Everybody is in the pursuit for breasts that defy gravity and stay up nice and firm. But life is not such a fantasy. Many of us are faced with the disheartening realization that our precious breasts will not remain perky forever. But before you despair, I’m going to list some of the ways in which you can deal with such a scenario.
What Causes Breasts to Sag?
Before we jump to the top five ways to deal with sagging breasts, let us take a quick look at what causes breasts to sag. Obviously age is a factor. As a woman ages, her breasts lose some of their elasticity and begin to sag. Another cause is termed breast involution, wherein the tissue inside the breast shrinks when new mothers stop lactating, and this in turn makes the skin saggy. Another very common factor is weight loss. When you lose weight, you lose some of the fat in your breast regions. This results in the breasts sagging and looking limp.
Since the breasts as such do not have muscles, it is quite a task to perk up sagging breasts. Read on to find out some of the ways in which you can deal with the harsh reality of sagging breasts.
1. Maintain your weight
Since weight loss is one of the major reasons for breasts to start sagging, maintaining your weight within a certain threshold should help maintain your breasts and prevent them from any further sagging. Drastic weight loss in particular leads to heavy damaging of the tissues and a complete loss of elasticity.
2. Exercise right
Take up exercises that will firm up chest muscles. Push-up and chest press are a few exercises that help firm up the pectoral muscles underneath your breasts and keep your breasts looking perky. Certain weight lifting exercises also help strengthen the muscles around and under the breasts, thus making them look more firm. And always wear a sports bra when you exercise as your breasts will bounce and jiggle during workouts and that, combined with gravity’s pull, will just make your breasts sag even more if you do not take proper precautions.
3. Massage and Hydrotherapy
Massage your breasts with olive oil twice or thrice a week to improve blood circulation and skin elasticity. You can also go in for hydrotherapy treatments once a week. Stand under the shower and alternate between hot water and cold water in order to stimulate blood circulation in your breasts.
4. Say No to Smoking
You’re probably already aware that smoking wrecks havoc on your skin. It leads to wrinkles and premature aging, and in the case of breasts, it makes them lose their elasticity and leads them to start sagging in the long term. So if you