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Your face isn’t the only area of your body that can give away your age. An area on the body that can instantly show your age is your chest because it is often exposed to the sun and other environmental damage, but it is seldom protected. Keep your chest looking young and feeling healthy with our five top chest care tips.
The most important thing you can do when it comes to taking good care of your chest is to use a sunscreen or a moisturizer with adequate SPF (SPF 30+) daily. If you are diligent about wearing an SPF on your face, applying to your chest shouldn’t be a problem, simply continue going down your neck and onto your chest to protect the delicate skin from sun damage. For long periods of sun exposure, it is important to remember to reapply sunscreen. The general rule is to apply sunscreen prior to going outdoors, then reapply for every two hours you are outside, or after immersing yourself in water.
Extend Your Facial Skin Care Routine
It might surprise you to know that you don’t have to run out and buy expensive chest firming creams and in fact, you may not need to purchase anything at all. Your facial products take excellent care of your face and they can work just as well when applied to your chest. When cleansing, extend your cleanser down the neck and across your entire chest area. It’s also important to make sure you are exfoliating your chest often because this removes dead skin cells and debris, and encourages healthy cell turnover to reveal newer, younger looking skin.
Sleep on Your Back
Cuddling up on your side may be your go-to sleeping position because it’s the most comfortable for you, but it could also be encouraging the formation of wrinkles on your chest. It can take some getting used to, but sleeping on your back has a number of beauty benefits, one of which is a smoother looking chest. Sleeping on your back also decreases exposure of your facial skin to bacteria, dirt or grime on your pillowcase and helps reduce facial wrinkles as well.
Consider Chemical Peels
Exfoliating your skin with a homemade sugar and olive oil scrub is nice, but if you are already showing significant signs of aging, a peel may produce more dramatic results. One of the most common peels for the skin of your chest is a glycolic peel. Microdermabrasion is another option for mild to moderate damage. Both peels and microdermabrasion can be done at home, but if you want to see more impressive results, you will want to head to your dermatologist, plastic surgeon or aesthetician.
Take a Look at Lasers
When you have severe chest discoloration, unevenness, wrinkles and other signs of damage and aging, lasers are an effective way to reverse these problems. Fractional and IPL lasers are two of the most commonly used lasers for chest damage and both will require a series of treatments to see maximum results. Laser resurfacing is quite expensive with single treatments costing anywhere from $1,500 up to $6,000 per treatment.
Using products you already have can have a significant impact on the appearance of your chest. Keeping your chest protected against the sun and environmental damage will help to prevent further damaging and signs of aging. These five chest care tips will help keep you looking young, healthy and radiant.