While you try to wear the right outfit, get the right innerwear or shop for over-the-counter firming gels to keep your breasts in shape, remember that sagging, for most women is inevitable. You might not be able to control all the factors that lead to it, but you can still do a lot to prevent it. Wondering what it is that is making your breasts go south? Click next.
You have big breasts: There is a saying that smaller boobs don’t sag. This isn’t true, because whether or not you have big or small boobs it depends on the muscle to fat. With bigger breasts if you have more muscle than fat chances are they are less likely to sag and vice versa.
Not doing chest exercises: Many people believe that women should not lift weights or do chest exercises. But, working out the pectoral major muscles situated underneath the breasts can help tone the muscles which keep the breast firm and appear less droopy despite your age and other physiological changes.
Trying to lose weight fast: Remember losing too much weight too soon can make your breast sag. Intense workouts over a long stretch lead to loss of fatty tissue and loose skin. This skin hangs loose and makes your breasts sag. So, exercise in a planned manner and don’t forget to work your chest to build muscles.
Not wearing the right sportswear: If you are into running, jogging or any other cardio workouts for long hours but don’t wear the right sports bra it can make them sag as it keeps on stretching the breast tissues.
Having less vitamin C in your diet: Oranges, sweet lime, lemon or anything that is a rich source of vitamin C should be included in your daily diet. More so, if you are in your 30 and 40s, as this is the time when your skin starts to lose collagen that is evident from the wrinkles and creases present all over including your breasts. In fact, your breasts need more vitamin C and B to make collagen and maintain elasticity of the skin.
Smoking like a chimney: Even if you don’t care what it does to your lungs, heart and kidneys, shun tobacco for the sake of your breasts. Tobacco is the number one enemy of collagen as it restricts its formation and ruins skin's elasticity. In fact, a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, mentioned smoking to be one of the risk factors of sagging breasts followed by a high BMI.
Pregnancy: Unlike, the popular belief that breastfeeding makes your breasts sag, it is pregnancy that is more responsible for your breast’s fate. According to a 2008 study in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, during pregnancy a woman’s breasts increases in size and stays the same during breastfeeding. It starts to shrink once the woman stops nursing. So it isn’t breastfeeding but pregnancy that’s responsible for postpartum sagging.