Those Dreaded Stretch Marks

It’s getting closer and closer to summer, which means one thing: Sun, Sand, Sea… and bikinis.

And for me, bikinis mean putting my stretch marks on show. Around seven out of ten women develop stretch marks during puberty and that figures jumps to nine out ten during pregnancy. The chances are therefore that you will encounter stretch marks of some form at some point during your life.

So, how do we deal with them?

Well, there are various treatments on offer that help fade stretch marks, such as oils, lotions and laser surgery. I’ve tried lots of different treatments in the past, and some have worked whilst others haven’t.

To be honest, though, the best way I’ve found to deal with my stretch marks is to accept them. Ultimately, I don’t think stretch marks are something to hide away, because they are a constant reminder of how I’ve changed and developed over the years.