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Stretch marks

What are they?

Stretch marks look like thin, stretched tissue, and that is more or less what they are. They appear in people who put on or lose weight rapidly. The upper layer of the skin is normal, but in the lower layer the collagen and elastin, which give the skin its strength and elasticity, have become thinner and broken. At first, the marks look reddish-purple. This is because the stretched skin is more transparent and the small blood vessels that lie deep in the skin show through. Later, the blood vessels contract. The purplish colour then fades to white, which is simply fat under the skin showing through.

Who gets them?

  • Stretch marks often appear on the breast and abdomen during pregnancy. The reason is partly hormonal. During pregnancy, hormones have the job of softening the collagen ligaments of the pelvis, so that the tissues can stretch easily during childbirth. Unfortunately, the skin collagen softens as well, allowing stretch marks to form easily.
  • Some women have weaker collagen than others, so are more likely to get stretch marks. Recent research suggests that if you have stretch marks, your pelvic floor ligaments may be slightly weak, so it is very important to do pelvic floor exercises after childbirth to prevent incontinence of urine.
  • Yo-yo dieters and bodybuilders can get stretch marks on the upper arms, chest and thighs.
  • Growing adolescents can get them on their backs, where they look like a series of horizontal lines.

Preventing stretch marks

Try to avoid yo-yo dieting. If you are overweight, aim to lose it slowly (do not aim to lose more than 0.5 kg (1 lb) a week).
 
If you are pregnant, there is not much you can do except keep your fingers crossed and think, “this is a small price to pay for a beautiful baby!” Rubbing baby oil into the abdomen each night might help. Various special creams and oils are promoted for preventing stretch marks, but there is no proof that they are effective.

Curing stretch marks

Stretch marks are permanent in the sense that the skin in these areas will never be completely normal. However, after a time they contract down into much less obvious, thin, whitish scars.
 
Collagen creams claim that they will improve stretch marks. There is no evidence that they do so. In fact, collagen and elastin put onto the surface of the skin can not penetrate into the deeper layers.
 
Cocoa butter cream, which is available from pharmacies, is often recommended to soften scars, so might be worth a try.
 
Lasers can be used to treat stretch marks at an early stage, when they are still red. The red blood cells in the small blood vessels absorb the energy from the laser beam and convert it into heat, which then seals the blood vessels. This gets rid of the red colour and might speed up the contracting process, but is uncertain whether it will make any difference in the long run.
 
It costs several hundred pounds, and can not be done under the National Health Service in the UK. As with any cosmetic treatment, check that the clinic is reputable; your doctor can probably advise you, and look at the section on cosmetic surgery.
 
Tretinoin is another approach to the treatment of early stretch marks. There have been claims that this produces improvement, but other researchers have not found any effect (Cutis 1994;54:121–4).
 
Surgery is a possibility for tummy stretch marks if you also have a lot of loose skin on the tummy. The operation is a ‘tummy tuck’ (removal of the skin and the fatty tissue beneath). You will be left with scars around the belly button and across the lower stomach. This is not a minor operation and, like all operations, it carries risks. Recovery takes several weeks. Look at the section on cosmetic surgery.

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Thursday, September 6th 2012

 


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Posted by Optional567 on 05/02/2014 at 11:02

I'm only 15 and I've had stretch marks for 2-3 years on the inside of my thighs, lately they have expanded and are now forming all around my thighs. I am not fat im the weight a teen should be and lately I haven't lost weight, I am quite short and have shown no signs of growing so I don't understand by I have them? It makes me feel so uncomfortable due to the fact I'm a teen and I just want them to e invisible or gone! Please tell me the best way forward

Posted by Optional on 19/10/2013 at 09:49

i have stretch mark in my hand and hip i am only 13 do not knw wot to do cant wear my nice cloth anymore wot should i do

Posted by Optional on 01/10/2013 at 08:15

I have always been really skinny waist 30" at the biggest 32" and I've just noticed I have stretch marks all over my body on my stomach chest and my bum why is this?

Posted by Felix on 29/07/2013 at 05:11

I have series of strech marks alover my upper arms due to bodybuilding exercise. But it itches much.

Posted by Optional on 12/06/2013 at 09:17

i have never had sex before so their is no way of me getting pregnant, i do not have milk in my breasts either. although i am a 'b' cup, i have stretch marks on my breasts, i also have them on my bumb. it is uncomfortable, as i am only small and already getting them, however i do use coco butter and bio oil, so hopefully they will go .

Posted by Optional on 11/06/2013 at 11:27

What i don't get is that none of the people in my family had stretch marks when they were younger and my mum only got them after she had me...i also haven't gained or lost weight i've been about the same built for ages

Posted by dakotaa on 09/06/2013 at 08:12

this really didnt help... my stress marks are getting dried up does that mean there going away ? Last night they were all red and hurting now they are all dried up and not hurting . does that mean they going away ?

Posted by Mayiko Maro on 29/05/2013 at 01:00

Please my stretch marks are spreading on my arms.please I need help.feel like my world is ending.

Posted by Optional on 12/04/2013 at 08:54

I am 15 and have had stretch marks for as long as I can remember. I am not ashamed of them. Everybody else in my family has them. I have been reading through the comments and I don't think people should be worried. So many people have stretch marks.

Posted by Bubbles on 08/03/2013 at 06:55

Ive had 2 children my stretch marks on my stomack are hugely wide and 8yrs old im still thin an havent much fat at all .... Lazer I will still have marks because they are pretty wide long stretch marks im very insecure and always have been help .... Ive tryed evry cream nothing works

Posted by Erieldà on 28/02/2013 at 06:15

I noticed these marks when I was 15,and now I have them on my arms,breast,legs,back,lower knees,elbows,lower abdomen and finally near my vagina.At first,I was depressed and ashamed of myself,then I cant even wear short skirts or sleevless tops,but now I do.Infact I show them off.My BF loves them,he acts so crazy whenever we meet,he can't help at the sight of them esp those near my laps,breast and my v****-he eats me up,he's a freak.For now,I'm no longer depressed.There's nothing wrong with stretchmarks.

Posted by Optional on 22/11/2012 at 07:03

I cant remember the first time i noticed my stretch marks. I have them from under my arm to my elbow, on my boobs, bum, outer thighs, top of my inner thighs down to my knees and down the back of my calfs. Im not overweight and I am fit and healthy and quite tall, 6ft. I never wear shorts i never go to the beach...I dont play sports because you have to wear shorts. In summer i basically never go out. They stop me from doing so much in my life and ive suffered from depression and enziety because of them. I am quite pretty and people are always commenting on my looks saying im very attractive and should do modeling and i just hate it when they say this because i feel so ugly and hideous and i feel like im lying to everyone..because underneath my clothes im not beautiful or attractive. Ive never shared this with anyone...not even my family, they know ive suffered with depression but dont know the cause. Im too ashamed to tell anyone. It rules my entire life and i hate it, i wish i didnt care and it didnt bother me...but it makes me feel so bad i would rather die then go through life with them. Stupid and shallow i know. I hope one day i will overcome this. Im 21 and still fighting on...just doing what i can.

Posted by Johnjerry on 01/11/2012 at 12:20

Stretch marks are a type of scar beneath the skin. When collagen, a substance located in the deeper layers of the skin, tears it creates a stretch mark.

Posted by Felix on 16/10/2012 at 10:31

I have stretch marks on my thigh and arm.please i need your help

Posted by Annonymous Andy on 13/09/2012 at 10:37

Had helped with a couple of problems with my body, and I would like to say thank you for the time and effort you have put in. I am tackling my current problems. :)

Posted by Optional on 06/09/2012 at 03:40

I have had stretch marks all over my body since i was 13. I used to get really down and upset about them and they really affected my confidence in my appearance and never showed them off. I tried everything to get rid but although they fade after many years they still are visible. I now have learn to live with my stretch marks and accept that they are part of me. (I even wear bikini's proudly now!). All im trying to say girls is that you should accept them and be happy as life is too short to be hung up over some marks on ur body. Im proud of mine and dont care if anyone thinks i look horrible coz iv earnt my stripes :) And if people do give u stick, just remember they arent worth being around coz they are shallow! BE PROUD AND LIVE LIFE STRETCH MARK SISTERS :)

Posted by Girl22 on 22/08/2012 at 08:38

I have them on my hips and they just look so ugly :( and I have a bf ... I'm only 15 and I have them really badly . I'm scared to go swimming in a bikini . HELP .

Posted by M on 18/07/2012 at 07:28

To Optional on 04/07- What on earth did you just say?

Posted by Optional on 04/07/2012 at 06:45

Hey evrione,am so sad to say am also one of the sufferes of stretchmrks,i av dem basically evriwhere,av used so many expensive crm frm cocobuta to boi oil etc,notin wrkd.currently undagoin microneedle therapy,av done two sessions now nd graduali seein result,i guess i jst gotta kip doin it nd see if it gonna giv me desired results.gudlucks ladies u r not alone in dis.

Posted by Optional on 13/05/2012 at 05:44

I have got stretch marks all over my body. I have them on my breasts, the back of my legs, the sides of my knees, my hips(which a fairly small) and on my butt(which is also small)..I don't understand why I have then because I am fairly thin and I have never been close to fat or even just thick..the only weight I have ever gained is normal growing weight as I do have a fast metanolism..its quite annoying because I see people who are bigger than me that don't even have a single stretch mark!

Posted by Optional on 20/03/2012 at 09:19

After starting MMA I also started weight training, I did intense arm workouts and the quick increase in size of my biceps have resulted in stretch marks on my upper/inner left arm. My trainer also has these. I'm not really fussed about them though.

Posted by cosette on 17/03/2012 at 06:39

i'm 16 and i have them on my legs and butt. i'm normal weight, so it's not because of weight issues. i just grew so fast- not that i grew much anyway. the ones on my legs are on my inner upper thighs, and the ones on my butt are closer to my (nonexistent) hips. i hate them anyway, because i can't wear shorter shorts, even if they're mid-length, because shorts ride up when i sit and you can see them.

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2012 at 11:16

I am 19 yrs old,i got stretch mark when i was 16 due 2 overweight,but now am watching my weight,and it's now better than before hoping the stretch mark will vanished,but hasn't.pls help me

Posted by Optional on 27/02/2012 at 04:52

hi i m 21 yrs old i seen my strch marks on my stomech.is it possible without pregnancy strech marks occured in belly.

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2012 at 10:39

I have marks on my legs nd iam not confident abt them

Posted by Optional on 24/01/2012 at 03:44

I just hate stretch marks! They never go away, no matter how hard I try. I am thinking about going to school for permanent makeup training. I wonder if there is some kind of permanent makeup to cover up stretch marks.

Posted by RAMYA on 22/01/2012 at 12:51

Hi i had given birth to a baby. i have strecth marks on stomach.plz give me suggesion of any cream

Posted by Amz on 18/01/2012 at 01:52

I'm a UK size 8 and I have stretch marks on the top of my legs, I hate them, I can't seem to get rus of them I'm only 17. :-(

Posted by Manju on 16/01/2012 at 03:23

Am 8 months pregnant and having stretch marks on my lower abdomen, thighs and breast. Will dat dissappear after delivery? What should i do if they wont?

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2012 at 11:07

Want to remove cellulites and stretch marks.im an old woman who likes to look sexy and i can afford anything just to look young.money is not a problem but i want legal,registered & proffessional work.

Posted by Optional on 29/12/2011 at 09:01

So I just turned 18. I'm a guy. A little overweight but I'm managing. My body has never freaked out on me until one day I saw these red streaks on my chest around my shoulder thinking it was just a scratch. A couple days later and one day I woke up with more and thicker streaks. Ashamed, I hid them all the time. I was already ashamed of being overweight, this was like the cherry on top. Recently my parents finally saw them and they think I'm depressed and cutting my chest... I tell them otherwise but they don't believe me... Now I'm even more ashamed, scared and confused... I didn't think my body could cause so many problems not to just myself but the people around me... Again ashamed and disgusted.. I don't know what to do.

Posted by Optional on 26/12/2011 at 01:15

Am 27, have had stretch marks since I was about 10-11 and went through puberty very quickly and very young. I have them on my stomach, hips, thighs, back of my knees and on my breasts. For years I have fell saddened, ashamed, embarrassed and ugly. But now I think so FREAKING what?! I am human, I am a WOMAN. It's what happens. It's life. I am not a model, I am not photoshopped. I am a living breathing human being with a lot to offer the world. Embrace it. You're you. And people who actually matter in this world won't care. PS. Boys really don't care, and if yours does - well he's an a**hole for making you feel like less of a woman.

Posted by Optional on 16/12/2011 at 08:51

i have got stretch marks on lower of my abdomen and i have got married i have being feeling ashamed before my husband how do this stretch marks disappear please help meeeeeee please and this marks have been affecting our married life what to do please help me

Posted by trish on 15/12/2011 at 04:08

I got some around the middle and hips, for a long time i hated them, but after hearing how bad it has been for many others, i am at peace about them now and i dress in a way i am happy with and i forget they are there. I feel for the young ones who get them in their teens, as my children did. That was worse than me getting them through pregnancy. But there are worse things in life, but coming to terms with them was not easy and it took a long time.

Posted by digu on 22/11/2011 at 11:17

my g.f 17 years old,got strectc marks near her vagina,stomach and thigh..we have continues sex twice a month.what may be the reason.please help

Posted by Sofia on 13/11/2011 at 09:21

I tried to get rid of my stretch marks for years, I found this article and decided to give it a go. Its been two weeks since my treatment and they are....get this....80% GONE!!!!!! I know it sounds too good to be true (which is why Im glad for this article) but its not!!!!!!! Its not an expensive treatment either! She will even test patch you for £50! http://www.londonconfidential.co.uk/Health-and-Beauty/Trends-and-Products/Stretch-Marks-The-Truth-Behind-The-Treatments/Part-One-Needling

Posted by Optional on 13/11/2011 at 12:47

im a 18 year old girl and iv had stretch marks ever since i was in primary....they are all over my back and arms....please helpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp me...

Posted by Nicole on 11/11/2011 at 01:08

I am a 14 year old girl who is very conscious about the Stretch marks that I have across my lower and both sides of my stomach. I weigh 65 kilos. Do these stretch marks needed to be undergone surgery to be cured? Please Help me. Pleaseeeeee. :)

Posted by Optional on 05/11/2011 at 09:38

Stretch marks are awful. I have them on thighs, under my knees and on my hips. Since a few years. And they just keep coming and coming. The only good news; some are already white. But since they are replaced, I'm not sure if it even is good news. I use cream, that helps (when the bottle is up, I can't use it for a while until I bought the new ones. In that time, it goes like ten times faster, so there's your proof). But it can only delay the process. And last but not least; gaining/losing fat is NOT the only way of getting these things. When your hormones are "out of control", you get them automatically. So teenage girls are beyond hope of never getting them (okay, exceptions there). So don't get stupid about thinking you're to fat. I'm already there and trust me, it sucks, so PLEASE listen to me when I say that's not the problem. And most of all; you notice them the most. Other people less. And for the insecure ones about boys; they don't care. Seriously, discussed, tested and proven. So don't let some scar tissue ruin your life. Go swimming, wear a dress, have fun and remember that it's YOUR body, not theirs. So you can decide whetter your happy with it or not. NOT them.

Posted by Optional on 14/10/2011 at 11:27

Thanks this really helped me alot!!

Posted by Mieete on 11/10/2011 at 04:45

I am 12 and have lots and lots of strech marks. I am 115 punds,and very active., my friends call me a pencil because I am skinny. Why do I have them????? I always try to cover them at school so kids won't question me. My doctor says it is because I have lots and lots of muscule. And does muscule weigh more than fat???

Posted by Nancy on 10/10/2011 at 04:31

I don't care about stretch marks... my baby is worth it =) My husband still loves me even though I've got some. We even make jokes about them. There is no need to worry. Accept your body as it is and be happy.

Posted by sonu on 02/10/2011 at 03:37

iam having since 4years under arms and on the side deep strectch marks, i cant wear shortsleves or sleevless dressess ?what can i do ?

Posted by Optional on 02/10/2011 at 04:14

Im 16 and I noticed I have stretch marks on my butt.I think its like the saying things people are the junk in the trunk. :( Im going to try to exercise :) but it doesnt make me feel bad that much. Im sure I am not the only one in this world having this problem.

