6 Bad Habits to Avoid if You Don't Want Sagging Breasts
If you don’t want sagging breasts, there’s something very important you need to know. Breast ptosis, or the gradual sagging of breasts, is a natural process that occurs because of the progressive loss of the elasticity of the breast’s skin fibers.
It’s not a medical problem, but an aesthetic one, especially when it occurs at an early age. The effects of gravity, changes during the breastfeeding period, and continuous weight fluctuations are determining factors in the appearance of this issue.
However, there are also certain habits–often recurrent–that contribute to the deterioration of the structures that sustain the breasts from the inside.
Let’s take a closer look.
How to prevent sagging breasts
In order to prevent sagging breasts, you need to pay attention to your habits and make certain modifications.
Smoking not only has negative consequences on heart and lung health, but also causes the skin to deteriorate.
In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, smoking exercising a vasoconstriction function that impedes proper blood flow and the nutrition and oxygenation of the skin. This, at the same time, produces premature wrinkles.
2. Wearing the wrong sized bra
Wearing an improperly-sized bra is a habit that can cause breasts to lose their firmness, even though it may seem harmless. While bras are made with flexible materials that adapt easily to the body, a poorly fitting bra increases the tendency of our breasts to sag.
Also, when bras become too tight, they tend to affect blood circulation, which directly impacts the area of the breasts.
3. Bad posture
Maintaining bad posture increases muscle pain, affects aesthetics, and, moreover, accelerates sagging breasts.
If you pay attention, sitting or standing straight gives off the image of perkier breasts. However, when you slouch your shoulders, the effect is exactly the opposite. The breasts look saggier than normal.
Therefore, it’s important to maintain good posture, both at home, at work, and when you’re with friends.
4. Leading an inactive lifestyle
Leading a sedentary lifestyle results in many negative effects for both the inside and outside of the body.
Inactivity increases the risk of cardiac diseases as well as associated mortality, according to the Spanish Heart Foundation.
Furthermore, since the mammary muscles are neglected when we’re inactive, it’s common for the breasts to lose their firmness and elasticity over time. There are even many exercises and workout routines that are designed to strengthen this particular area.
5. Forgetting to use sunscreen
According to the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), solar radiation can produce spots, melanomas and, of course, wrinkles. This can affect the area of the breasts, interfering with skin quality and accelerating the process that leads to sagging breasts.
Therefore, it’s very important to use good sun protection. This is especially true when you’re going to spend a great deal of time in the sun.
6. Following “miracle diets”
Strict diets, also known as “miracle diets,” significantly affect muscle and skin health.
Therefore, adopting them greatly increases the risk of your breasts sagging long before old age. This is because they’re diets that usually lead to nutritional deficiencies, which causes sudden weight changes and the loss of lean muscle.
It’s vital to maintain a proper and complete diet, which includes healthy sources of:
- Essential fatty acids
Be responsible and pay attention to your breasts
Many young women think about the possibility of sagging breasts as a far off possibility. However, they’re often unaware that the habits they practice today have consequences tomorrow. Therefore, it’s very important to take on healthy habits that contribute to your overall health, including that of your breasts.
Besides the keys we provided above, it’s also crucial that you see your gynecologist once a year and have a breast exam. This way, you’ll prevent serious problems in a very simple way: Prevention.