Put on your best French accent and let’s say it together ….”décolletage”.

It’s the area under your neck and between your breasts and is often overlooked when doing your daily facial cleansing ritual, but ironically it’s one of the areas we should be looking after the most. Basically, this part of your body is like a giant satellite dish – sitting outside attracting everything in it’s path. Dust, sun, radiation, pollution, smoke. Even when you take a hot shower, it’s the first area that takes the brunt of the heat. The skin of your ‘décolletage’ (it’s such a great word we just can’t stop saying it) is extremely exposed on a daily basis and is also thinner and produces less oil than other parts of the body, resulting in a very arid and delicate spot. And on top of that, it’s the part we often forgot to put sunscreen on, and moisturise. The poor décolletage !

So unless you’re a serial polo neck wearer, you need to start taking more care of the D word. A peel or laser treatment can help remove some of the dusty, dry look that you possibly have already, but a good boost of daily moisture is what you really need to repair and prepare for the years ahead. Stave off the ‘décolletage drought’ with Katavi’s ‘Miracle’ Hydration Oil. This will sort out those chest wrinkles in a flash. It’s also non greasy so won’t ruin your clothes. It’s jammed with the deliciously miraculous marula oil, an oil produced by a land that understands the harshness of the African elements.

Did you know? Brown spots are a common sight here so it’s a good idea to get regular check ups from your dermatologist, just in case.

How else can you invest in your chest?

* As I often say to my dog – roll over! If you sleep on your side, try to roll onto your back instead. Side sleeping has been proven to contribute to a wrinkly chest area. If you’re new to sleeping on your back, try putting a pillow under your knees and spread your legs out a little.

* Apply sunscreen to your chest daily. Even it’s a rainy day.

* Ex-foliate. Its good to rid the old and dirty skin but because it’s a sensitive area, you also don’t want to over do it. Ex-foliating twice a week is recommended.

* Brown spots are a common sight here so it’s a good idea to get regular check ups from your dermatologist, just in case.