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This is how to care for your boobs

Do you take as much care of your boobs as you do your face? We asked the experts how and why you should

If you’ve got a pair, you’ll know that the skin on your boobs can be prone to acne, pigmentation, loss of elasticity, stretch marks and even hair growth. Yet, it’s an area of the body that’s largely ignored. If they’re lucky they might get a swipe of moisturiser here and there, but we hazard a guess that we all could be paying our breasts a little more attention.

Female breasts are made up of a variety of fatty, fibrous, and glandular tissue and surrounding them is of course skin. But while the skin on the breasts is thinner and therefore more delicate than in other areas of the body, it can and should be treated in much the same way as you should treat the skin on your face, explains Etre Vous expert Dr. Unnati Desai, Medical Director at Skinfluencer.

Here are 3 expert approved tips on how to care for your breasts…

Add actives

“With age breasts will begin to develop fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity - so start your skincare regimen from the nipple up! This means using active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and ceramides to keep the skin well-hydrated; and vitamins rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C and E to tackle any free radicals before they breakdown all important collagen. While retinoids are a must too, as they boost collagen and elastin reserves to keep skin firm, and they also help keep pores clear to deter acne.”
Skinfluencer  Co-Founder, Sharin Shafer

Boost volume

“Breast tissue becomes softer with age, during pregnancy, after breast feeding, if you’re a smoker and even from poor bra support and as a result breasts will begin to sag. As the breast tissue heads south and the quality of the skin is compromised, you may see crepiness in your cleavage and loss of volume to the breasts. My go-to treatment is PRP injected to the bust area. The growth factors in your platelets will stimulate your natural breast tissue to replace itself and promote natural volume replacement that has been lost over the years. It can even enhance your cleavage and increase your cup size with regular treatments.”
Dr. Unnati Desai

Wear an SPF

“With age the number of pigment-producing cells decrease. As a result, the skin has less protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation, such as that from sunlight. Age spots develop on skin that has been exposed to sunlight, so when you’re sporting swimwear or a low-cut top always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen, of at least SPF 30, liberally to your chest and breast area.”
Sharin Shafer

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