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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, breast skin is more sensitive and fragile, and needs some attention as well.

Aging & Chest Stretch Marks

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 loses 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”.

How to Take Care of Your Breast Skin

First step: Apply Biologique Recherche Serum Matriciel twice a day on breast skin, and massage the product in with Biologique Recherche Massage Gloves or Joanna Czech Organic Body Wash Pads. This will help tighten and firm the skin.

Step 2: Finish off with a body moisturizer like Costa Brazil Creme Para O Corpo or Necessaire Mult-Vitamin Body Lotion. These which 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: If you live in a hot, humid climate, work out or sweat more than normal, try Megababe Bust Dust Anti-Boob-Sweat Powder which helps keep bacteria and sweat at bay.

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.