Stretch Marks on Men

Stretch marks can be a problem for everyone. Here’s how to tackle them.

Stretch Marks on Men

Human skin can endure a lot of stretching, thanks to collagen. But that has its limits. Gaining or losing too much weight too quickly can be stressful for your skin and result in stretch marks. It takes time for them to develop and even more time to fade again.

Can anyone get them?

Yes. Anyone can get stretch marks. In principle, they know no gender. All they do know is collagen, because – to put it rather simple – they occur when your skin lacks precisely that.
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Collagen is a protein that keeps your skin elastic. It’s found in the connective tissue of human skin and accounts for more than 30 % of the total protein mass within the human body. That makes sense given that humans have a lot of skin on them. And since most of us won’t fundamentally change our skin over a lifetime, it needs to grow with us. So, skin is like the mother of all tailormade suits. Pretty cool, huh?

How To Tackle Stretch Marks

As we mentioned previously, that suit of yours won’t stretch indefinitely. If you stretch it too much, it might get some reddish or purplish ladders. So, how do you get them to fade over time? That’s not an easy task, because those tiny scars can be quite stubborn, and we might say trying to prevent them in the first place is the best solution of all. But once they are there, there are some things you can do to fight them, or at least reduce their appearance. Using product with specific ingredients, such as Vitamin E and Aloe Vera can significantly improve the appearance of your skin and care for it. Learn more about these ingredients here.

For now, here’s how to handle your existing stretch marks:


There is nothing wrong with being soft. Treating your skin with a special moisturizer or a body lotion for men once or twice a day is going to keep your skin-suit nicely hydrated and snug for many summers to come. NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion with its caring oils works together to bind and hold water in the skin.


Your skin loves vitamins (especially antioxidants such as vitamin A and E) and so should you. So, before summer is over, make sure to not only load weights on your barbell but fruits and vegetables on your plate, too. 


The upper layer of your skin constantly renews itself. Regularly peeling off dead skin cells boosts the production of new ones, which helps to keep your skin flexible. NIVEA MEN Deep Shower Gel is made with naturally-derived Microfine Clay to give you a deep, exfoliating clean.




Stretch marks have patience, and so should you. Once they are there, it will take time to get rid of them. Some may even stay with you forever. But let’s be honest: They are not the end of the world. Actually, they are not even the end of the summer. So get out there and splash!