Posted by Samantha on 16/09/2011 at 01:41

I've had stretch marks since I was 12 and I'm now 25. Ive always been super skinny fighting with weight gain due to high metabolism and an over active thyroid. When I was 12 I wore skinny jeans "the real kind" not the new style and because they were so tight the streched my skin and it caused my bum and thighs to be covered in stretch marks. My mum took me to the doctor as there had been no change to my weight and they said it was because of the jeans. These have faded quite well I'm not really that embarrassed about them any more. When I was 18 I had a breast augmentation and I got stretch marks around my nipples and these are still very shinny silver coloured with an dented ripple feel to the skin. I have now just got my first stretch mark 30 wks into my pregnancy and I'm devastated, I thought I was going to be lucky. As I know there coming is there any way at all to prevent anymore from happening as I really don't want to be covered in them :(

Posted by codieloovesbluuuue on 14/09/2011 at 08:50

I'm 15 and I've had stretch marks on my inner thighs, hips(kinda) and on the top of my breasts. I actually started developing (body-wise) at the young age of 11. I got hips and breasts even younger than that. I shot up like a weed within a couple months. I always thought it was because I have fat, but I'm just REALLY tall and my doctors (& countless other people) have told me that it was just because I grew up so fast. I'm proud of who I am. (: Everyone else should be too. <3

Posted by Optional on 13/09/2011 at 05:19

It really did work im talking of the coco cream

Posted by I need help now for stretch marks on 09/09/2011 at 12:13

I have been trying to get rid of these for 2 years its so annoying my mom isnt gonna let ma have surgery like that or lazers hhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllllllpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

Posted by Optional on 07/09/2011 at 10:26

I've had stretch marks since i was 12 got it on my knees and and now the color changed to white is less noticeable but recently I've got red purplish stretch marks on the back of my legs and cant really wear shorts or skirts i bought vita-mine e cream and is helping a little bit what else can i do... help please thank you.

Posted by poproqs on 02/09/2011 at 12:29

Try celtrixa from the states I been on it a.month and my now purple scars are pink and I have two more months on the product so imagine how I'm gonna look after two more months:)) try it,it works.

Posted by Optional on 31/08/2011 at 05:36

im 12 and just discovered them on my tummy im a little over weight but i have acctually slimmed down and got taller over the last few months by quite a bit. I was sooo embarassed that i didnt even tell me best friend for a while coz she is super skinny but when she asked me why i woldnt get dressed in front of her i told her and she said that she had them in exactly the same place. AND SHE DID!!! so i went to the doctor and he said it wasnt about my weight at all its because i had grown so much in such a short period of time and my skin is quite tight so it had been streched upwards. He also said it was were i was developing a figure and my hips were widening! so if u think its coz r fat or ur worried about them then dont YOUR PERFECT THE WAY U R !!! :)

Posted by Optional on 28/08/2011 at 10:45

I have 3 dark spots, one in between my legs,on my butt, and on my back. How do I get rid of this? PLEASE HELP ME !

Posted by Anonymous on 28/08/2011 at 07:03

im exactly the same and the thing that really gets to me is i never see any one like mine there discusting and i am going on holiday in 2 weeks.....to bulgaria!! with my boyfriend and all i do is youtube what the women are like there and i am so scared i do have a 2 year old daughter thats why i have them but no body out there will know that i no my boyfriend dont care but its not him that feels insecure and wanting to cover up not only that but i am a little bit chubby and i constantly look and compare my self to women and take it out on him which i do know is a horrible thing but i HATE them and i dont know what i am going to do when i get there :( but i just going to look and see what creams are the best for them!!

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2011 at 05:12

I'm turning 14 this month and. Have had stretch Marks I went to the doctors and they said just rub a little bit of bio-oil over them in the morning and than the everning everyday and the have gone down alot! :) hope I helped

Posted by Optional on 26/08/2011 at 10:35

I have stretch marks but they were never red they have always been white and are barely visible. But I'm seriously scared I'm fat. Because I never put on weight I'm scared that I've now put on tons and am gonna grow like a million sizes please help!

Posted by Optional on 17/08/2011 at 08:47

i have stretch marks everywere...my knees, back of my legs, hips, stomach, from my elbows all the way up to my shoulderon the outer and inner part of my hand, under my arms all the way to my hips, my breasts and they stretch right across my chest, back, bottom, outer and inner thighs...i'm abit dark so they show and are digusting especially since they're all white...i don't wear shorts, sleeveless or anything to show my skin...guys like me because i am pretty...having all these stretch marks makes me look as if i've birthed multiple children...and it does make me feel absolutely digusted with myself...i'm big boned, abit overweight, and 5ft 10"...being tall people stare already...and all these stretch marks have given them even more reason to look...ugh!!

Posted by Optional on 11/08/2011 at 11:36

I'm 12 and have stretch marks on my inner thighs and they are spreading around my legs. They are also appearing on my breasts. I would say I am a bit over weight. I haven't been swimming for ages because of them. I'm embarrassed to tell my mum as well. Please help!! xx

Posted by Anonymous on 17/07/2011 at 06:30

Well I'm not exactly sharing my frustrations but recently i found that stretch marks are slowly forming near my thighs. They're not as visible but they're there and i feel very uncomfortable, because I am at a age where things are changing. The information given was a tad bit confusing and I'm still at a lost. So i was wondering what could i do to prevent it from increasing, more visable, and permanent at my age where I am unable to get the items i would need to stop the visability of the marks. Earlier stating when I was reading, it said they occur when rapid decrease of weight or increasing, lately I have irregular appetites and tends to look like I never eat at all. I know it would be called that my weight is decreasing but i feel like I'm gaining weight but not at a fast rate. What are some feedback that would help soothe my problem?

Posted by amany on 02/07/2011 at 10:34

am 19 and i have wide stretch marks for over than a year on my legs starting from my knees and down .they are very wide and i tried every thing even the laser .am under weight(38 kg)(and i have crohn's disease and i used to take cortison for a long time).i want to make them fade quiklyyyyyyyyyyy

Posted by Optional on 30/05/2011 at 07:56

I'm 14, in no way over weight, I eat well and exercise quite often. I'd say I'm healthy. I've had stretch marks since I was about 11, they're really wide and are spread along my thighs. Even though I've had them for a number of years, they don't seen to be fading at all, but there are more appearing.!! None of my friends have them and niether do any of the girls in my family. It's hard to feel attractive with them, Is there anything I can do??

Posted by Nesta on 17/05/2011 at 11:26

Right so I turned 17 like a month ago and I've had stretch marks on my bum for about a year now..I don't have them anywhere else but the ones I have are red and nasty. I haven't rapidly gained/lost weight, my weight has basically been the same for years, I'm 8stone exactly now and have been for at least a year. I've got a typical athletic figure, toned, skinny, as flat chested as bloomin' possible and I've got really long legs. I'm a size 8 all over so it's not like I've got a massive bum either! I really want to get rid of them because it's not doing my confidence any good. I hate going to the beach anyway because of my boobs but at least before the stretch marks I could just wear a t-shirt and bikini bottoms and feel fine! Now I'm just worried you can see them if I wear bikinis =/ There's no way I'd go out with a guy with those horrible marks on me either! I need advice as to what creams to use etc. If I can't get rid of them I am going to try laser as soon as possible, they WILL go. Thanks guys.

Posted by Doll on 05/05/2011 at 06:41

Dear Liz what kind of stretch marks do u have white or red? and what is ur weight does ur stretch marks get worse with them or?

Posted by Liz on 04/05/2011 at 10:07

Hi I'm 12 and i have stretch marks, am over weight, and have those little hang things on my arms! I don't know what to do and I'm to embarrassed to tell my parents I'm over weight and have stretch mark. HELP! What do I do???????????!!!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 22/04/2011 at 06:32

I have them too! Everywhere! But it's ok. I have had problems with my looks for many years and the older I get, the more I realize that it's ok to be embarrassed... it's part of what we've been constructed to believe. If we do not look a certain way with perfect smooth, blemish free skin, then we are not appealing to people but believe me, this is not the case! I have had a boyfriend for 4 years now and he loves every part of me. Knowing this, I'm able to accept my stretch marks and love me for me! For the longest time I didn't want to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts because I have stretch marks behind my knees and on my shoulders but who cares! I refuse to die of a heat stroke during the summer time. Embrace yourself! :)

Posted by Mindi on 14/04/2011 at 06:37

I got my stretch marks at age 16 when I got pregnant. (dumb, I know.) I have them all over my stomach-the deep, wide ones. And tiny ones on my thighs and back. I have had boyfriends grossed out by them, those that were indifferent to them, but the guy I married doesn't mind them at all. He calls them my battle scars and says he appreciates a brave "soldier." I wear the tankini bathing suits when I am around other people, and I roll up the tank into a bikini type when I am swimming alone or just with family. I have tried all the creams and some reduced them but nothing will get rid of them. But if you stripped everyone in the nation you would see so many people with them. Most people conceal them and that is why you don't notice them. You have to love yourself in spite of them. You are your own worst critic and will always notice them. But they are there to stay. I have a gorgeous house, a great job and a husband that loves my body even though I have stretch marks that look like a road map. But I still love life and I hope other people will realize the body of ANYONE has imperfections. Movie stars and girls in ads have had airbrushing done for the most part. We live in a world of fiction; stretch marks and cellulite are reality. But they do not make up who and what you are. Your personality, energy, sense of humor and love of self is.

Posted by lublub on 12/04/2011 at 10:25

i am 13 years old, and i have little stretch marks on the top inside of my thighs. i have just had a terrible injury to my leg, so i havent been able to play soccer or basketball in 3 months. my mom always bugs me about how i'm eatin too much, but i really don't think i am. i am not skinny at all but im not fat. i think my legs are very muscular but my stomach is the thing thats like flabby and my arms. why are my legs getting it? i really want to know if i'm gaining, or losing weight. please help, because i don't have a scale and i'm not brave enough to ask my mom. thnx!

Posted by asfee on 12/04/2011 at 04:13

i had 6 baby.i have got lots of sctatch mark but i dont know what to do.i really want to get rid of these mark.please can some one can give me good advice thanks.

Posted by Optional on 05/04/2011 at 01:21

To all the younger people asking about their stretch marks being normal, it is. Usually, puberty starts at age 12. This means that, if your a girl, your breats are starting to grow in at a rapid rate. The stretching of the skin causes strectmarks on your breasts. It is also common in other areas such as the hips because you are growing taller rapidly too. So don't worry, it is completely normal at your age, I went through the same thing. You can prevent any more stretch marks from forming by taking Vitamin E capsules as they increase skin's elaticity.

Posted by roya on 05/04/2011 at 12:39

Hey guys when u r writing commons say if ur scretch marks are red or white? I have lots too they r all red inside my thighs and back of my legs they r geting worse dont know why and iam only 20 my weight it 120lb..its sucks

Posted by Optional on 04/04/2011 at 10:49

i have lots of stretch marks on breasts and thighs. is this normal at 12? will they go away?

Posted by Optional on 31/03/2011 at 08:28

im 14 and im only a size 3 in jeans and i have alot of stretch marks in my inner thighs and around by my hips but lowwer on my legs i dnt know why im getting them please help me get rid of them before summer!!!!!!!! :O

Posted by Fatty on 28/03/2011 at 06:57

I am fat I weigh 67.7 kg and I am already wearing size 14 and 16 cloths at my age I should be wearing size 12 and its quiet embarrassing cause I dont like changing in front of my friends when we have PE (PHYSICAL EDUCATION) I have to go to the toilets the worst thing is that I have stretch marks on my thighs and there also some that are close to my knees I really wanna wear shorts but I dont want any one to see them and I really wanna lose the strech marks and lose weight fast before summer. SO PLEASE HELP PLEASE.

Posted by Optional on 28/03/2011 at 06:43

ive got massive sretch marks running up my belly and ive tried loosing wieght and they wont go :/

Posted by Anon on 26/03/2011 at 11:02

I have stretch marks on my breasts and on on my hips, but I'm only 12. Is this normal?

Posted by HipHater on 24/03/2011 at 09:19

I have stretch marks on my hips and im only 17, my hips are kind of large.. and the scars are a shiny white colour.. i'm wondering is having big hips the cause of my stretch marks?

Posted by Optional on 22/03/2011 at 09:01

i have some advise for all the people with strech marks BEEE PROUUUUUUUDDD

Posted by Optional on 20/03/2011 at 12:18

it would be wonderful if the NHS could provide tummy tucks seeing as i fell pregnant at 15 (please no-one hold that against me?!) and i have terrible stretch marks and a flabby tummy not massive but at 16 with other problems having to wear baggy t-shirts with a button at the crotch top underneath just so no-one gets a glimpse of my unsightly stomach also when going to bed wearing long massive t-shirts and jogging bottoms just so when your partner hugs you at night or if they get up earlier than you they don't feel disgusted (he says he doesn't but if i do then surely he does?) i know what people will think im just a teenage girl with fat problems but if it was just fat then i would be able to deal with it with exercise and dieting but its not its just lose skin because when i pregnant my top size was 16 now i'm down to ten with horrible stretch marks that reach just past my belly button which makes it an odd shape i feel like crying whenever i see my stomach in the mirror if im getting changed i won't change in the same room as my partner without turning of the light or changing under the covers before i was pregnant i was a little chubby size 12 all rounder no stretch marks i'm a size 10 now and i feel even worse and i'm just gaining more wait with the depression with comfort eating and not wanting to go out with a saggy tummy to my friends or even go out i can't even bring my self to go to baby groups because i just feel too low i know i'm a very selfish person and i should be thinking of my beautiful baby but i do shes the only think thats stopped me giving my self a tummy tuck! and i know i would never be able to afford one (unless i won the lottery but thats just not going to happen!) i just wish that i could have it done on the nhs i might actually be able to walk down the street to my little shop without thinking i must look like a idiot for constantly wearing a hooded jumper and baggy jeans which are like hitched up to my waist! i just feel like i can't hang out with people in my age group because they all try on each others clothes and thing like that or sleep over and do fun stuff like body masking and i just go quiet and depressed which now has left me with no social life i mean no social life not just because of my baby (which i don't blame for anything its my own fault really) but i can't socialize any more or talk about fashion because well i wouldn't know what fashion was if it slapped me in the FACE but if anyone knows if the nhs is going to start doing these or any where affordable (which doesn't just butcher you into little pieces) would be awesome thank you for you help xx

Posted by Anonymous on 18/03/2011 at 12:02

Im now 13 and i have had stretch marks for about 2 or 3 years now, when i first got them i didn't know what they were- i thought they were veins- then i realized the fact that the breast with more of the lines was bigger and it made me think about them being stretch marks. last year i read that moisturizer helps them (esp bio oil, but i dont have to means to buy that) so i started to moisturise the areas with stretchmarks twice a day (breasts, thighs, hips) and ive seen vast improvements... i can now relax about whether my tops fallen down or if my tops come up, they are now mainly silvery coloured and are barely noticable! I still wear shorts when i go swimming (generally because i don't like my weight) but its amazing how they've healed with time- I recommend getting a good quality moisterizer and slapping it on twice every morning and night :) Goodluck<3

Posted by Gladys Osei Agyapong on 17/03/2011 at 11:19

i have stretchmarks on my body so i want a lotion which will help me get rid of it and which will gives me nice and smooth skin please help me.

Posted by Sara on 13/03/2011 at 02:46

I have so bad scretch marks in my thigh and back of my knees. They are all red they look like Veins so scary and they r beinning to spread out. Iam not fat or anything. The bad thing is Iam getting marry in few months and Iam so ashame of my husband seeing it. Looking at my scretch marks makes me feel like I have a disease:( which i don't. I don't know what to do:( can someone please help. would the color ever go away?

Posted by awesomesauce on 09/03/2011 at 06:21

hey. i'm 19 (and not fat by any means) and have stretch marks all over my breasts, lower back, area between my underarms and waist, outer thighs, inner thighs, KNEES, and to top it all off i have horrible cellulite. i've had all of this since i was 12 (which means pretty much all of it was from going through puberty). i think by the time i was 15 all of the stretch marks had completely faded to a shiny white color. but i still have them now :) so if you're young and experiencing stretch marks, you may fare similarly to me. BUT THE POINT IS, I LOVE MY BODY AND MORE IMPORTANTLY I LOVE WHO I AM. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T HATE YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU LOST THE GENETIC LOTTERY. because i lost and i'm still happy. because hundreds of thousands of other women have lost and they are still beautiful, amazing, wonderful individuals. to those of you who are still in school, please realize that making fun of people is a sign of immaturity and that people who are stupid enough to pick on you still have a lot of growing up to do. to those of you who have gotten stretch marks through pregnancy, thank you so much for bringing a lovely child into this world. to those of you who don't know what to wear, remember that showing less skin is classy and modest! you don't need to wear short shorts and a tube top to be fashionable! if you want to feel sexy, how about showing off your shoulders and back a little, or wearing some fitted pants or a skirt, or wearing a belted top to show off your waist? there are so many options! and heck, if you're more confident than me, wear whatever you like! be honest about your stretch marks! show them off! i personally am still working towards being confident enough to wear a bathing suit it public =P THEY WILL FADE OVER TIME. DON'T GIVE UP. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

Posted by Anonymous on 09/03/2011 at 04:10

I'm 15 and I have stretch marks on my breasts, i'm a 12C and i think its cause they grew too quickly. I also have stretch marks on one side of my hip, they are quite noticeable and i tried cocoa butter but that made it worse.

