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This May Be Why Your Boobs Are Itchy

Itching, scratching, tickling – whatever you call it we all do it. But have you noticed that the itchiness is focused around your boobs? Breast itching is completely normal, and we’ve got some of the very common reasons why you may be feeling that prickle specifically around the girls and how to combat it!

Allergies

You could be wearing your bra for 10+ hours on an average day. This could be 5 days a week or even 7 days a week which averages A LOT of bra wearing for us women in our lifetime. Washing your bras in fabric detergents and softeners often could be the culprit to those itchy boobs seeing as the fabric is so close to the skin for long periods of time. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you may have sensitive skin, so maybe think about swapping out your usual detergent for something gentler.

Eczema

This common skin condition has most likely affected you or someone you know. It’s caused by an irregularity in your immune system and appears as bright red, flaky, dry and of course itchy patches. These can occur anywhere on the body including your boobs. Sun exposure has been said to ease the symptoms of it which of course means it’s time to book a holiday! Topless beach anyone?

Heat rash

Heat rash is another common one. Some of you may even have it right now. If your boobs sit against your chest it’s not uncommon to develop a heat rash beneath your boobs where your bra wire sits. Try holding a cold compress to the area for 5 – 10 minutes, take a break and then repeat.

That time of the month

During our cycles, there are so many hormonal changes happening in our bodies it’s no surprise breast itching can be another symptom us girls experience. We’ve added it to the list! So think about what time of the month it is for you – the itching could pass sooner than you think.

 

Mastitis

This may sound scary but it definitely isn’t. It is most commonly associated with breastfeeding women but you don’t have to be breastfeeding to suffer from it. The ducts and nipple of one or both breasts can become cracked and infected leading to pain and itchiness which you may need to see your GP about if it persists.

It’s so tempting to overlook a simple itch, but if it’s a consistent problem, it can affect daily life! We hope however we’ve provided some insight into why your breasts might be itchy, and how to combat it. Have you found another common reason why your boobs may be itchy? Let us know in the comments below.

How To Find The Perfect Sports Bra For You

Happy shopping  Dunni Essentials babes! It’s so important to make sure you’re wearing not only the right size, but the right sports bra for you. We’re going to talk you through the best types of sports bras for your bust shape so that it’s absolutely perfect for you. We don’t know about you, but a new sports bra is just the motivation we need to get our backsides down the gym so keep reading!

First things first – a bit about fit. Sports bras don’t necessarily fit like our everyday bras. Non-wired styles tend to not sit flat against your chest. As long as your cleavage is covered and all of your breast tissue is within the cups, it’s all good. Wired sports bras however should sit flat against your chest as well as cover your cleavage. They’re supposed to feel tighter than you usual bra, but not so much that you can’t take a deep breathe comfortably.
Now we’ve got that covered, on to the styles that could work for you. Just as you would with a bra for any other occasion, you’ve got to shop around. Try a few brands and get a feel for what works on you and your boobs.

If your bust is quite full and round, we suggest going for something wired with a J clip option. They offer the maximum support and if you want to take this to the next level, you could opt for one with a J clip option. The racer back style only further enhances the support!

Our pick:
Freya Active Core Underwired Sports Bra Nude

If your breasts are more east west, go for a style with moulded cups. This will provide shape and position your breasts in the same way an everyday bra would. Unlike unmoulded styles that let the girls move around, the construction of a moulded cup keeps them front facing for a more comfortable workout.

Our pick:

Freya Active Sonic Moulded Sports Bra

Bell shaped breasts would benefit the most from a full coverage style. The increased amount of fabric will help even everything out and distribute the weight – which is good if you’re planning on logging a high impact workout.

Our pick:
Panache Sports Bra White

Teardrop shape breasts are most common within women and guess what? You’re lucky enough to get the pick of the lot! Of course not every style will necessarily work but being able to try out them all is fun!

Our pick:
Royce Impact Free Sports Bra Grey

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