The transition from being a little girl to attaining womanhood is something that can be called baffling, intriguing, frustrating and also welcoming. The changes in the body, the hormonal activities and the emotional make-over, everything becomes a part of this transition.
Talking about physical changes, apart from voice change and appearance of hair at different places, the most distinctive feature that gets added to a female body is a pair of breasts. In the beginning, handling a gradually forming bodypart can be awkward and even embarrassing, slowly it becomes an important part of our physical aesthetics and identity.
However, most women are quite clueless about the importance of taking care of their boobs. Like other parts of our body, they too need care, and if we aren’t mindful towards our body, we are putting ourselves at the danger of many health problems and risks.
Are you surprised? Well, that is the truth. Sometimes you may feel a lot of discomfort in your boobs but what you might not know is that there are some common mistakes that we commit when it comes to being attentive to the comfort and good health of the breasts.
Read on to find out what you SHOULD AVOID in order to keep your bosom comfortable and healthy.
1. Wearing A Wrong-Sized Bra
You might think that wearing a bra that is a bit snugger can be very attractive, but it is quite harmful. The restrictive space in the bra-cup can hamper the blood flow to your breasts. It can lead to soreness and tissue damage, which can eventually become cancerous .
2. Using Tweezers
If you are in the habit of pulling out the occasional stray hair that appears on your breast, we would suggest you avoid it. Pulling out hair can damage the follicles of the sensitive skin there, resulting in infections. Also, the hair which reappears might be coarser or be an ingrown hair. It can also have further complications later.
3. Causing Trauma
You might get carried away with your partner, but any touch that is too rough for the breast tissues may cause them a trauma. It can be responsible for pain, tissue damage and scar tissues thereafter.
4. Piercing Nipple
If you like piercing or other cosmetic procedures, it is better to leave the nipples alone. The site of the nipples is quite close to the lymphatic system and any infection due to piercing may shoot up the chances of further health risks .
We have all heard that smoking is injurious to health and breasts are no different. The toxic fumes that enter the lungs and bloodstream also reach the delicate skin of the breasts and affect the skin collagen and elastin. This can lead to sagging boobs. Not only this, smoking has been linked to breast cancer as well .
6. Inadequate Support
Even if you have smaller breasts, do not make the mistake of keeping them without adequate support. Freely hanging or bouncing isn’t good for breasts as they lead to stress and injury to the breast tissues.  If you do not like hooks and adjustments, go for a simple sports bra.
7. Sleep On Your Tummy
In case you are habituated to sleep with your tummy facing down, it is better to take a pillow and adjust your body to a height wherein you don’t put pressure on your bosom. Otherwise, putting stress on the breasts may affect their blood flow and shape.
8. Keeping Them Parched
The skin of the breast is delicate and vulnerable. So, you must keep them well moisturized. It is better if you use a firming gel or some cream with sunscreen. It prevents dryness, sagging or wrinkles.
9. Unnecessary Cosmetic Procedures
All women are different and differently endowed. Having a certain size or a slight difference between two boobs is absolutely normal. Hence you must avoid going under the knife for small things. Rather, interfering with what is natural and opting for cosmetic surgeries can be quite risky