While many people neglect the decolletage, even more people forget about the skin on the breasts.
Our focus tends to be more on what bra we are putting them in, or what bra we are trying to get them out of. However, breast skin is more sensitive and fragile, and deserves your full and undivided attention during your skincare routine.
Breast tissue ages two to three years faster than tissue on the rest of the body due to factors including fluctuating weight, hormones, pregnancy, nursing, gravity etc. Over time, the elasticity and collagen that supports the breasts breaks down, causing sagging, deflation, and stretch marks. As you get older and stop producing as much estrogen, the connective tissue in breasts lose moisture quicker, which makes them more prone to sagging.
Stretch marks are caused by the top layer of skin expanding faster than the connective tissue in the layer beneath, causing that tissue to break and leave a mark on the skin. The dense tissue in your breast also begins to change into fatty tissue, causing them to look less full and more “wrinkly”.
Now, how do you properly take care of this sensitive aging skin?
I recommend Biologique Recherche Massage Gloves in the shower to help with firmness, as well as my Facial Massager along with Biologique Recherche Serum Matriciel, which is great on chest muscles to create a temporary lift. Follow with Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Anti-Aging Body Cream and Super Anti-Aging Serum which provide nourishing blend of nutrient-rich oils, paired with highly active compounds to diminish signs of aging and restore elasticity for visibly firmer, rejuvenated skin.
You should also be sure to check yourself regularly for any abnormalities. Look out and feel for irregular swelling or lumps, discoloration, skin irritation or dimpling, redness, rashes, changes in nipple size, color or sensitivity, or any other symptoms, and consult a doctor immediately if you are experiencing any of these signs.