• Saggy, cracked, dull breasts and nipples are an indication that you are not going the extra mile.
• A recent study shows women who smoked at least 10 cigarettes daily and those who consumed alcohol once a week were at risk of droopy breasts.
Breasts need the same attention as skin or any other body part.
Saggy, cracked, dull breasts and nipples are an indication that you are not going the extra mile.
Abandon alcohol and cigarettes
A recent study shows women who smoked at least 10 cigarettes daily and those who consumed alcohol once a week were at risk of droopy breasts.
This is because the components in the product tend to break down collagen in the skin, causing loss of elasticity and firmness.
Reduce caffeine and chocolate
If your breast aches constantly, it is important to abandon some products like coffee or chocolate.
A study has shown a significant decrease in breast sensitivity in more than 97 per cent of women who completely avoid methylxanthine.
Methylxanthine is found in products such as coffee, chocolate, black tea and cola drinks.
Seek professional help from a doctor as it could be an underlying condition.
Check your breast weekly or after a shower
Breast cancer has been on the rise, and a matter of concern for a long time.
People have taken the initiative to create awareness and do regular examinations on themselves to check for any changes.
Perhaps observing a healthy diet, exercising and regular examination is something you should tick on your to-do list at least weekly.
Massage and moisturise
The skin around the breast is very thin and sensitive.
If you notice your breast has strawberry-like pores and cracked nipples, that’s enough sign for you to pump a thin layer of moisturising lotion to prevent dryness and soreness.
Lymph nodes, present around your breast, carry a lymph fluid that helps cut down the risk of developing illnesses.
After applying lotion, massage the breast towards your heart.
The massage helps stimulate the lymph in different directions and helps relax your breast muscle, which has been acting against the force of gravity the whole day.
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Some studies suggest low intake of vitamin D, can be a reason for breast cancer development.
Increase moderately, your intake of foods rich in vitamin D.
Also, eat more bananas, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and other fruits rich in antioxidants.
Remember to apply sunscreen whenever you step out into the sun.
Get the perfect-fitting bra
A bra that is too tight or too loose is bad for your breast health.
If you don’t know your breast size, there are clothing stores around Nairobi like ‘my curves’ that can help you know your size.
It is recommended that one measures their breast size and replace bras yearly.
Bras are part of your clothes, so as you buy that handbag or change your underwear, remember to change your bra.