sun damage and broken capillaries. Microcurrent treatments help tone and tighten the skin and give immediate and visible results. And Microneedling safely reduces wrinkles and the appearance of scars. This treatment causes the production of collagen and elastin, making skin look younger and smoother again.


3.    Keeping Your Diet Clean and Healthy
You and your skin can benefit from eating healthy with the results being a healthier body and fewer cleavage lines. Eating plenty of natural foods, fruits, vegetable and lean protein provides your skin with the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay smooth and look younger longer. Adding wrinkle-fighting foods to your diet will provide important nutrients like Vitamin C, monounsaturated fats, anti-inflammatories, antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. These foods include, citrus, kiwi, strawberries, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, yellow peppers, nuts and hemp seeds, avocado, chicken, fish and beef.

4.    Drinking Enough Water
There’s no substitute for good, clean water. No, I’m serious. There’s no substitute for pure clear water, not sports drinks, coffee, tea or pop. Water removes impurities and toxins that can cause damage and wrinkles. This is one main reason why it’s important to drink plenty of water throughout the day, every day.

5.    Wear Sunscreen
Too much sun can damage and age your skin prematurely. UV rays can cause the breakdown of collagen and elastin in our skin, which causes the skin to sag inward and form lines and creases.  And creases eventually lead to wrinkles. It is recommended to wear sunscreen with at least a SPF record of 30 everyday.

6.    Exfoliate and Cleanse
Exfoliation, the removing of dead skin cells, is an important step in keeping your skin from looking older than it is. Exfoliation also encourages skin cell rejuvenation, which helps new skin cells to grow and replace the old dead ones.

7.    Moisturize
Moisturizing the cleavage area is one of the most important things you can do to keep your décolleté looking younger. You can supplement the moisture you get from staying hydrated by applying topical moisturizer to your skin daily. When moisturizer is used consistently it can hydrate, smooth and brighten your skin all day long. And be sure to moisturize before bed.

8.    Wear Support While You Sleep
The skin on your décolleté is delicate and thin and sleeping on your side can cause damage from gravity, which forces the top breast farther past the middle of your body. This can cause your skin to stretch and wrinkle. To help prevent cleavage lines from forming, try wearing a support product that will protect this area while you sleep.
Using these eight steps can help reduce cleavage lines and can increase your health over all.  Contact the experts at Caddell's to see how they can make you feel and look younger!


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