Skin care is so important…but you know that. I didn’t know that as early as I should have, but I went for it once I did – and I’m still in the process of correcting the damage. Chemical peels, lasers, injectibles – I’ve done them all and will do them all again. BUT… I had a horrifying realization the other day and now you get to hear about it.
Consider this my public service announcement to millennials* – so often on social media I see great content created by younger women and men who have already really embraced skincare and sun care. It always makes me really happy to see because had I started earlier I would probably look 5 years younger. But back to the realization…
I haven’t done a very good job of extending that care down my neck and chest! I was taking some selfies to show off the new mega-bargain Viseart Petit Pro palette (when you can find it in stock!) and noticed what you can plainly see – my neck and décolleté look terrible! So much sun damage! So many years of sub-Saharan dryness left unmoisturized! So many years of failing to drink 8 glasses a day! So many days of Crisco and Sun-In!
So, I don’t think we need any more words now that we have the photo for reference. My face is exactly the same age as my chest. I’m not wearing a ton of concealer, I’ve managed to eliminate the dark spots with peels. If you zoom in a little you can see the deep creases in my chest. The solution is simple – just carry your current products all the way down your neck and chest! Learn from me – and embrace sunscreen. Every. Single. Day.
*You can also consider this my love letter to millenials. This group gets a bad rap for being entitled, narcissistic and needing instant gratification but in my experience, I find them to be efficient, ambitious and eager to communicate.