Stretch marks are also called striae, and they tend to happen when your skin suddenly changes shape due to weight gain (any kind of it). Having stretch marks doesn’t necessarily mean there is something wrong with your health, and if you ever wondered who gets stretch marks, it is something both men and women can get.
For women, the two times in their life that they are more likely to get stretch marks is during puberty, or when and if they get pregnant – however, there are other causes of stretch marks.
When they first appear on your skin, stretch marks will look like a thin purple or red line, with a texture that differs from the skin layer that surrounds it. With time, stretch marks will begin to fade and they will acquire a lighter, almost translucent color, becoming kind of shiny.
There are no effective natural remedies for stretch marks– the only way to get rid of them is by doing stretch mark removal surgery. But even though striae are a type of scars that won’t simply go away, there are some natural remedies for stretch marks that can help them fade more quickly, therefore, minimizing their appearance.