Stretch marks are one of the most common skin complaints. They are normally light pink, red or purple marks that can appear anywhere on the body. The cost common areas of complaint are the stomach, thighs, hips, lower back, upper arms and breasts due to the fact these are areas of high muscle or weight gain. Stretch marks are caused by skin being stretched large amounts in short periods of time. As would be expected, the most common causes of stretch marks are pregnancy, weight gain and growth spurts.
Although you can’t completely remove stretch marks, you can greatly improve their appearance with:
Stretch marks will dull in colour if left untreated, but can still affect your confidence and remain visible. With stretch marks prevention is the best action and it is important that you keep your body fully moisturised. As well as the treatments above, Bio-Oil and Cocoa Butter are two good choices to reduce the visibility of stretch marks.