STRETCH MARKS?

Stretch Marks And Causes

 

STRETCH MARKS DON't LOOK ALIKE

From growth spurts, to pregnancy, to rapid weight loss, stretch marks affect everyone - even men. However, stretch marks don't all look alike. They often vary depending on your skin type, where they appear on your body and what has caused them. Read on to understand exactly what stretch marks are so you can go on to learn how you can go about fading their appearance.

WHAT ARE STRETCH MARKS?

Stretch marks form in the middle layer of your skin and are often misunderstood.

Contrary to popular belief, stretch marks don’t actually have much to do with the skin being stretched. Stretch marks are primarily caused by a disruption to your skin’s cortisone or collagen levels.

One good thing to know about stretch marks is that they won’t negatively affect your health in any way.

Stretch marks can be recognised by the following features:

  • Having a streaky or striped and indented appearance
  • Having red, pink, purple and sometimes grey colour
  • Appearing around your hips, legs, arms, breasts, lower back or torso

WHY DO I HAVE STRETCH MARKS?

There are a number of factors that can increase the likelihood of you developing stretch marks, including:

  • Having pale skin
  • Having a family history of stretch marks
  • Being overweight
  • Dramatically losing or gaining weight
  • Using corticosteroid medications
  • Being female
  • Being pregnant
  • Delivering large or multiple babies

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