Caring for and Protecting Aging Skin on the Body

April 6, 2012 | posted by Justin Skeesuck

The skin on our body below the chin is very different from the skin on our face. Because we are less likely to protect these areas, as we grow older, the neck, décolletage and hands will often give away our age before our face does.

The skin on the neck and décolletage area tends to be much thinner than on the rest of our bodies. Factors such as gravity, sun exposure and other external elements leave these areas with unwanted pigmentation, wrinkles and sagging skin. On other parts of the body, the lowest quantity of lipids in the skin are found on the palms, soles, lower legs, knees and elbows. In these areas there is greater susceptibility to dehydration, which results in increased skin scaling.

Greater damage occurs on body skin when an unhealthy skin barrier is not fully protected against recurring chronic inflammatory factors. It can take up to two decades or longer to see the damage in your skin – so even if you don’t see anything now, it may appear later.

The number ONE anti-aging product you should be incorporating is sunscreen – twenty years ago, on a daily basis! But if you didn’t wear sunscreen then, you can still start this healthy habit now to prevent future damage – and even reverse some of the past damage. Start with Epionce Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50 with broad spectrum zinc oxide 10.1%.

Epionce Renewal-category Products offer superior anti-inflammatory and barrier repairing properties. For skin on the hands (or feet), try Restorative Hand Cream, which is offered at a very special introductory price as part of our Mother’s Day Promotion until May 11. The skin on your neck and décolletage will appreciate the ultra-hydrating and repairing powers of Intensive Nourishing Cream. And for the parts of the skin on the body that need a daily lipid boost, apply Renewal Enriched Body Lotion – or Extreme Barrier Cream for extra-emollient hydration.