I always say your face begins at your nipples and ends at your hairline. While many people neglect their 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, the 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 support the breasts break 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 applying Biologique Recherche Serum Matriciel twice a day on the breast skin, and massaging the product in with Biologique Recherche Massage Gloves in the shower to help with firmness. Before finishing off with body cream, I recommend MBR’s Cell Power Bust Up Concentrate - its silky intensive care has an immediate effect on strengthening breast tissue. It enhances the protective function of the skin tissue, makes the skin soft and supple, strengthens, firms and smoothes, prevents premature skin sagging. Apply concentrate to breast tissue daily with soft circular motions. Follow with Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Anti-Aging Body Cream or Augustinus Bader’s The Body Cream, which provides 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.