Whaaa? Wearing a Bra Can Actually Make You Have Saggier Boobs!

Whaaa? Wearing a Bra Can Actually Make You Have Saggier Boobs!

How old were you when you started wearing a bra? Like a period, it’s usually a rite of passage for preteen girls. The logic is that the more breast tissue that develops, the more support your chest will need. And besides, who wants to end up with drooping breasts because we didn’t wear a bra?

Not so fast. There are reports that reveal that actually wearing a bra may ultimately lead to sagging boobs! According to IFL Science:

"'Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra,' Professor Rouillon told France Info in an interview.

The researchers believe that young women would gain more tone and supporting breast tissue if no bra were used. In the study, women that stopped wearing bras – through choice, not as a requirement of the study – had a 7-millimeter (0.3-inch) lift in their nipples when compared with regular bra users. Bras, they claim, could hamper circulation and reduce breast tone over time."

Whoa. To be fair, there are other studies which indicate that a bra is helpful (and certainly useful in environments where you don’t want your headlights on or them jiggling all over the place!). But still, we thought this was some really interesting food for thought.

Since a bra preventing sagging is a bit of a toss-up, what can you do to keep your girls nice and firm?

Here’s what else science has revealed…

Work out

Your breasts contain tissue. But don’t forget that under them, there are pectoral muscles. The more you work them out, the firmer your breasts will appear to be. Push-ups, bench-presses and weight-lifting---these are just some of the things you can do to keep the upper half of your body nice and firm. Don’t forget to also incorporate some cardio. That’s what will keep your body toned. (Click here for some other exercises you can do to firm up your breasts.)

Drink lots of water

If your skin is dehydrated, your breasts are going to sag. Your skin needs water to keep it moisturized so that it doesn’t appear dry and lifeless. Six glasses of water per day should do the trick.

Use pomegranate seed oil

It doesn’t come up a lot, but pomegranate seed oil is a must-have for every woman. It stimulates the cells in your body so that your skin looks rejuvenated. It contains an omega 5 fatty acid that fights off free radicals. It also contains properties that help to improve the texture of your skin. All of this explains why it can make sagging skin in your breast area look firmer and younger too. 

Massage ‘em

Massaging any area of your body is what helps to increase the blood circulation around it. Your breasts are no exception. You can actually use pomegranate seed oil to make the skin softer and more radiant. Or you might want to try some Aloe Vera. It contains skin-tightening properties. Apply it to the skin for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Repeat no less than 3-4 times a week.

Wear the right bra (but not all of the time)

80 percent of women wear a bra that isn’t the right size for them. Moral to the story? Go for a professional bra fitting. Whether you choose to wear a bra all of the time or rarely, you need one that’s going to offer the right kind of support. At the same time, don’t wear it constantly. If you’re able to take yours off as soon as you get home, that will give your breasts (and the skin that covers them) room to breathe. You’ll feel more relaxed too.

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