the big lines on chest above boobs in a 'V' shape... how do we get rid?

(43 Posts)
FrameyMcFrame Wed 24-Jul-13 18:13:25

You know those lines you get, especially if you have big boobs and are a certain age?
I'm only 38 but I appear to be that age...
Is there anything to be done about it or do I have to have a big V on my chest forever now?

shaggyrogers Wed 24-Jul-13 19:29:34

I remember someone saying you should always sleep on your back, not your side, to help avoid this. High factor sunscreen and lots of moisturiser.

Bunbaker Wed 24-Jul-13 19:36:56

I'm just envy that you have big boobs.

happyreindeer Wed 24-Jul-13 19:54:01

I lost weight and mine faded a lot.

FrameyMcFrame Wed 24-Jul-13 19:54:19

Oh well, I always sleep on my side, don't think I casn change that now though.
High factor sunschreen then

peggotty Wed 24-Jul-13 19:57:37

Oh god yes! I have this and actually now I think of it, it fa's diminished since I've lost weight - also have been religiously moisturising so maybe it's a combination of both? Have read that a light application of oil also helps the appearance of it.

peggotty Wed 24-Jul-13 19:58:01

Has not fa's!!

missbopeep Wed 24-Jul-13 20:03:37

I don't see how anyone can sleep on their back all night. They say you change position 60 times a night in your sleep- so how you stay on your back beats me. Any fat in that region def makes it a lot worse.

LifeofPo Wed 24-Jul-13 20:05:48

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WildThongsHeartString Wed 24-Jul-13 20:38:43

Coconut oil massaged in at night helps soften lines like that.

shaggyrogers Wed 24-Jul-13 20:42:44

This sort of thing Po.
I always sleep on my back as I get uncomfortable on my side or front.

madmomma Wed 24-Jul-13 20:52:32

God I'm starting with those and I'm only 34. I see the beginnings of my Mother's decolletage. Can't be sundamage in my case cos I'm lily white and always covered in moisturiser + spf. For me it's definitely sleeping in crumply positions and carrying extra weight on my upper body. Joy joy joy.

TweenageAngst Wed 24-Jul-13 20:58:18

I am 45 and have really only noticed it this year tis grim. I have extended my face serum/cream application down to my boobs and it looks a bit better-its more obvious when tanned.

missbopeep Wed 24-Jul-13 20:59:44

Mine are bad in the morning but soften a bit as the day goes on.You can get them filled with filler I've heard, but would cost a lot! Bras that push everything together into a cleavage don't help either- back to lift and separate!

FrameyMcFrame Wed 24-Jul-13 21:21:55

Yes I'm a bit sunkissed and that makes it more noticeable.
It's not as bad as that picture!!! It's just one clear line on each side.
I do have big boobs (34f) for my size but I'm not overweight, my BMI is 23 so I don't feel I should be loosing any weight necessarily.

TSSDNCOP Wed 24-Jul-13 21:34:56

I am 44 and it's a lot worse when I wake up than by mid morning. I sleep on my sides mostly judging by my hair when I wake up.

I moisturise like mad these days. Nivea in the blue bottle and I sweep Clinique moisturiser down my neck and chest. Vast improvement.

In the sun factor 30 mostly for the grease factor also works. Mine looks better when I have a tan, but that goes for me all over.

MrsDesperado Wed 24-Jul-13 21:39:25

I saw this Nightbra mentioned on another thread. Can't find any reviews but am intrigued if it works.

changeforthebetter Wed 24-Jul-13 21:46:30

Nearly £50 for a bra out of which your norks hang?? shock I. Would love a good night bra but not at all persuaded by that.

I've had those since I was about 16. (32FF.) Don't think they're going anywhere sadly.

2kidsintow Wed 24-Jul-13 21:50:52

I have these (39 years old). I find they look worse in the morning. I too have started moisturising my face and now carry on down my chest too.

Sunscreen on that area, and avoid too much sun.

Higher necklines are something I've got used to - although I have big norks, so have to balance the dip of the neckline to try and get something that covers this area a bit more, but doesn't cover up to my neck as it makes my chest look even bigger.

Dieting is something I'm trying to do (and failing!)

MrsDesperado Wed 24-Jul-13 21:51:13

Haha I do chuckle at what DH would think of he saw me wearing it change.
I've found reference to another one too, looked on Selfridges but doesn't seem to be stocked any more wonder why

£50 is a lot but it would be nice to stop the wrinkles appearing, no?

