Sweating over what we think are our imperfections only adds to our stress and can ruin our summer—what should be a time for relaxation. As the weather aggravates our skin concerns by causing breakouts and rashes on our décolletage, it’s important to know that you can regain your confidence by taking care of your skin. Beauty expert Agoo Bengzon says prevention is better than cure, so here are three ways to keep the skin on your chest area clear and smooth.
Cleanse. The skin on our chest area is thinner than elsewhere. To care for it, use a gentle body wash to reduce inflammation, remove oils, and get rid of any toxins that can cause acne. Find an amino acid-rich product that will help revitalize your skin, and exfoliate to remove the buildup of dead skin cells.
Protect. Sun exposure is one of the biggest causes of unwanted lines and wrinkles, so make sure you apply—and reapply—sunblock when heading out.
“We must make it a habit to wear sunscreen every single day, even on rainy days and even when we aren’t at the beach—in fact, more and more people are being diagnosed with skin cancer these days,” Agoo points out. “People don’t realize that one of the factors that contribute to melanoma is prolonged exposure to the sun’s UVA rays, which are present even on cloudy days.”
Lift. Whether you’re planning to chill at the beach or bear your neckline at a party, keep the skin on your chest area toned with Ultherapy®, a non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the skin naturally through ultrasound technology and kick-starts the body’s natural collagen production process so you get a natural-looking lift.
“When choosing treatments or procedures, I really try to factor in my particular concerns and lifestyle,” Agoo shares. “I also like to invest in procedures that I know will help prevent future problems from arising.”
Available in 36 accredited partner clinics across the country, the FDA-approved Ultherapy® treatment is used to lift the skin above the brows, under the chin, and on the neck, so you can skip the contour kit, shorten your makeup routine by half, and instantly feel ready to face the day.
Not having to go under the knife also means that recovery time is short (or none at all), so it need not put a dent on your plans completely.
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