How to get perky breasts

perky breasts, sagging boobs

Like your bum, your breasts are an important part of your feminine features. When you’re young, gravity barely plays a role and your breasts are in tip-top condition. But the older you get, the thinner and less elastic your skin will become, which causes saggy boobs. This is a source of frustration for many women. Seeing something that you’re proud of transform in a negative way isn’t fun at all. Fortunately, apart from accepting the situation, there are exercises you can do to make your boobs perkier in a natural way.

Main causes of saggy boobs

When you get older, you are confronted with various changes in your body. Going from perky breasts to saggy boobs is a part of that. Despite the fact that this is a natural and normal occurrence, many women want to prevent it. That’s not difficult to understand considering the breasts are often a woman’s ‘showpiece’. Before we throw some concrete tips your way to make your breasts more firm, it’s important that we first explain why your breasts get saggy when you get older. Keep in mind that the speed of this process is different for every woman.

  • Smoking; smoking is bad for the health of your skin. Smoking regularly over a longer period of time not only influences the beauty of your skin in general, but also causes wrinkles and sagging breasts.
  • Diet; a healthy diet has a positive effect on your skin. Especially drinking plenty of water helps preserve your skin’s elasticity and strength. Like with smoking, drinking too much alcohol and soda negatively influences the health of your skin. A diet that lacks a sufficient amount of nutrients is also bad for your skin and boobs.
  • Pregnancy & breastfeeding; a pregnancy demands a lot from your body. Because your breasts get larger when you’re pregnant, the skin stretches. Then, when you no longer breastfeed, they get smaller again and the skin will start to sag a little. You can imagine that this negatively influences the shape of your breasts.
  • Fast changes in bodyweight; gaining weight quickly inevitably stretches your skin, including the skin of your breasts. There is no time for your skin to slowly adapt to this new situation. The same goes for losing a lot of weight really fast. Your breasts are suddenly smaller, while your skin is used to more body mass.
  • Hormones; changes in hormone levels cause volume changes in your breasts. The more this happens, the more your skin has to adapt. Drastic changes in hormone levels mainly occur during pregnancies and the menopause.
  • Wrong bra size; 80% of all women wears the wrong bra size. This has consequences for your boobs. A right size bra provides perfect support. Wearing a bra that is too large results in sagging boobs, because it slowly but surely stretches your skin.
  • Genes; the shape, size, and the degree of ‘sagginess’ of your breasts partially depend on your genes. For that reason, some women get saggy breasts sooner than others.
  • Working out without proper sports clothes; sports that make your boobs bounce around a lot, like running or playing football put a lot of strain on the skin around your breasts. This is especially true if you workout often. It’s essential to wear a good sports bra to prevent sagy boobs.

Practical tips for perky breasts

Before we get into the tips for keeping your breasts firm, it’s important to note that the natural process of getting saggy boobs can’t be prevented. However, there are things you can do to delay the process. They mainly have to do with a healthy lifestyle and strengthening your skin.

Cold shower

A cold shower or icebath is good for your heart, immune system, and skin. It optimally stimulates your blood flow, which makes your skin smoother, stronger, and healthier over time. It takes quite a lot of mental resilience to face the cold, but the positive effects are definitely worth the effort.

Buying the right size bra

There is much to be gained when it comes to wearing the right size bra and replacing old bras in time. If you don’t know exactly what your bra size is, ask for help in a lingerie shop or read our article on how to measure your bra size. Wearing a sports bra while working out is also essential when it comes to preventing sagging boobs.

Mind your posture

Most people immediately think about their neck and back when it comes to bad posture. That’s definitely true, but don’t forget your breasts. Frequently leaning forward negatively affects the firmness of your boobs after a while. So make sure you keep your body straight, at the most slightly bent, as much as possible.

Healthy diet

A varied diet with a a sufficient amount of vitamines and healthy fats contributes to, among other things, preserving the firmness of your breasts. The same goes for your daily fluid intake. The general recommendation is to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. Most people don’t drink enough water, even though it’s essential for a healthy skin. That is why consuming things that dehydrate your body, like alcohol, is very counterproductive.


There are countless creams and gels that are supposed to help with sagging breasts. The question is if they actually work. It can’t hurt to try of course, but don’t expect a physical transformation. Sustainable solutions like a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet, regular exercise, and not smoking works much better.

Exercises for perky breasts

Many women want to have beautifully large and perky breasts. Of course in reality, most people don’t have that. You have to accept what you have. Perhaps you long for bigger or better, but it’s important to be happy with your own body, no matter the shape or size of your breasts. Every body deserves its pride. If you do want to try to improve the firmness of your boobs, then the following exercises will help you.


Rowing is a perfect exercise to keep the area around your breasts in shape. Even though breasts don’t contain any muscles, you should keep the muscles around your breasts strong. This way your boobs look healthier and perkier. Rowing machines at the gym are great for this. Other gym exercises that train your torso are recommended as well.


Not the most popular exercise for women, but very effective: push-ups. By doing push-ups you train your belly, chest, and arms. A good execution is more important than how many push-ups you can do in a row. If you’re having trouble doing push-ups, try doing it on your knees, against the wall while standing up, or start with planking first.


Swimming trains your whole body. It also contributes to your overall fitness. That is why swimming is the perfect exercise if you want to keep both the muscles around your breasts and all your other muscles in shape. No matter what, it will have a positive effect on your body and mind.

Two weights

With two weights of 2 to 4 pounds each, you can do various exercises that strengthen your muscles. It’s important that you don’t do these exercises sporadically, but 2 to 3 times a week for about 15 minutes. The advantage of these exercises is that you can do them in the comfort of your own home.

Most important tip: acceptance of transformation

Despite the fact that there are countless ways of trying to prevent sagging boobs, the most important tip we can give you is to accept that your body will change when you get older. Feeling frustrated and trying to prevent it is not very productive, but keeping yourself healthy is definitely the way to go. Not just to keep your breasts in shape, but your body and mind as well. Use this article as a guide to help you on your way to keep yourself healthy and keep your breasts in shape as much as possible. The rest is up to your body!

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