Many of us ritualistically protect our face with a separate moisturizing serum or cream for daytime and nighttime. This widely adopted grooming habit replenishes much-needed moisture and helps keep our delicate facial skin looking healthy, hydrated, and nourished.

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In addition to these moisturizing properties, a high-quality skin serum applied nightly can also combat various signs of aging, such as that slight sag of the cheeks, a few wrinkles around the eyes, or the parenthesis that form around our mouth. These signs of aging (or wisdom, depending on your perspective) tend to appear as our skin loses structural resiliency, often due to excessive sun exposure, environmental toxins, and natural cellular changes.

However, in our efforts to moisturize and protect our face, we might be forgetting the other delicate areas that are exposed to the same harmful elements such as UV rays, extreme heat or cold, and free radicals, and can show signs of aging just like our face.

According to research published in Dermato-Endocrinology, our neck and chest may exhibit signs of aging more quickly than our face since they are exposed to the same environmental elements as our face, but we often neglect to moisturize these sensitive areas.

Additional research published in the journal Skin Research and Technology found that the dermal layer on our neck is thinner than facial skin, leaving it more prone to environmental damage. Researchers found that our neck’s elasticity correlates negatively with age, meaning that the skin around our neck, particularly sun-exposed skin, is more susceptible to wrinkles and aging than our face.

Replenishing the moisture in our face, neck, and chest with a nightly serum can help repair cellular damage that contributes to signs of aging or skin inflammation. It can also help stimulate blood circulation and new cell growth.

To properly moisturize these ultra-sensitive areas, look for a highly concentrated hydrating serum that is formulated with ingredients that fight free radicals and act as a natural moisturizer. Seaweed and sodium chloride, green tea leaf extract, glycerin, neroli flower water, and superoxide dismutase all work to repair cellular growth by protecting against free-radical damage, detoxifying the skin, replenishing antioxidants, and maintaining water balance on an intracellular level.

You could also couple your moisturizing routine with a hydrating cleanser that purifies and cleans skin without stripping away natural oils. This restorative support and hydration will leave skin feeling purified and toned, and acts as a perfect precursor to a chest, neck, and facial moisturizing routine.

Other do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when going through your moisturizing ritual include:

  • Use warm, not hot water.
  • Pat your skin dry—don’t rub.
  • Wear sunscreen every day.
  • Apply a hydrating lip balm.
  • Drink plenty of water.

Each of these steps will help replenish and retain moisture in your face, neck, and chest, and combat cellular and surface-level damage associated with prolonged exposure.

Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and it’s important to protect more than just our face. An anti aging serum formulated with hydrating, nourishing, nontoxic ingredients can penetrate well below our skin’s outer layer to repair, replenish, and strengthen areas that are regularly exposed to environmental elements.

About True Botanicals

True Botanicals believes in pure and potent skin care treatments that are proven with independent clinical trials. Their high-performing formulas are designed to nourish, replenish, soothe, and hydrate skin with botanical extracts, vitamins, antioxidants, and essential oils. True Botanicals’ products are made with independently certified-nontoxic ingredients and are gluten-free, non-GMO, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny certified.

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