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Tips on stopping those hefty breasts from falling, sagging or drooping

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African model posing in white lingerie.
African model posing in white lingerie.

STORY BY | OYINKANSOLA ADEDOYIN
Most women experience sagging or drooping breasts at some point in their lives. This is a natural and inevitable process. Women are often bothered when they breasts begin to sag as they feel it makes them unattractive. A lot of things can contribute to premature sagging of the breast while some have to do with your own traits. If you avoid certain behaviours, your breasts would be better off.

Smoking: Even your breasts can’t escape tobacco damage. Smoking breaks down elastin, the protein fibre that makes breast skin both firm and elastic. Smoking damages breast skin the same way it does the face, depriving it of oxygen and nutrients.

Wearing the wrong bra size: A good-fitting bra keeps your breasts in shape and enhances their appearance. If you’re going to wear a bra, it’s important to make sure it fits correctly because wearing an ill-fitting bra might cause extra sagging. Some women wear the wrong bra size endlessly and their breasts suffer for it. Stop in a lingerie shop and ask to fit out for the right bra size just to make sure you’re wearing the right bra for your shape so you can make sure your bras aren’t doing you more harm than good. It’s also important to remember to replace old bras before they lose their support too.

Weight fluctuations: Weight fluctuation is a big factor when it comes to sagging boobs. Each time you gain and lose weight, breast tissue slacks some more. An unhealthy diet can cause stretching of the breast tissue. Weight gain from an unhealthy diet rather than weight gain from muscle-building exercise can
result in stretching of breast tissues.

High-impact workouts: Running, biking, playing sports and doing any other exercise causes your breasts to bounce. If you do it often enough without wearing a good sports bra, they may sag prematurely. A sports bra should contain your breasts securely against your chest so that bouncing is kept to a minimum.

Skipping sunscreen: Sunburn is never fun. UV rays hitting the sensitive underside of your breasts encourages serious drooping later in life. Exposing your breasts to UV rays without a protective coating of sunscreen can stretch out the collagen and damage the breast skin.

Cream concentrates: Applying high chemical concentrated creams on your breast can also cause premature breast sagging. Especially now that ladies want to tone or lighten their skin thus leading to sagging breasts. You also expose your breast to risks of skin cancer. Ensure that all your creams are hydroquinone free and have enough sun protecting factor (SPF).[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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