Beauty & the Bust
It’s one of the sexiest parts of the body, yet the décolletage can reveal a woman’s age. keeps abreast of ways to care for the cleavage
ith the red carpet awash with plunging necklines, this season’s low-cut gowns certainly aren’t cut for the crinkled—those with the dreaded cleavage wrinkles. A woman’s neckline and décolletage are incredibly vulnerable to damage because the skin here is thin, and becomes thinner with age as the body produces less collagen. Unlike the face, there is no hair to protect it and there are fewer sebaceous (oilproducing) glands for hydration. Worse still, the area is frequently exposed to UV rays and chemical pollutants—unlike the rest of the body, which is protected by clothing. As well as wrinkles, other visible signs of advancing years include age spots and sagging, crêpey, leathery skin.
“Everyone knows that the skin around the eye area is very thin and delicate. But many people don’t realise that the skin of our throat and décolletage is just as thin and delicate,” says Wei Brian, the founder of Wei Beauty. “It can show signs of ageing that can be difficult to reverse if you don’t start caring for this area early on.”