Gravity is a force that sadly can’t be reckoned with, especially when it comes to boobs. Small or big, they won’t stay the same forever I’m afraid. But there are a few every day habits which could be speeding up the process. Breast tissue ages two to three years faster than the rest of your body so you might want to quit any of these habits that are impacting the perkiness of your pair!
Some people just have damn good genes when it comes to boobs. But whether they’re big or small, they’re mostly made of fat on top of your chest muscles and supported by your skin. It’s then down to the collagen in your skin that keeps it supple and this affects how much it creases and stretches over time. This is why collagen is one of those words banded around all of the time in adverts for anti-wrinkle cream! It make your skin appear ‘younger’ because the inevitable is, with every birthday your body naturally makes less of it. So even if you’re like me and part of the, “my boobs aren’t small, they’re low in fat” crew, boob droop is as much about your skin as it is about the volume of your boobs so listen up.
1. Crash Dieting
Yo-yo dieting which leads to big fluctuations in weight in a short period of time can leave the ladies empty. When you lose a large amount of fat (the filling of your boobs) without giving your skin the time to adjust and shrink with them this could result in your boobs feeling empty. Gradual weight loss reduces the chance of this and moisturizing your body all over, every single day will help keep your skin hydrated and elastic so that it’s easier for the skin to bounce back.
2. Wearing an unsupportive bra
So many people wear a bra that doesn’t fit them properly. The more that your boobs are moving around daily, the more the skin is strained to keep ’em in place. Dainty lace bras might be the latest fashion trend but if you’re going to be moving around then it’s probably not the best style to wear as you’re skin will be doing the job that the under-wired bra was invented for. When it comes to working out, did you know that your boobs actually move in a figure of eight motion when you run?! So yes, running and other high impact exercises that involve jumping up and down cause extra stress to the skin but don’t think that gives you an excuses to stop with those jump lunges just yet Fit Girls. Oh no. The benefits of exercising really outweigh the cons and keep you healthy and youthful in other ways. The solution? Get yourself multiple sports bras that make you feel extremely secure and minimize the ladies jumping too!
It can’t be avoided mentioning when talking about premature aging of the skin. An effect of smoking is that it decreases the blood flow to all parts of your body. For your boobs, let’s just say this means that the skin is less well nourished as less blood is going to the skin’s surface increasing the rate at which it ages!
4. Sun exposure
An elderly woman who looked at least 20 years younger than she was, once told me the sun was a woman’s worst enemy. That sounds extreme but she chose not to sunbathe for most of her life, revealing this to me as THE secret to youthful skin! Exposing the skin on your chest to UV rays without sunscreen stretches out the collagen and leads to extra sag. Now I’m not suggesting that you stay inside all through summer or jump from shadow to shadow when the sun is out but leaving your skin unprotected from sun’s rays will damage your skin. Not to mention of course that you might get burnt and then the damage is more than aesthetic.
Get to work on your pair by trying Yola’s boob boosting exercises to help keep your pair perky. Fit Girls take care of their body in every sense of the phrase, it’s just not about what your boobs look like. So if you’re guilty of any of these habits, it’s probably time you ditch them because they’re not doing your health much good in other ways!
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