Breast Care, Comfort and Confidence
Let's talk about something that's close to our hearts (quite literally). Breast care isn’t just about wearing a bra that fits or checking each month for abnormalities, which we know are extremely important. It’s also about bringing those everyday moments of self-care into our breast care routines too.
Our Breast Care Top Tips
Our breasts are unique and beautiful, and they deserve nothing but the best care and attention. We’ve gathered together 5 essential tips for keeping your breasts happy and healthy, to alleviate breast discomfort.
1. Nourish Your Skin
The décolletage and breast skin can be very delicate so one of the most effective breast care tips starts with keeping the skin well-moisturised. Using good quality oils or moisturisers that are gentle on your skin ensures that your skin looks great, and feels soft and supple. You may want to opt for natural and organic products as they're less likely to contain harsh chemicals that could irritate your skin. Remember to apply moisturiser gently and in a circular motion to stimulate blood flow and maintain skin elasticity. A little self-massage at bedtime creates a lovely self-care routine.
We love the L’Organiq Detoxifying Body Oil for moisturising that lovely bosom, which contains powerful oils such as rosehip, evening primrose, avocado, and natural vitamin E, which support skin protection and healing of stretch marks and scars.
2. Soothe Sensitive Areas
Treating sore or sensitive skin on your breasts is a huge part of breast care, which you will be familiar with if you've breastfed (hello cracked nipples), experienced chafing, or had breast surgery. Treating these super sensitive areas with organic oils and creams can work wonders in soothing and healing. We love Holistic Kitchen’s Pot of Wonder balm to calm and soothe nipple nasties and work wonders on a multitude of skin concerns including radiation burns from radiotherapy and dry skin from chemotherapy.
Evenly Dusting Powder provides great relief for chafing and is useful to have in your gym bag if you are prone to under-boob sweat, or you suffer from bra-band rashes. The talc-free clay-based powder is super fine, soft and hypoallergenic and makes skin feel silky smooth.
Comfort is key, especially during the healing process of skin irritation, so choose soft, breathable fabrics that won't aggravate sensitive areas. We love fellow female-founded brand JulieMay Lingerie - their hypoallergenic ethical underwear and nightwear contains specially chosen materials like pure silk which are gentle on your skin and help reduce friction and irritation, especially in those under-boob areas.
3. The Power of Wearing The Right Bra
Investing in supportive, well-fitting bras is a game-changer. Not only do they provide comfort, but they also reduce the strain on your shoulders and instead allow the underband to provide effective support. Look for hypoallergenic and breathable materials when shopping for bras. These fabrics reduce sweat build-up and keep you feeling fresh throughout the day.
Once again, JulieMay Lingerie is a great option for bras, briefs and sleepwear as they specialise in creating beautiful, allergy-friendly lingerie for women of all shapes and sizes. Their undies have been scientifically tested and approved by dermatologists to be hypoallergenic, antibacterial and allergy-friendly. Absolute boob-heaven!
Remember, it's not about squeezing into a bra that doesn't fit; it's about finding one that offers proper support and comfort. You can book with your local lingerie store or get a virtual bra fitting if you’re UK based with The Bra Consultancy or The Fitting Service. If you’re based in the USA you can book with Bra-Vo Intimates, or elsewhere in the world there are the friendly fitters at Brarista.
4. Balancing Your Bra With Evenly
Did you know that 94% of women have some degree of uneven breasts? This can lead to self-confidence issues, ill-fitting bras and clothing, as well as causing discomfort, musculoskeletal issues and poor posture (quite the combo, right?)!
Evenly exists to provide non-surgical solutions to breast asymmetry, whatever the cause. It might be that you have uneven breasts due to breastfeeding, weight changes, menopause, breast cancer treatment, congenital conditions such as Poland Syndrome, or maybe they just naturally grew beautifully unique and uneven. Evenly Bra Balancers™ even out the appearance and weight difference caused by having one breast bigger than the other, giving you the confidence that your bra can now do the job it was designed to do. You can find your perfect size with the Evenly Fit Finder.
In addition to supporting those with uneven boobs with affordable bra insert solutions, Evenly also hosts the breast asymmetry support Facebook group - The Uneven Titty Committee™ - with members spread across the globe!
5. It's Always Breast To Check!
One of the most crucial aspects of breast health is regular self-examination.
It is equally important for everyone with a chest, whether you’re flat, have mole hills or mountains, to check each month for any changes. For those with bigger breasts, the process might seem a bit more challenging or time-consuming, but it really is essential to carve out time each month for this act of booby love.
Start by lifting your breast with one hand while using the other to examine the tissue underneath. Pay attention to any changes in texture, lumps, or unusual sensations. If you notice anything unusual, don't hesitate to consult a healthcare professional. Set a calendar reminder, and tell your pals to do the same, you can remind each other and keep raising awareness of this life saving habit. Check out CoppaFeel for a treasure trove of information and support.
Taking care of your breasts is an act of self-love and empowerment. Treat them with the respect and attention they deserve, from moisturising and healing to finding the perfect, supportive bra. Your breasts are an essential part of who you are, and they deserve to be cherished, cared for, and celebrated.