Elisa Osmo, Lead Dermal Therapist at Fayshell shares her tips on how to care for your decolletage.
I often come across women who take glorious care of their skin however they stop the TLC at the chin. What people don’t know is that your neck, decolletage and chest are just as important and as susceptible to sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles. However, taking care of these areas is not necessarily expanding your usual skincare routine a little further, the decolletage has thinner skin and fewer hair follicles, it’s very vulnerable to sun damage so we need to reframe our approach just a little.
Here are my do’s and don’ts of protecting your neck, decolletage and chest to guarantee a glowing profil
Do Consult With A Professional
If this is a possibility for you, I could not recommend consulting with a skincare professional more. Gone are the days of trial and error when it comes to your biggest organ, paying a visit to a clinic and getting a professional to have a real-life-look is the guaranteed way to ensure you’re on the right track. Fayshell is Australia’s first membership-based clinic, which means it’s not a one and done process. When you visit one of our dermal therapists, they discover what works for your skin and help you work to achieve it. Plus, the Ultimate Fayshell that covers your face down to your chest could never hurt to try!
Do Slip, Slop, Slap
Apart from our faces, our decolletage is the most exposed part of our body. If you’re not slathering yourself in SPF already, then what are you doing! I’m just here to remind you to extend that sunscreen love down your neck all the way to the lining of your shirt. Harsh UV rays are the worst possible thing for your skin and result in wrinkles and accelerated-ageing, if not skin cancers.
Do Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
The key to bouncy, glowy skin? Moisture. If dry equals dull, then investing in a great moisturizer (especially for the winter months) is the best thing you can do for your complexion. However, be sure to test out different moisturizers and oils on your decolletage, as the one you’re currently using for your face might work a little differently in different areas. Consider something a little thicker and gentler, that contains SPF.
Do Know Your Ingredients
Hyaluronic acid has the ability to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, improves skin hydration and elasticity. My top tip when using hyaluronic acid is to apply on damp skin to boost hydration levels and utilize its hydrating abilities.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that may help slow early skin ageing, prevent sun damage and reverse free radical damage that contributes to the breakdown of our collagen. This powerhouse ingredient is best used in the morning all over our faces and below.
Much like the former, retinol (Vitamin A), also helps to combat ageing, reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production.
Don’t Be Rough
I don’t condone roughness on any part of your body, but this area needs that extra loving due to it’s thinness. Be sure to apply a gentle exfoliant to keep it glowing and fresh, but being gentle is the way to go – make a self care night out of it!
Don’t Forget to Treat it Like Your Face
Let me guess, your facial skincare routine involves cleansing, exfoliating, face masks, serums, oils and moisturizer, and your decolletage routine involves…nothing? Treat this area exactly how you would your face for glowing results, it’s a delicate, vulnerable part of your body that needs the best!
Fayshell was born by two best friends Ella James and Katelin Gregg who wanted to turn facials from a luxury treat to a monthly must and empower every individual to feel confident in their own skin. Based in Bondi Junction, Fayshell has created a personalised, customer-centric facial clinic with no confusing menus, hidden costs, or excruciatingly long treatments. See more at