Many of us may use one skincare routine for our entire bodies including our shoulders and decolletage and that’s completely fine.
However, if your shoulders are feeling irritated and heavy and your decolletage is dehydrated and dull, you may need to target specific areas with different skincare products.
This guide will teach you simple care for the skin on your shoulders and decolletage.
HOW TO CARE FOR THE SKIN ON YOUR SHOULDERS
As more of us are working from home, bad posture might have our shoulders in knots. This is because poor posture will strain the muscles leading to joint damage and shoulder aches.
For those who sit at a desk for the majority of the day, it is important to take frequent breaks to stretch your back muscles and refresh your body.
You can also upgrade your skincare routine by adding in a luxurious body oil to massage the aches and pains away. Doing this weekly will aid in muscle relaxation and soothe pain from a working day.
WHICH BODY OIL IS THE BEST FOR MASSAGING BODY ACHES?
Finding the perfect body oil that soothes your shoulder’s aches and pains is important for uplifting the body and relaxing the muscles. There are many natural body oils out there that do just the job.
- Rosehip Seed Oil: For those who want to hydrate and reverse signs of ageing would benefit most from rosehip seed oil. This vitamin-enriched oil is high in omega-3 and omega-6 to promote a youthful complexion. Its cell renewing properties makes it perfect for reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
- Chamomile Oil: When our shoulders are feeling overworked, chamomile oil can be highly beneficial in delivering anti-inflammatory and calming effects to the skin. Our muscles may tense throughout the day causing spasms in our upper body. Simply massaging chamomile oil onto these sore areas will bring instant relaxation and comfort.
- Lavender Oil: Those who feel burned out mentally and physically can use lavender oil to soothe the mind and body. Its calming scent brings tranquility even to the most stressed whilst improving blood circulation and helping you get a good night’s sleep.
Our new Super Berry Body Oil has a blend of beautiful body oils such as Chilean Rosehip oil, upcycled Raspberry oil and Pomegranate Seed Oil. This product is pregnancy-friendly and is perfect at targeting scarring and stretch marks on the shoulders.
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HOW DO I USE A BODY OIL ON MY SHOULDERS?
After gently cleansing in the shower or bath, use a towel to lightly dry the skin from excess water. You can leave the body slightly damp for extra moisture if you’d prefer.
Take a few pumps of your favourite organic body oil and begin to massage in circular motions into the shoulders.
Take notice of any knots and aches and pay extra attention to these places. You can use your thumbs for added pressure to relieve the tension and stress in both shoulders.
Your body should feel calm, relaxed and weightless. Try massaging your shoulders before bed helping you unwind and get a good night’s rest.
HOW DO I GET RID OF SHOULDER AND CHEST ACNE?
With our shoulders and chest being so close to our back, it is not unusual for any existing bacne to travel up to these parts of our body. The friction of our clothing might also exacerbate acne making it painful and irritated.
Thankfully, we’ve already written a guide on how to fight bacne which you can view here!
WHERE IS THE DECOLLETAGE AREA?
The decolletage is the area on our bodies comprising the neck, shoulder and upper chest and is over forgotten in people’s skincare routines.
Much like the neck, the skin on our decolletage is thin and prone to ageing. Mature skin types may experience a lack of collagen in this area leading to fine lines and wrinkles.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY DECOLLETAGE?
BE GENTLE ON YOUR DECOLLETAGE!
The skin on our chest is delicate and fragile making it susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles.
Being gentle on the skin here means using light, circular motions to apply skincare products. Using upward strokes also helps to lift the skin instead of dragging it downwards.
Harsh tugging at the skin and rough, pulling movements on our skin will increase ageing for our chest area. Be as delicate as you would when applying product to your eyes.
HYDRATE YOUR DECOLLETAGE WITH A FACE MASK
Rehydrating the skin with a moisturiser is important when taking care of your decolletage. Moisturising the skin is one of the most beneficial ways in reviving healthy skin cells allowing them to repair itself when damaged.
If the decolletage is feeling especially dehydrated, you can treat yourself to a nourishing face mask. Opt for one that is hydrating and exfoliating to combat ageing and acne.
Our Miracle Organic Face Mask uses organic Glycolic Acid and Papaya to gently exfoliate the skin and promote skin that glows from within. The addition of Peruvian Maca revives dull, mature skin making the decolletage smoother and youthful.
APPLY A GENEROUS LAYER OF SPF ON YOUR DECOLLETAGE!
If your decolletage is going to be exposed, using SPF will prevent the sun damaging your skin. The sun is one of the key causes for premature ageing and does this by damaging the skin cells making it harder to repair and slows skin renewal.
SPF works by protecting the skin against UV radiation helping to retain its youthful complexion.
There are many body sunscreens on the market that have a tint to even out your skin tone and bronze up the skin, perfect for the summer months!
The addition of a shoulder and decolletage skincare routine may be daunting but it doesn’t have to be that way! Simply extending your body care to these areas if you don’t already will deliver many benefits in an easy way.
Find some time to treat yourself once a week to that relaxing body massage or hydrating decolletage mask and take yourself on a selfcare date!
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