Posted by Roman on 08/03/2011 at 07:48

I am an 18 year old, male. I have stretch marks everywhere, my arms, legs, knees, calves, and bottom. I'm 5'5" and weigh 125. I don't understand how I got them, but they are there. I'm very insecure about myself even though i get alot of compliments on the way I dress and look, it's just i hate my skin so much I wish they were gone because they are always on my mind. It's ruining my life, I'm always depressed. I recently just got dumped because of my stretch marks. I want to have beautiful skin more than anything.. Doesn't look like it's going to happen though..

Posted by c. anomous on 06/03/2011 at 02:14

I am 14 years old and I have stretch marks on my breast. I tried Cocca Butter. I doesn't works. I get embarrassed when I have to wear shirts that dont show my breast. My homecoming was horrible, my dress was showing my breast but i had makeup on them, but after a while of dancing it was barely on. So I really need a cure FAST.

Posted by AoifeMarie on 01/03/2011 at 06:59

I'm 11 years old and i've got marks on my upper legs and there beginning to travel on dowm my legs. My cousin leah has stretch marks because she had a baby and the marks look kind a like her stretch marks,so I think it might be that though I shown my mum the marks and she says they're just growing marks but I know you can also get stretch marks by being obese and I have been eating alot.I'm not the skinniest girl alive but i'm not fat either more in the middle i've been using cream for the marks but it isn't working the marks are going further on down my legs

Posted by Optional on 28/02/2011 at 12:40

Iam 20 and my stretch marks a quite bad. i have them on the inside of my thighs, and on the back of them. Also im begining to get them on my clafs. I'm an average weight. I dont know why the hell they r geting worse:( sooooooo bad

Posted by glenn on 25/02/2011 at 01:38

iv got stretch marks all over my inner thight and on my waist feom steroid creamss to treat my psirasis. iv treated them with bio oil and coco butter. my question is therey are purple now will thay definetly go white? thankyou for your time i would appreiate if you could get back to me thanksyou

Posted by Jane on 23/02/2011 at 07:47

Excellent site! Wow. I tried to sift through WebMD to find out more about stretch marks and the info just seemed regurgitated. Thanks for taking the time to write thhttp://www.embarrassingproblems.com/problem/stretch-marks#is for us. Best, Jane

Posted by Optional on 20/02/2011 at 05:56

I have stretch marks all over my stomach and a few on my hips. I hate looking at myself in the mirror. I feel ugly and disgusting and think to myself who is going to want this. I have very low self esteem because of it. I've had them since the age of 14 and I wish they would just go away. All I want is to feel beautiful and confident. I want to be able to accept myself.

Posted by Optional on 18/02/2011 at 11:07

WOMEN OUT THERE!! PLEASE READ THIS, YOU CAN GET RID OF STRETCH MARKS OR AT LEAST REDUCE THEM VERY VERY SIGNIFICANTLY. I AM NOT A SPAM MESSAGE OR ANYTHING AND I AM NOT TRYING TO GET YOU TO BUY MY PRODUCT. I AM JUST A 19 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO GOT HER FIRST STRETCHMARKS WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD. BELIEVE ME I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO LOOK AT YOURSELF AND THINK, OH GOD I LOOK AWFUL, I'M GOING TO BE LIKE THIS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST DEPRESSING THINGS YOU CAN FACE ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE A TEENAGER. BUT I STUMBLED UPON A VIDEO ON YOUTUBE ABOUT A WOMAN (NOW A MINI CELEBRITY). TO CUT THE LONG STORY SHORT, SHE HAD STRETCHMARKS AND USED SHEA BUTTER AND THEY DISSAPEARED, ONE ONE OF HER VIDEO SHE MENTIONED THIS AND ALOT OF PEOPLE BEGAN TO ASK ABOUT THIS SHEA BUTTER. SHE DIDNT REALIZE SO MANY PEOPLE WERE SUFFERING FROM STRETCHMARKS AND DECIDED TO START SELLING IT TO PEOPLE SO SHE COULD HELP THEM & SHE NOW HAS A WEBSITE: www.tkoskin.com her name is Tonya TKO, check out her videos on youtube and check out her website to see if you are convinced but believe me I have been using her creams and 100% pure vitamine e oil (it is brownish/red)for 2 months and the difference is phenomenal, I really believe that They'll be almost gone by summer 'yay!':). I really hope I helped someone out there today, Dont be sceptical, give it a try, after all you have nothing to lose, except stretchmarks of course lol. God bless xx

Posted by Optional on 18/02/2011 at 09:37

I'm 17 and started getting stretch marks when I was in year 8. At first they were on my bum which I aren't to bothered about because there small in length and thin in width. However after a while Into year 9 they are now on side of my legs at the top and Its spreading from the side of my legs to my inner thighs. Now they are silver. they never were red and big. But in the sun they show and when I sit down I can see the lines of where they are. I hate it because I never walk around in shorts and on holiday my friends are skinny and talk with perfect smooth skin, where as I make sure I cover my legs up even if I'm going to the sun lounger next to my own. They aren't red or anything and I can't notice the ones on my inner thighs until sit down or stretch but the ones on my outer thighs at the top are bluey because there on more of a tighter part of my body! I often just wanna slice this part of my body of where the stretch marks are and then let the skin grow back normal.

Posted by Joni on 11/02/2011 at 05:27

After having my 2 children i have really bad stretch marks, they never botherd me until recently as im getting older, i hate them so much i feel so ugly with them. i wish they would just go away, i used creams when i was pregnant both times but obviously they didnt work :-(

Posted by Yas on 08/02/2011 at 08:30

I'm 19 with stretch marks EVERYWHERE! I just wanna die some days. I'm so worthless when I look at me I get so angry because I know I can NEVER get rid of them. I can never be a normal girl and date or go to the beach or dress nice and whats worse is I DONT HAAVE KIDS!! it sucks to be me =(

Posted by mpxxx on 31/01/2011 at 11:54

hi i have stretch marks on my hips legs and upper legs and i really want to get them away i have no confidence in myself because of them and i feel really disgusting please help ?

Posted by Optional on 25/01/2011 at 03:25

I had terrible stretch marks on my bum and bottom after my first baby. After trying a variety of anti-stretch mark creams, I have finally found the one that seems to be working. it's Vegeturyl Cible by french brand Jeanne Piaubert. I've used it for a month now and the stretch marks started to fade. I bought it at michaeljoh.co.uk. Has anyone tried it? x

Posted by Optional on 20/01/2011 at 05:17

will my stretch marks ever dissappear, because i am so self conscious of my body now.

Posted by Chelsea on 20/01/2011 at 05:25

I have little stretch marks on my breast and it makes me feel nasty and fat??

Posted by unknown on 16/01/2011 at 11:37

I have horrible strechmarks, mostly on my stomache and I tried this Avon Solutions strechmark cream for a couple of months, and I think that it works amazing! I used it for like 3 months, and I saw a difference in my strechmarks and they're appearence. Its not as dark as it was and it reduced, but im going to continue using this cream for a while to see the final results.

Posted by ANNI on 16/01/2011 at 11:29

i am slowly but surely losing weight i have lost 2 stone, i go to the gym nearly every day giving me a little break in between for my body to recover,, lately i have noticed iwant to scratch my stretch marks and rip my skin off.. i have no wounds have been using cocoa butter and the sight of the scars have improved, its he itchng icant handle, inner thighs, backs of knees biceps breast abdoment just itch :( is it because my skin is shrinking or the fat is breaking i dont understand :(

Posted by Optional on 15/01/2011 at 11:40

:( omg i didnt no so many of you out there are going through the same thing as me. i had my baby when i was 19 i got strechmarks really bad i was skinny at first but put alot of weigh on in my pregnancy ive got them on my belly and legs so horrible its gets me down all the time i cant even take my 2yr old daughter swimming i dont want to go on holiday help please no cream or oil i have tried works . it really does knock ur confidence !!!

Posted by sufferingstill on 15/01/2011 at 08:27

i got stretch marks when i hit puberty, about 11. it was just on hips. now i have them on my stomach, hips, under my breasts, back of my knees, under my shoulder, my shoulder, my breasts and the tops of my arms. they do fade, i've never had a child nor have i ever fluctuated in weight, i've stayed the same. im 6'3 and a size 22 after a while you just learn to cope

Posted by Dan on 12/01/2011 at 10:24

Im 17, male and i am 6ft 4 and slightly ovetweigjt, some is muscle as i go gym but i think its because i had a rapid growth spurt its knocked my confidence a bit and i feel bad for anyone else who has them some of the posts on here are really upsetting and i hope everyone pulls through

Posted by Optional on 12/01/2011 at 07:50

Ive had stretch marks since i was about 13. they came up on my chest first, not too bad, but then on my thighs and that was worse, because i couldnt cover them up as well when i swam (being a person who likes sports -swimming especially, i ated the thogut of not being able to wear acostume)i hated them to begin with, but i found that after a while, they started to fade. for me, they faded slooooowly, but the ones on my chest have almost gone now, after 2 years!! i think thats the only solution tbh... x

Posted by louise on 10/01/2011 at 06:54

I have stretch marks everywhere, back of my legs,thighs,hips,stomache,inner leg,shoulders,back,arms.. you name it! i have my prom in 3months and i cant wear a dress:(

Posted by sadness on 10/01/2011 at 06:05

hi everyone, i'm 19 and i have horribly disgusting stretch marks on the sides of my waist, the back and front of my thighs and a little bit on my bum. i'm not fat or overweight but i did gain a couple of pounds last winter,lost most of them in the summer and now i'm somewhere in the middle. i've never had stretch marks b4 and never noticed them on other girls before i got them. i dont know what to do. i'm afraid my boyfriend will be disgusted when he sees them and just the thought of looking at them makes me sick. ive used bio oil, and palmers but nothing seems to give me good results. i feel depressed and i cant change infront of people like i used 2 anymore. i have a nice chest and i would hate for it 2 spread there. my bf loves to swim, but i dont think my stretch marks want me 2 go swimming with him any more :( :( :(

Posted by Optional on 07/01/2011 at 07:09

I have stretch on my breast from the age of 15 years. How to get rid of this

Posted by Optional on 22/12/2010 at 09:35

lotions with coconut oil in them

Posted by Optional on 18/12/2010 at 08:07

first off all thank you anna i just read your story and i am alitlle yonger then u but i feel exactley the same way because i am in athletics and have to change in front of all my SKINNY friends who do not have stretch marks!!!!

Posted by Optional on 08/12/2010 at 02:16

I have stretch marks on my hips & buttocks. I hate it because they are huge. I feel awful to wear bikinis and my sexy lingerie for my bf. I want the pretty skin i used to have before I hit puberty. I also want kids ( not now cause im 19) but I don't want my stomach & breasts to be covered in it.

Posted by Optional on 02/12/2010 at 03:34

I have dreadful stretch marks all over my thighs, bum and hips and it has really made me loss confidence in my appearance. I have never been one of those stick girls and have always been curvaceous as my mum likes to put it. I first got these marks when a put on a little bit of weight. Not a huge amount but just a few pounds at the most. I also used to be a very keen swimmer but that ended when my stretch marks got bad. It makes me feel so ugly and i constantly think about it everyday and compare my self to other girls who have beautiful perfect skin in my eyes.It makes me wonder if i will ever find a boyfriend that will find me sexy.

Posted by Sam on 01/12/2010 at 08:07

I have more stretch marks than skin from armpit to knees after my twin pregnancy last year. My ob (over 30 years of experience) said that my children I quote "destroyed my body". In all honesty it doesn't bother me anymore. Nor does it bother my friends, family, and even boyfriend. I just keep thinking, if I don't know them I don't care what they think. It's their lost for judging me before coming to understand how amazing I am, right?

Posted by Anonymous on 30/11/2010 at 07:57

im 14 and my stretch marks a quite bad. i have them on the inside of my thighs, and on the back of them (so i cant wear shorts. Also i think im begining to get them on my clafs. I'm an average weight and assume that i got them because of puberty but its really starting to worry me. Boys notice the strtch marks if i do wear shorts so i stopped wearing them. anything that would make them fade quicker would be reaaaally helpful

Posted by Tassilious on 25/11/2010 at 08:45

I'm 14 and i have stretch marks on my hips and on butt,am not a fat person,neither tiny person.I told my big sister's they laughed and said i will have a big butt and big hips,most of the female girls i tell say the same thing is it true?I can't even go swim with my friends or where ever boys are all because of these stretch marks and i have them for two years now :(,i need help!!!!

Posted by Optional on 15/11/2010 at 01:39

I am 12 and i am wondering why i have these stretch marks between my upper legs.They are ugly when i wear a costume or bikini u can see them i am not particulaly skinny but i am not trying to diet if i am abit overweight could that be the problem of having them on my legs ? I would not consider surgery or anything like that as i am only 12 and would like to get rid of them soon .

Posted by Optional on 15/11/2010 at 01:54

i just need help , i get called fat all the time by my brother and iv lost all my confidence to the point where i wont even hit back when i get hit at school , everyone treads over me , but if i can get rid of them it will make me so much better , i get so down sometimes to the point where i cry my eyes out , then i get took the piss out of because im always crying and im " such a saddo " , im having arguements continuously with my mum and my family , the other day i even pushed my mum and i feel so guilty , i just want to be normal , and i hate it when them really preety girls think there ugly , i get so down that i dont sleep at night , and then fall asleep in school , and this is a very important year to be paying attention , iv actually tried commiting suicide several times , but can never do it , coz i got 2 autistic brothers and the rest of my family , please help ??!!

Posted by tally on 09/11/2010 at 10:41

Well I thought I was the only one ,Im 5.10 and due to rapid growth I have em on my arms back butt n legs ,it dosent bother me ,at times I feel ugly cause of it :/ but I guess no one is perfect ,neither are those modles !

Posted by Optional on 08/11/2010 at 09:08

Im 13 years old, and i have had stretch marks now for a bout a year and they are on my hips and inner thighs and im so emmbaressed when i get changed at school just incase anyones sees mee and i dont no why i have them.. Helpp :(

Posted by Optional on 08/11/2010 at 08:39

I'm 25 and due my 2nd baby in 7 weeks. I didn't get many stretch marks with my first but can c them appearing on my stomach this time. I do already have some on my breast n hips but u can hardly c them. As much as I can't wait for my baby to arrive I am seriously depressed at the thought of having stretch marks all over my stomach. And knowing the majority of women have or will get them does not make me feel any better.

Posted by aSH on 08/11/2010 at 12:20

I had really bad stretch marks from being overweight, and I know they cant be get rid off, as I have tried every product under the sun!!! But I have been using emu oil for 2 weeks and the redness has already started to fade. www.tantilise.com

Posted by Optional on 03/11/2010 at 11:01

im only 13 and i have some on my bum? im not over weight at all and i love sports and swimming, i feel conscious going swimming now and i do a lot of netball and we have to wear really short dresses, most girls look nice in them but im scared you can see my bum. I have tried many creams but last week i came across this garnier milk 24 moisturiser cream and it said you will see an improvment in a week. so i gave it a try but i thought it was just a con like all the other products. to dayd laterthere was a massive difference, it really worked. it is exactly a week later today and still imporing. Im happier now, i feel more comfortabel wearing my netball dress and bikini. Im still conscious it wont go away as im only 13 and love sport, obviously not over wait, i rreckon in about a bath you will hardly be abel to see them, i hope so! I dont know why they came too.

Posted by Jess. on 30/10/2010 at 08:40

I'm only 16 and have stretch marks all round my boobs, thights, hips, lower part of stomach and between legs are top. I'm eight and half stone and am not overweight or fat. Why have i got them? Does anyone have anything which they have tried and has helped them? Thanks.

Posted by Optional on 30/10/2010 at 07:07

I have stretch marks on my breasts, bum, top and inside of my thighs and behind my knees. Nothing in this world works, my last option is to purchase the Trilastin SR cream to see if it will make any difference. Wish me luck and I hope that we all find a solution someday

Posted by cassandra on 26/10/2010 at 02:32

im 20 weeks pregnant and am covered i stretch marks there really getting me down and deppressed i look like a road map has anyone got any advise to help me

Posted by Tall Chick on 20/10/2010 at 11:06

I'm 17 and 5 ft. 10 1/2" and i grew pretty quickly and then lost alot alot of weight, but now i have stretch marks ewverywere, inside the crease of my elbow, my upper arm, ma shoulders, all over to a portion of ma chest, my back, ma sides, thighs,and all over ma stomach, knee's and a few on the back of the knees. Some of them used to be purplish-red, but now they're white, it's not as bad as before, but im still not comfortable with wearing sleeveless, ihate that. But the thing is im tha only one it seems paying attention to them, ma bf's neva had a problem, it's like they didn't even see them. But i still hate them, and the thought that i may not wear i bathing suit because of this

Posted by P. on 20/10/2010 at 04:07

I've been putting off looking around at sites to see if there was any way of getting rid of my stretch marks. I knew there wasn't any cures, and I tried most of the above "cures" with little or no effect. I'm just feeling a little better now that i read some of the comments, and know that other girls are facing these problems at a young age too, although i know its not much of a comfort. I guess I'll just put off sex, 2 piece swimsuits, and shorts for a long time but it doesn't really matter much in the end. if the stretch marks keep getting worse ( I have on my stomach, arms, legs and back) I'll just get some tattoos to cover them up. :) A silly idea, but still.

