We have definitely all heard of skincare for our face, neck, and body. But for our boobs? That might be a first.
As a matter of fact, our boobs deserve as much TLC as the other parts of our body! Skincare for our boobs may be something totally new to some of us, which is why Daily Vanity is here to give you the 411 on boobcare.
Read on to learn more about it, the importance of doing so, as well as some of our top products to try.
What exactly is skincare for boobs and what is the purpose of it?
The skin on our face and body are all prone to UV damage, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, which includes the skin on our breasts. In fact, the skin around our chest area is even thinner than you think, making it all the more important for us to take proper care of it.
Orit Markowitz, M.D., board-certified dermatologist and founder of Optiskin, explained in an interview with HelloGiggles that the skin on our upper chest, which is also known as the décolleté, is very delicate, making it more prone to showing the first signs of ageing.
Furthermore, it is thinner because of the lack of supportive tissue and sebaceous glands, which is why the area is prone to dryness – this could eventually lead to wrinkles when not moisturised regularly.
Types of damage our décolleté is prone to
When we wear clothing with plunging necklines and open shirts, we’re upping the risk of sun damage, especially if we don’t slather sunscreen on the area.
Furthermore, ultraviolet (UV) radiation can also lead to discolouration, loss of collagen and elastin, which then leads to fine lines and dryness. Coupled with the weight of our breasts, UV rays can contribute to the formation of an undesirable crease between our boobs.
Sun-damaged skin is also prone to skin cancer because of the amount of sunlight exposure that accumulates over time, leading to the breakdown of dermal collagen.
From genetics to diet as well as stress, there are various reasons why we get acne on our chest. Pesky spots on these targeted areas usually leads to discolouration and sometimes scarring, so it’s best to prevent them with an exfoliating wash or blemish-busting treatment.
Products to incorporate in your boob skincare routine
Supergoop! Play 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30
One of the key skincare products we should all be applying is sunscreen to prevent sun and UV damage.
This sunscreen is a non-aerosol, water-resistant mist that is suitable for all skin types. With its lightweight formula, it sprays on white before turning to a sheer, dry-touch finish once smoothed and absorbed into the skin.
A layer gives you 80 minutes of physical UV protection. It is important to reapply sunscreen throughout the day and the mist makes it is very easy and convenient to reapply throughout the day.
Supergoop! Play 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist retails for S$52 at Sephora.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+
A sunscreen that is loved by many, this is a great alternative if you are someone who is constantly moving around outdoors and need a sunscreen with higher SPF.
Formulated with an ultra-light formula, this sunscreen is suited for all skin types, leaving your skin soft and smooth with a non-shiny finish. Plus, it’s waterproof!
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ retails for S$22.30 at Shopee.
TRULY Acai Your Boobies, Boobie Bundle
You would have probably already seen these TikTok-famous skincare products for your boobs if you’re on the app a lot.
This Boobie Bundle is basically a complete package of all the products you will need for your boob skincare routine, which are all designed to smooth the skin while also firming it up and preventing fine lines.
This set features the Acai Your Boobies Butter, Acai Your Boobies Polish, and the Acai Your Boobies Serum, which should all be applied on your skin in different steps, under a single routine. Find out more on how to layer these products properly on TRULY.
TRULY Acai Your Boobies, Boobie Bundle retails for US$71.40 (~S$94.65) at TRULY.
Clarins Bust Beauty Experts
These two skincare products work hand-in-hand – the Gel Buste Super Lift Gel helps support, lift, and tighten the bust, while the Bust Beauty Lotion helps tone and replenish the skin around the boob and chest area.
Clarins Bust Beauty Experts Travel Exclusive Set is priced at S$160 and can be found on Shopee.
Anese Calm Your Tits Boob Mask
Just like how for a face mask once or twice a week, it is equally important to do so with the skin around your boobs and chest area. This mask is enriched with natural ingredients such as collagen, green tea, and honey, which are what make your skin extra soft and supple.
The Calm Your Tits mask is priced at S$46.35 and can be found on Anese.
Feature image credit: Anese