SILICONE CHEST PADS: WHY THEY WORK
Décolleté wrinkles , or chest wrinkles , can be caused by a number of different factors. The most common of these include side sleeping, sun damage, natural aging , toxins in the environment, and gravity. That’s a lot of factors working against you. But before you throw your hands in the air and give up the fight all together, rest assured that there is a solution that doesn’t require dipping into your savings or undergoing painful surgery. “What is this gift from the cosmetic gods?” you ask. Three words: silicone chest pads . More specifically, we’ll look at how it can help fix the damage caused by the many factors that lead to décolleté wrinkles. But first, we’ll briefly discuss how wrinkles form and then move on to what exactly silicone chest pads are, what they do, how they do it, the benefits they present, and how to use them.
HOW DO WRINKLES FORM?
Wrinkle formation is a complex process that is primarily driven by diminished hydration and reduced collagen production within the skin. This diminished hydration and reduced collagen production causes the skin to lose elasticity and firmness resulting in unsightly wrinkles . As you age, these wrinkles deepen and become more permanent. One of the areas most susceptible to wrinkling is a woman’s décolleté.
There are a number of solutions to treat and prevent décolleté and chest wrinkles including lotions, chemical peels, laser therapy, injections , and even surgery. More recently, silicone chest pads have become a popular solution and for good reason. In particular, Xinrui Bra has been met with great acclaim. Let’s look at the science behind silicone chest pads and what separates the Xinrui bra chest pad from the others.
WHAT ARE SILICONE CHEST PADS?
Unfortunately, not all silicone chest pads are created equally. Luckily, the pad is based on the same science that has been used for more than 30 years to heal scarred and burned skin.
"As a skin cancer surgeon, I prescribe medical grade silicone daily in my practice to help ameliorate scar formation or post-injury when patients have had a cutaneous laceration. A similar theory can apply to wrinkles and how the atch creates a microclimate that helps prevent transepidermal water loss. In this ideal microclimate, the skin is in a state of homeostasis and is able to repair itself properly and help produce collagen."
WHAT DO SILICONE CHEST PADS DO?
Most silicone chest pads are designed to be worn on the chest, typically overnight. The pad in particular works to encourage the skin's natural ability to produce collagen and restore the natural, youthful beauty of the décolleté while at the same time providing your décolleté with the nourishment it needs to naturally prevent future wrinkles from forming.
When using the pad, you can expect a marked reduction overnight in three key areas:
In addition to the hydrating effects that the pad offers, it also helps to keep the skin flat while you sleep (known as ‘compression’) which can keep new lines from forming. Let’s investigate these effects a bit further.
HOW DO SILICONE CHEST PADS WORK?
The silicone chest pad works in two very important ways: it provides support to the delicate skin between your breasts while also using chemistry and your body’s natural processes to heal dry, damaged skin. Let’s first explore how the support that a pad provides can work to heal existing wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from forming.
When you sleep, a lot of negative things are happening to your cleavage, especially if you sleep on your side. Gravity pulls your top breast down toward your bottom breast. This tugs the thin skin between your cleavage in directions that it was not really intended to go. Add to that the friction and heat caused by your skin rubbing together, and the pressure of your arm pushing against your top breast, and conditions are just right for wrinkles to form sooner rather than later. Silicone chest pads can help keep your breasts separated no matter what position you sleep in. This support is the first layer of healing and prevention.
But wrinkle prevention and healing doesn’t just stop there, especially when it comes to the Pad. The pad also makes side sleeping much more comfortable. We’re all aware that wearing a bra while you sleep is just plain uncomfortable. And placing a pillow between your breasts doesn’t work any better. But couple a silicone chest pad with a tank top or nightie, and you’ve got an excellent recipe for a deep, peaceful night’s sleep. That eight hours of uninterrupted sleep goes a long way toward helping your body repair itself and keep your skin smooth for longer. That’s why it’s called beauty sleep after all. But support and comfort take a back seat to the next way that the Pad works.
The true effectiveness of the pad stems from the way it’s constructed and goes a long way towards explaining our name. Silicon (Si) and oxygen (O) atoms are cross-linked with hydrogen and carbon atoms to make a silicone polymer. Because of its atomic structure, the silicone polymer does two things:
It allows oxygen to pass through and lets your skin breathe.
It locks in moisture.
The combination of these two effects creates a microclimate, or occlusion, between your skin and the silicone polymer pad. It is this unique environment that helps your skin heal itself naturally.
First, moisture is drawn up from lower skin layers to the outside layers (the dermis). Second, the chemistry of the pad keeps this moisture from being whisked away when it comes in contact with the air (evaporation), your shirt, or the sheets on which you are sleeping. Third, the Pad focuses that moisture where it’s needed the most—on the skin of your chest. When you wear a Pad, you are, in essence, soaking your décolleté skin in healing hydration for six to eight hours every night.
Additionally, while you sleep, the silicone chest pad and the powerful microclimate it creates encourages, activates, and normalizes collagen production. What makes this step so important? Collagen, along with elastin, provides support to the top layers of skin. Without the support that collagen provides, your skin will start to sag inward and will more easily be pulled out of its normal position. This is when wrinkles start to occur.
Taken together, the support that a silicone chest pad can provide, and the unique microclimate it produces, means that you will see:
A significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles
Restoration and normalization of collagen deep in the skin
A softening of the look and feel of crepey skin
That’s a lot of healing and prevention in something that’s not much thicker than a piece of paper. But how does the Pad and other silicone chest pads compare to many of the other solutions on the market? We’ll talk about that in the next section.