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6 Common Habits that Cause Saggy Breasts

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: March 3, 2022
6 Common Habits that Cause Saggy Breasts

We know that sagging breasts are a natural thing that we all have to go on with as we get older. Aging affects the strength and appearance of the face and the same goes for the breasts, causing them to no longer look as raised and beautiful as they once were in our more youthful days. But yes, you can slow the effects, through good skin care and by ridding yourself of those everyday practices that can accelerate the process of developing a saggy bust. Pay attention to this OneHowTo article where we go over the 6 common habits that cause droopy breasts. You must avoid them at all costs.

  1. Using the wrong bra
  2. Sudden changes in weight
  3. Leading an inactive lifestyle
  4. Poor posture
  5. Not using sunscreen
  6. Smoking

Using the wrong bra

A lot of people do not wear the right size of bra and this is undoubtedly one of the daily habits that can most affect the firmness of your breasts and contribute to its premature fall. It is essential to wear a bra that fits perfectly to the shape of your breasts to provide good support.

To do this, you must take accurate measurements and consider several details such as the size of your back and the cup size you'll need based on the size of your breasts.

6 Common Habits that Cause Saggy Breasts - Using the wrong bra

Sudden changes in weight

Are you one of those accustomed to follow diets and repeatedly putting on and then losing weight? If so, you should know that besides being an unhealthy practice, this has a great influence on the appearance of your breasts causing them to droop much more easily. The reason is that the breasts are also composed of fatty glands, and every time you gain or lose some kilos, the tissues are being stretched and they then become more flaccid. This also facilitates the breaking of collagen fibres and elastin in the skin, so you may end up noticing unsightly stretch marks on your breasts or chest area.

It is best to leave aside those "miracle diets" that promise significant weight loss in record time and follow a balanced, healthy and low fat diet.

6 Common Habits that Cause Saggy Breasts - Sudden changes in weight

Leading an inactive lifestyle

Women who do not practice any physical activity regularly suffer much more and they experience the early onset of sagging breasts as opposed to those who do exercise on a daily basis. If the muscles are not working, it is normal for the breasts to lose their firmness and elasticity and, as we age, the breasts become saggy and look very unsightly.

The solution? Strive to do some daily exercise, combining cardio with those localised exercises that can help you have a smooth and visibly lifted bust.

6 Common Habits that Cause Saggy Breasts - Leading an inactive lifestyle

Poor posture

Another daily habit that is harmful to the firmness of your bust is having a bad posture throughout the day. If you usually walk hunchback or when you're sitting you tilt forward, it is important that you correct these positions and not just your breasts to look more raised, but also for the health of your back.

Try to maintain a proper walking posture with a back straight and your head straight wherever you go. And when you're sitting down, place your back against the back of the chair and see how this helps you take care of your position all the time.

6 Common Habits that Cause Saggy Breasts - Poor posture

Not using sunscreen

Many times when we go to the beach and put on sunscreen, we forget to apply it to some body parts such as breasts,which affects their smoothness and firmness. Bear in mind that the skin on the neck and your bust is very delicate and when it receives UV rays from the sun, the skin burns, leaving creases, and therefore, the breasts age much more rapidly.

Avoid exposure to the sun in those hours when it is most intense, and when you do go out, apply a high factor sunscreen (minimum of 30 SPF) all over the body without exception.

6 Common Habits that Cause Saggy Breasts - Not using sunscreen


Tobacco is a vice that not only negatively affects your health, but it is also one of the most damaging elements that exists for your skin. It causes skin dehydration, loss of flexibility and elasticity as well as a loss of brightness and it decreases collagen production. This translates into premature aging which is visible in all areas of the body, including the breasts, which can fall more easily and have more wrinkles.

We know it's hard to quit, but if you do want to seek professional help then follow the advice of the OneHowTo article on how to quit smoking.

6 Common Habits that Cause Saggy Breasts - Smoking

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Julie Blom
Can you e-mail me the best exercises to do when I have a ''bad'' pinched nerve in my lower back area?
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