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Stretch Marks

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Whilst taking a bath today I noticed I'm getting more and more stretchmarks by the day :(:(:( <in true Bridget Jones' diary fashion> V.V.V. depressing... I was wondering what exactly they are, how they are caused (I know being *ahem* Stone doesn't help) and if there is anyway of hiding them or treating them.

Luk

I think it's because I'm clumsy
I try not to talk to loud
I think it's because I'm crazy
I try not to act to proud

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well they can be caused by weight loss or weight gain, growth spurts or any type of growth really.

    i think there are some creams available, but they do fade to like a silvery invisible colour which is hardly noticable, in time.

    bridget jones rules <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt; don't worry about them <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    There's a girl in my mirror
    I wonder who she is
    Sometimes I think I know her
    Sometimes I really wish I did
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Drifter:
    well they can be caused by weight loss or weight gain, growth spurts or any type of growth really.

    i think there are some creams available, but they do fade to like a silvery invisible colour which is hardly noticable, in time.

    bridget jones rules <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt; don't worry about them <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;


    Thanks drifter <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt; I guess I can always pretend they are tattoos, or scars.. I've had stretchmarks before, just never so many as I have right now, nor any on my stomache, I better learn to live with them..lol many thanks
    Al

    I think it's because I'm clumsy
    I try not to talk to loud
    I think it's because I'm crazy
    I try not to act to proud
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey i bet yours arent as bad as mine!

    I have stretch marks on under my armpits, on the outer sides of my chest, on the insides and back of my arms and on the insides of my legs. These appeared about a few years after i started weight training (i gained about 3 1/2 stone!).

    They will fade in time but wont go away altogether. Dont worry about em though, i dont!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Stretch marks are lines of discoloration on the skin, due to stretching (lol you'd never have guessed would you?!?).

    They're caused by the change in hormones during puberty (and pregnancy, not that that's going to be a cause in your case eh Luk?).

    They fade or disappear over a period of several years and although there are creams available they don't really have any effect.

    Hope that helped you to stop worrying about them!
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