Learn how to take better care of the fragile skin on your neck and chest area.
While many people neglect their décolletage, 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 needs serious attention as well. Therefore, I always say your face begins at your nipples and ends at your hairline. so that hopefully, you start to treat your breast and chest areas properly.
Why Is It Important to Include Breast Skincare?
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”.
Your breasts are supported by ligaments and skin that have adapted to the size of your breasts. These ligaments stretch enough to provide the necessary support. When you lose weight, the fat cells in your breasts shrink and your breasts follow suit. The ligaments and skin do not always tighten back to their original state. Like rubber bands that have been stretched for too long, the ligaments will cause your breasts to sag.
Over time, the elasticity and collagen that supports 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.
During pregnancy, breasts expand as milk glands enlarge and fatty tissue increases. The impact that rapidly increasing breast size has on the elasticity of skin. 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 wrinkles can be more apparent.
Breasts can increase two to three times in size during lactation. Hormonal changes caused by prolactin, make the breasts full with milk production. And if you already had stretch marks and prominent veins caused by pregnancy; they may intensify during breastfeeding changes. The increase in estrogen and mammary development that happens throughout pregnancy continues in the postpartum period
Regularly sitting or standing with poor posture means gravity is pulling the breasts further downward and stretching the tissue and elastin fibers.
How To Take Care of Breast Skin
Step 1: Firm and Tighten
1. Apply Biologique Recherche Serum Matriciel twice a day on breast skin.
Serum Matriciel benefits include firming, plumping, and moisturizing. Rich in Siberian Ginseng Extract and Black Crowberry Juice, this serum provides a tissue structuring effect and reinforces the skin's elasticity and tone.
Both are great for product application and body massage in the bath or shower. They help with the absorption of active ingredients and enhance treatment results. Our body wash pads also act as micro exfoliators, gently helping to shed dead skin cells.
Step 2: Moisturize
Use an effective body moisturizer on breast and chest skin to keep it plump and hydrated. Costa Brazil Creme Para O Corpo, Augustinus Bader’s Body Cream or Biologique Recherche Emulsion Originelle Regenerante Corp.s
These provide a nourishing blend of nutrient-rich oils, paired with highly active compounds to diminish signs of aging, and restore elasticity for visibly firmer, rejuvenated skin.
Step 3: Protect
If you live in a hot, humid climate, work out or sweat more than normal, bacteria and sweat can be problematic on your chest and breast skin. Clogged sweat glands provide a breeding ground for bacteria to grow. If left unwashed, it can settle into your pores and start a breakout.
Try Megababe Bust Dust Anti-Boob-Sweat Powder , This ultrafine, 100% natural powder is free of talc, parabens, and phthalates. It is formulated with bacteria-fighting lavender and soothing chamomile, and acts as a daily armor to protect against sweat seeping through your top.
Finally, it is vital that you check your breasts regularly for any abnormalities including irregular swelling or lumps, discoloration, skin irritation or dimpling, redness, rashes, changes in nipple size, color or sensitivity, or any other changes, and consult your physician accordingly.