One of the most frequent questions we are often asked is about how to get rid of sun damage on your chest? Obviously, Lola Collective has a very popular solution called our Time to Glow Décolletage Collection that has one component of the 3 steps in the line devoted exclusively to helping you lessen the sun damage on your chest (our Damage Control Vitamin C Primer) but for absolutely killer results you’ll want to add these lifestyle behaviors to your décolletage skin care routine as well.
Using products is only part of the equation, younger looking healthy skin is only achieved through a variety of behaviors and products so we thought we would give you the entire routine plus behaviors that when combined will give you the best results!
Before we dive into the specifics of the total routine we suggest, lets review what most women who ask us this question complain about beyond just the sun damage. If this sounds like you, you’ll likely benefit from the entire routine we suggest below.
Question From a Potential Lola Customer: How do I get rid of sun damage on my chest? My skin is a bit uneven, blotchy, and wrinkled in the upper chest area. I’ve noticed sunspots and now the entire area is beginning to develop fine lines, but I would be thrilled to just lessen the sun damage in my chest area.
If that sounds like you then read our step-by-step décolletage skin care routine below.
Step 1: Stop New Sun Damage on Your Chest
Preventing sun damage on your chest is easier than reversing it. Research has shown that 80% of your skin’s aging is because of UV exposure (high amounts of UV exposure during sunburn) so prevention is key. With that being said you may have guessed that our very first step is to stop the bleeding so to speak, or in this case stop new sun damage from forming on this overly sensitive area of skin. The reason why most women show more signs of sun damage in the chest area is precisely that, it’s extremely delicate skin that you’ve most likely overlooked for years. Most women neglect this area until they notice a problem. You likely have a skincare routine for your face but not your chest area. Don’t feel bad, this is very common and why Lola Collective was formed as we went through this same awakening prior to creating our Time to Glow Collection.
Sun Damage Ages Skin
Start using a good sunscreen SPF 50+ if wearing a scoop neck, tank top or any other top that leaves your chest area exposed to the sun. Most women forget to apply sunscreen to this area, and we bet you are guilty of this too.
From this point on you’re going to apply sunscreen to your décolletage area every day or keep it covered up entirely when in direct sun light. So that’s step #1, stop new sun damage from forming.
Step 2: Begin to Treat Sun Damage with Vitamin C
Any board-certified dermatologist will tell you that Vitamin C serum’s are praised for their anti-aging and brightening benefits. Beyond that there are now studies that say Vitamin C may also have a protecting effect against sun damage as well. The medical aesthetician, Kim Chang, referenced on the Baylor College of Medicine’s website states, “Studies have shown that using sunscreen with Vitamin C protects the skin from further photo damage caused by ultra-violet rays.” So, Vitamin C is definitely the way to go if you’re looking to combat sun damage as it can help even out skin tone and lessen the appearance of redness. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant which means it helps fight oxidative stress and pollutants that your skin is naturally exposed to through normal life and sun exposure.
Lola Collective’s Damage Control Vitamin C Primer was designed to harness the power of Vitamin C because sun damage is a major part of how your entire upper chest area looks. The main components of whipping that décolletage into shape incudes dealing with sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles and skin tightness. Each step in our line is carefully thought out to focus on one of those elements. So, if sun damage is the primary concern you’ll want to learn more about our Damage Control Vitamin C Primer.
Step 3: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Most people walk around daily life in a dehydrated state. Proper hydration is not only something to consider in order to have healthier looking skin, its important for your overall health. Being healthy will make your skin look healthy. Some celebrities swear that their level of hydration and how much water they drink per day is the reason why their skin looks flawless although there hasn’t really been any scientific studies attesting to this specifically. This is most likely due to the way the skin is hydrated, your skin gets it’s water intake by pulling it from inside to out. Your skin has blood flowing through it in tiny capillaries and the skin pulls it’s water from there. As previously stated, most people simply don’t hydrate enough so if the skin doesn’t have enough water in those little capillaries it can dry out a bit causing it to be more susceptible to redness and wrinkles.
So step #3 to help reduce sun damage on your chest is to drink plenty of water all day long.
Step 4: Gentle Exfoliation of Your Chest Area
Once you’re stopping new sun damage from occurring on your chest area (step 1) and then using Vitamin C (step 2) while ensuring proper hydration (step 3) you’ll want to ensure that the skin that you’re not happy with turns over and regenerates. Now, when exfoliating you never want to get rid of skin that’s not ready to slough off but you’ll want to gently encourage that red skin when it’s ready to brush off so that the new healthier looking skin can show. Don’t rush this step though, it takes time to get to this point where the old skin is ready to come off.
Once this old dead skin comes off, it’s critical that you moisturize and protect that brand new skin that is newly revealed. Don’t let the same thing happen to the new skin. Lola’s full Time to Glow Collection is designed to take care of this new skin as well but we don’t want this to get too promotional here. On with the other behaviors 😊
Step 5: Improve Your General Nutrition To Help Sun Damage on Your Chest
We already discussed a part of this with proper hydration, but your overall nutrition is vital to skin health. As we discussed in Step 2 using a topical Vitamin C serum which is an antioxidant can help from the outside in, you should focus on the opposite… consuming antioxidants to help the skin on your chest area from the inside out.
Foods containing a type of antioxidant named Lycopene have shown to be helpful in helping your décolletage skin from the inside out. Foods that contain lycopene are typically red in color, foods like red bell pepper, cooked tomato, red cabbage, grapefruit, etc… There are some that are not red in color as well like guava, asparagus and papaya. In addition to eating foods with Lycopene you can also consider nutritional supplements that contain lycopene (please consult your doctor prior to taking any supplements).
Getting Rid of Sun Damage on Your Chest Involves a Routine
Hopefully we’ve given you not just some of our products to try to help reduce sun damage on your chest but rather provide a full routine that if you stick with it should help lessen redness, blotchy skin and spots. There are a lot of invasive medical procedures that we’ve intentionally left out for various reasons because you need a routine that you can stick to and that you can afford. Going to the doctor’s office over and over again to get a laser procedure or some kind of painful skin peel is not in your best interest in our opinion. Some work, some do not, and we wanted to steer you away from the rabbit hole with some simple things you can do yourself.