Posted by Joana on 16/10/2010 at 08:52

i'm originally from asia but ever since i came here in uk last year on november i started to have stretch marks on the back of my legs and it spreads slowly. and the colour changes often too, sometimes its not visible coz its like white-ish but then it turn really purple, and there are times that its really red or orangey that looks like scratches. i dont know how i got this, i weigh 50 kg, and its only for the last couple of months that i started to lose and gain weight rapidly. i really want to get rid of it, i cant wear shorts/skirts without tights coz the stretch marks look really ugly. :(

Posted by debbie on 15/10/2010 at 05:25

i havent had a bay im 19 and my stomack and hips are smothered in stretch marks. what can i do/

Posted by lexi on 10/10/2010 at 10:22

im 14, i am not overweight, and i have stretch marks on my butt, breasts, and inner theighs. WHYY?

Posted by lizzy on 10/10/2010 at 03:46

im 11 years old and i have a couple of strech marks on my back. im only 105 pounds. i dont know if i have strech marks becaue im to much weight. please help

Posted by Anonymous on 09/10/2010 at 08:34

Im 14 And I Have Strechmarks On My Brest , inner Thighs And Butt I`ve had Them For About A Year Now And There Still Purple :/ I Tryed Everything To Lighten Them Up But Nothing Works And I Love Wearing Shorts But Now I Dont Feel Comfortable And Im A Freshmen Cheerleader & The Only One Who Has Them . . Can Anyone Help Me Please:(

Posted by Sonilo on 07/10/2010 at 08:10

ospeoples im am here also to say if a girl has stretch marks.SOWHAT if the guy isnt a player and stays with you long after intercourse and carresses your body hedoesnt care.. he thinks your beautiful just the way you are and trust me lots of guys are like this.. like me i have a biggish gf but i dont care shes soo adorable and great in bed ;D loland i still loveherwith all my heart.. and i too have stretch marks.. on my sides and oneonmyboob :P but eh i dont care cause my gf says im sexy ... but i still want abd.. WISHME LUCK :D P.S. im chubby too =w= i HATE IT ON ME buti dont care about iton any other girls... i mean whats a girl with out sum curvesright ;D and when/if my gf loses weight like im going to ... yeaaaa ;D all i gotta say

Posted by Optional on 28/09/2010 at 03:30

Woo amazing! Women, women hear oh woman. Im a man age 36.How I looove women with stretch marks. I like the different shades of colour and lines on the women's skin esp under the belly, on the bum and inside the thighs. The sight sends me hot in great anticipation. Maybe I' a minority but I honestly don't think many guys/men consider it an issue. But seriously there are other things to worry about. Celebrate your beauty and the way you are. I also have them on my bum and I don't give a hoot about them!

Posted by E.F. on 26/09/2010 at 11:57

im 16 and i have so many red stretch marks on my tummy, my sides, under my arms, my shoulders, my legs u name it it's there. and i am not pregnant (i haven't even had a boyfriend yet) my parents think it's that i've gained a lot of weight, im a size 18 in uk women's sizes. i've tried bio-oil but it doesn't work. what should i do?!?!

Posted by beth on 15/09/2010 at 05:43

unfortunatly if there already white thats the best they go! the might fade abit more into a shiney see through ish colour but there there to stay!! rubbish isnt it!

Posted by Optional on 14/09/2010 at 09:37

Hi I am 13 and I know i'm not pregnant. But I think I have stretch marks on my stomach, I don't know if they are but they are not red like others say the color should be. I'm confused and concerned that i might be pregnant even though i was told you need to have a penis in the vagina area which i never had that happen!!! SOMEONE HELP :'(

Posted by anony on 13/09/2010 at 11:17

Hi im 13 and i lost alot of weight. I went from 170 to barely 110. I have white stretch marks on my inner thighs..how do i get rid of them, or will they fade on their own?

Posted by Anna on 13/09/2010 at 02:06

18 year old female, I’m in the healthy weight rage for my age and height but I do hold some weight on my stomach and thighs. I’m glad I found this site, reading stories from other girls my ages experiencing the same frustrations I am makes me feel better about myself. I guess we all know we aren’t the only person in the world suffering with stretch marks but it sure can feel that way when all your friends strip down to a bikini ever year without a second though. I was about 16 when I got my first stretch marks which were on my bum and breast, because these are such easy areas to cover I wasn’t too worried about them and left them alone, today they are hardly noticeable. In the past year, I’ve gotten stretch marks on my hips and thighs which are the classic pink/red colour. I’ve also got some just behind my knees which are strange because they are already that white-ish colour and I thought that only happened to old stretch marks. To reduce to appearance of my SM I shower at night and exfoliate well, I then apply ‘Bio Oil’ to all the affected areas and massage it in for at least two minutes I let my skin absorb as much as it can before I get into my pyjamas. In the morning I then apply ‘Vaseline Cocoa Butter’ and again let it absorb before getting dressed. I use two products for a few reasons: 1. People swear that both work. 2. Bio Oil is expensive while Cocoa Butter is only a few dollars, by using Bio Oil once a day instead of twice a day it lasts much longer. 3. I don’t like going out or to work feeling like I’m covered in Oil lol. I’ve been doing this skincare routine for about a month now and I am noticing that they are beginning to lighten in colour; my skin is also much softer. I’ve gone through the stages I’m sure most of you have. I’ve hated myself for having them, I’ve been mad that it happened to me (especially when I saw girls that were bigger than me completely mark free, how horrible it that?). Now I’ve started to do something about them, I’m actually starting to feel better about myself. This summer I just was to be able to go to the beach with my friends, so wish me luck in finding some nice swimwear that covers what I want to be covered and of course good luck to all of you, I hope you find something that helps to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks and remember your still beautiful.

Posted by misses the beach on 13/09/2010 at 12:57

I'm glad I found this site, it makes me feel better to know that other girls my ages are feeling and experinceing the same things I am. I'm an 18 female. My first effected area was my bum about 2 years ago, because it was an area that is easy to cover, i didn't worry about it to much and just left them alone now I can hardly see them. Then I yo yo dieted, it wasn't on propuse i just lost some weight and of course because it wasn't planned i gained the weight back soon after.

Posted by beth on 09/09/2010 at 07:04

id you girls have only just started getting them get a good mosturiser/body oil, use it twice a day whilst they go white and them use it once a day to prevent them, i havnt got any new ones so im sticking to this plan!! een though im covered in them ://

Posted by =S on 08/09/2010 at 05:00

Im a 13yr old and i have stretch marks on my hips and thighs and it slighty worrys me =S. My mum has them aswell and she tells me not 2 worry, but she had two kids of course shes gonna have them! >.

Posted by Optional on 05/09/2010 at 02:16

i have stretch marks on my breasts and i dont have that much of them they are purple stretch marks and they are annoying.HELP!

Posted by Lyn on 05/09/2010 at 11:30

I've found diet to be one of the most helpful methods of improving the appearance of stretch marks. I have now progressed to a 100% raw diet eating only fruit and veg. Obviously you don't have to be as extreme as me lol but I enjoy fruit so it's easy to eat this way to me. stretch marks

Posted by Optional on 04/09/2010 at 07:50

im really self contouse of my self, im only 13 and started getting them about 5-6 months ago. it makes me really up set when i go on holiday and see all these girls in swim suites and im wearing a tankini and shorts! i have them on my thighs hips and back of my legs and knees. i love to be girly and wear skirts and dresses but this makes me want to cry some times. i look back on some pics when i was younger and i didnt have any and wish will all my heart i didnt. i could really use some help!?

Posted by Optional on 04/09/2010 at 05:18

im 12yrs old i have stretch marks when i run im full of wind and i get embarrassed what do you think it is ive tried to lose weight but i just seem to not lose weight i dont no what else to do now ive cut out biscuits sweets juice pop rubbish food really .

Posted by beth on 03/09/2010 at 02:47

you maybe have them due to been too active? either way you cant actually win can we :(, there stupid! i cant even wear a skirt/dress/shorts without tights!! i hate them :/

Posted by Optional on 01/09/2010 at 08:58

I'm 16, 5''6' and i weigh 8.13 stone, my weight only ever fluctuates between my weight now and 9 stone at the most. I eat healthily and dance alot, this therefore leaves me questioning why i have stretch marks on the insides of my legs?..

Posted by kim on 30/08/2010 at 04:48

i freakin hate strechmarksss!!! & my body

Posted by NdiBunuko on 29/08/2010 at 08:39

I always have a different colour in my skin whenever i apply any cream or changes soap , it shows at ezcema , can you please advise on the cause and recommend solution .. Thanks

Posted by perkkk on 28/08/2010 at 04:08

i am a teenager and i admit i am big, but i do not no how to get rid of my stretch marks, i try loosing weight slowly but it just doesnt work x

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2010 at 02:00

due to me having stretch marks ALL over my bum and thighs at the top , i cant wear a bikini , i get upset everythime i see/think about them. im a healthy young girl and not overweight and never have been , im a keen sportsman and love being active , yet i see other girls who do practically nothing and there perfect. i hate myself for it i really do , and i just wish there was something for it , cheap and quick . ive tried oils massages -everything but surgery because it costs to much . it really does affect my life, im not confident in underwear and i havnt been swimming since year 6 and im now im year 11! i wish with all my heart there was something i could do :'(

Posted by Bethh on 16/08/2010 at 12:43

Palmers stretch mark firming lotion works for me great! only been using it for a few days and its already taken most of the colour out of them already!

Posted by Anonymous on 13/08/2010 at 02:53

wow.. coming on here, I thought I was the only one who goes through this at 14.. 15 in November. No offence to anyone, it makes me feel better on here becuase I have very minimal stretch marks on my inner thighs. You have to eat right, excercise, set a goal. You'll be fine, I promise. Hopefully mine will fade away. [: I weigh 120 right now, but am on this diet and losing 3 lbs per week. I am to be 90 by October 15th. Wish me luck.. I cannot afford surgery for this, but hey, everyone has a flaw. Right? So.. best of luck

Posted by Steph on 13/08/2010 at 10:47

Went to doctors, nope he wont prescribe bio oil! :@ but he did say mosturisor and baby oil is just as good and bio oil is over rated humm... I'll have to give it ago.

Posted by steph on 11/08/2010 at 04:10

i hate my stretch marks they really get me down! im 16 & started getting stretch marks at like the age of 13, i got them on my boobs, bottom, & thighs recently ive been getting them on my hips back & the back of my legs too! :(, ive just finished a bottle of bio oil which hasnt really made any difference & i cant really afford it at my age so i think im going to ask my doctor but i doubt he will actually give me some, i use an exercise bike for an hour nearly everday surely that cant cause my leg one? i only weigh 9 stone and im 5ft2 which equals up to an average bmi!! i hate my skin & they make me feel really uncomfortable, i no bigger girl than me with no stretch marks!, anyone found any good oils/creams?? please help!

Posted by Masifo on 10/08/2010 at 04:03

Im 18, was a really slim child up untill the age of 9 when i started to gain wait rapidly, by 16 i was 14 stone and 5"9, the next year i grew to 6"2, and lost 2 stone, because of this massive increase in height and loss in weight i have lots of stretch marks on my stomach shoulders and thousands on my back, i have learned to deal with this though, you dont need the opposite sex to tell you that you are attractive- as long as you beleive in yourself that you are, soceity is builtt up like hollywood where everyone looks perfect, lets be honest its not going to happen, maybe after lots of painfull surgery, but just be happy in your body

Posted by Amy on 06/08/2010 at 09:05

hiya i want to know how do you get rid of white stretch marks?

Posted by nichole on 06/08/2010 at 04:20

ladys im 17 && i look like i done had about 2 babies.i freaked out when i first seen the stretch marks cominq && i felt fat && uqly but im older now && i really don't care about them.you have to love yourself instead of worrinq about your flaws.&& those of you who are worried about what a quy thinks, DONT.(they qet them too) lol

Posted by Millie Davies on 05/08/2010 at 06:24

Im 13 and im quit worried because i have stretch marks on my hips. My friend tell's me that it might be because im growing. It's not like im actually fat eather im 9 stone and quit slim , but i am very curvy.

Posted by Optional on 04/08/2010 at 12:11

I have them on my inner thighs and boobs......and im only 12.I not over weight just a little chubbiness on my stomach and i lost some weight. Its not anybody can see them but its still embarrassing and when i wear a bathing suit.......not good. 8( plus and top all that im really self conscious i mean really self conscious.

Posted by Optional on 03/08/2010 at 10:57

im 15 and i get stretch marks on my inner thighs and they wont go away... any suggestions ?

Posted by Sskippings on 03/08/2010 at 04:31

can my gp helpme get rid o my streagtch marks

Posted by tim on 02/08/2010 at 12:12

I was only slightly over weight (1-2kg)but I wanted to go into the mid average area for weight. I then noticed after losing weight i had stretch marks. How come?

Posted by kellie on 28/07/2010 at 04:48

i have found some stretch marks on my upper arms, breasts and on my abdomen.. What does this mean?

Posted by Optional on 22/07/2010 at 12:14

Im only 12 and i have stretch marks, I am a bit chubby but not very! It's so annoying i have them on my sides, stomach, and ON MY SHOULDERS! which i hate, so i always wear cardigans :( HELP.

Posted by Shell on 20/07/2010 at 10:56

Hi Im 19 and I have red stretch marks on my outer thys...this just recently happened. They are just on my outer upper thys. I have never seen these on my legs before. I am not pregnant. And usually pregnant people get them. So, I'm just wondering if anyone knows what may be happening?

Posted by Alys on 14/07/2010 at 10:51

im thirteen and 119lbs, i play football and do dancing so ive got an athletic build. But ive got really bad stretch marks on the inside of my thighs and starting getting them on my calves, so i dont like wearing shorts or skirts. Does anyone know anything i could do to stop them coming or to help decrease them?

Posted by Felicity. on 07/07/2010 at 10:21

I'm 14... i have stretch marks... and tbh.. i dont really care anymore, ur all on about guys... if the guy truely loves you the wouldnt care about such a little thing, they love ur personal more than your body sooo... BE HAPPY ;D

Posted by Sapphire on 07/07/2010 at 08:17

Im 15, and I wiegh about 6 and half stone, but recently, I have noticed that stretch marks have appeared on my breasts.Is this because I am going through puberty, I have only just started my periods. I need help, i feel ugly.

Posted by Optional on 05/07/2010 at 09:46

I'm so selfconcious about myself.(i'm black but lightish) I have bad acne with dark acne scars. I'm Fat and tall for my age. And i have stretch marks on my hips back on my shoulder behind my shoulders(alot of them there) and on my elbow crease. I hate the ones on my elbow crease most because i can't wear short sleeve tops

Posted by Optional on 01/07/2010 at 05:37

I have got alot of stretch marks on my tummy,For the last 12 years since having my son I have been embarrassed to wear a bikini, always hiding in changing rooms, and very nervous when meeting a new boyfriend, I find it embarassing and find myself explaining before I get my clothes off that I might not be what they expect, Please help me find a way to reduce them, how much would it cost for laser treatment per session and where is the best place to have it done? please.

Posted by Optional on 27/06/2010 at 01:22

Hey Im 18 ive had stretch marks from i was 15 i lost over 6 stone i have tried absoultely everything nuthing takes them away once the strecth marks go white there fir life i can guarntee you that they will slighly fade as we get older

Posted by Shakalaca on 24/06/2010 at 01:44

I have stretch marks but i cant get rid of them i am 164 lbs. and twelve(12) but my stretch marks are dark dark dark DARK brown on my inner thiys ( srry but i dont know how to spell) Can Someone Help?? if you say im too youung to be worrying about it.... plz dont comment bck!

