For time immemorial men and women have been fascinated by women’s breasts and keeping them in great condition has become a central focus of women who wish to maintain a sexy, youthful appearance. Ongoing research has contributed to a considerable amount of knowledge about the breasts and the best ways to ensure that they remain healthy and beautiful.
Starting to take care of your breasts from a young age will ensure you have firm beautiful breasts for many years to come.
Our 5 best breast care tips gives you the essentials on breast care.
In order to understand the best way of taking care of your breasts, it is useful to know a bit more about them. The breast is a mass of glandular, fatty, and fibrous tissues positioned on top of the pectoral muscles of the chest wall. They are fixed to the chest wall by fibrous strands called “Cooper’s Ligaments”
These ligaments maintain the tone and shape of the breasts and when healthy, keep the breasts firm and tight against the body. One of the keys things in keeping your breasts from sagging is maintaining the suppleness and strength of these ligaments.
As a woman gets older, these ligaments tend to stretch and lose their elasticity and allow the breasts to sag. If a woman is medium to well endowed, going around bra less is one sure way of allowing the ligaments to stretch and the breasts to head downwards.
Here are the 5 best tips to keep your breasts firm, healthy and curvaceous.
1 Wear the Right Bra
The previous information on how the breasts sag as the ligaments stretch over time, means that number one tip has to be correct support.
It is common for women to just go into a shop and buy any bra that looks about right without any deeper thought whether is the correct type or the fit and support is right for them. Considering this is a decision that will affect the long term health of her breasts, it is far better to get the advice and help of a lingerie consultant who can measure up accurately and select the right fit to give the best support.
A few ideas on getting the right size bra.
- If your boobs spill over, go up a bra size.
- If they dimple, go down one size.
- If you have back fat, the bra is probably one size too big, go down a size and wear it lower on your back.
- If your straps fall down, go down one band size.
If you are medium to well endowed, bad posture can have a significant effect how your breasts appear. Women who are sensitive about the appearance of their breasts often develop a posture that makes them slump forward with the chest placed behind the shoulders. No one should ever be ashamed of what nature has given them. The best posture is a straight back with shoulders back and the head held high. Make sure that when sitting, an upright posture is maintained. Do not slump forward.
If you have any concerns about posture, the Alexander Technique offers an excellent solution to problems with the back.
3 Use a Moisturiser Every Day
Keeping the skin of your breasts in good condition will maintain and enhance their appearance. Use a good quality moisturizer every day, just as you would generally. The other part of your daily regime should be massage. Massage your breasts every day. This helps to increase blood circulation, decrease lymphatic and toxic accumulation and generally helps to give you a healthy lymphatic system.
Any breast massage must be very gentle work and the pressure very light, about the weight of a piece of paper, as it takes very little pressure to move lymph fluid through your breasts. Touch should be applied with the full palm or underside of your fingers. Remember to be gentle.
The foundation of your diet is to eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day, this is where you get more antioxidants and phytochemicals.
Recommended vegetables for breast health include:
Carrots, pumpkins, peppers, spinach or kale, sweet potato or yam and cantaloupe of and mango.
Guava fruit, blueberries, tomatoes, oranges or juice, papaya.
Sunflower seeds, almonds, Paprika and Red Chili Powder, pine nuts, peanuts, dried apricots, olives, spinach and taro root.
Blueberries, strawberries, red cabbage, plums, cherries, raspberries.
Tomatoes, guava, watermelons, grapefruit, Persimmons, asparagus, liver pate
Oil use should be restricted to olive and coconut oils for salad use and cooking, as these are the healthiest types.
Drinking around two 12-ounce coffees a day may lower your risk of an aggressive form of breast cancer, says a May 2011 study in Breast Cancer Research.
Ensure you get enough fiber. A report recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests a high amount of fiber in your diet may lower the risk of breast cancer, the greater amount consumed, the lower the risk – within commonsense.
The benefits of regular exercise cannot be over emphasised. Exercise helps your breasts and your whole body. It not only lowers the risk of most forms of cancer, but it maintains your skin health, keeping your breasts appearance smooth and sexy.
One hour of walking at around a pace of 2 to 3 mph reduces your risk a little, but three to five hours a week gives you the maximum level protection from breast cancer.
Other exercises targeted towards breast appearance are specific exercise to build the pectoral muscles which help support the breasts keeping them firm and high. Good pectoral exercises can help reduce already sagging breasts by strengthening the muscles below and above them.
Exercise to build pectoral muscles, which gives the appearance of firmer breasts. Good pectoral exercises to do are push-ups and chest presses.
Eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids to keep the connective tissue and skin healthy to help slow the signs of breast sagging. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables contains the antioxidants necessary for healthy skin, so eat dark vegetables and colorful fruits which are higher in antioxidant content. Fluids hydrate the skin and connective tissue, so drink at least six 8 oz. glasses of water or green tea a day.
All these ideas should help towards keeping your breasts looking curvaceous, firm and sexy.
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