The following is an overview of the common concerns among women and what measures can be taken to avoid breast problems as answered by leading dermatologists across the world.
According to Debra Jaliman, MD, and professor in charge of dermatology at the famous Mount Sinai School of medicine based in New York City, women on their 30s will start to notice uneven pigmentation and brown spots on their breasts. To counter this, she advices on using an OTC product such as the famous Nia 24 Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands, a product that contains nicotinic acid, an ingredient that has proven to reduce discoloration and ageing spots.
At this stage of a woman’s life, the main concern is plumb wrinkles unevenly distributed on the chest. To counter this, a collagen-stimulating laser, such as the recently developed Medlite or Genesis, will do the trick by stimulating your skin to manufacture new collagen. For the most effective results that would last between 3 and 5 years, most ladies will need at least 3-6 treatments, where one goes for around $400.
Due to over 50 years of exposure to the sun, your skin will have an eerie look. To counter this, you can use glycolic peels to stimulate the production of collagen. You can also opt for a photosome-based treatment such as the Remergent DNA repairs Formula that goes for $125 which is a prescription from dermas. OTC products with the hyaluronic acid ingredient will also do the trick as they retain moisture and improves the appearance of skin, albeit temporarily.
With that being said, here are some additional tips to help maintain your breasts:
- If you must take a pill, be advised that you are ingesting estrogen without your doctor’s permission. Needless to mention, excess estrogen in the body can lead to breast cancer
- Breasts are made up of mammary glands and fats which contain collagen. As you age, the collagen will start to thin out, which means the skin around the breasts will start to lose its tightness. To counter this, you are advised to put on the right fitting bra and keep your breasts in their best shape by doing aerobics, playing games such as tennis or even jogging.
- Of equal importance to keep in mind is that hormonal changes that take place in the female body will also be felt in the breast skin texture. As a result, immediately after menstruation, the tissues around your breasts tend to be softer for several days. On the flip side of the coin, before your menses, the breasts will grow tighter and bigger, albeit temporarily.
- The only guaranteed way to keep your breasts in great shape is by doing exercises that concentrate on the chest muscle. Exercises such as swimming are great as they will ensure blood circulation is at its best in the chest area. A good body posture, keeping your shoulders upright is also advisable for optimal health of your breasts.