What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch Marks are a form of scarring in the skin and typically appear as bands of parallel lines on your skin.
They are normally a different color than your normal skin, and sometimes they can feel itchy or sore.
Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis (layer of skin) this is often from the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes.
Stretch marks aren’t dangerous, and they often disappear over time.
You can have stretch marks just about anywhere, but they’re most common on your stomach, breasts, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks.
Who Can Develop Stretch Marks?
Both men and women can develop stretch marks, but it is more likely for women to have them.
You are more likely to have stretch marks if you:
- Have a family history of stretch marks
- Are pregnant
- Have a history of delivering large babies or twins
- Are overweight
- Have dramatic weight loss or gain
- Use corticosteroid medications
How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks?
There are many ways to treat stretch marks, from home treatments to expensive laser surgeries.
We wrote an article about the 3 Best Home Treatments To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks.
There are also many stretch mark removal creams out there, many of them work really well.
Doctors and companies all over the world have dedicate a lot of money and time on developing the best stretch mark treatment for people trying to get rid of their stretch marks.
We also did a review of what we consider to be one of the best stretch mark removal cream out there, people have seen amazing results within weeks of using this stretch mark treatment.
How Can I Prevent Stretch Marks?
There is no actual method to completely prevent stretch marks.
However, by eating right, doing exercise regularly and keeping your weight in a healthy range can help to prevent stretch marks caused by sudden weight gain or loss.
How Do I Know If I Have Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks can be easily seen on your skin, the have a blueish color to light grey most of the times.
If they suspect your stretch marks may be due to an illness, we recommend to visit your doctor for full diagnostic.
We hope this article was useful to you, here’s to you having clear, beautiful skin again!