Three steps to a pretty décolletage

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Three steps to a pretty décolletage
What's the secret to a dazzling décolletage? Besides good support, here are three products that can really help

When it comes to your cleavage, finding the right bra is half the battle. Not all of us have Jennifer Lopez's gravity-defying body (check her out on her 46th birthday above), but most of us have access to the right lifting and supportive bras.

It's also important to get fitted properly for the right bra size. Based on a survey in 2014, lingerie manufacturer Triumph found that 64 per cent of all women are wearing the wrong bra size: a shocking statistic. Once you've got the right fit down pat, here are three simple steps to keeping your décolletage looking smooth, toned and firm.

1. Scrub
A good body scrub will help to keep the skin on chest, clavicles, shoulders and yes, the twins, looking smooth and naturally glow-y — exfoliation gets rid of dead skin and the massaging action also helps boosts circulation. Indulge in a really luxurious scrub like this one from The Body Shop to make your bathtime prep a much more pleasurable experience — and while you're at it make sure you hit your elbows and knees too.

The Body Shop Dead Sea Salt Scrub

2. Lift & Firm
Yes you should be happy with what God gave you. But sometimes we could all use with a little extra help. Bust creams and gels usually have a dual action — an immediate tightening effect as well as a long-term firming action. This one from Sisley promises a lifted décolleté, sculpted breasts and softer and more hydrated skin — we're picturing Scarlett Johansson in Match Point and we're liking the visual.

Sisley Phytobuste + décolleté, $310

3. Highlight 
There's a reason bodybuilders slather on the body oil when they want their muscles to look defined before a competition. If you want the sexy glow that many celebrities sport on their chest areas, especially when bedecked in daring necklines, try applying a lightly-tinted body lotion or oil. Prtty Peaushun is a tightening body lotion that comes in a plain formula or in light, medium, dark or deep dark tones. Our advice: start with a light or plain (depending on your natural skin tone), apply it sparingly on areas of the cleavage or even the clavicles that you want to highlight, and make sure it dries completely before wearing your clothes.

Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion

Text: Renée Batchelor

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