Chest wrinkles might not have even crossed your mind yet. Maybe they are a giant insecurity that you have. Either way, they are something that happens to all of us unless we work to prevent them. Lucky for you, I have taken some time to research why this happens, ways of preventing chest wrinkles, and even ways to get rid of them. So even if you are already showing signs of lines on the chest, don’t get discouraged! Simply tune into this article and you will be more than prepared to say bye bye to chest wrinkles.
How Chest Wrinkles Happen
The chest is actually the second most vulnerable area of skin on the body, especially for women. Due to the thin layer of skin, overexposure to the sun, and weight of our breasts, the chest area is set up for failure.
Not to mention that as we age, the production of collagen in our body significantly decreases meaning that when we create folds in our skin on a daily basis, our skin has a harder time pushing back to how it was and holds those folds also called wrinkles. While this happens all over our body, it is even more prominent in areas with thinner skin.
How To Prevent Wrinkles
So what can we do to prevent this from happening? There are many steps and precautions that are effective at different levels at preventing chest wrinkles. Like most things, the more you care for your body, the less these unappealing features appear. That being said, here are a few of the top prevention methods.
- Maintain a Healthy Diet: Like most things, the best thing you can do is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, specifically in the type of food you eat. This means saying no to that bag of chips or slice of cake calling your name and subbing it for a bowl of fruit or veggies. Not only will this improve your overall health, but it can strengthen your body to continue producing collagen to maintain wrinkle free skin!
- Drink Lots of Water: Along the same lines, hydration is key to a healthy lifestyle. The more our body lacks the necessary amount of water, the less our appearance will radiate. Even if you think you drink a decent amount of water on a daily basis. Do your research. I was shocked to know that I was still not drinking near enough water, so don’t rule this point out!
- Protect your Skin from the Sun: I will always preach on protecting your skin from the sun. This means sunscreen application daily. No excessive sunbathing, and wearing hats or shirts that cover your sensitive skin areas as much as possible. I know we love a good tan, but I promise you that the wrinkles later on are not worth that bronze glow. Think about the future, and check out some self tanners instead.
- Incorporate your Chest into your Skincare Routine: One of the largest mistakes even the biggest skin care advocates forget is to include your chest in your skin routine. This means cleansing and moisturizing daily. Locking in that moisture and removing any toxins from the day will keep your skin lively and thriving for as long as possible down the line.
And yes, if you aren’t washing your face daily, you definitely need to give my other skincare guides a peek because we have lots of work to do.
How to Get Rid of Wrinkles
So now, what happens if you already have breast wrinkles? Don’t freak out quite yet. There are some treatments. They are a bit more extreme than the preventative measures, but effective!
- Laser Treatment: This treatment involves typically 2-6 treatments with noninvasive laser treatment. This is used on wrinkles as well as scars typically for the face as well as chest area. Though it can be a bit pricey for this method, the results are quick and effective.
- Chemical Peels: Another option is acidic chemicals that are formulated specifically to treat sun damage, wrinkles, or overall skin deterioration. The chemicals cause your skin to remove the old and rebuild new. This also involved a few visits to achieve desired results.
- Injections: Injections are commonly known for treating those looks to appear more youthful. While they are typically inserted in the face, they can work for lines on the chest! While this is one and done, it does only last for a certain amount of time like other fillers. So if this is the route of choice, expect a return visit in a few years.
- Creams and Lotions: There are some cream options if you are not wanting to head straight into more drastic measures. They are less effective and do take more time, but they are definitely better than doing nothing. Mix this with the preventative measures and you should have some major success!