A recent study revealed that breast tissue ages two – three years faster in comparison to the rest of the body. Breast sagging normally begins between ages 21 – 25 when your stem cells are not produced as much as when you were younger. A poor diet and bad health habits are the main cause of sagging breasts.
Even though there isn’t much you can do to change the genetic factors, there are still few steps you can take to at least keep them from sagging prematurely.
If you just avoid these everyday habits, you can contribute greatly in keeping your breasts looking young for as long as possible.
Everyday Habits That Cause Sagging Breasts
This habit is more common that one would think. Most bras are made of flexible materials, and over time with normal wear, they will eventually stretch out. But the bra’s primary purpose is to give support. Wearing an ill-fitting bra can contribute to breast sagging as the more your breast bounce around, the more stressed breast skin and collagen become. You need to figure out what your bra size is, so that the cups adequately hold your breasts. About 80% of women are wearing a bra that is not their perfect fit, so make sure you get measured, which can be easily done in a lingerie shop.
A well-known cause for the skin’s loss of elasticity is smoking. It not only causes your breasts to drop, but also reduces the collagen amount in the skin and worsens blood circulation.
Having a balanced diet is very important to the health of your breasts. Yo-yo dieting that makes you lose vast amounts of weight quickly, only to put it back on later, puts a strain on your skin tissue. Repeatedly losing and gaining weight has been shown to make your breasts drop. The skin tissue stretches to accommodate the weight gain, but it can’t indefinitely snap back into place when the weight comes back off again. So try to maintain a steady weight or a proper nutrition in a healthy, sustainable way.
Protection from the sun
Breasts and cleavage absorb UV rays from the sun, and they can easily get burnt. The sun’s UV rays are responsible for damaging skin, aging of skin prematurely and wrinkling of skin. The best way to protect your breasts from UV rays is by avoiding exposure to the sun as much as possible.
Not exercising and adopting bad posture
It’s important to exercise and keep your chest muscles strong. However, some back-and-forth repetitive motions (like in running) can make your breasts go saggy, as they breakdown breast collagen. Make sure you support your breasts during a high-impact exercise session and pay attention to your posture throughout the day. Walk straight and make your breasts stand up proudly. You can easily improve your posture by doing the following exercises to improve your posture and you can also do these exercises to firm and lift your breasts.