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We recently spoke with The Zoe Report about what the deal is with boob care and why it's THE new thing in self care.
“When you wear a bra, your chest can be subject to sweat, redness, and irritation as well,” Lynnsee van Gordon, the co-founder of Anese, a brand that’s at the forefront of the boob care movement, tells The Zoe Report. “There’s also the not-so-talked about issue of nipple chafing.” Ouch, but true. All of that adds up to acne, sensitivity, inflammation, and flaking skin.
Even dermatologists agree that a little breast-focused skincare is in order. “When considering skincare, the bust is generally neglected,” Dr. Aanand Geria, a dermatologist at Geria Dermatology in New Jersey, tells The Zoe Report. But just like the skin on your face, the skin on your chest is exposed to the elements and needs protection. “The upper portion of the breasts in particular are prone to early sun damage, because it’s not an area that most people apply sunscreen,” he says.
“Look for ingredients that are gentle, will help reduce redness, and make boobs soft,” van Gordon suggests. Anese’s aptly-named Calm Your Tits is ideal; it’s “an intensely nourishing boob mask enriched with collagen, green tea, and organic honey,” she says. Just 20 minutes a week calms irritation from chafing and reduces bust blemishes.