You need to take better care of your boobs.
The breast and chest are often overlooked when it comes to skincare. But if you want your tatas to stay looking young, smooth, and perky, you’ll want to invest some time into their wellbeing.
Just like the skin on your face, your boobs are affected by sun damage and aging. To protect them and ensure they stay looking as youthful as your face, here are some tips for upgrading your boob routine.
Sadly, there’s a huge lack of breast-focused skincare. Even dermatologists say so.
“When considering skincare, the bust is generally neglected,” says dermatologist Dr. Aanand Geria.
“The upper portion of the breasts in particular are prone to early sun damage, because it’s not an area that most people apply sunscreen,” he says.
But sun damage isn’t the only issue here. The breast area is also prone to dryness, meaning it needs hydration. And then there’s the matter of sweat – a side effect of hot temperatures mixed with bras.
Let’s not forget the matter of aging, either.
“In the bust area, women tend to see a loss of volume, firmness, elasticity, and bounce,” explains skincare expert Nannette de Gaspé. “When you consider that the bust area is one of the first areas on the body that visibly shows the evidence of weight gain and loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, natural progression of age, it becomes quite easy to understand.”
Sagging and stretch marks may be a natural part of aging, but if you can do something to prevent it, why not? With a boob-focused skincare routine in place and the right products, you absolutely can. Let us show you how!
It’s time to evaluate your bra. How well does it fit? Does it give you full support? According to Wacoal, eight out of 10 women wear the wrong bra size. Investing in a bra that properly fits can work wonders for your breasts.
“The breasts connect to the chest wall with ligaments and fibrous tissue,” says Laurie Casas, clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. “If breasts aren’t properly supported, the ligaments overstretch and sag.”
It’s even more crucial if you have larger breasts as bouncing stretches out the ligaments, causing further sagging.
Look for a bra with cups that are positioned properly. Make sure the band and straps fit well, too. To ensure you get the best bra for your boobs, head to a shop that can measure you for a bra to fit. Besides making your boobs look better, you’ll also feel much more comfortable with a bra that fits right.
Keeping your boobs exfoliated and moisturized will keep them soft and line-free. The more hydrated your skin is, the smoother your chest will appear. Seeing as exfoliation allows products to penetrate better, we recommend exfoliating 1-2 times per week to make your moisturizer work harder.
Retinol is a great boob-enhancing ingredient to look out for.
“Retinoids are a key part of an anti-aging regimen for the face, neck, and chest as it helps to regulate skin cell turnover and promote collagen production, improving the texture of the skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles,” says dermatologist Marisa K. Garshick.
Give your boobs all the TLC they need with Truly’s 3-Set Boobie Bundle. It features a boob polish, butter, and serum to keep your twins sculpted, smooth, and perky.
To boost your boob routine, enjoy a weekly masking session. This will bring hydration and elasticity to the chest and breasts, making them look perkier.
Look for ingredients such as retinol, collagen, argan oil, and hyaluronic acid to reduce the visibility of wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is the ingredient that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. The ultimate humectant for blasting your skin with moisture. It also helps in preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
“It acts like a sponge that absorbs water, adding volume to skin,” says Mona Gohara, M.D., a dermatologist at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven.
So pick a mask especially formulated for the chest that contains one or more of these ingredients. Like Truly’s Goodnight Moon Chest/Neck Sleep Mask, made with ginseng, collagen, and hyaluronic acid to improve skin elasticity and revitalize your boobs.
Whether you’re outside wearing a bikini or a V-neck sweater, you are exposing your boobs to the damaging effects of UV rays. Keep them protected by slathering them in SPF – daily.
“Sunscreen on the chest is a must for everyone, not only to prevent wrinkles but also to prevent brown spots and, most importantly, skin cancer,” says Garshick. “The chest area sees a lot of sun exposure over the years and is often forgotten about when it comes to sunscreen, resulting in crepey skin with discoloration and fine lines and wrinkles.”
Be sure to apply sunscreen whenever you’re going outside, and re-apply every two hours for maximum protection.
The most important step of all in your boobs’ wellbeing routine – check for lumps.
Doctors encourage women of all ages to carry out self-exams. If you find something concerning, visit your doctor as soon as possible to get it checked out. The sooner, the better. It might be nothing serious, but it’s always worth getting it looked at if it’s something unusual.
The best time to check is after your period since your boobs are more prone to being lumpy leading up to menstruation. Pay attention to anything that feels hard or doesn’t move around. And make sure you bring them to your doctor’s attention. Encourage your friends to do the same!
Your breasts represent everything from femininity to sexuality and maternal love. On the other hand, they can also present problems like sagging, soreness, and even cancer.
From the skin-deep to the deep tissue, now is the time to upgrade your boob wellness routine to keep your twins happy and healthy.