Love comes in all shapes and sizes and so do your boobs! Aap toh yeh pehle se jante honge, but did you know that there are 9 different types of boobies? Nahi? Then come along, let’s find them all out.
When you go bra shopping, what do you think about? The occasion you’re buying the bra for and your cup size. Right? What if we told you that the shape of your boobs is also very significant in this process? You can’t just simply say they’re big and small and be done with the classification. Isn’t it strange that we have never really thought much about it before?
Find out which shape looks like yours and enlighten yourself.
9 Different Shapes Of Boobs
1. Round Boob
If both the top and bottom of your breasts appear to be equally full, you have round boobs. Because round boobs don’t require highly structured bras because their breasts support themselves, therefore you can choose something much more liberating than underwire and padding if you want. Most bra types will go with this shape, thus, you can choose any bra that comforts you.
2. East West
Do your nipples face opposite directions facing outside? If that’s the case, you’re most likely an east-west girl. You can also put yourself in this category if your general boob area gravitates away from the centre of your chest, even if your nipples don’t point in opposing directions of the compass. For anyone with east-west boobs, it is recommended that you opt for a t-shirt bra since it smooths out the form and helps to bring them in.
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3. Side Set
Do your breasts have a large gap between them? Think and look no further. Because you have side set boobs. These are a little fuller in shape than those in the east west group, and they look best with plunge bras that lift and draw your breasts in.
4. Tear Drop
Tear drop boobs are exactly what they sound like. You can distinguish tear drop breasts if they’re round yet significantly less full at the top. Fortunately for you, this is the most forgiving form of breast shape, which will fit into almost any bra.
Breasts that are narrower at the top, fuller at the bottom, and longer than they are wide are considered slender. Wireless bras are an excellent choice for you if you have thin boobs and a small cup size. If you desire the illusion of somewhat larger breasts, a plunge bra is a good option.
Majority of the women have asymmetry in their boobs in one way or another. However, if one of your breasts is noticeably larger than the other, you have asymmetric breasts. Typically, the size difference isn’t so significant that you need to start getting special bras fitted, so a detachable padding bra should suffice.
7. Bell Shape
Bell shaped boobs sound similar to thin boobs, but they are typically larger than slender. So, when buying a bra, think about support and avoid those bothersome balconettes that could have you spilling out from all sides.
Athletic women have boobs that are bigger, more muscular, and have less tissue. A wireless bra is better suited to you if your breasts are broader, but make sure you choose one with a thick band to ensure it stays in place and supports you.
Loose tissue and downward pointing nipples? Got it right, you have relaxed boobs. They don’t particularly require a special bra, so a simple t-shirt bra will do the work.
All your life, your breasts undergo so many changes. When you hit puberty, when you lose weight and breastfeeding are one of the common causes. And with their alterations comes the need to look after and care for your boobies. Here are some problems women face and some much needed hygiene tips.
5 Boob Hygiene Tips
Your boobs are actively producing sweat, causing irritation and itchiness, thus, often becoming a source of trouble. But that’s totally normal though, chinta ki koi baat nahi. Just by tweaking your usual hygiene care routine you can overcome these problems. Here are some problems that you’re likely to face and their simple solutions.
1. Boob Acne
Besides your face, your chest (including your boobs, yes) is one of the most sensitive areas that’s prone to acne. If you’re not washing your boobs regularly, especially after a sweaty workout, your skin could get clogged and this could cause acne. If you’re running late, keep wet wipes handy all the time and wipe the sweat and dirt away.
2. Dry & Cracked Skin
Your nipples might get dry, cracked, or itchy whether or not you’re breastfeeding. This can be caused by not moisturising enough or (surprise surprise) over-washing them with water. Lanolin cream is an excellent solution for dry or cracked nipples. It’s mild on your nipples at any stage of life, and it’s safe to use when nursing. You can use your own breast milk to soothe and repair dry or cracked nipples if you’re nursing.
Try a better exfoliating routine if you have peeling on your chest. Skin peeling can be caused by exposure to extreme sunlight. To get rid of additional dead skin on your neck or décolletage, try a facial mask. When your chest skin isn’t breathing well, grime is lingering around, or dead skin is hanging out enough to create irritation. Moisturising with gentle, natural lotions or components like aloe vera gel and oils will help a lot.
4. Irritation Or Blotchiness
Blotchiness and itchiness can have a really bad effect on your skin. However, there is generally always a reason for it. Sweatiness or wearing a bra that is too tight for your breasts to breathe are the leading causes. You can easily solve this by changing the soap or body wash you use. If you have blotchy breasts and can’t seem to figure out what’s causing them, try removing some of your harsher lotions, fragrances, body washes, soap bars, and laundry items to see if that helps.
5. Sweaty Boobs
If you have larger breasts and they are hanging out from your skin, you’re likely to experience a lot of boob sweat. It can cause rashes and irritation. To help with the issue, try using a spray deodorant or baby powder before putting on your bra. Additionally, bra liners, similar to pantyliners, are a thing that can also ease your irritation and sweating.
Another important thing that you must know are warning signs from your breasts that need immediate medical attention. Here are five such signs you need to be aware of;
5 Warning Signs You Need To See A Doctor
- Lump or a hard knot inside the breast or underarm.
- Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast.
- Change in size of the breast.
- Dimpling or puckering of the skin on your breast.
- Nipple discharge.
Although not all signs are assured signals to major medical problems, this does not mean you neglect them. Get an appointment with your physician asap.
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We hope this article helped you understand different boob shapes, learn boob hygiene tips and #BeALittleMore aware of warning signs that you cannot neglect.
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