Dr. Ryan's Mailbag: How Can I Get Rid Of Wrinkles Around My Chest? Plus More...

May 16, 2024
Dr. Ryan's Mailbag: How Can I Get Rid Of Wrinkles Around My Chest? Plus More...


Hello and welcome to another Mailbag Friday! My name is Dr. Ryan Shelton and I am so excited that I get to answer two more questions from customers who need a little advice with their skincare routine. Let’s get right into it! Our first question comes from Galina in Syracuse, NY.

Q: Hi Dr. Ryan! How can I get rid of the wrinkles and crepey skin around my chest area?

woman applying neck mask

A: Hi Galina! The chest is an often-neglected area that deserves just as much attention as your face! Let's explore some effective strategies for tackling those pesky creases and wrinkles and keeping your chest area looking smooth and youthful.

First and foremost, prevention is key.

Just like your face, your chest and décolletage are exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays, which can speed up the aging process and lead to wrinkles and creases.

So, make sure to apply sunscreen generously to your chest area every day, rain or shine, to protect it from sun damage.

Next, consider incorporating skincare products specifically targeted for the chest and décolletage into your routine.

For example, something like my Neck Firming Cream!

Products like this are made with sagging and wrinkles in mind, and they use ingredients that help restore structure and firmness to your skin.

With ingredients like Teprenone, the Neck Firming Cream helps your skin make the building blocks for smooth, firm skin and helps to iron out wrinkles and creases.

Not to mention the hydrating ingredients like sodium hyaluronate which help to prevent dehydration from making your wrinkles deeper!

In addition to skincare products, consider investing in silk pillowcases or wearing soft, breathable fabrics to bed.

Rough or abrasive fabrics can cause friction against your skin while you sleep, leading to creases and wrinkles over time.

And last but not least, don't forget the power of hydration and nourishment from within. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated and plump, and incorporate foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids into your diet to support skin health from the inside out.

By combining these tips and making them a regular part of your skincare routine, you can effectively address creases and wrinkles on your chest and keep your skin looking smooth, youthful, and radiant for years to come!

Our next question comes from Alex in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Q: Hello Dr. Shelton. Should I change my workout routine to protect my skin from aging?

mature woman with water bottle and yoga mat

A: Hello Alex! The connection between exercise and skin health is a topic worth exploring but it doesn’t get the attention it deserves! Let's look at how adjusting your workout routine can promote better skin health and keep you glowing from the inside out.

First off, regular exercise is undeniably beneficial for your overall health and well-being, and yes, it can also contribute to healthier, more radiant skin.

However, as we age, it's important to be mindful of the impact certain types of exercise can have on our skin…

High-impact activities like running or intense cardio workouts can increase blood flow to the skin, which can promote a healthy complexion by delivering oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells.

However, excessive repetitive movements in high-impact exercises can lead to increased friction and stress on the skin, which can make issues like wrinkles and sagging skin a whole lot worse over time.

Instead, consider incorporating more low-impact exercises into your routine, such as walking, swimming, or cycling.

These activities provide the benefits of exercise without putting too much strain on the skin, making them gentler and more sustainable options as we age.

On top of that, don't forget the importance of proper skincare before and after your workouts!

Always cleanse your skin before exercising to help remove any dirt, sweat, and makeup that could clog your pores and lead to breakouts. And don't skip the sunscreen – even if you're exercising indoors or on cloudy days, UV rays can still penetrate through windows and cause damage to your skin.

Lastly, listen to your body and adjust your workout routine accordingly. As we age, our bodies may not recover as quickly from intense exercise, so be sure to incorporate rest days and prioritize recovery to give your skin (and your muscles) the chance to regenerate and repair.

So yes, adjusting your workout routine can indeed promote better skin health as you age. By incorporating more low-impact exercises, practicing proper skincare habits, and listening to your body's needs, you can keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful for years to come.

So lace up those sneakers, embrace the power of movement, and let your skin shine!