FrameyMcFrame Thu 25-Jul-13 09:38:13

oooh crikey that's interesting. and bizarre!

I think I would buy one but I'm saving up for my holidays at the moment so it will have to be after that.

LifeofPo Thu 25-Jul-13 13:09:05

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HormonalHousewife Thu 25-Jul-13 18:03:29

That picture could be me !

I'm 45 so old but I am a size 8 0r 10 (always have been ) with small norks so its not weight thats an cause for me.

Have found the coconut oil so will try that tonight.

cafenoir Thu 25-Jul-13 18:41:02

I'm 53 and have big norks. I massage coconut oil in after my shower and it seems to help minimise their appearance.

Megsdaughter Thu 25-Jul-13 18:50:53

I was a size 24 with humungus boobs and had them, now a size 14 and they have all but disappeared.

I am 55, and to have never used any mosituriser, and dont really have many lines on my face, but them neither did my Mother.

Think maybe its a genetic thing, combined with weight.

FrameyMcFrame Thu 25-Jul-13 20:06:04

I'll get some coconut oil.

Apparently it's half price in Holland and Barret at the mo. smile

WildThongsHeartString Thu 25-Jul-13 21:20:00

I put my coconut oil on before bed. I've convinced myself that it keeps my skin supple and stops the lines from 'setting' iykwim smile

QuiteOldGal Thu 25-Jul-13 21:47:12

I haven't really got them, am fairly average size and have sunbathed a lot in the past, I also sleep on my side. I'm sure it must be genetic.

I'm not feeling too smug though because I have got horrible old looking hands - think Madonna, and also have had very saggy old knees from about age 40, so its a good job my chest isn't lined as well or else I would have to cover up from neck to ankles.

FrameyMcFrame Fri 26-Jul-13 07:55:03

Jus a thought but maybe one could make a bra like that... I sleep in those stretchy bra tops anyway, you could cut boob holes out and reenforce the middle section with some stiff felt or something?

Keztrel Fri 26-Jul-13 08:29:49

I bought my mum Ren wild yam smoothing omega 7 body lotion once and cos its so expensive she just used it on her neck and decolletage - she's kept re buying it as its made a huge difference to the lines there, they've completely disappeared and her chest looks 30 not 60.

I sound like a dodgy sidebar advert don't I??

FrameyMcFrame Fri 26-Jul-13 18:45:09

Oh interesting.. I've never heard of that.
Got the coconut oil now so trying that tonight smile

I have creased boobs. And old lady hands. And my face is sliding into my neck. I'm 34 and a size 10 <shakes fist at parents' iffy skin genes>

FrameyMcFrame Fri 26-Jul-13 19:52:10

ren yam cream
Seems quite pricey but not too bad. I was thinking creme de la mer expensive.
Anyway I think the coconut oil is working already.... smile

HellonHeels Sat 27-Jul-13 22:13:40

On strength of this thread I bought the ren yam cream. Like it a lot but too early to say if it's helping. My chest lines disappear quickly in the morning but want to keep them at bay as long as possible.

lurkingaround Sat 27-Jul-13 22:36:20

That Nightbra thing looks really hot.

lurkingaround Sat 27-Jul-13 22:38:35

blush just re-read my comment. I meant really hot to sleep in, not really hot as in sexy. Easy to see why I'm not an author.

FrameyMcFrame Sat 27-Jul-13 22:56:05

Keep us posted on how the Ren Yam cream goes.

I think the night bra is certainly not 'hot' but would be very hot. But I'm still going to try and make one.

Loveleopardprint Sat 27-Jul-13 23:31:57

Neals yard do a cream/potion specifically for that area. I have used it and it was quite effective.

RonaldMcDonald Sun 28-Jul-13 02:16:57

BRa in bed or secret support gubbins vest?

garlicagain Sun 28-Jul-13 03:31:54

grin at the Nightbra. Couldn't you just wear a racer-back sports top the other way round?!

It wouldn't look hot on me ... they used a model with no need of any bra whatsoever, but I'd be more like a badly-set jelly in an onion bag!

garlicagain Sun 28-Jul-13 03:34:55

Oops, just seen you didn't mean that sort of hot blush I shall retire to work on my chest wrinkles forthwith.

lurkingaround Sun 28-Jul-13 11:25:15

grin garlic

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