It is a pure common sense that as the years go by the breasts become a little saggy. A recent study published in the journal Genome Biology, revealed that breast tissue ages 2 – 3 years faster compared to the rest of the body. Even though there isn’t much you can do to change the genetic factors, there are still few steps you can take to at least keep them from sagging prematurely.If you just avoid these everyday habits, you can contribute greatly in keeping your breasts looking young for as long as possible.

1. Smoking

Smoking is a well known cause for skin’s loss of elasticity, which causes the breasts to drop. It worsens the blood circulation and reduces the amount of collagen in the skin. This makes the skin become weaker and age faster.Smoking causes a lot of other health issues not only for you but for everyone around you.

2. Adopting bad posture and not exercising

It’s very important to keep your chest muscles strong and exercise. However, some back – and – forth repetitive motions, like for example in running, can make your breasts go saggy, as they help breakdown breast collagen faster. Make sure you pay attention to your posture throughout the day and support your breasts when having a high – impact exercise session. Make your breasts stand up proudly while walking straight.

3. Crash dieting 

It is very important to the health of your breasts to have a balanced diet. The yo – yo effect that makes you lose enormous amounts of weight in a short period of time, only to gain it back on later, strains your skin tissue. Repeatedly gaining and losing weight has been shown to cause your breasts to drop. The skin tissue can’t indefinitely snap back into place when the weight comes back off again, but it will stretch to accommodate the weight gain. So try as hard as you can to maintain a steady weight or a proper nutrition in a sustainable, healthy way.

4. Wearing a bra that doesn’t fit

This situation is more common among women all over the world, than you think.  Most bras will eventually stretch over time with normal wear, because they are made of flexible materials. But the primary purpose of the bra is to give support. Wearing an all – fitting bra can lead to breast sagging as the more your breast move around, the more stressed collagen and breast skin becomes. First you need to figure out what your bra size is, so that the cups can hold your breasts adequately. Make sure you measure your bra size, which can be easily done in a lingerie shop, because about 80% of women are wearing a bra that is not their perfect fit.This discussion about the pros and cons of wearing a bra can go on and on forever, but what both groups agree is that if you wear a bra it must be properly fitted.

5. Not protecting yourself from the sun

The cleavage and the breasts absorb their share of the sun’s UV rays in particular, and they can get burnt easily. This can make the skin wrinkle, age prematurely and damage it. Don’t over – expose your skin and protect yourself from the sun. Also, sunscreens are not the magic solution and especially the high – factor ones, which contain potential chemical dangers.

Source: This article was posted by Ivan Andreevski in the Healthy & Natural Life blog. 

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