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Crepey Cleavage


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As our skin ages and collagen production slows, we lean in closer to the mirror, and notice fine vertical lines on our chest. They lead down into our cleavage like the delicate veins on a leaf. Or less poetically, like crinkled crepe paper.


Maybe you’ve been good about moisturizing your face and neck, and even your hands, but many of us forget about our chests. Further, especially in a warm climate like Singapore, our chests are exposed to the sun on a daily basis as we exercise outside or hit the beach or pool, and it has a skin-thinning effect.


And so the trifecta of aging skin, dry skin and sun-damaged skin leads to a décolletage in need of some TLC. Our chest skin, like the skin around our eyes, is more delicate and thinner than the skin on the rest of our face and necks, and it requires special attention.


Even if you’ve noticed lines have already formed in your décolletage, it’s not too late to improve the situation by reducing the creases and plumping up the skin.


Here are 7 things you can do to arrest your “crepey” cleavage:


Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize

Even in humid Singapore, moisturizing is the key to better looking, healthy skin. It’s especially vital to hydrate skin in crinkle-prone places like our chests. IYAC offers a trio of moisturizers to improve the situation: Muru Muru Recovery Cream, Nano Gold Day Cream and Nutrient C Cream.


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Use Sun Protection Daily

This seems obvious, however many people remember to apply sun protection to their face, neck and arms, but not their chests. A high SPF sunblock, such as SPF 90, is ideal when planning to be in the sun. To minimize cleavage lines and crinkles, IYAC’s popular and lightweight Silk Sun Screen should be a daily part of your skincare routine.


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Don’t Over Exfoliate

Exfoliating to remove the build-up of dead skin reveals fresh skin below, though being gentle is key, especially on the delicate décolletage area. Using abrasive scrubs and prickly electronic brushes can lead to inflamed skin and worsen the situation. To restore the natural turnover of skin cells, try IYAC’s Gentle Resurfacing Cleanser.


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Sleep on Your Back

Sleeping on your side for hours each night can lead to more lines in your décolletage, as there’s a bit of an accordion effect in play. Though easier said than done, if you can manage to sleep on your back more rather than less, it will help to keep your chest skin stay more taut


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Fillers Plump from Within

Just as dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane are used to soften wrinkles on the face, these injectables can also be used on the décolletage area to reduce lines and plump the skin from within. Restylane Skinboosters (injectable hyaluronic acid), for instance, are a good option for restoring volume to cleavage skin. Semi-liquid micro droplets of Restylane are injected using an ultra-fine needle, providing hydration and also stimulating the skin to produce more collagen.


Here are more details about IYAC’s injectable options

IYAC also offers an “injectable skincare” procedure called Profhilo®, which involves injections of hyaluronic acid in two different concentrations to stimulate collagen, reduce laxity and soften lines and wrinkles. The goal is to firm the skin and reverse signs of aging by bio-remodeling, which can tighten and the lift the creased chest skin in a way that Skinboosters and other fillers cannot.


Here are more details about IYAC’s Profhilo® Injectable


Lasers for a Light Touch

Lasers work well to address issues in the superficial layers of the skin, such as chest wrinkles and fine lines. The treatment stimulates the skin’s inherent repair and renewal abilities. IYAC offers a suite of laser options and will customize a treatment program for your individual skin concerns.


Here are more details about IYAC’s laser treatments



Ultherapy® Goes Deep

This noninvasive ultrasound therapy delivers targeted heat energy below the skin into the tissue surrounding the muscles, going deeper down than laser therapy. It stimulates the body’s natural healing and renewal response that then creates more collagen, which in turn tightens and gradually lifts skin.


Here are more details on Ultherapy®