STRETCH MARKS DON't LOOK ALIKE
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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