Summerize Your Body
Neck and Chest
Summerize it! Swapping turtlenecks for plunging necklines can be nerve-racking. Sagging skin, sunspots, and lines and wrinkles plague more than just your face, especially since you're probably not moisturizing and protecting this delicate area as often as you should. And that's a major no-no, as the skin on the neck and chest is only half as thick as the skin on your face and has less underlying fat and fewer sebaceous glands. This means the skin burns quickly -- and heals slowly.
But don't throw in the towel just yet. By covering your entire neck and chest with a broad-spectrum sunscreen (to combat both UVA and UVB rays), you're allowing your skin to focus on repairing itself. Sun exposure slows the process of cell turnover (the skin's natural function of healing itself by bringing new cells to the surface), so protection is essential, as are skin treatments with ingredients that can reverse sun damage and stimulate collagen growth, including antioxidants and alpha-hydroxy acids. Before long, you'll feel better about V-neck blouses and pretty T-shirts.
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