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Aging on Skin: The 4 Most Telling Areas

TAGS: SKIN DISCOLORATION, EYE CREAM, SPF 50, SUNSCREEN, VITAMIN C SERUM, EYE SERUM, FINE LINES AND WRINKLES

Aging on Skin: The 4 Most Telling Areas

  1. The eyes
  2. The neck
  3. The chest
  4. The hands

If you’ve committed to using an advanced skincare regimen that’s tailored to meet your skin’s needs every morning and night, odds are your skin is in great shape health- and appearance-wise. With all the basics covered, including face cleanser, moisturizer, and targeted treatments, your skin is in great shape and you feel radiant. However, there are four important areas that require special attention. Read on to learn more about the skin areas that should be part of your daily skincare regimen, at least if you don’t want them to reveal your true age.

1. The eyes

The skin around the eye contour area is usually among the first to show visible signs of aging since it’s ten times thinner than other facial skin and is more prone to damage. Sun exposure and a lifetime of facial expressions contribute to aging changes such as fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness, under eye dark circles, and skin laxity in this delicate area.

SkinCeuticals recommends implementing an eye cream daily. Formulated to target crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness, our A.G.E. Eye Complex is an advanced eye cream that also features optical-diffusing pigments to instantly enhance eye-area radiance. For those with dry, mature skin, our Eye Balm targets loss of moisture, skin laxity, and wrinkles associated with environmental damage. Skincare tip: Use your ring finger to gently pat eye cream into the skin to avoid pulling and tugging.

Regardless of age, protecting the eye area from UV rays and other environmental aggressors can go a long way for maintaining a youthful appearance. Eye serum and implementing sunscreen daily are two options that make the task simple. Our AOX+ Eye Gel is a lightweight eye serum that provides antioxidant protection against free-radical damage with pure vitamin C, phloretin, and ferulic acid while helping to improve the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, under-eye circles, and signs of fatigue. Daily sunscreen use is essential for the eye area at every age as well, and our gentle, non-migrating, skin-nourishing mineral sunscreen Physical Eye UF Defense is SPF 50 is specially formulated with a universal tint to help even out skin tone—and it acts as a primer that helps keep eye makeup in place as well!

2. The neck

Just because it's a direct facial area, does not mean it doesn't require the same TLC as everything else.

The skin on the neck is quite similar to delicate skin around the eyes, as it displays age-related changes as early as the twenties (especially if you’re looking down at your phone all day). The natural decline of collagen over time leads to horizontal lines, loose skin, a crepey appearance, and skin discoloration, and the causes of these changes are generally the same as those that contribute to facial aging (namely the natural aging process and sun damage).

The ideal neck skincare regimen includes a topical antioxidant, daily SPF 50 sunscreen, and a targeted treatment like the neck cream Tripeptide-R Neck Repair that addresses signs of aging and sagging. (This advanced corrective CREAM/FLUID/SERUM??? is also beneficial for anyone concerned about device-induced aging who wants to look their best in selfies or Zoom meetings.) As an added plus, this targeted daily-use at-home treatment can complement professional fat-freezing treatments for reducing a double chin and office-based radiofrequency treatments for firming and tightening the skin. Skincare tip: When applying moisturizer and other skincare products to the neck, it’s best to use gentle, upward strokes. (Gravity does enough to pull skin down!)

3. The chest

The idea of a smooth transition from the face to neck applies to the skin between the neck and chest. This area is also home to thinner, more delicate skin that is also prone to age-related changes like wrinkling, crepiness, and most of all, skin discoloration. If you’ve been neglecting your neck skincare-wise, the chances that you’ve been treating your chest are slim to none, so you may notice more significant visible signs of aging here.

In addition to including your decolletage in your morning and evening skincare regimens (and using a topical antioxidant and SPF 50 sunscreen), a targeted treatment can enhance visible skin improvement in this age-revealing area as well. Our Neck, Chest & Hand Repair is formulated with a powerful blend of ingredients that helps fade the appearance of age spots and support the skin’s collagen for smoother, tighter, more even-toned skin. Skincare tip: In cases of advanced signs of aging and sun damage, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and non-ablative lasers can help bring the appearance of the chest more in line with the face and neck.

4. The hands

Perhaps the biggest age-revealer of them all, the hands can look years older than the face, neck, and chest when you compare them side by side. This area is prone to an array of changes that include skin thinning, crepiness, and skin discoloration in the form of age spots since it is often left unprotected from the sun and exposed to harsh chemicals while cleaning and doing dishes, and the plethora of daily activities we put them through. This area also experiences a loss of fat over time, which makes bones, veins, and musculature more visible. For optimal results, try SkinCeuticals Neck, Chest & Hand Repair, providing the same improvement for signs of aging on the backs of the hands as it does for skin further north. Skincare tip: While it’s important to reapply SPF 50 sunscreen to the face and other skin exposed to UV rays throughout the day, don’t forget to reapply to your hands after every time you wash to prevent sun damage and visible signs of aging.

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