Neck and décolleté wrinkles: hyaluronic acid properties and importance

Do you see your appearance marked by time? Small wrinkles, crow’s-feet wrinkles, wrinkles on the sides of the mouth, neck wrinkles, décolleté wrinkles and so on…
Learn how to take care of your skin by following a proper beauty routine that can help you prevent skin aging. Expression lines are the first to appear, on the sides of the mouth, forehead and around the eyes, remedying them will give your face a radiant and rested appearance. But neck and décolleté wrinkles should not be underestimated either. If you want to know how to prevent wrinkles in this delicate area of the body continue reading the article and follow these small steps in daily care. You will find that your best ally will behyaluronic acid because of its extraordinary properties!

The main causes of neck and décolleté wrinkles

It is often believed that the skin of the face is the one most exposed to the risk of aging, but it is not the only one: the often neglected neck and décolleté skin also becomes so. This part of the skin has the thinnest dermis layer and is among those that first show signs of aging and sagging.

The main causes of wrinkles on the neck and décolleté, even at a young age, areprolonged exposure to the sun’s rays, smoking,environmental pollution, as well as certain wrong behaviors, such as posture and the way we rest. The aggression of UVA and UVB rays, pollution and weathering, in fact, also affects these two delicate areas that, if not properly cared for, risk premature aging.

Often, we apply sunscreen and makeup to our faces, forgetting to protect these areas where the skin is most delicate and suffers most from the negative effects of external agents. The epidermis thins and the dermis dehydrates: it loses concentration of hyaluronic acid and protein, resulting in wrinkles and spots. What to do then? It is essential to always apply sunscreen, several times a day, even in winter or when not lying in the sun.

Remedies for neck and décolleté wrinkles: hyaluronic acid, your beauty secret

With the passage of time, the capacity and strength of connective tissue has slower regeneration leading to the formation of wrinkles and skin blemishes. Hyaluronic acid, due to its properties, is a very important component of the connective tissues of the body and skin, a glycosaminoglycan capable of retaining large amounts of water and providing hydration, soothing redness, promoting tissue healing, and acting on skin aging.
Hyaluronic acid, according to molecular weight, can be classified into three different types:

  • high molecular weight stops on the surface of the epidermis to limit water evaporation, has a shielding action and a tightening effect for smooth and moisturized skin;
  • medium molecular weight crosses the skin barrier and provides the skin with all the water it needs to maintain normal hydration levels and keep the skin’s beauty capital and turgidity intact;
  • low molecular weight penetrates deeper into visible wrinkles, gives support and firmness to the skin, and stimulates collagen production.

How to counteract neck and décolleté wrinkles with active ingredients

A ceramide-based treatment can also restore the skin’s natural barrier, maintaining proper hydration and protecting it from external aggressions. They are fat-waxy substances, (the “cement” of the skin), act as a protective film, maintain the proper water content in the epidermis and firm the skin.
Not only that, peptides are short chains of amino acids, which build essential proteins that are useful to the skin in the production of collagen and elastin, two substances that are essential for preventing the signs of premature aging.

Also not to be forgotten are the properties of vegetable oils, such as Shea butter, Jojoba oil and Grapeseed oil which nourish and hydrate the skin. In particular, Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, B, E and F and has moisturizing and nourishing properties against skin redness and dryness. Jojoba oil has emollient and elasticizing properties for the skin. While Grapeseed oil is rich in polyphenols with antioxidant activity, it tightens the skin, stimulates microcirculation and fights dark spots on the skin.

In addition, these plant oils provide UV shielding and antioxidant action, prevent wrinkles by improving skin elasticity due to the action of polyphenols contained within them that stimulate the natural formation of collagen and elastin.

Additional tips for treating neck and décolleté wrinkles

To prevent the above from happening to our skin, here are the best tips to put into practice right away. You can use tightening creams containing hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides and plant oils on both the face and neck to increase collagen production and fight free radicals. Always remember that proper hydration starts from the inside, eat fruits and vegetables, and limit refined sugars and carbohydrates that destroy collagen.

The active ingredients that are used for the well-being of facial skin are also effective when applied to the neck and décolleté: it is just important to remember that this area of the skin is thinner and therefore more sensitive.

In addition to these cosmetic treatments, it is also important to avoid some wrong behaviors to keep neck and décolleté young. Speaking of wrinkles, poor posture can also affect their appearance, especially near the neck. Frequently keeping the head bent forward when working or sleeping can facilitate the formation of horizontal wrinkles, the famous Venus rings. For cleavage, however, it is best to sleep supine to avoid compressing the chest on the sheets.

Massage the face to invigorate neck wrinkles, décolleté wrinkles and more!

Exercises on the muscles of the neck and face are useful for improving muscle tone. You can massage critical parts marked by wrinkles with specific creams to counteract sagging facial tone.
Begin your anti-wrinkle massage by tapping with your fingertips to warm the facial muscles, spread the cream starting at the décolleté by drawing small circles with your fingers, from the inside to the outside of the chest going up toward the neck. Then apply the cream to the neck from the bottom up in circular motions to its sides and stretch the skin well. Massage the naso-labial wrinkles, drawing circles from the cheekbone to the temples and pulling the skin on the sides of the nose up to the forehead, try to stretch the skin from the beginning of the eyebrows outward, from the center of the forehead to the outside.

If you are consistent in massaging your skin every day by applying an anti-aging product, the results will not be long in coming!

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