Sagging breasts? No problem Korea and Japan have a solution for you, boob masks.
Women have a complex relationship with their bodies, ideal body image standards often fanned by the media, are tailored to keep women dissatisfied with the way they look and their insecurities are the beauty industry’s cash cow, and now boob masks promising to ‘lift, tone and give your breasts a more youthful look’ are a thing because letting gravity take its course is passé.
Breasts masks are sheets of fabric, similar to face masks that contain hyaluronic acid, collagen and antioxidants. They are placed on your breasts for about fifteen to twenty minutes within which the hydrating properties of the mask seep into your skin leaving behind soft, supple and lifted breasts.
To further understand how they would work, let’s examine the basic ingredients of the breast mask and their function in our bodies.
Collagen is the main structural protein in our body, it’s what gives our skin its elasticity and replaces dead skin cells. The older you get, the lower the body’s production of collagen. Hyaluronic acid is a natural lubricating fluid in our bodies found in high concentrations in our eyes and around our joints. It can also be synthesised from bacteria in a lab. Because of its super moisturising ability, it has been deemed the fountain of youth, keeping skin firm and hydrated which assists in making one age gracefully. Antioxidants on the other hand prevent the formation of free radicals in our bodies which damage collagen and DNA.
Used in this combination, the boob mask ingredients are a sure win for your girls. Or are they?
The boob mask trend is polarizing, with some swearing by its breast-transforming properties and willing to rake out large sums of money and go as far as boob facials. Others, are sceptical and claim that some of the masks contain parabens which are preservatives used mostly in cosmetics and have been known to be carcinogenic because the skin around your chest is very thin, it would be worth doing your research thoroughly before trying anything.
For those seeking an alternative to lifting their breasts without fuss, exercises targeting the pectoral muscles provide a more permanent solution. Pectoral muscles run beneath your breasts and connect your chest to your arm. While doing push-ups will not increase or reduce your cup size, they go a long way in making your breasts appear perkier as the muscles beneath them tone and stretch.
Diet also plays a key role in maintaining your youthfulness for as long as possible as fruits and vegetables are the largest sources of antioxidants. Drinking a lot of water and incorporating moisture-rich oils into your daily skincare routine is also essential.
If exercise is not for you, there are healthier, albeit messier alternatives to a synthetic boob mask such as using a mixture of yoghurt and eggs, apple juice or carrot juice and applying these mixes on your breasts.
At the end of the day, whether you choose to firm your breasts either using surgical or non-surgical means such as boob masks or exercise or if you choose to let nature take its course, it’s important to first be proud of your body in all its diverse and natural glory because anything done from a place of insecurity will never leave you satisfied.