Did you know that the breasts are always two years older than our real age? They age the quickest than any other part of our body. That is what a research by Professor Steve Horvath found out. Considering the aesthetics it adds to our body and total appearance, we cannot ignore these two lovely bumps on our chest. We all like showing off beautiful cleavage when out in the open, but not taking care of your breasts can reduce the number of years you can show it off.
We pay so much attention to our face, our skin, our hair, our nails and what have you, but seem to pay little or no attention to the one thing that complements our outlook. Age-proofing your breasts is the best way to protect it from wearing out too quickly even before the natural forces like childbirth and ageing set in.
You may want to know why our breasts seem to age out too soon. According to a biochemist, Nausheen Qureshi, she said that the breast skin is quite sensitive, very thin and is a victim of the hormonal changes we experience during our lifetime. There is a decrease of collagen as we age. Also, childbirth adds its pressure when it forces the mammary glands to produce milk for the newly born. We are cannot overlook the effect of the sun on our breasts too.
Here are some of the preventive steps to protect your breasts from ageing quicker than you do.
- Some people were told that it is wrong to apply moisturiser on the breast to avoid cancer. Well, that is nothing but a myth. Actually, your breasts can benefit greatly from a good moisturiser that is high in Vitamin B3 or niacinamide and also antioxidants. They are very rich in anti-ageing properties. You may also want to consider collagen breast masks that tighten the skin and also makes for cellular metabolism.
- Apply a sunscreen on the breast. Sunscreens are not just for your face alone. As long as your breasts are receiving the effect of sun, you need also to give them their portion of sunscreen application. Sunscreens protect the skin from the rays of the sun not excluding the breast. Look out for those with Vitamin E.
- Watch out for that product with big promises! Whenever you see a beauty product that promises to do wonders for your skin, take a look at the ingredients. Once you cannot understand most of the ingredients drop it and look for the ones that relate to you. It has been found that chemicals in the beauty products we use some of the time work against us.
- Many times, we tend to overlook the fact that our breasts need extra support. This is mostly found at ladies with smaller breasts. However small your breasts may be, you need to help it retain that youthful look by supporting it with a good bra and accurate cup size. It is wrong to work out without a good sports bra. Underwire bra is a no-no when it comes to working out. Also, the need to ensure you measure your breasts so as to get the right bra size cannot be overemphasised.
Having said all this, we want to point out that prevention is better than cure. Start early in life to protect your breasts and teach your teenage girls to the same. And even if your breasts have gone south, you can still use some exercises like push up and the rest to give it a natural boost and firmness.
Article written by chelahmilcah