We develop stretch marks when our bodies are suddenly subjected to excessive stretching of the skin whether through rapid weight gain, growth spurts, bulking up muscle when in training or from being pregnant. Keep in mind that stretch marks occur when your skin grows at a significantly faster rate than normal. This causes the skin to stretch, tear and may cause unsightly violet colored marks on your body.
While it is possible to treat stretch marks symptoms once they have appeared, it is a good idea to prevent stretch marks from occurring in the first place.
Men also get stretch marks but these are often not so visible because they tend to be covered by hair. Read More