Posted by HELPMEPLEASE:)) on 24/06/2010 at 08:34

heyy there, im only 12 and i have what i think are stretch marks on my inner thighs, my bum, on my back above my hips and are starting to develop them on my calfs :( they make me feel really self concious and i hate wearing shorts and skirts. i havent even told my mum as i am scared about what she may say and she may take me to a doctor or summin :/ what shall i do? :(

Posted by caz on 22/06/2010 at 06:02

Im 16 nd i hav them on my thighs nd sides ov my stomach nd on my carves. Im not over weight at all so for teenagers i fink its all hormones nd we shouldnt b annoyed but it is annoyin i guess its just apart ov growin up ive learned 2 deal wiv it so :)

Posted by Optional on 20/06/2010 at 04:39

i have stretch marks all over my breasts, hips and thighs im average weight not over at all. so worried i really need help :( so concious always pulling tops up scared to wear a bikini!

Posted by Optional on 15/06/2010 at 09:22

I am a little over weight, always have been. I was on a softball travel team and we worked out alot!!! I gained lots of muscle but it left stretch marks. Every time I work out now, like going on a run or walk it irritates it. I hate when I wear a bathing suit because of it.I don't know what to do it really bothers me..... so if you have any suggestions please let me know. Thanks.

Posted by katie.j on 14/06/2010 at 03:17

my stretch marks are ruinign my life seriousley im 17 have them on my bum thighs boobs lower calves of my legs its a joke and i weigh 8 and a half stone :'( what the hell my mum has them and so does my sister im said to be attractive by boys and my friends but under my clothes i feel disgusting! :( theres nothing to help them im 17 for god sake and no doubt they will get worse :'( it kills me i hate them so self consiouse i even when tights al through summer really who does that :( nothing like people giving u weird looks hey :( aghhh life ay. one little thing can bring u down a hell of alot.

Posted by Optional on 10/06/2010 at 10:39

Hiii,,x I'm 12 & a halff, And i have what i think is stretch marks on the inside of my thighs :/ x Is this normal? I weigh 7 and a half stone. And i'm a little bit ' big built' Thankss byyee. P.S I'm using an oily thing at the mo to go on them.

Posted by KT on 10/06/2010 at 07:42

I would just like to say I am 18, when I was younger I had stretch marks, but they never caused me any confidence issues or what not. Don't you think this is all down to the media? And how everyone is supposed to look "perfect" and slim and tanned and what have you. Seriously, now mine have all faded, I mean yeah, I know they were there, and I can still kinda see them, but I do not let them get me down, whats the point? Nearly everyone gets them, eventually anyway. And as for boyfriends, well if they cannot except you for how you look, they are vain and not worth being with.

Posted by anon on 08/06/2010 at 05:20

Red stretch marks mean you're gaining weight, and white ones mean you've lost or are losing it. so don't stress it. there's really no way you can completely get rid of them, but they aren't bad if they're white-colorless marks, its a good sign and means weight loss.

Posted by Rishi on 08/06/2010 at 09:35

I just want to now ways of removing stretch marks

Posted by Optional on 07/06/2010 at 02:43

my strech marks are from gaining weight over a short period of time. i am now gradually losing the weight, will the strech marks also go away?

Posted by Rosy on 06/06/2010 at 09:36

I am 33 weeks pregnant w/my first baby and just got my first stretch marks on my hips>side of bottom belly. I thought I was gonna get away with them but I guess not. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do now that I got them. I use almond oil every night and did use cocoa butter lotion the first 3 months of the pregnancy but I guess nothing has helped or maybe it has but not that much. HEElPP! I guess its the price we have to pay for a beautiful baby hehe

Posted by BOB on 06/06/2010 at 08:16

i was sooooo thin before like oh my god but then i started to concentrate on studies and dont play games or gym now guess wha i have stretch marks on both my biceps and triceps :( i really wanna get rid of them after my studies buh its impossible thats (N)

Posted by Optional on 05/06/2010 at 04:13

well im 18 and have been suffering the strechmarks for about 2 years now. i have some on my breasts but they come and go.i also have more permanent ones on my thighs and one or two close to my knee. i was like a lot of you where i hated myself as i could see something but wen i realised that people didnt barely notice it allowed me to be more confident about myself and not worry too much. life is too short just try and live it.

Posted by Morenita on 04/06/2010 at 12:27

I have strech marks in ma stomach and its because i had a baby and hey i love my son but i do not like the way ma boy looks now but hey i will try cocoa butter cream hopefully it works 4 me =)......

Posted by Eddie on 03/06/2010 at 04:05

I have them in my arm pit area! It seems EVERY time I work out I get a new one. I have some that are faded away and arent noticeable but if I strech my arm on purpose to like look at it, it is HUGE!!!

Posted by A Mans POV on 31/05/2010 at 01:49

Hi Ladies, I've been looking for ways to help my Girlfriend treat her stretch marks as it really bothers her and come across your comments. I just wanted to say that the right guy, someone who cares about you and isn't just looking to get some 'action' will look past your stretch marks. I thought it would bother me before we got together but regardless of what her skin around her stomach looks like (she had a baby) she's still incredibly beautiful to me. Focus on the places you can do something about, your makeup, working out, your hair...whatever makes you feel better about yourself. I'm considering paying for her to have cosmetic surgery for her 25th Birthday as I know that's what she wants, but it would be for her, not for me. Someone here said that when bad things really hit the fan your stretch marks will be the last thing you worry about, so forget about it and focus on enjoying your life. x

Posted by shannon on 30/05/2010 at 01:02

i am 15 and i feel like a freak show i have them on my boobs anfd legs and everywhere i can not bear it anymore please help me !!! any advise aprat from just forget about it !

Posted by Optional on 29/05/2010 at 11:57

I'm 13, and I'm the only one out of my friends who have stretch marks. I have them on the inside of both my thighs, on my hips and on my breasts, but my breast one aren't that noticeable. I have to hide my legs all the time because they are soo noticeable. I'm going to baracelona in July with my school, I have t stick with jeans all the time. It's really embarrassing, and makes me feel even worse about my body then I used to do. I hate my body, these have just made it ten times worse. It's one of the worst things in my life, but I know some people think it's nothing. To me, it's something big and horrible.

Posted by lily on 23/05/2010 at 08:26

everyone sais it's nothing to worry about and just forget about it ,but how are you suppost to do that when you see them everyday,and they are ugly.some people really do not understand how imbaressing it is and how it brings down your confidence.i have to cover up most of my body to hide my stretch marks from anyone seeing them and it's not nice at all.why all my friends are in shorts and a vest top im stuck in trousers and a jumper.

Posted by Optional on 22/05/2010 at 12:04

hi, i have stretch marks on my hips and tops of my thighs! none of my friends have them, its just me its not fair! i am going on holiday in the summer for a sports crossover thing, with lots of my friends and i will have to wear bikinis , and i cant because of my red ugly stretch marks! i am so worried about them and i just want them to go! please help ! what does anyone suggest?

Posted by fed up on 08/05/2010 at 05:29

i am so fed up, ive got stretch marks on my stomach and my sides,i diet but stil do not lose the weight and stretch marks just don't go. i have used bio oil and cocoa butter but they just don't seem to fade. I haven't got the sort of money for lazer surgery or cosmetic surgery. what else can i do?

Posted by Optional on 06/05/2010 at 08:23

i got them on my back how do i get rid of them

Posted by louise on 06/05/2010 at 05:48

Hey,im 14 years old and i have loads of stretch marks.when i say loads i mean some on my belly,hips,back,arms,legs,boobs..everywere! it's embarassing. i don't even want a boyfriend because of them. i look in the mirror and feel physically sick because of my stretch marks. i spose its from my yoyo dieting,but there are bigger girls than me that have absulotley nothing. i weigh 160 pounds.

Posted by Optional on 06/05/2010 at 01:04

while losing weight i m getting stretch marks on my stomach so how to remove it naturally . please help me as soon as possible

Posted by Optional on 03/05/2010 at 02:41

hello im 16 years old, and i have relly bad deep red purple strech marks, runnin down the back of my thighs, and are oe starting to go on my bum and hip areas, i am being told from people it from puttin on weight, and others are syaing itsoosing weight, please help.

Posted by Optional on 30/04/2010 at 03:34

i was wondering if it is possible to get stretch marks on my forearm. i dont lift i really dont flex that much and i almost sure im past puberty. but im constantly lookin at my arms to see if i got any. help!

Posted by Optional on 27/04/2010 at 12:25

I have stretch marks on my boobs and it really annoys me and brings my self-confidence down. Whenever I wear tops that are even slightly low cut I have to worry the whole day about pulling it up and making sure they're not showing. It gets me down a lot. My prom is in 3 months is there anything anyone could suggest I do to cover them up for this special occasion? (I've tried Bio-Oil and it hasn't worked and I use Cocoa Butter on a daily basis). I know its a superficial thing, but I'd really love to get rid of them.

Posted by Optional on 26/04/2010 at 03:29

Guys, listen, out of 10 in the scheme of things, stretch marks rate at about a 3. I know they make you feel ugly, I know you think you're the only one. Believe me you're not! I've got them, bad ones too. I've never been pregnant, just an unfortunate case of the yo-yo diet syndrome. I used to let it bother me, ruined my love life for years!! Then one day I was talking to a work colleague about body hang ups, really pretty lady who had no bother with the chaps. I guess you know what's coming next, yes she had stretch marks too. She had suffered with a growth spurt as an adolescent which had left her with stretch marks everywhere. She wasn't bothered about them at all. She told me that every single one of her friends suffered with stretch marks somewhere on their bodies and it was amazing what could be done with a little fake tan and confidence. So after that I made a conscious effort to try and forget about them and guess what, it worked!! I'm much happier and less stressed out all the time about something, lets face it, I can do nothing about now. You're only this way once guys, believe me when the s**t really hits the fan in life a few bloomin stretch marks will seem like a walk in the park.

Posted by Optional on 25/04/2010 at 12:40

im 13 and i just got 3 little red lines on my inner thighs!!!

Posted by Megan on 22/04/2010 at 06:25

Nearly everyone of my friends(male and female) have them and their body sizes range drastically. I have them on my bum and have now started developing them on my breasts. I'm pregnant with my first child and know their going to get worse. I've bought a few different creams but if they don't work it won't bother me. I tried and that's that. MOST PEOPLE HAVE THEM. Peolple need to stop focusing on stretch marks and get on with their lives. Far more people have far bigger problems than stretch marks and you should count yourselves lucky! If you make people aware of your insincurities people will notice them. If you just get on with it nobody will notice, and if they do chances are they have them anyway and wouldn't care.

Posted by Optional on 21/04/2010 at 12:35

i am quite a big build, i weigh about 13 stone and i have stretch marks which appear on the isides of the top of both of my arms as well as my thighs and both sides of my stomache. I was wondering what the cause was.

Posted by Emma on 08/04/2010 at 10:12

ive had stretch marks for about a year now and i have them on my thighs and legs i use bio oil and it works but i keep getting them in different places now. im going on holiday to spain in the summer so im really worried to wear a swimming costume.

Posted by sonia on 07/04/2010 at 03:00

i have weird looking marks on my body, under my arms and underneth my bra strap at the back. i am really worried because they are really embarrsng. please help

Posted by Daz on 07/04/2010 at 11:54

I got stretch marks when I was at school. It was becuase I was over weight. I do agree with the comments you already have here. It is a serious blow to your confidence, especially as a bloke. I have them on my love handles, bottom of my belly, biceps and under my armpits. I am not particularly bothered about the apperance of the scars, just the damage that it has done to my skin, which stops it being smooth like it is on the other parts of my body. Well hopefully they will be able to treat it at some point in my life time. I am annoyed at myself most of all for putting the weight on that caused this.

Posted by Optional on 06/04/2010 at 07:02

i have stretch marks on my upper arms, boobs, bum, hips, thighs and lower legs! they are awful and are making my life un coapable, i am coming to the conclusion of that i would rather be dead than have these on my body, i feel disgusted n myself.

Posted by :) on 05/04/2010 at 02:34

Hey, I am a slightly overweight 13 year old female from the UK. I started to notice about a year ago that i was getting strech marks on my hips, which were really promenant and visable. Now they have started around my breasts and groin and thy area. They are REALLY EMBARRASING, and I'm not sure i'll ever be able to wear a bikini again! Iv'e tried using bio oil, but havnt really seen a difference. I want to be able to cure the new ones before they get any worse and I start to get less body confident. If anyone has any good solutions that work, please comment :D

Posted by Optional on 02/04/2010 at 09:22

i hate my body !!!!!

Posted by sad teen on 28/03/2010 at 02:53

I have had stretch marks as early as 10 yrs old, because i matured at an early age. I have them on my breast, thighs, hips and butt.I'm not fat.I feel so self conscious and as a result have a low self-esteem. I don't like going to the pool or beach and i don't want to wear certain blouses.. I have tried sooo many products but they don't help :(... please help me!!!!!!

Posted by Zara on 28/03/2010 at 08:42

Am 18 and in 2 years am going to get married. as a muslim, we dont have sex before marriage, but after marriage, i will and am not very confident about it, because i have strech marks on legs, thighs hips back and unnder arms.. alost everywhere. any suggestions

Posted by Optional on 24/03/2010 at 12:23

I also have a problem with stretch marks and I have been doing some research and it looks as though there are a number of innovative treatments coming up that may help...! :o I would look into Dermaroller therapy (available at many clinics in and around london) along with Carboxytherapy. I am DETERMINED to do something to help and/or improve the appearance of SMarks and just want to let you all know not to give up... keep researching and have hope..! :)

Posted by Optional on 10/03/2010 at 09:01

could u please tell me how to prevent it..im only 13

Posted by SelfConciousTeenager on 04/03/2010 at 12:48

Hello, im 15 and i have stretch marks on the tops of my legs and on my hips. They are so ugly and i can never show skin coz you can see them. Im not fat, but i used to be quite chunky as a child. I really dont like them and im confused as to why ive got them. Can anyone help?!

Posted by Anonymous on 27/02/2010 at 01:19

Tasha, sounds like you've just gained weight resulting in the purple/red stretch marks, you don't have to be pregnant to get them. They will go less visible when the weight gaining stops. As far as the itching goes,it may just be an irritation to the oil you're using. The only thing I would recommend is to return to the use of your previous cream and stay healthy to prevent any further stretch marks in the future. Hope that helps.

Posted by John Collier on 24/02/2010 at 04:09

Hahahahahaha! You've all got stretch marks! Hi I'm Terry, I've got em too but I don't care and neither should you. Not a bodybuilder but grew quite quick over last few years (used to be small). You lot really shouldn't be so embaressed, people aren't as judgemental as you think. From Jack.

Posted by Optional on 21/02/2010 at 07:05

i always used to be slim n i admit that i have gained fat . ive had strech marks since i was 14.theres nothing any1 can do about them. so dont give a damn about those bloody SM no one will care, its the personality that counts. show some confidence ppl.

Posted by tasha on 03/02/2010 at 11:32

Well im 19 nearly 20 in october, i am in a relationship and is 100% sure that im not pregnant. Last june i was 10 stone and excersised just so i got back down to 9 stone i did acheive this and after my hoilday i stopped working out and eating healthy over christas. So now over the last 4 to 5 months iv got these's deep red purple marks on my hips, thights and lower bottom leg joint. i have only just started to use boi oil and did use coco butter, the colour is changing but there starting to itch now. I am really worried as i am 100% im not pregnant and was hopeing the itchying was makeing them better. plz give me some addvise on what i should do. Meny thanks Tasha

Posted by Anonymous on 27/01/2010 at 10:58

Hi, i have strech marks and have done for a couple of years now, i started yo-yo dieting at 12 and carried on until 15, and once unable to keep weight off after losing over 30lbs in 2 months and then (after finding inspiration from Claire off heroes!!) gained 20 of it back in about 2 weeks i got really bad stretch marks! Inner thighs, boobs (gone white now) and a tincy wincy bit on the side of my legs. Not bothered about it until now, as there is a guy i really -really really really-like, and probably will be going to the lake districg with in may, and i don't want him to see me like this! I am 8 1/2 stone at 5"7, so not fat, and i have noooo idea how to get rid of them! Every time i see him they come into my mind (and that's pretty hard since i sit next to him every day. I'm crazy about him, but i know even if he does like me when he sees me he will be disappointed!

Posted by Summer on 24/01/2010 at 04:19

I got Marks on my breasts at 12 when they started developing and now on the sides of my belly

Posted by aimee on 22/01/2010 at 12:52

im 17 and i have stretch marks all over the inside and outside of my legs ive had them since i was 15 and no matter what i do or what i use they just keep geetin worse, its really embarresing and i know am to embarresed to wear anything to wil show them at all, i refuse to go on holiday and i will not wear shorts or anything that doesnt cover all of my leggs! is there anything i can do, its starting to drive me crazy ?

Posted by ned on 10/01/2010 at 10:12

who says scars are ugly? stretch marks from lifting or pregnancy or losing weight are a physical record of your endurance, discipline and strength... wear them with pride.

