Do you wear a faja and are wondering why it’s not giving you the desired result?

Faja is a popular garment, especially among women, that helps to shape and contour the body, uplift the

bust, and flatten the tummy. However, improper use or handling of a faja can lead to counterproductive results.

In this post, we will be discussing the ten common mistakes women make when wearing a faja and how to avoid them.

1. Choosing the wrong size

Wearing a faja of the wrong size can lead to discomfort, bulges, and even cause the garment to roll up or down.

Always ensure that you measure yourself correctly before purchasing a faja or consult a specialist to help you choose the right size.

2. Wearing it for too long

Over-wearing a faja can restrict breathing, circulation, and contribute to other health issues like acid reflux or anxiety.

Limit wearing your faja to 6-8 hours a day.

3. Wearing it to bed

It is recommended to take off your faja before bed as it can interfere with blood flow and cause discomfort or even harm to your body.

4. Not wearing the right bra

Wearing a faja without the proper bra can lead to sagging breasts and discomfort. Always ensure that you wear

a wireless or strapless bra when wearing your faja.

5. Using it while exercising

Although some fajas claim to be suitable for workouts, they can limit your movements, restrict your breathing,

and lead to dehydration. Opt for appropriate workout clothes instead.

6. Not following the washing instructions

Washing your faja in hot water, putting it in the dryer, or using bleach can damage the fabric and cause it to lose its elasticity.

Always follow the manufacturer’s washing instructions.

7. Wearing it immediately after surgery

Wearing a faja immediately after surgery may cause more harm than good as it can interfere with the healing process.

Always consult your doctor before wearing a faja after surgery.

8. Not taking breaks

Giving your body a break from the constricting garment can help prevent skin irritation and allow your

body to return to its natural shape. Take a 30-minute break after wearing your faja for four hours.

9. Putting it on the wrong way

Putting on a faja the wrong way can cause bulges and make it uncomfortable to wear. Always ensure that you

wear it correctly according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

10. Not drinking enough water

Wearing a faja can cause you to sweat, which can lead to dehydration. Always ensure that you stay hydrated

by drinking enough water throughout the day.


Wearing a faja can help you achieve your desired body shape, but it’s important to wear it correctly

and avoid common mistakes. Always choose the right size, wear it for a limited time, wear the right bra,

and ensure that you stay hydrated. Follow these tips, and you’ll be on your way to achieving your

body goals without harmful consequences.


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