The truth about stretch marks

Stretch marks are beautiful. They tell the intricate stories of our lives.

If you're here, you're probably wondering, are stretch marks genetic? The short answer is yes. 

Stretch marks can occur in anyone but if your family members have stretch marks, your likelihood of getting them are increased. As genetics are a strange and complicated thing, you may also never get a single stretch mark.

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched beyond its elasticty at a fast rate. 

When might you get stretch marks?

  • Pregnancy
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle gain
  • Puberty or growth spurts

Can you prevent stretch marks?

While you may not be able to completely stop them from happening, there are some things you can do to help to reduce the occurance of them.

  • Hydrate from within - drink plenty of water
  • Hydrate externally - ensuring your skin is well moisturised is crucial. Your skin will have more elasticity meaning it can take more stress before stretching beyond its capacity. Our Universal Body Oil is perfect to deeply hydrate your skin.
  • Weight management 

 

We'd love to hear from you. Do you have no stretch marks? Do you love your decorated skin? Tell us in the comments.

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