Posted by Ryan on 06/01/2010 at 10:39

When I Was About 15/16 Years Old I Started Getting Stretch Marks Around My Shoulders I Thought Nothing Off Them At 1st Because I could Hardly See Them. Now They Are all Around My Stomach And My hips. I am So Ashamed Off Them Because I used To Be 14st Nw I Am 17st I can Wear Vests Or Sme T shirts I Just Keep Coming Out with More Even Thou. I am Not Even Gaining Weight Anymore Well I go To my Doctor Soon Lets Hope He can give a solution To Getting Rid Off Them.

Posted by Daz on 06/01/2010 at 04:53

Hi im Darren. I am a heavyweight cagefighter/bodybuilder but i have had a 5-6 month lay off. Losing my mother well over a year ago only jus hit me at the time and excessive drinking and takeaway meals had made my belly pop out and shrink again Repeatedly in a yo-yo style fashion. My plan to get bak in shape involves heavy weights lifting which for me bulks muscles and cuts fat, which usually works for me, but my lay off had taken its toll and stretch marks hav formed all over my lower stomach, chest, upper arms & biceps and sides of my back by my lats. I know its only stretch marks but like most people i cant help but lose confidence. Stepping in the cage where i have to be topless will prove hard for me. However, a bit of motivation, with regards to the 17 year old bodybuilder who commented on this. There is a cagefighter called Corey Hill who has stretchmarks on his stomach and arms becoz he spends up to 16 HOURS in the gym! But wen he poses for his pre fight photos its his amazing physique that u cant help but notice. Gud luck to you all :-). Daz

Posted by Anonymous on 06/01/2010 at 02:23

I am sick of the SM. I've had them on my hips for 20 years AND THEY DON'T FADE. I have lots of them now, they can't seem to stop appearing. For what I've read, CREAMS WON'T DO ANYTHING since the SM are on a different level of the skin where creams don't reach. Some people say derma rolling is good, dry skin brusing, tripollar therapy, biodermagenesis. But NOTHING WILL REMOVE THEM EVER.

Posted by Liz on 04/01/2010 at 05:50

Ugh. I am fourteen and 2 years ago I was very flat chested. And then I started puberty and my boobs grew to a b-cup and I have stretch marks all round them! It looks hideous. I never put anything on them but they really have faded. Unfortunately there are new ones popping up all the time but hopefully by the time I am old enough for sex they will not be visible. Unfortunatley I have them on my hips and my thighs as well. i am slightly overweight at 11st when I am only 5'7" but I do not think that I drastically gained weight. The ones on my thighs are very white but it looks like they've been slashed with a knife or something they are so badly scarred. It gives me very bad body confidence. I hope the doctors find something soon :(

Posted by Anonymous on 18/12/2009 at 07:09

Im 17 years old and have had sretch marks for around a year now. I amateur bodybuild and first noticed these just before christmas last year. At first they were relatavely small, mainly around my upper chest and bicep area. As the shape and weight of my body has changed i now have them literally everywere, the worst scarring is up both of my sides, the scars range from 6 inches and the longest ones are around 10 / 11 inches. I never ever wear a vest or a t-shirt, even in summer i only wear jumpers it seems really unfair that ive worked so hard for my physique and now i cant even show it off. I tried bio oil for about 8 months but its just a waste of time.... im scarred for life now and can never ever see myself without wearing a long sleeve top again. I know how all of you guys feel about being self conscious and feel the need to hide the scarred areas all of the time.

Posted by Anonymous on 13/12/2009 at 04:39

I have stretch marks all overy inner leggs nd bum and there working there way up to my hips what do i do first i thort it was just marks from me jeans but then it spred so i might try bio oil but to imbaressed to say help.

Posted by Anonymous on 06/12/2009 at 11:08

im a 21 year old male from the uk, toward the end of school (around 16) i had a growth spurt, i grew from around 5'6 to around 5'11 in a matter of months, at the same time i got very lazy and went from about 14st to nearly 18.5st in about a year. thus leaving me with stretch marks on both shoulders, my underarms, backs of my knees, just below my bum, across my lower back, and on my shoulderblades. I recently decided to begin lsing weight, from 18.4st im now at 15.7 and still going. However in doing so spending time at the gym had given me stretch marks down my biceps and theyre now apearing on my forearms. im on edge, i gain weight i get strecthmarks, i lose weight i get stretchmarks. its beginning to send me insane, i cant get close to a woman through fear of being judged. about 2 months ago i met an awesome girl, gorgeous, funny. She invited me rtound for drinks we were talking everything was going great we went up stairs and all i could bring my self to do was kiss her. These stretchmarks are gonna be the death of me. The only thing i want from life is a family and im afraid that because of the way i look it may never happed. The human bodys design is stupidly flawed. and so is the shallow society we live in.

Posted by Anonymous on 29/11/2009 at 02:51

Ive had stetch marks on my sides since i was like 10-11.Im overweight and i got them on my arms sides, back, and now my stomach. Im black and i always say myself as curvaious but not on my arms and shouldersm, and stomach. Its killin me. Ive been weight trainin since 9th grade and now im in 11th and im beginning to lose weight and the more i get.Im so depressed about it all. I have absolutly no self confidence and my boyfriend says i should cause its sexy but i dont want him to see them or know about it.Idk wat to do ive been usin cocoa butter ever since i realized that i had stretch marks.Wat do i do...................??????????????

Posted by Anonymous on 26/11/2009 at 10:07

I had them all over my stomach, to the point where people asked me if I had gotten stretched badly by something. It's been a few years and they've faded a lot, and I noticed at a much faster rate all of a sudden.

Posted by Anonymous on 22/11/2009 at 10:14

I have noticed quite a few red lines on my inner thigh for a while now and not known what it was until it occured to me the other day they might be stretch marks. I checked google images and my supiscion was confirmed.. I am not fat and not sure why I have them. My thighs aren't skinny I'd call them normal and it's quite depressing to find out I have them and they'll never go away. :((

Posted by Anonymous on 13/11/2009 at 10:49

i have stretch marks on the top of my leg and botttom and they hav apeared for no apparent reason, i have had no major growth spurts and hav not gained or lost any significant weight. wyh are they there and what can i do to reduce them and stop more coming?

Posted by Lucy on 10/11/2009 at 11:11

hey ya guys, Stretch marks are horrible yes but u have to live wit them if u do get them. Im a healthy 21 year old not fat nor skinny, n i have sum on my inner thighs, bum, hips and boobs. i dnt lik them but it dnt stop them takin over me n wat i wana do. i still wear bikinis, yes the knickers n triangle top. lol its not the end of the world. i got mine wen i was started yr 6. n u no wat girls, i have a bf, n i can comfortably be naked round him, even wit the marks. We arent perfect in neway shape or form. Hope u guys will learn that they aint the be all n end all, if i can do it, ne1 can. mwah :)

Posted by Anonymous on 10/11/2009 at 10:50

Hey, I'm a 13 yewar old girl and have developed strech marks on my inner thighs and have had them for almost a year and they are still reddy-purple! I have some on my bum too, lots! I have now only just developed them on my boobs. but suddenly they disappeared on one of them, but i still have them on the other? AND The wierd thing is that yesterday i got some purple strech marks on the front of my legs in the middle of my feet and knees. But today they are almost gone ? What The Hell ? Lol. I'm really scared of where they'll show up Next. So yeah, they make me depressed and embarrased. I am scared of if they'll still be there when i have sex :S (i know its a LONG way away, 18 years old i imagine) but im so scared. Do you people with them stil have sex? DOes it matter? Im so worried.. Thanks :) Emma x :S I hate getting changed at school :S And i hate summer, i can't wear shorts. I am normal sized, skinny belly and sorta plumpish legs i dunno.

Posted by matt on 04/11/2009 at 03:58

i got stretch marks by my knees and on my sides butt lower part of the back. i grew pretty fast starting at 12 or something. im 6ft-2 now and im 15 this might be why i have stretch marks from growing fast. idk ive never been fat so.

Posted by Anonymous on 17/10/2009 at 11:36

I am 14 and have no self confidence because i have stretch marks on my knees and butt. I often get teased ecause i am tall too... i think bio oil is a great help for the marks

Posted by ME:) on 14/10/2009 at 02:26

Heya, I'm a 16 year old girl, who now has stretch lines over her boobs, which now prevants me from wearing low tops, and I'm meant to be going into modeling, so likely hood is I can't now... Firstly, when I found out these were perment I was so annoyed because it's from wearing a too-small a bra for a little while (a week!) and I can tell this because they stretch in a line wear the bra came up to. I want to advise Bio-Oil, and wearing the right bra! I haven't grown, and I have a healthy hourglass figure. Appartently, some of us girls are forced to live with them because of hormones... well... I think we're just going to have to face the facts. Don't try to get to down about it :(

Posted by Anonymous on 24/09/2009 at 03:48

I have what look like stretch marks on my hips, but they could be scars from the shells in Florida. (That's around the time I got them.) They really show when they get wet (from pools or showers, etc.) but I really don't know what they are. Stretch marks or scars, that is the question. 1. They didn't bleed (this makes me think they're stretch marks) 2. They are all the way up my hips in sort of an arc and they all go the same direction (This makes me think that they're scars.) Any help?

Posted by sad on 23/09/2009 at 08:24

Hi all, i've been searching the internet now for the last 2 hours looking for help. I sure all of you feel the way i do about stretch marks mine started in secondary school about 14 or 15 years old i'm now 27 and they are getting worst i can't wear skirts or anything and now i've been asked to be bridesmaid at my best friends wedding and i have some on my arms, and i'm dreading it as i know it will be a boobtube dress. I can't even speak the words stretch marks and if any one speaks about them i change thesubjet, i felt like the only person in the world with this problem and i'm glad that each and everyone has wrote something on this wall about how your feeling as i know i'm not the only one. we've all been made like this so make the most of it as people have already said it would be worst and if you didn't have them you'd be on another website upset about hair loss or an ugly bit, these thoughts are all in our head make the most of life and if like me you can't bare to see them cover them up and forget about them although this is not always easy, who cares what small minded so called perfect people think as they probably only comment to cover up their insecurities to make them feel better x

Posted by becky on 23/09/2009 at 04:38

hi, im only 13 and have noticed i have stretch marks on my thighs! iv tried a mosturiser but its not helped. i find it really embaressing when in school getting changed for p.e as all the girls change together. i am constantly trying to cover them and am dreading summer coming because i will be too self concsious to wear shorts :( any advice ?

Posted by Chicksy on 16/09/2009 at 05:09

Hi, i first got stretch marks when i was 15 on my inner thighs, i was devestated! However they faded...although a couple of months ago i got some on my bum!!! they're horrible!! but..its one of those things i guess! Im using bio oil which has helped :)! But im going to moisturise each day! But i guss im growing, im quite slim and did not lose any weight in a dramatic way.

Posted by Anonymous on 11/09/2009 at 09:02

I have stretch marks on my knee area -can anybody beat that? How the hell do you get it there? I got lots of them everywhere = back, under arms, stomach, thighs. Its disgusting! I failed university, never really formed any real relationships, always feel depressed because of them. The doctors are useless! You'd think they're trying to find a cure for cancer! It's times like these you just want to try alternative therapy like esssential oils and aromatheraphy. Probably a waste of money though.

Posted by Eri on 08/09/2009 at 11:54

I have had stretch marks (deep scars) on my inner thighs since I was a teenagers. I was always skinny, they just appeared as part of growth. Now I am 34 and pregnant with my first baby and during week 30 I started developing ugly marks on my boobs, hips and lower Belly, despite my religous applications of bio oil, Palmers Co-co butter etc. I have however found that boots expert scar care serum has started to fade my marks already! If you are not pregnant then the best advice i can give to avoiding getting stretch marks when you are young is don't smoke (kills collagen, don't over do it in the sun and drink plenty of water, don't yo-yo diet and pray that genetics are on your side cos apart from the stretch marks I got as a teen and now when pregnant my skin is pretty good and heals well and I don't have any wrinkles. You cannot rely on Bio oil to do all the hard work alone. Plus a not for the girls stretch marks in your teens can be caused by hormonal changes, they will fade!

Posted by Nic on 04/09/2009 at 02:26

I'm 15 and have horrendous white stretch marks across my stomach as if I have had a child already, because of this I really don't like anyone seeing my stomach at all. I only got them coz I lost a lot of weight coz I was very depressed with me being quite big. However I'm now at a healthy weight for my height as I'm quite tall, but I just have no confidence in my body coz of my stomach what can I do?

Posted by paul on 26/08/2009 at 12:06

im 18 and fell into a state of depression over a year ago and started to develope masses of stretchmarks when i rapidly put on weight due to comfort eating because of problems i faced at the time they are everywhere my abs pecs arm pits upper arms front and back around my hips to my back and have now started to appear on my crutch and higher leg area im so low and cant find consultation and find it hard to talk and have recovered from depression and am trying to loose weight but my marks are dragging me down and i dont know what to do they cover around 35 to 40 percent of my skin now it is unbearable

Posted by MISS on 20/08/2009 at 05:11

i once heard only really fat people got stretch marks. so when i discovred them last year i got freaked out because yeah i used to be fat but i had lost so much weight it took patience but i got there and im still loosin now. BUT I STILL HAVE THE STRETCH MARKS. then i red above that u can get stretch marks by loosin weight rapidly i think that is my problem. im only 13 !!!! this means i cant wear bikinis and show off the fact i am now nearly completely skinny !!! its so annoyin. so girls and boys ur not alone. its a horrible thing. xxxxxx just remember it doesnt mean ur fat.

Posted by UK on 17/08/2009 at 11:02

Hi. Ive had stretch marks since i was about 12. First noticed them when i was on holiday, how embaressing. Im a healthy weight for my age and always have been, so they dont necessarily mean your obese. Over the years they have faded from using such things as Bio-Oil, having hot showers and using gradual tanning lotions. Its basically something that the majority of girls will get, unfortunately. And I know its terrible when you cant wear shorts or skirts in summer and you feel anxious when you go out or when your with your boyfriend. But you should just think, alot of people have them, even if they say they dont. Just be confident and try not to let it get you down. Im not saying flaunt them, but if you act confident, then you will start to feel it. Dont buy ridiculously expensives creams to get ri of them and certainly dont try to 'cut them out'. Bio-Oil, twice a day, will reduce the appearence, you just have to be patient :)

Posted by Seashells on 16/08/2009 at 10:24

Hi. I got stretch marks on the inside of my thighs and backs of my calfs when I was a teen and as most of my friends also had them, I really didnt mind. I then got them all over my tummy when I was pregnant with my daughter when I was 18. Every girl I know has got stretch marks, guys have them too! Theres not many men out there who will have a gf without stretch marks whether they r frm growing as a teen, exercising, or bein pregnant with his child - men really dont care & trust me u can still find a lovely hunky caring bf just like I did & I've been with him now for 9 years. I think all u girls should just stop fretting and get on with having fun. A happy laughing girl is much more attractive than a miserable depressed girl sat in the corner staring at the floor. Pretend to be happy & confident & it will soon become natural xxx

Posted by Lucy on 11/08/2009 at 11:48

I used to have really bad stretch marks, and a good thing to try is bio oil. My stretch marks have gone from vibrant red to white ish, and are now not noticeable enless you really look hard. They use to get my confidence down to, but even celebrities have them so its not the end of the world. x

Posted by Anonymous on 09/08/2009 at 11:14

I have stretch marks on my belly,arms thighs and legs and i am only 13 because of this i have very little confidence and because of this i dred summer does anyone have any advice???

Posted by Anonymous on 17/07/2009 at 01:56

i have had stretch marks since i was young like 9 or 10 and they were white but now they are red and if you touch them they hurt i have tred many products but they still do not go away why???

Posted by cloe on 08/07/2009 at 07:57

hi iv had stretch marks on my boobs since i was about 13 and i used to hate them and get really depressed, but they have faded a bit now and iv realised that loads of people have them and life is way too short and there are a lot of bigger things to worry about, if anybody does say anything then i know they arent worth my time, its hard to accept something that is pretty ugly and is permanent but im not going to let them hold me back or cause me anymore unhappiness

Posted by Depressed =( on 06/07/2009 at 07:43

i am 14 and have recentently realised that i have purple stretch makrs on my boob. it makes me feel unconfident and i want to get rid of them before i'm older. anyone know what i could do? Also Is it Normal to have them ??

