Stretch marks are damage to the connective tissue caused by the skin stretching too fast due to a significant increase in body weight, which is a common occurrence during pregnancy. It mainly occurs on the breasts, abdomen and buttocks. It appears in the form of thin scars of unequal lengths less than twenty centimeters. Sometimes the appearance of stretch marks can be associated with disorders of the endocrine glands, such as excessive secretion of thyroid hormones. Stretch marks can also occur in people who are building muscle (bodybuilders) due to an extreme increase in muscle mass, stretching of the skin during exercise, and even as a result of taking certain hormonal preparations.

Stretch marks initially have a reddish-purple color due to the large number of blood vessels in them and are horizontal in shape, and later take on a white color. The size and width vary considerably, so they can be a few centimeters wide and up to twenty centimeters long. If squeezed, they fade to the touch due to the squeezed blood. Stretch marks cannot be completely removed, but if they are not too large they can be significantly reduced so that they are almost invisible. The unsolvable problem remains the return of skin color, because the pigment is destroyed and in most cases its return is not possible.


- Eat foods rich in protein
- Increase your vitamin C intake
- Take small amounts of vitamin A or, after consulting your doctor, vitamins D and E
- Try not to gain sudden body weight and muscle mass
- It is recommended that women wear a bra as often as possible
- Immerse the lower body alternately in a cold and warm bath
- To improve circulation, take ginkgo, goldenseal and grape seed extract
- Apply compresses of lady's mantle, thyme, lavender, common juniper and savory
- Massage oils or creams from corn, fucus or centella
- Take preparations of zinc, iron and silicon
- Exercise
- Move in the fresh air
- Acupressure
- Massage


Before starting any treatment you should visit a doctor.