Face. Neck. Décolleté.
I learned about the importance of this team in Esthetics school. That’s right: team. These are the areas that should be attended to in a healthy and thorough skincare routine. It’s a common opinion that when aging begins, it is most notable in the face. Botox has increased in popularity because it specifically targets the muscles that make these lines.
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels help to reduce and improve the appearance of these lines while also improving the skin’s texture and tone. Great, that takes care of the face. But if you would bring your attention to a person’s neck and décolleté (aka chest), you can truly see a person’s age show through. Why? Well, these are commonly neglected areas often times due to a non-existent or a bare minimum skincare regimen. As a result, the neck and décolleté are neglected and reflect the aging symptoms we’ve been trying so hard to prevent on our faces.
When applying facial products, most people only focus on just that…the face. What we don’t realize is, it’s imperative to treat the skin on our neck the exact same way. When you get a professional facial treatment, like a facial, they treat the face and neck. There’s a thorough cleanse, exfoliation, and treatment to all of these areas. We have to thoroughly cleanse, exfoliate, and apply treatment products too. If this doesn’t happen, your neck becomes this sort of wasteland for free radicals to feast on old product, makeup runoff, and sweat from your workout. EW!
Remember, free radicals AGE you. Just think of an exposed avocado or apple. Free radicals cause the brown on the fruit, but on your skin it breaks down the collagen. And we all know what it looks like when collagen starts breaking down… saggy, saggy, saggy which translates to old, old, old. Ok, that might be a little dramatic, but you get the picture. Well, since we here at WIFH are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest in skincare, we’ve come across something pretty promising and it’s called Nectifirm.
Created by Revision Skincare, which touts its commitment to clinically proven, high-performance skincare ingredients, Nectifirm is formulated to create a smoother, firmer, younger-looking neck. They use specific ingredients that target the issues that bother us the most.
For example, Algae Extract is included to help the skin retain moisture and elasticity. This is perfect because the skin on the neck is thinner and in return doesn’t hold on to moisture as easily. There’s a natural ingredient derived from a plant to reduce the appearance of crepey skin, and Vitamin C to brighten and even the skin tone. The smell is quite pleasant and doesn’t linger. The consistency is very smooth and absorbs into the skin beautifully with no greasy residue. It’s recommended to apply morning and night, in an upward motion. 96% of patients experienced a firmer neck with Nectifirm and the before and after pictures are pretty impressive.
*Results vary from person to person
This is a progress pic of just 3 weeks of use (photo taken by patient at home)