We all have insecurities, and for most women, sagging breasts will usually make their top 10 cut, right alongside thunder thighs and belly fat course. While appearances play a great role in our desire for the perfect set of gravity-defying perky breasts, your priority should always be your health.
As we age, our Cooper’s ligaments – the connective tissue in our breasts that aid in maintaining their shape – will stretch out.
“Also, breasts gradually change from having more breast tissue to having more fat, and this can make them appear less perky and even deflated looking,” explains Ann Taylor an associate professor at Ohio State University’s Department of Plastic Surgery and Chair of the Public Education Committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Many women will resort to extreme measures such as going under the knife to delay or even prevent that inevitable sagging of their girls. However, instead of risking your health (and wallet), why not try some effective home remedies first?
The breasts themselves don’t contain any muscle. Hence, you can’t really do any exercise that specifically targets them. However, all is not lost yet. Regularly performing exercises that target the chest muscles, especially your pectoralis major muscles, which are located immediately below your breasts, could aid in elevating your breasts and giving them that much-desired perkiness.
Experts recommend going for exercises such as dumbbell flyes, arm raises, roundabout push-ups, chest presses, and pulls.
This delicious miracle fruit possesses potent anti-aging powers, which can be utilized to prevent breasts from sagging. Pomegranate seed oil contains a formidably high phytonutrient content that can help maintain the firmness of your breasts . Use this oil by itself to massage your breasts for roughly 5 to 10 minutes every day before you hit the bed.
You could also mix the fragrant pomegranate oil along with some slightly warmed mustard oil to produce a smooth blend. Apply this blend topically on your breasts and massage in smooth, circular motions for up to 5 to 10 minutes every evening before you go to sleep.
If you aren’t able to find pomegranate seed oil, alternatively, you could also mix 1 teaspoon of powdered, dried pomegranate rind with 4 teaspoons of over-the-counter available neem oil. Once combined, heat the mixture and then allow it to cool. Use this concoction to massage your breasts twice per day for 5-10 minutes for up till 2-3 weeks.
3. Egg Yolk And Cucumber
Cucumber possesses skin toning properties while egg yolk bursts with vitamins and high protein content, all of which are much desired when it comes to the prevention of sagging breasts.
Chop 1 small cucumber and add it to your blender. Add 1 egg yolk along with 1 teaspoon of cream or butter. Blend the mixture until you get a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your breasts and leave it on for up to 30 minutes. Wash off with cool water.
To see results, repeat the breast firming treatment once every week.
4. Shea Butter
Shea butter is prized for being rich in vitamin E, which can effectively provide you with tighter and firmer breasts. It also prevents any free radical damage, thereby slowing down the aging process.
Gently massage shea butter onto your breasts in an upward, circular motion for roughly 10 to 15 minutes every night. Once you’re done with the massage, leave it on for a minimum of 10 minutes. If you aren’t bothered by the greasiness, feel free to leave it on overnight as it has the added benefit of preventing any potential stretch marks on your breasts.
Repeat this treatment 3 to 4 times per week for best results.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants that can contribute towards firmer breasts and prevent any damage produced by free radicals, which can effectively slow down skin aging.
Mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon of honey in a small bowl. Apply the paste on your breasts and leave it on for roughly 15 minutes or more. Rinse with warm water. For best results, repeat this treatment at least once every week.
According to the University of Wisconsin, when one doesn’t drink enough water, their skin ages quicker . This can also accelerate the sagging of your breasts. Hence, don’t dismiss the importance of drinking 8 glasses of water daily. It’s not only good for the internals, but it also contributes to the wellness of your skin.
Loss of perkiness is part and parcel of growing older. But don’t let vanity get in the way of your health. Before you take any drastic steps to prevent the sagging of your girls, try Mother Nature’s little tips and tricks first. Stay healthy!