Silicone bra has made your life easier. Without the strap digging into our skin on the shoulders and back, an adhesive silicone bra provides comfort and sufficient support to your breasts retaining their natural shape. It is a great solution if you want to wear a backless dress or low neckline. Silicon bra is strapless and contains silicon material in the cup. The adhesive present in the cup holds the bra in the position. However, these adhesive silicon bras are not recommended for daily use. Read on to know the side effects of wearing silicon bra regularly.Also Read - 8 Healthy Late-Night Snacks You Can Munch on Without Guilt

1. May cause skin irritation

Sometimes the silicone cups are made using low-quality silicone and this can lead to skin rashes and irritation. Using it regularly can also cause an allergic reaction in some women. The adhesive used in these bras can also cause allergic reactions and skin irritation. (ALSO READ How to wear a bra: Step-by-step guide to put on your bra properly). Also Read - When Should One Start Treatment For Arthritis? Expert Answers

2. Breathability problems

Silicon has bad breathing and using this material in bras can cause breast discomfort when used for longer duration. With low breathability, your skin may get irritated. Also Read - Boost Your Metabolism And Lose Weight With This Easy-to-Make Amla Juice

3. Bacterial growth

Since the outer part of the bra is made of plastic, dust and sweat can stick on its surface increasing bacterial growth. If the bra is not clean and you are using it regularly then it can also become smelly. (ALSO SEE Can your bra give you backache?).

Tips to use silicone bra safely

Silicone bra

Silicone bra

1. Do not wear it for more than eight hours

It is not advisable to wear an adhesive silicone bra for more than eight hours as it can lead to skin irritation and rashes as the product is glued to your skin. (ALSO READ How to measure your bra size: One great hack to buy a bra that fits perfectly).

2. Choose the right size

Just like your regular bra, make sure you are buying the right-sized silicone bra. It should not be too tight or too loose.

3. Do not apply any lotion before wearing the bra

Your skin should be dry before wearing the bra, so do not apply any moisturizer, perfume or lotion. Applying moisturizer or lotion can make it difficult to stick the bra properly. You should also not use silicone bra on broken or damaged skin. (ALSO SEE 10 steps to may your breasts look gorgeous).

4. Clean your bra

Make sure you clean your silicone bra regularly using mild soap and warm water. This will get rid of the sweat smell and dirt from it and keep your bra bacteria-free. Do not wash your silicone bra in the washing machine.

5. Clean your skin before using silicone bra

Clean your skin or take a bath before using the adhesive silicone bra. This will remove the perspiration and dirt from the skin, which can lead to skin irritation. Do not forget to wipe your skin dry using a towel before wearing the bra.

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