Stretch marks are an unavoidable part of life for many people – not even celebs are safe! Puberty, pregnancy, weight gain and hormonal changes can all cause striae gravidarum – as they’re medically known – and treating them is a tricky task.
Unfortunately removing or healing stretch marks completely can’t be done (sorry), as they’re actually tears in the lower layers of the skin which cause blood vessels to show through. Over time, the lines will fade from pink when new to a pearly white, so become less visible naturally.
However if they bother you (and that’s no doubt why you’re here), there are a number of things you can do right now to help minimise their appearance.