Health

10 Things That Affect Your Breasts’ Shape

Ageing and wearing wrong bras are not the only reason your breasts sag!

By Stephanie | September 21, 2017

Many believe that your breasts only sag because you are ageing or you think that you’re wearing the wrong bras. There are other actual reasons that can also affect your breasts from sagging.

Find out the other reasons that cause saggy breasts here below.

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This story was first published in The Singapore Women’s Weekly

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1.Crash Dieting

If you’re a yo-yo dieter who’s constantly gaining and losing weight, your breast tissue will lose its elasticity and start to droop. To stay perky, lose or gain weight slowly and sensibly to give your skin time to adapt.

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2. Smoking

Smoking breaks down elastin (which keeps your skin looking young), weakens and ages the skin around your breasts, causing them to appear stretched and saggy. Just another reason to give up the habit!

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3. Forgetting Sunscreen

Sunscreen is always important to block your face from UV rays and prevent premature wrinkles, and the same goes for your boobs. Liberally applying sunblock can prevent your breasts from becoming dehydrated and damaged, which can cause them to sag.

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4. Choosing The Wrong Sports Bra

When you’re engaging in high-impact sports like mixed martial arts, cycling and swimming, your breasts will require more support than ever. Be sure to get the right bra for each sport you’re doing.

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5. Running

The bouncing that occurs from running can lead to a breakdown of breast collagen and ultimately sagging. But alternating your exercise between running and swimming, as well as wearing a well-fitted sports bra can help counteract the problem.

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6. Eating fatty food

Eating excessive amounts of the wrong type of food can affect your tush and tummy, but even your boobs will bear the brunt of those bags of chips or greasy bacon. That plate of fried kuey teow is not just going to your waistline.

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7. Not Moisturizing 

Moisturizing your breasts keeps your breast skin hydrated, which is important when it comes to slowing down the sag.

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8. Not working out

Exercises, particularly those that target the bust, can keep your breasts perky, as they tone the muscles underneath. Just 10-20 repetition sets can be enough to improve muscle tone.

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9. Not Drinking Enough Water 

Skipping water can make your skin appear rough, and not just on your face. Drink enough fluids to keep your skin glowing and young looking.

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10. Getting Pregnant

When you’re pregnant, the ligaments that support your breasts stretch as they get heavier, and the sagging becomes more noticeable with each subsequent pregnancy. However, research has shown that breastfeeding does not affect breast shape or perkiness, so don’t let the fear of sagging breasts stop you from doing it.

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