Updated: Apr 14
Welcome to our Dreamline Podcast. In this episode, we will be looking at several ways you can practice bust care. The bust area is often a neglected part of the body when it comes to body care. One might think that just because your chest is usually covered, it doesn’t need any extra TLC. But that's just not true—Your bust deserves love and attention too! So here are 10 ways you can help keep your bust perky and healthy.
Number 1: Wear a properly fitting bra: A good-fitting bra provides support and can help prevent sagging and discomfort. Make sure the bra fits snugly around your rib cage, with the straps adjusted so that they're not too loose or too tight. Your bust size can change over time due to factors such as hormonal changes. So it’s important to get fitted regularly to ensure you are wearing the right bra size.
Number 2: Practice good posture: Poor posture encourages gravity to pull your bust down. This can put a strain on your bust tissue and cause discomfort. Having a good standing and sitting posture with a straight back and shoulders pushed back is a good habit to develop.
Number 3: Sleeping position. For some people, sleeping on their tummy might be their most comfortable sleeping position. But having your bust pressed against your mattress for several hours on end isn't the best position for it. Even sleeping on your side causes ligaments in your bust to stretch over time. As changing your natural sleeping position can be difficult, you can try putting a pillow or bolster under your bust for support. If you’re full-chested, you can wear a comfortable t-shirt bra to sleep in to help provide extra support.
Number 4: Use moisturiser and sunscreen. Moisturise the skin of your bust to keep it soft and supple. Applying moisturiser on your bust helps keep the skin hydrated and slows down sagging. Sunscreen can also help prevent your skin from becoming dehydrated and it also blocks your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause wrinkles and destroy collagen.
Number 5: Stay hydrated! The importance of adequate hydration cannot be overstated. Not staying hydrated can make your skin lose its plumpness and elasticity, and not just on your face but for your bust as well. Drink enough fluids to keep your skin glowing and youthful-looking.
Number 6: Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption to keep your bust looking perky. Both smoking and consuming alcohol damage skin elasticity. Furthermore, studies have associated these two habits with an increased risk of breast cancer, so it’s important to avoid or limit them.
Number 7: Eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins can help keep your bust tissue healthy. Foods high in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can also help protect against breast cancer.
Number 8: Bust detox massages are an effective way to remove toxins from the bust. It works by improving the flow of lymph fluid and blood circulation. This promotes natural lymphatic drainage and stimulates collagen production at the mammary glands. All of which helps add fullness to your bust, improving the bust shape, firmness and alignment. Detoxing also prevents clogged ducts from developing by removing harmful bacteria which can build up inside them.
Number 9: Exercise promotes circulation and helps your lymphatic system work more efficiently. Activities like jogging, brisk walking, and swimming are all great options.
Number 10: Perform regular breast self-examinations. It's important to know how your bust normally looks and feels like so you can detect any changes early on. Look for any lumps, bumps, or changes in the shape, size, or texture of your bust. You should never be afraid or self-conscious about examining your bust. It is more important to find out that you do not have breast cancer than the time and effort required for an examination or any discomfort you may feel. If you do notice any changes, consult a doctor for further evaluation.
All in all, remember to be proactive about your bust health. If you show love to your body, your body will show love back.