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Want to Look Younger? Don’t Ignore Your Breasts

According to Steve Horvath, a human genetics professor and researcher at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, breast tissue ages faster than any other part of a woman’s body. If you are a woman in your 30s, you can expect your breasts to be up to three years older than the rest of you. One reason for this is that the skin and other tissues making up the breasts are extremely sensitive. Armed with this knowledge, it only makes sense to start with your breasts if you want to look younger, and you can take several steps to keep them looking their best.

 

Eating and Drinking

The first thing you can do to make your breasts look younger is to make sure you are eating right and avoiding foods and drinks that contribute to premature aging. When planning meals, use ingredients that are high in vitamin A and vitamin C. These vitamins stimulate collagen production, helping to keep your breasts full and supple. In addition, you will want to avoid alcohol as much as possible because it can heightens your estrogen levels, which increases signs of aging and the risk of breast cancer.

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Exercise and Fitness

In addition to receiving the right nutrition, you can make your breasts appear younger by exercising on a regular basis. Your exercise program should target your pectorals because these muscles play a major role in supporting your breasts. You will also need to watch your posture. Bad posture quickly leads to sagging breasts, but when you keep your head held high and your shoulders held back, your breasts will look young and perky.

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Always Use Sunscreen

The leading cause of premature aging of the skin is the sun. Your all-around tan may look fabulous, but sunlight is no friend of your breasts. Even if your breasts are not receiving direct sunlight, when other parts of your skin become sun damaged, it can still affect them. You can use any kind of sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun, but a moisturizing cream with a moderate SPF, vitamin E and antioxidants will work best.

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Wear the Right Bra

Always wear a supportive bra designed for any activity in which you expect to be engaged. When exercising, a sports bra is necessary, and any bra you choose should fit properly. If you haven’t been measured and fit by a professional in several years, now is the time to do so. Studies show that a staggering number of women wear bras of the wrong size.

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Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

The best thing you can do for your breasts is to keep them moisturized with an advanced moisturizing cream. You will have a difficult time trying to find an anti-aging bust cream, but many experts in body aesthetics, including Lorna Jackson, editor for the independent cosmetic and beauty treatment website The Consulting Room, say that most of the products used for facial rejuvenation can also be used on the breasts. If you do find a dedicated bust cream, be sure it includes the most effective ingredients.

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Sources

Coleman, Claire. “How to Make Your Breasts Look Younger.” Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2474231/How-make-breasts-look-younger-experts-warn-age-faster-body-.html

Dale, Elisabeth. “10 Tips to Keep Your Breasts Young.” Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elisabeth-dale/personal-health-_b_5440017.html

“How to Fix the 9 Worst Signs of Aging.” Health.com. http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20651745_4,00.html

Levitt, Shelley. “Are Twenty-Somethings Too Young for Anti-Aging Skin Treatments, Serums and Creams?” WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/aging/anti-aging-skin-products-for-young-people

Smith, Brett. “Breasts Age First.” Healthy Living. http://www.healthylivingmagazine.us/Articles/219/