Posted by mary on 02/07/2009 at 07:41

i am skinny i got strecth marks on my sides wen i was 10 it all started wen i was at cheerleading practice and dey made us doall these strechin moves and it really hurt and a couple day later i notice i got strecth marks from dat and den later on dat year i gotsome on da back of 1 of my legs u couldnt really notice it but it got worser and worser and went 2 both of my legs i hgave been putting coca butter on for 5 years since den and it seem worser it dnt make sense 2 me cuz i have a flat stomach and musclar arms and stuff and i only weigh 112 i need help

Posted by Depressed on 01/07/2009 at 09:56

I am 17 years old, i have had stretch makes since i was 13. i have them on my stomach, sides, arms, boobs and under my knees. I am really depressed when i look at them. I think to my self how they are there for the rest of my life. I have also started using razors to try and get them off, it does not work. i have tried so much bio-oil and it didnt work, i am now using coco butter, it has also most got rid of the ones on my arms. the on that bother me the most are on my stomach. i get so depressed and then i eat more because of it, so then i up more weight. I have no idea what to do with myself.

Posted by Anonymous on 28/06/2009 at 08:34

PLEASE READ THIS! IT MIGHT CHANGE THE WAY YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR STRETCH MARKS. I just watched a thing on the news about this kid (17 I think) who had a flesh eating disease. I had just gotten on this page, and I was feeling sorry for myself about my stretch marks, thinking about how bad my summer is going to be, and I heard his dad talking. Apparently, the kid had a bright future and was going to go places with his life. I assumed he died (seeing as his dad and best friend were talking in "pass tense") until I heard him talking. He said "You always hear people saying 'why did this happen to me? Why me?' Well, why not me? Why shouldn't this have happened to me?". This kid is sitting in a wheelchair, with no legs, and he's saying "Why not me?"! I don't know... it kinda changed the way I was feeling about my stretch marks. I mean, I obviously understand being self conscious about them, but maybe we should all take a little bit of his optimism, and stop putting ourselves down. I read most of these comments, and there's a lot of self criticism. Lets all just be thankful we didn't get a flesh eating disease. Right? I bet that kid would trade problems with any one of us in a heart beat. I bet he would take the stretch marks, if he could have his legs back, no questions asked.

Posted by Isabel Dickinson on 26/06/2009 at 02:24

hey Hey! I hav had stretch marks since from the age of about 14/15 but have noticed that they have got more visible and I dont really mind them but does make me feel slightly down ocassionally.Its weird though as I am quite a sporty person and run twice a week at the julie rose in ashford,I have had some occasions where I have had maybe a week of especially in this last year as I am now doing my A levels and did find it a bit stressful at one point but have some subjects now and I am coping alot better,and I am getting back into the swing of running.

Posted by Anonymous on 21/06/2009 at 10:18

i have had stretch marks as long as i remember. i used to be really thin. when i became about 13 i started to gain alot of weight. i still am overweight. but i was also very sporty. the stretch marks are specially bad on my upper arms. i don't really care anymore. i am asian so i have dark brown skin. u can see them quite clearly. i am now very determined to lose weight but not instantly or by being harsh to my body. girls just don't worry i mean we all have to face this at some point of our lives. we all can't be a kate moss now can we. she's beautiful but we all have a way of unique beauty somewhere. well that's what i think.

Posted by Jessica on 16/06/2009 at 08:32

im only 11 just in year 7, so one of the younger ones. I get ver selfconcious about wearing little top and swimming costumes! Im scared what other people think and i wont to get rid of them but how? with out going though all the pain in surgery. And im that over weight but im very very tall for my age!

Posted by ginger on 05/06/2009 at 08:48

hey, im 20 and ive had stretchmarks for as long as i can remember. Ive got white ones on the outsides and insides of my thighs, these used to bother me, but dont anymore cos i simply got used to them. Ive recently started to get red ones on the beacks of my thighs, just under my bum and on my hips...my boyfriend noticed the ones on my hips and thought they were bruises, i got really upset about it. But he said it doesnt matter, he loves me for who i am inside. I still feel concious of them though, and i do get upset from time to time. i recently started doing yoga and dont know if the stretches in some of the poses may have caused these new stretch marks, which makes me feel really annoyed with myself, but there is nothing i can do.. i know within time these marks willl turn white and be less noticeable so for now i just have to forget about them. I feel as though I already know that I will get more when i one day have a child, but i think thats a small price to pay for something that will be so precious.

Posted by kates on 05/06/2009 at 02:16

im 20 and got stretch marks on the back of my legs and hips when i was 13 i was really embarrassed about them and when they turned white i found that putting a moisturiser with a light tan in it after showers really covered them im just about to have my first baby now and have them on my stomach now so hopefully it works again!!

Posted by Mary on 04/06/2009 at 05:19

when i began to mature, i grew hips and a butt, along with some embarrassing stretch marks on my tush. then i recently started taking birth control pills and my breast grew so rapidly that i got stretch marks on them...they make me feel uncomfortable. will they go away??

Posted by Anonymous on 01/06/2009 at 12:51

Im 16 and i have a huge strech marks on my iner thighs and i want them to go :( its ruining my life and confidence. Im doing my GCSEs and all i can think about it how ugly i am what shall i do? Ive just ben told that im annemic and i want to ask the doctor about all this but im too scared and i dont know what to do :(

Posted by Jazz on 29/05/2009 at 10:48

I have the bloody body of an elderly aged woman!I have stretch marks, that show mainly on my stomach and my arms. I look like I'm pregnant but in fact am not. I can't wear vest tops, short tops or anything that will boost my confidence. I don't know where they came from!They are controlling my life,I don't want to go out because I have nothing to wear that will compliment me and I'm sick of wrapping up in long t shirts and long jeans. These stretch marks are destroying my life and confidence all together.=[I wish that there was some random quick cure that got rid of them!

Posted by Anonymous on 19/05/2009 at 01:28

Don't worry about them!! Do you realise how many people do have some stretchmarks?? All my friends do on some part of their body - from size 8 to size 22!! I used to be so aware of mine but on holiday I noticed so many women and men with them who didn't care less. All moviestars/Glamour models etc are airbrushed in mags - remember that too! I think the abnormal one's are those without:)

Posted by Anonymous on 16/05/2009 at 06:31

I'm 14, and ive had strech marks for about a year now. On my thighs, hips and bottom. i dont know how i got them? because i have always been thin and i have not lost or put on weight. and they are making me very self concious at the moment, i know i cant get rid of them. because the skin never really heals. but is there anything i could do, and is it worth going to see a doctor about it?

Posted by Alex on 15/05/2009 at 08:56

I have white strech marks, and i feel so ugly. how can i get rid of them? Please tell me there is a way)':

Posted by Gemini on 29/04/2009 at 05:52

Hey all, Im an 18 year old female and have had stretch marks for about 4 years now on my hips, inner thighs behind my knees, and on my lower back. When i first noticed them i was extremely self-conscious, embarressed and pissed off that i had gotten them! I used to always dwell on them, especially because i was in highschool and was constantly reminded of what i would of loved to look like in shorts and skirts. To this day i am still self-conscious about them but not as much as i used to be. They have faded quite a bit. (I used Bio-oil which i found helped a lot.) I mean i have them permanently and have had them for years, so the only thing i can do now is to try to help them from this point on instead of constantly putting myself down right? I mean i completetly agree with all those people who have them and know how hard it is to get into the summer months, the weather being soo hot and wishing that i could wear shorts and even a bathing suit at the beach. it absolutly sucks! But we could all wear those things whether or not we have them, it's just a question of confidence right? And if i've learned anything about myself with these stretch marks being 18 its that honestly yes they suck 150%! And if anyone can't look past them and see you for you then they're not worth your time or energy. Be happy that your able to walk on your stetched marked legs, and throw with your stretched marked arms, and be able to give birth with your stretched marked body. Cheezy or whatever it may sound, at the end of the day there are more important things to put energy into. And for everything that these stretch marks have taken away from me, they have given me a complete understanding of whatever self-conscious issues people may have and be able to relate to them. And make me truly know and believe that it's ultimately your character and the person you are on the inside that truly defines you as a person. All the best to everyone! :):)

Posted by Charlotte on 28/04/2009 at 09:27

i have strech marks on my tighs inner and out! im getting really worried, i have resently put on a tiny bit of weight! i swim reguarly but not as reguarly as i used to! i hate them, what can i do?

Posted by desperate mum on 27/04/2009 at 09:47

im 21 yrs old and had my son 16 months ago. due to carrying him i have gained stretch marks, im not so worried about the ones on my stomach but have them on my legs. both on my thigh and calf's which is very noticable! i want to no if there is anything that can help. i've used bio oil for about 4 months, although i've seen a small difference, im not sure if this is due to the cream or just that there fading on there own. i also wondered wether tanning (real or fake) would help reduce the look of them? and which would be the most affective!

Posted by AM on 27/04/2009 at 04:59

Im 15 and have really visible strecth marks on my thighs and hips. The ones of my hips are VERY visible and out of my skin, I don't know how to get rid of them. I was sunbathing the other day and my friends boyfriend noticed them it was really embarrassing, I just want them to go! I used to have them on my breasts too but they are basically gone. If I lose weight will it get rid of my stretch marks? Because if not when Im 16 I am going to have surgery, as I don't want these for the rest of my life! They are horrible.

Posted by Hannah on 23/04/2009 at 07:39

Im only 14 and have got alot of stretch marks on my hips, im really embarrased about them and dont know what to do, and recently ive lost some weight (not alot) and have got the behind my knees. im not a yoyo dieter or anything and im not massive. its so embarrasing, my friends dont have them and theres people bigger than me who dont

Posted by PH on 23/04/2009 at 07:48

I have had stretch marks for about 8 years now. It affects my life in every way. In the summer I hardly go out & stay covered up in trousers and long tops, even though its so hot. They are on my boobs & come quite a way up so cant show cleavage, backs of my legs below knee, above knee, inner thighs, outer thighs, hips & tummy so i cant ever where anything but trousers or high cut top. I cry everyday & it affects relationships & even friendships because I dont go out. I would give anything to get rid of them.

Posted by Anonymous on 20/04/2009 at 08:37

I first noticed i had stretch marks about a year ago after i had gone to a dancing class where we had done alot of stretches to warm up etc. im quite sure i didnt have any till then, and it makes me feel so ugly. Theyre all over my bum thighs and hips and they became white quite quickly.Im 15, quite tall (but havent really grown since i was 11), is it likely that they were caused by the stretches?

Posted by sophie on 20/04/2009 at 05:54

hii im 15 and i have got stretchh markks no the bakk of my knees my thighs my hipps summ on my boobs and some on my armsss... i asked my mum about themm and she sed its because i font eat, im not overwieght or anything and i do eat ! lol! she just never see me eating she seys its because of weight gain and loosing it dramaticlly, but i havnt noticed any weight gain! i think its because i am geowing to quickkk! and im really paranoid about my body im very curvy and quite shortt and know i have themm i cant stand to wear bikinis or even skirts what should i do i have tried coco butter it did work but thenn i stopped, is there anything better that i could usee??? x

Posted by Emma on 19/04/2009 at 06:34

Im Emma, in 14 and i have strech marks on the top half of my arms, my boobs and the top of my legs they just appeared over night, im not over weight and its really embarresing, i have swimming later on in the year and im reeeaaally worried. my life is ruined because i can never go swimming anymore and i used to go and i used to love it :'(. Please someone help me :(

Posted by sally on 19/04/2009 at 02:12

al you gals nd boys if any, i would like to giv u best remedy for stretch marks OLIVE OIL put it on 3 to 4 times a day everyday after 2 weeks you wil see the stretch marks reduced. gud luck everyone and make sure you do this everyday....its worked for me im sure it will work for you too!

Posted by len on 18/04/2009 at 08:35

,hi there! ,im len, im 15 years old, and i have stretch marks on my arms ,at the back of my knee,and its so embarassing ,, ,i dont know to get rid of it! ,pls help me,,

Posted by RR on 17/04/2009 at 07:23

READ THIS! I've read alot of comments here, and I can relate to alot of them. I got new stretchmarks on my tummy about a year ago from weight gain, and it really hurt my self confidence. Anyway, I have some advice I thought might help, like things I used to help reduce the appearance (they never go away, but they can look a little better). Things I used:I bought Vitamin E capsules, and I poked them open and use the oil inside to rub on my stretchmarks. Olive oil is good, and Palmers stretchmark cream. The important thing is to KEEP RUBBING THEM!! Seriously, do it for like 5 minutes. Mine still show but the texture is alot better, and they aren't as noticable then other older ones I have on my sides. And remember guys, nearly everyone has them, don't let this get you down. It's a part of who you are now, and you should try to accept it. Besides, when a guy is in "heat" I doubt he'll be thinking of your stretchmarks! lol

Posted by Tallulah on 16/04/2009 at 02:13

I got stretchmarks on my thighs, i cant remember when i got them, now im 14. I used to take vitamin E pills and all the vitamins they helpped a bit not much, whenever i go swimming i just tend to stay in the pool so no one can really see them. I always thought if i got a tan they might fade? lol anyone think that would work :S

Posted by RE on 15/04/2009 at 07:35

I've had stretchmarks since reaching puberty, but they never bothered me. But I gained weight last year, and got new ones on my lower tummy,arms and more on my sides. I feel so horrible about it. I got to the point where I vowed never to date/marry, so I wouldn't have to stress even more, but I don't want to live alone. They make me feel like I'm old and ugly, and have completely destroyed my self confidence. I feel like I don't deserve to dress up nice anymore, or lose weight, because either way I'll still be ugly. Why is something like this so hard to handle? I'm always on the verge of tears when I think about it. Somebody make me feel better! :(

Posted by Ni on 14/04/2009 at 03:28

I HAVE UGLY BLACK LOOKING STRECTCH MARKS ON MY LEGS.. I AM TOO EMBARASSED TO WEAR A SKIRT OR ANYTHING THAT REVEALS THOSE HIDEOUS LOOKING STRETCH MARKS.. I WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT OULD CURE THEM :(

Posted by jennahol on 13/04/2009 at 02:43

im 14 years old im a size 8 and i weigh about 8ish stone i have big boobs and a big bum and a pair of hips apart from those things im actually really skinny bu i have sretchmarks on my boobs, thighs and the back of my legs below the knee why do i have them?! its discusting and hard for me to show me legs. does anyone know anything? is it normal?

Posted by Kate on 10/04/2009 at 11:25

i have really horrible stretch marks on my stomach and on my arms from weight gain and puberty. i have lost about half a stone and they have faded a little but ive found that just using a good moisturiser twice a day works really well. i hate showing my body off when im on holiday and was really worried about what my boyfriend thinks, but says thats its really not important. But i think that yeah they are horrible but thats what comes with the body what we have. and nothing i can do is get rid of them.

Posted by Nayimah Nasakii on 08/04/2009 at 11:44

Im 17....and i have stretch marks on my arms and lower back....and im starting 2 get a little bit on my thighs. It destroys my self confidence. I cant wear what i want to wear because i think i look hideous....i cant even bring my self to do my summers shopping.....I've tried researching for the best stretch mark creams, but theres just soooo many....i dont know which one works best. Please advice me on which one to get. I just feel, that stretch marks makes me feel dirty and fat!!!!

Posted by Charlotte on 06/04/2009 at 08:30

Im 18 and recently just have started to get stretchmarks, the only reason for them could be weight gain. Im trying out creams but they just look soo awful that i want rid of them. I cant wear skirts or bikinis on hols now as there on my legs and round my waist. Help??

Posted by joanna neal. on 06/04/2009 at 03:24

i have had stretch mark's for nearlly a year now, i feel theyy are the most un-attractive thing's ever! - the funnyy thing is thouu, my ex boyfreind said he used to get "turned on" byee them :/ which was realyy confusing to me and obviouslly other girl's with the same problemm they are ugly :| i use coca butter on them, but just seem to go yellow, and i feel that is more un attractive than pink/red Bless Joanna. x

Posted by Maddy on 05/04/2009 at 09:10

Right, well I'm 14 and I have stretch marks on my inner thigh and hips. It's annoying and I used to be scared about wearing shorts and stuff, but try and find ways round it e.g wearing tights. Tbh, if someone is shallow enough to judge on something as small as stretch marks, they're probably not worth bothering with. xo

Posted by gemma on 05/04/2009 at 08:16

hi, ive already got stretchmarks on my stomach from gaining alot of weight during pubity. i have lost alot of weight and obviously the skin looks horrid but i am planning on having a baby next year. will i nd up with worse marks or should the skin just stretch as much as it did before?

Posted by Emily on 05/04/2009 at 05:45

i have stretch marks on my arms hips and legs i hate them i cant wear strappy tops or anythink in games some one asked me why i had them i was so embarassed please help i!! i no im only younge but i cant live with it any longer!! please help!!! emily

Posted by missp on 05/04/2009 at 05:17

you cannot remove stretch marks completely without surgery, but i have found rubbing aloe vera gel and also 100% cocoa butter in 2-3 times a day for a month or so reduces them greatly

Posted by Sanja on 01/04/2009 at 11:04

I am 18 and I have a stretch marks.Is there any other solution to lose this from my legs?are there any creams or something similar? please let me know With respect Sanja

Posted by Maria on 01/04/2009 at 01:02

i have stretch marks for awhile and i dont know what to do to get rid of them i have on my arms,tummy, and my lower tummy and its just really embarrasing to wear tank top shirts or sleeve less shirt bacause you can see them i really want to get rid of them please help

Posted by Rachel on 31/03/2009 at 08:59

Hi I'm 12 and I have stretch marks on both my inner thighs I don't know why I'm getting them I only saw them not that long ago. I'm 8 stone now I've gained half a stone since august 2008 ( and now we are 2009 :) ) does that mean I've gained a lot of weight?? Or it might be from puberty but why am I getting them now and not before??

