The skin on a healthy pair is flat, even, and free of color or texture changes over time.
Take Note: Red or irritated skin under the breasts could signal a skin infection like intertrigo, says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Intertrigo is more common in women with large breasts, or who’ve spent time in sweaty sports bras, he says. And inflammatory breast cancer can make the skin feel bumpy, like an orange peel, according to the National Cancer Institute. It’s rare, but can be aggressive, so get any changes of this type checked right away, says Joy'El Ballard, M.D., an ob-gyn in Annapolis, MD.