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Did you know your breasts need sunscreen too!

Dr Navin Taneja tells you why it is important to apply sunscreen on your breasts too.

Written by Bhakti Paun Sharma |Updated : March 16, 2016 10:22 AM IST

Are you concerned about sagging breasts and wrinkled skin on the chest? Did you know the harsh UV rays from the sun could be a cause of it? Wearing deep necklines becomes impossible if wrinkles start appearing a little too early around your breasts. If you like many others haven t taken care of your breasts and chest area; there is no reversing once the damage is done. You could be committing sunscreen mistakes, which can be the reason why you don't find it effective. So act before it is too late. Dr Navin Taneja, Dermatologist, Venereologist and Director of the National Skin Centre Delhi tells us why your breasts need sunscreen too.

Due to excessive sun exposure there are chances of Creepy, sagging, withered d collet skin which is such a concern for middle-aged women. Wrinkles in the d collet (cleavage) area are caused by sun damage, gravity, and the normal aging process, out of which only sun damage is in our control. Here are tips to choose the right sunscreen.

The skin on the chest is just as vulnerable to UV rays as the skin on the face is; in fact skin on the chest is more vulnerable because it is thinner. However, most of us overlook that area when applying sunscreen. By the time you are in your 40s, your skin has already been damaged and dehydrated by the sun, and after a lifetime of the effects of gravity, as well as the thinning skin and decreased collagen production that are a normal part of aging, the chest area naturally doesn t snap back like it used to. The skin sags. You can also try these try these tips for firmer breasts.

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What s the solution?

Control what is in your hands. Start applying a sunscreen on your chest area and breasts too whenever you are stepping out in the sun. Reapplication is necessary if you are going to be at the beach or swimming pool for longer hours. Protect the skin with good sun screen even when the sun is hiding. Sunscreens with SPF 30+ and UVA ++or higher coverage provide greater protection against ultraviolet radiation. A uniform layer of the sun screen should be applied 15 to 30 minutes before the sun exposure on the exposed parts of the body. It should be re-applied after 3-4 hours.

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