Posted by ann on 30/03/2009 at 11:07

I have stretch marks on my inner thighs, hips, bottom and breasts from puberty. I have never gained or lost weight i have been the same weight for years why then do i have stretch marks and can see new ones appearing?

Posted by SS on 28/03/2009 at 09:02

I have had terrible stretch marks on my thighs (in between) that are really red, since I started Year 7. I also have them round my bottom and around the hip area. They are terrible (the thigh 1s) and I dont know what to do in schl swimming lessons. my mum is one of those mums who is small and thin and goes on about my weight... I am old 4 my age but 8 stone and average height. I am very curvy with normal boobs, but since I started my schl (which is state so doesnt do much exercise 'cos i went 2 a prvate schl and there4 was used 2 lots of PE and Games lessons) i got them really bad. I havent told ANYONE, and always cry about it. Plz, PLEASE help. I cant buy coco butter cos my mum will notice. Please help me... SS ... x

Posted by Stefan on 28/03/2009 at 07:46

I'm a early 20's guy. As a teen I was quite overweight, however I lost alot of weight....I'm now at my optimal weight. However I have a good amount of strechmarks on my body. Like everyone else here, they have and sometimes do affect my self esteem. Recently, I've tried to lessen their appearance...mainly on my arms. I've tried one cream, It was called TriLastin, and It does work however is quite expensive. Now my strechmarks are appearing deep becuase I'm no longer obese. All of them are 'silver' so they're not new. The cream I mentioned above does work pretty good, I'm not lying I'm not trying to sell anyone anything. I'm just a regular guy who knows how hard it is having strechmarks. Recently, I've been using some Aloe Vera lotions and massaging some areas on my arms, while using a small amount of that cream. Hopefully, it will lessen their appearance, I know they wont go away 100% but I do want to lessen the silver appearance abit. So I wish all of you luck, and no matter what, people will like you for you, not judge you for skin conditions. So don't feel too sad, or depressed. And to all the girls who are deeply concered, I can only imagine how hard it must hit you on a pyschological aspect, but as a guy I can assure you....Most guys are not looking for the 'perfect' girl. I'm sure all of you are very nice and wonderful people to be around.

Posted by Help on 25/03/2009 at 06:54

Hey Im 13 and i have stretch marks on my back, legs, arms and knees:S What can i do !!! I hate doing P.E because i have to wear shorts. in summer its bad because i cant wear t-shrts n shorts beacuase they show!!! PLEASE HELP ME WHAT CAN I DO :d X

Posted by Intel on 24/03/2009 at 11:09

Im a guy... With stretch marks! D= I think they apeared when i hit puberty, i got some on my inner thighs, knees, back and butt. :( i got some new ones on my shoulders recently thanks to careless workout... Oh well, thats life! Some of the comments i read gave me a confidence boost and for that i thank u girls. :)

Posted by Dont Want TO Say, SOrry on 22/03/2009 at 08:46

Im So Scared, Im 16 But Ive had big boobs since i was like 13/14 years old and now i thought they was fine coz i didnt get a single strech mark, and now ive got LOADS and i mean loads of purple ones over them and on the inner of my thighs and on the inner of my leg by my knee, and by the tops of my hips buh just starting, what is wrong, ive read every comment here i can but im so worried about what it is and im scared i will lose my boyfriend because when i where shorts he can see them on my legs :| , someone help me please! :'(

Posted by lottie on 20/03/2009 at 07:38

Im 16 and just realized stretch marks on my bum and upper legs! I saw when hey started coming and i got scared! I put cocoa butter on the they are getting worse and worse though. Im not over weight and ive been like this all my life. Some peoples skin are just weak i think! :-(

Posted by damage on 20/03/2009 at 02:15

hi i had stretc marks for the past 4 years i have them in my butt and in my inner thighs i cant wear shorts or bikini because of them i hate to change in front of my friends my self esteem is really down cus of that is there anyway i can get help i hate to not feel secure..

Posted by natalie ...xxxx on 17/03/2009 at 12:07

hello everyone i am 20 yrs old and iam 8 mnths pregnant i have had stretch marks since i was 13 on my breasts and on my hips they was really purple at first but over the years they began to fade wich boosted my confidence then u could not notice them!!then i got pregnant i hoped 4 the best in that i would not get any stretch marks but 8 mnths on and my poor tum is cooverd in purple stretch marks i hate them and yes they will knock my confidence but i think we all have to look at it like this it aint the end off the world we are still sexy weather we have them or not its all about bein confident and happy with ourselfs men like confident women not women who dwell on stretch marks ect so i say learn to love the good things bout yourself and ignore the bad hay u mite even start to enjoy life mre

Posted by Robyn on 16/03/2009 at 05:53

i have strectch marks on my iner leg at the top and i find it really weird because i have never had them before and i dont know how to stop more from comeing and to make them go or look as bad.

Posted by angela on 02/03/2009 at 08:12

I have a lot of stretch marks the most are on my tummy i had my daughter when i was 17 did i get loads of them because i was young when i had my child they ruin my life i only wish i could get rid of them.

Posted by argh. on 02/03/2009 at 05:12

I have stretch marks which u can say control my life. i feel so uncofident in every way.

Posted by Mel on 01/03/2009 at 01:41

Hey Ive had strechmarks since i was 14/15 ive got them on my legs, hips, breast ive even got a couple on my arms but they are startin 2 fade a bit now but i stil hate them so much :@ iv been using superdrug strchmark cream 4 about 4/5 months now it works but very slowly wich isnt great but there r goin slowly x

Posted by Loney girl on 26/02/2009 at 08:53

Ivehad stretch marks since i was eleven. It sad ive never beeb over weight. It makes me mad that no one in my family or doctor think its a problem. I hate that treatment seem hopelessand the only solution seems to be acceptane!

Posted by girl wit strech marks on 24/02/2009 at 10:57

hello everyone im a teen 13 years old had have strech mark on my sholder/back/and getting some one my belly and my legs can anyone help me.please and im from the bahamas.

Posted by charlotte on 23/02/2009 at 11:32

I'm fifteen years of age and have spretch marks EVERYWERE imaginable im sick and i am scared that they will always be a put down for me , im not over weight or anything like that well im a size 12 but havent dromatically lost or gained weight :|:|

Posted by loretta on 23/02/2009 at 10:15

I have them too. Last summer I never wore shorts or skirts. But lucky me my my stetch marks are fading and I can barely see them. Don't worry about if you act like it's not there other's won't notice it.

Posted by DrivingDani on 22/02/2009 at 09:18

I'm 18 years of age and have just noticed stretch marks, I play alot a sport even study it. I've never had a problem like this occur & it's become a real knock down on my self esteem. I hate getting changed infront off everybody and feel they will never fade :-(

Posted by Anonymous on 22/02/2009 at 04:43

Im not pregnant and my only child is 4 but my stretch marks are really itchy and wondered if anyone knows wat i can use to take this away. All other sites i have looked on are about itchy stretch marks when pregnant so they havent helped me.

Posted by Anonymous on 15/02/2009 at 04:18

i had my 1st baby at uni. i was very thin but expanded rapidly. my stretchmarks are soooo awful and i felt really ugly. i have 2 more children but no further marks. they have faded but not any less disgusting. its the texture that is horrible. losing weight makes them look even worse. i never let anyone see my tummy or hips. they disgust me.

Posted by Pangy-P on 15/02/2009 at 02:12

Hi everyone. Please don't dispair! I got lots and lots of horrible purple stretch marks as a teenager, but after a while you couldn't see them. In fact, my husband was shocked to find out that my breasts used to be covered in them as a teenager. I'm now pregnant - no stretch marks yet, but I feel better knowing they will disappear....eventually!

Posted by princess on 13/02/2009 at 12:44

im only 17 now but im already suffering under this terrible stretch marks on my stomach and the worst is i have them on my shoulders and in my breAst. i hate it.. it is really dissappointing,.i cant wear sleeveless because of them,. try going under peeling sessions,, it may be costly but definitely they may work..

Posted by marian on 13/02/2009 at 05:11

hello everyone as I've read every one have stretch marks really suffer...when i was 3 yrs old i have already stretch marks not only in my side of my legs i have also in my hips, butt.iam mot fat i know in my self that i have good image body.but i have this hell stretch marks i cant wear bikini every we have friends out vacation...i also try steam cell and it doesn't work i spend a lot of money to removed my stretch marks i 'am hopeless until now...

Posted by dusty on 12/02/2009 at 05:20

I'm 16 andi have had strech marks for 2 years i have them on my bum, breasts, hips, inner and the back of my thighs and the bottom of my legs and they make me feel dirty. I've tried bio- oil and it hasn't worked and i've tried exercising and eating healthy but they just wo't go away and i feel ugly and self concious around people.

Posted by SSS on 09/02/2009 at 06:36

I'm 13, perfect height and weight for a girl of my age. I couldn't possibly be pregnant, i was never overweight and haven't yo-yo dieted. I don't excessively exercise or anything like that. I'm just normal, and I've got stretch marks. They happened overnight, what the hell happened?

Posted by B lake on 08/02/2009 at 12:11

Hey im 2! And 20 weeks pregnant. Ive just noticed some red marks on my sides which look like the start of a stretch marks. I really dnt want them n need 2 do something fast b4 its 2 l8. PLEASE HELP!

Posted by CP on 06/02/2009 at 12:28

Hi all, im a nother one with stretch marks. Im Reali asamed of them to. Even when in the bedroom with my boyfriend. I cant wear shorts and my boyfriend dont knw abt my stretch marks aas ive kept them hidden frm him. He wants to go on holidays this yer but reali am scared of wearing a bikini in frnt of everyone on the beach. Ive tried bio oil and coco butter. coco butter does help a little but not enought. Reali would like some more advice on what to do. im not fat or anyfin so i ask myslf y do i av to have them! im only 8 half stone.! cant b myslf cnt shw off the rest of my body as ive got 2 hide my breasts and inner thights!! :( x

Posted by joanne on 03/02/2009 at 10:38

bio oil works wonders amd its cheap in superdrug!!! mine are really bad its gets me down all the time. nobodys perfect! not even those amazing looking people on magazines! there permanent learn to love......

Posted by Anonymous on 03/02/2009 at 12:58

i have been really fat since childhood. this has resulted in stretch marks all over my stomach and back also. will losing weight reduce them?

Posted by daija on 31/01/2009 at 01:29

hey i have strect marks all over my stomach,back area,thighs,arms,and breast i cry so much because im dark and there very notice able so i can never wear v necks are short sleeves and when people find out i have them i start crying becuase im 12 years old and its so sad nd i 1st started having them when i was 10

Posted by ysa on 30/01/2009 at 01:35

since i was in 2nd year high school this kind of problem keep on worrying me all the time.i have stech marks on my legs and thighs..... i always asked why did i get this kind of disgusting problem. i cannot wear mini skirts and even short pants outside 'coz i'm shy of showing them to the public... then after i read an article that it's not curable i'm really sad right now....and honestly speaking i'm not really that sturdy to have this, in fact i have an average weight and i have a quite sexy body....i do exercise...what can i do to eradicate this one....pls.help

Posted by CMH on 28/01/2009 at 08:41

Im 15 and I have had stretch marks for a while now. I do plenty of exercise and eat healthily but they are still there. I have them all over my thighs and bum and am so self concious, I hate leaving my house and being around anyone even my family. It has gotten that bad that I felt like killing myself. I tried bio oil but it just made them worse which made me even more upset. My family is struggling with money so we cant afford expenisve treatments and I don;t know what to do. HELP!

Posted by Delila on 26/01/2009 at 06:03

im 17 and have had stretch marks for a while.. i was real conscious bout them but the ones on my hips have faded completly.. the ones on my belly are only starting to appear cause iv lost weight there a pain in the arse but all girls get them so dont worry =) x

Posted by :( on 25/01/2009 at 10:26

Exactly the same as 'Ellis'

Posted by Corzo on 22/01/2009 at 08:56

Heya I Was Just Wondering Do younger People Get Them :L Because I Have got them on mi thighs inner and outter and all over mi cvhest ::@ They make me sick

Posted by jojo on 18/01/2009 at 11:35

i am 16 and have white strecth marks on the top of my legs, and boobs i was womdering how i have these as i am nt pregnan. is this normal? . please get back to me

Posted by eww on 18/01/2009 at 09:45

i have stretchmarks i suppose you would say they are at the end stage, ie, silver lines all over the inner and outter thighs. any genuine recommendation as they are so deprssing. genuine replys only, thanks

Posted by ... on 15/01/2009 at 05:00

I'm really body conscious anyways. but having stretch marks have really knocked my confidence back : I'm only 15! ii have them all over my bum, red ones! ii have known they have been there for a while now, but it ain't exactly the place that you want them, is it? not that you want them at all, but you know (Y)! ii have just noticed that ii have white ones all at the top of my thighs and the back of my legs too : which have made me even more conscious than what ii was already before! ii really do hate them! they not exactly attractive are they!x

Posted by claire on 11/01/2009 at 03:39

Bio Oil is amazing, its not cheap but lasts ages and helps to fade stretch marks and scars. Palmers Cocoa butter is also pretty good, and they do one specifically formulated to help stretch marks. Its for pregnant women but who cares? I've tried lazer treatment in the past but it didnt work for me and cost a fortune. Mine are still visible but have faded so they dont look AS bad as they did when they were once bright red. It basically is just a case of being patient, but youre seriously not the only person suffering. Try using fake tan to cover them, Rimmel do a cracking wash off one thats worth a bash... or even get a spray tan! They never will completely disappear, but you just get to a point where you sort of accept them. Hope this helps.

Posted by A GIRL on 07/01/2009 at 07:18

HAVE THEM ON MY THIGHS BUT THERE NOT THT NOTICABLE APARENTLY HAVE THEM ON MY BREAST THTS BIG PROB AND HAVE THEM ROUND THE HIP AREA BUT IM A HEALTHY WEIGHT WHY ARE THEY THERE IM ONLY YOUNG AND THERE ARE A PAIN AND I AM CONSIOUS OF THEM WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP THEM GO?

Posted by jas on 07/01/2009 at 11:07

here go to this website. That will help for sure. http://www.striasan.com/ you will be suprised. I love the product

Posted by emma lou on 04/01/2009 at 11:03

im fiftenn and i hav ereal bad stretch marks on my legs there are completely bright red there terrible they have nocked my onvidence down rapidly ..all my friend are really posrty and athletic with fkat tummys and thin legs and theres me with thunder thighs and stretch marks ive had them for about 4 years i hardley go out incase people see :( i have no confident i need help so much

Posted by Natalie on 03/01/2009 at 04:35

I have stretch marks on the tops of my thighs and the inside of my thigs as a result of yo yo dieting. Although im only a size 8 in uk sizes i still believed i needed to lose the weight. I have tried cocoa butter cream, for a few months and it certainly helped soften my stretch marks and smoothen the skin. Hope this helps!

Posted by LA on 03/01/2009 at 05:41

I have a few mental issues and I have stretch marks on my thighs and breasts. I feel ugly and fat.

Posted by Young Girl on 01/01/2009 at 11:59

I Have Realy Bad Strtch Marks On My Thighs They Go All The Way Round! I Realy Want To Try Get Them To Go! I Like To Exercise Will It Help?.. I Love Going Swimming But Obviously Wont Because Of The Problem! And I Cant Wera Shorts Or Skirts:(.. Please Give Me Some Advise... x

Posted by catheleen on 28/12/2008 at 01:44

i have bad stretch marks on my breasts and also have faint ones on my thighs. whenever i go out i cant wear low-cut tops because o the stretch marks n i feel awful because of them

Posted by emma on 26/12/2008 at 05:08

hello i am emma and i am 13 years old and i have got stretch mark I HATE THEM HELP ME !

Posted by lauretta on 25/12/2008 at 09:51

i want to cure my stretch marks but i dnt knw how and i need a diet plan..its affecting me and my stomach

Posted by Ellis on 22/12/2008 at 05:16

I have really bad stretch marks on my thighs and i want to get rid of them asap! Obviously i can't get surgery because im too young, but im open to exercises etc that will help them fade. I'm really embarassed because i cant go swimming and wear bikinis with my friends.. Help needed please! x

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22nd August 2014

embarrassing problems