Those forgotten skin cells!

If you are like me, you need a reminder on ‘forgotten’ skincare areas. We buy all these products to take care of our skin but tend to forget some important tips that helps us achieve our skincare goals.

Most commonly neglected skincare areas

1. Neck/Décolleté
I mean, really… isn’t this the obvious one? But we all tend to not take much care of the skin on the neck. Until we get a turkey neck and try to reverse that! And it’s not just the neck area but under the chin and all the way up to the décolleté that we tend to forget to put anything on. It is the area that shows the age the most! So start taking care of it. Sooner the better!

Solution #1: Try to use all your skincare steps under your chin and neck up to the décolleté.

Solution #2: Apply on your under chin area what is left over on your hands/fingers while applying skincare to your face. Use a body cream for neck and décolleté area.

Solution #3: If you are spending so much on skincare might as well buy a darn neck cream eh? I recommend Innisfree Soybean Firming Neck cream. It is approximately $20 for a jar and is a nice thick cream that lasts a long time. Why not?
31erCWMrvvL2. Lips
I always forget about these babies. But hey, the healthier the lips are, the better your lipstick will apply on and look.

Solution #1: Buy a lip balm! I use Burt Bees lip balms.

Solution #2: After you apply all that luscious skincare to your face, dab your fingers/palms on your lips. You may not notice a lot on your hands but it is getting something. After I started doing this, my lips brightened considerably.
Solution #3: Go shopping in your pantry! Coconut oil, Olive oil they all make great lip care. Just smother some on and call it a day!

3. Edges of your face
I see this every time I see my sister apply skincare on her face. She leaves about 1/8th -1/4 inch of space at the edges of her face while applying skincare. This baffles me.

Solution #1: Use the stuff all the way unto your hairline, your upper lip, the sides of your cheeks, your jawline and upto your ears! No cells should be discriminated while applying skincare!
Even your face masks. It’s not our fault. Most images I see of women in face masks have all these left off. No they are not right. Who cares if your hair gets dirty or you get some in your brows or side burns. The skin around it needs the nourishment! So the picture below is No Bueno!!!

Solution #2: Really just… apply it everywhere!

Woman with Facial Mask --- Image by © Sean De Burca/Corbis

Woman with Facial Mask — Image by © Sean De Burca/Corbis

4. Ears
What? Skincare on ears? I mean, yeah they are covered by our hair most of the time. And I do use a Q tip!

Welsh Corgi --- Image by © Zack Seckler/Corbis

Welsh Corgi — Image by © Zack Seckler/Corbis

Solution #1: Once in a while give the ear lobes a good clean while using your cleanser and apply some lotion or cream to the poor cartilage! Especially if you are like me and have four piercings, you might want to take it all out and clean the whole area well and moisturize. I get eczema if I don’t take care of my lobes!

Hope that was helpful folks! Just a little fun and friendly advice. ;)


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