‘BREAST’ is not just a word, it’s an emotion to women! Everyone has their unique breast shape, size and silhouette and taking proper care of them become an integral part of our everyday lives.
In India, breast care has been an underrated discussion. So here are some ways you can say BYE to a doctor and HI to maintaining proper breast hygiene:
Keep yourself clean every day: Moms are right when they say personal hygiene is the key to good health. Daily habits such as washing your hands, bathing every day and even twice if possible will keep infections at bay.
Avoid sweating: None of us enjoy boob sweat! This is a bigger issue with women who have larger breasts or ones who work out regularly. Hence, using an aluminum-free antiperspirant or an anti-chafing powder under the boob will help prevent sweat.
Moisturizing and firming: The best thing you can do for your breasts is moisturise and hydrate them daily after you’ve taken a shower. In addition, you can massage the breast with Bio oil to reduce stretch marks if any.
Choosing the right bra fabric:
Cotton Bras– Is there anything in the world that feels as breezy as a COTTON BRA? You’d be lying if you said yes! Cotton fabrics are lightweight, breathable and comfortable to wear all day. Plus, it reduces the chances of skin irritation and breast infection so ladies, it’s our Holy Grail.
Anti-Microbial Bras- Reading this term for the first time? We’ve got your back! With natural sweat-wicking and anti-bacterial qualities, these extra-soft bras provide comfortable wear throughout the day and are a must-have for women with sensitive skin types.
Don’t wear the same bra twice: Feel lazy sometimes and end up wearing the same bra? Girl, that’s a big NO! It’s absolutely essential to wash your intimate wear regularly no matter your mood. The fabric and elasticity of the bra band stay strong if you air dry it instead of machine drying it.
Breast Self Exam: No matter what size or shape your breasts are, you should check them out to make sure you don’t feel any lumps. (Yes, you have to do that yourself every month)
Maintaining Breast Hygiene During Breastfeeding:
Breastfeeding is a big transition for any woman – physical as well as emotional. As we know, it’s a skin-to-skin process, it is highly necessary that your baby is not nursed in unhygienic conditions.
When you get pregnant, your breasts undergo changes and you will embrace the journey throughout. So, below are a few crucial tips on how you can maintain hygiene during breastfeeding:
Moisturise it well:
You need the right product to moisturise your breasts as they change size and shape during motherhood. By ensuring the usage of the right product, you will ensure they stay soft and supple and who doesn’t love that!
Wearing the Correct Maternity Bras:
The first thing a new mum needs is a correct Maternity/Nursing bra. With so many options available at Zivame, it’s natural to feel a ‘lil overwhelmed! Click here to explore top nursing bras that you can wear post-pregnancy for that extra comfort.
Empowering yourself is the first step to ensuring you do right by your body, breasts and hygiene. So, to every woman reading, adopt self-love and live & breathe free!