The road to looking and feeling good can be frustrating and sometimes intimidating. We live lifestyles that demand a lot of our time and energy and make recuperation challenging. Wrinkles are one of these maladies that require a somewhat disciplined approach to an effective treatment. Apart from the face, wrinkles on the chest area are the most common, and there are non-invasive ways to treat them. Before the cure, however, you should know what causes them and how you can lessen their appearance.
What causes cleavage wrinkles? One of the most common reasons is from sleeping on your side so that the breasts hang down, pulling at the skin and causing it to stretch. Prolonged pulling of the skin (think seven-plus hours every night while you’re sleeping) causes deep skin wrinkling. Not all people have the same reaction, however. The way your skin reacts to this pulling depends on your diet, amount of sun exposure, and other common causes. Diet, for example, can be a significant contributor. Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration, which leads to the skin getting weak and more prone to wrinkles. A diet that’s high in sugars is also counterproductive to smooth skin because sugar contributes to collagen damaging A.G.E.s. A.G.E.s (advanced glycation end products) are harmful compounds formed when protein or fat combine with sugar in the bloodstream. To make matters worse, the skin on the decolletage area is thinner and produces less oil and is the ideal environment for premature aging and wrinkled skin.
Smoking also causes your skin to show premature signs of aging, including wrinkles and line lines. Age also causes dehydration through the slow down of the production of sebum — natural oils that help moisturize the skin. Moisturizing regularly can help.
If you’re looking for preventative care or treatment options besides adjusting your diet, environmental factors (too much sun and cold, dry weather), and lifestyle changes such as smoking, one of the best options is SilcSkin Decollette Pads. These pads are made from medical-grade silicone and manufactured using a platinum curing process to get the most refined silicone possible. In a platinum-based silicone cure system, also called an addition system (because the critical reaction-building polymer is an “Addition reaction”), two different chemical groups (a silicone hydride and a vinyl) react in the presence of platinum (which serves as the catalyst). In this reaction, an ethyl group [C(H2)- C(H2)] is formed and there are no byproducts, ensuring a clean product.
Silicone works to get rid of wrinkles by helping to hydrate the skin. The pad is placed on the affected area of the body. Underneath the pad, the skin creates a micro-climate of moisture and oxygen that aids in hydration. The silicone lets the skin breathe by allowing oxygen to pass through easily, but at the same time, it locks in moisture. With this optimal oxygen flow, the skin becomes hydrated and smoothens and plumps. Longer treatment times means better hydration, and therefore, the less visible the wrinkles and lines will be.
SilcSkin medical-grade anti-wrinkle silicone pads have been around since 2003. Made in the U.S.A., they were designed by Camille Calvet, an Emmy Award winner who experimented with silicone on scars before launching her line of anti-wrinkle products. SilcSkin pads are very simple to use. You can wear them on the affected areas just before going to bed at night. Keep them on through the night while you sleep, and simply take them off in the morning.
Not all silicone however, is created equal. Good quality silicone anti-wrinkle pads are made from 100% silicone. There should be absolutely no additives, and the pad should be thick and even in color. Be wary of pads not made in the U.S.A. Quality control and a sterile environment are crucial to prevent adverse reactions on the skin. Offshore products are harder to quality control. SilcSkin products — which include pads for around the eyes, the forehead, around the mouth, the neck, chest, and a hand & body treatment in the form of a cream are all made and packaged in Los Angeles in a sterile environment. They last a long time, and you can use them while you sleep. You get your 7 hours in and get rid of wrinkles at the same time!