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Did you know that the skin on your neck is actually thinner than the skin on your face? Now, think about all the stretching and tugging it’s subject to each time you move your head or even rest your head on your hands. On top of that, do you also remember the times you left out your neck when applying skincare creams and sunscreen?

But before you book yourself a doctor’s appointment, try these three simple steps for a smoother, softer and firmer décolleté.

1. Exfoliate

Fine lines and wrinkles can look more visible when skin is dry and dull, so include your neck the next time you’re giving your skin that weekly polish. We like Omorovicza Blue Diamond Resurfacing Peel, $260, for its concoction of ultra gentle yet potent acids that lift dead skin cells while promoting cell renewal.

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Blue Diamond Resurfacing Peel
Blue Diamond Resurfacing Peel


2. Treat

Improve skin elasticity with YSL Beauté Forever Youth Liberator Y-Shape Crème, $189, thanks to its firming complex which restores skin volume and firmness – ideal for those suffering from “tech neck”, a phenomenon which causes wrinkles on the neck from continuous looking down at digital devices.

Available at all YSL Beauté counters and stores.

YSL Beauté Forever Youth Liberator Y-Shape Crème
YSL Beauté Forever Youth Liberator Y-Shape Crème


3. Protect

Finally, don’t let your efforts go to vain by ensuring your neck is adequately protected against the sun. Try a non-tinted sunscreen if you’re worried about staining your clothes. Lancaster Skin Therapy Day Shield UV-Pollution SPF30/PA+++, $67, goes on sheer to not only fend off UV rays but also infrared rays, which penetrate deeper into skin to destroy collage. It’s also packed with antioxidants to delay premature ageing.

Available at Sephora, ION Orchard.

Lancaster Skin Therapy Day Shield UV-Pollution SPF30/PA+++
Lancaster Skin Therapy Day Shield UV-Pollution SPF30/PA+++


Text by Joyce Cheo