Habits That Are Causing Your Boobs to Sag

We hate to deliver depressing news, but the fact that some breasts sag is inevitable. Having a baby, breastfeeding, and racking up more birthdays all contribute to a loss of the elasticity of collagen, which leaves your set more deflated rather than firm. Sag can also be a matter of genetics. If your mother had a droopy pair, you might be predisposed to one, too (thanks, Mom!).

Here’s the thing: Some of our habits can actually contribute to your having saging boobs, so if you avoid such habits, your breasts will be better off. Considering that a recent study found that breast tissue ages two to three years faster than the rest of your body, you might want to quit these habits as soon as possible.


Even your breasts can’t escape the damage cigarettes do. Any amount of smoking weakens and ages skin by decreasing the blood supply to the skin surface.

Wearing an Unsupportive Bra

Whether it’s the boulder holder you wear during the day or the sports bra you wear at the gym, not sporting proper support is a big reason for droop. The more your boobs bounce around, the more stressed breast skin and collagen become. Stop in a lingerie shop and ask for a fitting just to make sure you’re wearing the right bra for your shape.

High-Impact Workouts

The research is scant right now, but some experts say that the back-and-forth repetitive motions that happen when you run or do a similar workout can lead to a breakdown of breast collagen. But, before you swear off the track or treadmill, read up on the details (and keep in mind that exercise helps you keep up a youthful appearance in other ways).

Crash Dieting

Cycling back and forth between the same 5 to 10 kg probably won’t make a dent in your set. But going through yo-yo dieting 30 or so kg over and over? Yes this definitely the answer. Each time you gain and lose weight, breast tissue get slacker, kind of like old tights.

Skipping Sunscreen

Exposing your face to UV rays without a protective coating of sunscreen can lead to premature wrinkles, and it has the same effect on breast sag by stretching out collagen and damaging skin.