The breasts are a symbolically feminine part of the body which is so central to a woman's sense of beauty, self-confidence and health. Breast skin is uniquely delicate and gentle, warranting its own specific regimen. Estheticians target common breast skin issues, and can help you have healthier, smoother breast skin with less spots and undesirable benign surface growths.
Breast skin warrants special care. So don't ignore this area or under-pamper it anymore just because it lives under your clothes. It is possible to improve this delicate area.
Women are particularly vulnerable to breast skin aging due to fluctuating hormones, pregnancy, nursing and weight fluctuations; all of which cause a host of unsightly changes such as breast skin sensitivity, pigmentation, stretch marks and sagging skin. There are plenty of options for treating the various esthetic breast skin issues, both in the spa and at-home.
Why Does The Skin On My Breasts Peel?
The primary culprit for breast skin peeling is sun exposure. Always apply a non-staining sunscreen on their breasts and full chest even when clothed or wearing a bathing suit. This is especially important because melanoma on the neck is more likely to be fatal than other parts of the body. If chest peeling isn't due to sun exposure, professional exfoliation on the neck, décolletage and breasts will help rejuvenate the skin, removing the crepe - like surface, evening tone and texture - revealing softer, smoother, healthy skin cells.
A red, splotchy, sensitive chest can be the result of many factors causing skin conditions from previous and current environmental and lifestyle elements such as sun exposure, spicy foods and even caffeine. Your esthetician can help you determine the causes. Heightened redness could be linked to emotions, alcohol or rosacea, or a condition called poikiloderma. Clothing fabrics and textures such as polyester, spandex or any non-cotton fabrics can cause irritation. Ideally one should use organic and unprocessed cotton fabrics on their breasts and wash them with gentle laundry detergents. Topical ingredients in their home beauty regimens can be culprits as well. Your esthetician can recommend calming, soothing products to reduce redness and reduce inflammatory reactions.
It is common for women to have between two and 15 dark straight hair strands growing in their nipple area. Ingrown hairs, clogged follicles or infection can occur from removing them, or not. For this reason, opt for trimming at home, tweezing only after a shower, and electrolysis or professional laser treatments. If you choose professional waxing, in order to preserve gentle skin, the same wax that is used for the face is used. Performing gentle exfoliation of the area with a mild gommage (a type of masque that rolls accros the skin to exfoliate it), may help prevent ingrown hairs.
Dark Sptos/Rough Bumps/Tags / Bra underwires, harsh fabrics and chemicals can cause skin friction and pigmentation. Topless sun exposure, tanning beds and sunlamps, cause a lot of damage and hyperpigmentation to the breasts, neck and décolleté. Dark surface spots in this area can be gently removed using a combination of certain mild acids and antioxidants to even skin tone. Benign keratoses, hyperpigmented lentigines, and tags seem to proliferate easily around and under the breasts, and arm pits. Many of these can be treated easily with a Skin Classic High Frequency treatment.
Breast skin reacts fast to irritants. Breast 'acne' can be due to sweating, bra irritation, hair follicle clogging and dead skin cells. Working out a lot, excess stress, or has been eating oily, lactose laden or sugary foods, are at a higher risk of breaking out in their chest area. Other causes include hormonal changes and thick hair follicles. If you suffer with breast area acne, shower frequently especially after sweating and heavy work-outs, wear cotton bras and cotton sports bras, sleep without a bra, and use gentle non-irritating laundry detergent that is safe for gentle clothes or a detergent made for baby clothes. Try to go bra free for several hours a day.
If you are removing breast hair at home, be sure not to irritate the skin as it can cause more breast acne. If there is resultant bumpiness or blotchiness, that area may require special professional treatments and products, and possibly LED light therapy.
Sagging/Stretch Marks/Aging Skin
Wear proper fitting bras and maintain a stable weight so ligaments don't get overstretched. Skin in this area is directly affected by the strength of pectoral muscles. Firm and tighten breast sag with a proper workout regimen. Daily pushups, press ups and any other exercises that bolster underlying pectoral muscles may help lift and perk up the breasts and strengthen the supportive ligaments. Sleep on your back, as sleeping on the breasts causes them to lose their shape. Keep the breast tissue soft and hydrated with proper homecare products. Topical and internal vitamin C helps with the formation of collagen - the firm infrastructure of the skin. It also helps brighten skin and combat free-radicals. Topical retinols may help improve texture and tone. Peptide serums are highly recommended to quickly replace old, dead skin cells with healthy, new ones; and may improve sagging, crepe-iness and hyperpigmentation.