Your body changes as you grow older. Like wrinkles, stretch marks appear as your body’s response to these changes. Although they are often harmless, they can be unsightly and many women want to fade and reduce their appearance.

Most of us know that stretch marks may appear during pregnancy but they can form during other times as well (like with weight gain or loss.) If you have stretch marks, you don’t need to fuss, as there are ways to lighten them! First, it’s helpful to know why they form so you can know how to best treat them…

What are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are characterized by often dark (red, purple, or brown) streaks that gradually fade to white over time.

It is common to see stretch marks in areas with the highest amount of fat. You may also notice them appearing on areas where the skin may be stretched such as the shoulders (among those who frequently work out), breasts, abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and hips.

Stretch marks may occur in different stages of life. If you have a family history of developing them, you are more likely to get some yourself. Apart from pregnancy, it is common to have them during puberty. Rapid weight gain may also lead to their formation.

Taking corticosteroid medications for an extended period could result in stretch marks, too! Certain health conditions, like Marfan syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome could also put you at risk of getting larger and wider streaks, which have been known to appear even on your face.

How Do I Get Stretch Marks?

Family History

Stretch marks can appear on both men and women. However, women are more likely to have them especially if a close relative have stretch marks.


Growth spurts and other changes in the body may lead to stretch marks. Boys often get them on their backs and shoulders while girls often develop these marks on their breasts, hips, and thighs.


Stretch marks during pregnancy usually appear during the last trimester. It is so common that about 8 to 10 pregnant women have them. It all depends on your skin’s elasticity and skin type. Darker-skinned women often have stretch marks that are lighter than their skin color while lighter-skinned women get stretch marks that are darker in color.

As the skin stretches to accommodate the growing baby inside you, you may develop long, thin marks on your abdomen. You may also notice them on your breasts, as your breasts get bigger and start producing milk.  Stretch marks may lighten after pregnancy but often times they will not likely disappear on their own.

Rapid Weight Gain

Gaining too much weight in a short period could result in stretch marks that may not fully fade even after you’ve lost the weight. In addition, regular dieting could lead to thin streaks as your body goes into a weight loss-weight gain cycle.

Bodybuilders may also have them as their skin stretches to accommodate their growing muscles.

Health Conditions

Those suffering from Cushing’s syndrome have higher levels of cortisol in their body, which is believed to cause stretch marks. People suffering from Marfan’s syndrome have lower skin elasticity, making them prone to stretch mark, too. They may have these marks on their shoulders, lower back, and hips.

Collagen makes your skin stretchy, and with prolonged corticosteroid use, the amount of collagen on your skin may decrease, making you prone to stretch marks. If you are using corticosteroid creams, make sure to follow the advice of your pharmacist or physician when it comes to how much you’re going to use and how long you’re going to use the cream.

Are They Permanent?

Stretch Marks are thought to be permanent BUT there are ways to lighten them in a way that they are barely noticeable.

How Do I Fade Stretch Marks?

The best way to deal with stretch marks is to moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize! Keeping your skin healthy and moisturized could improve its elasticity and help reduce the appearance of these marks.

Navan Skin Care’s Stretch Mark Reducing Cream has clinically proven ingredients that don’t just keep your skin healthy but could also fade stretch marks. It is formulated with six natural oils that effectively diminish the appearance of stretch marks caused by weight gain and pregnancy. This includes: rosehip seed oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, rosemary leap oil, lavender oil, and peppermint oil.

What makes Navan Skin Care’s Stretch Mark Reducing Cream unique and effective is that it contains three powerful and scientifically researched ingredients that cannot be found in other products. These ingredients are Retinyl, Elastonyl®, and Collaxyl™.

Our perfectly blended cream visibly diminishes the look and feel of stretch marks. It also keeps your skin firm and smooth. With regular use, Navan Skin Care Stretch Mark Reducing Cream can reduce discoloration of stretch marks, and evens out your skin tone, too. In addition, our cream restores your skin’s elasticity and decreases the depth and length of stretch marks.

You can apply our cream on your arms, breasts, belly, hips, buttocks, and thighs. You can also use our stretch mark reducing cream to visibly reduce the appearance of scars. Whether you have those dark or light stretch marks, you can be confident that Navan Skin Care’s Stretch Mark Reducing Cream can effectively diminish the appearance of them.

Be confident and slay in your sexy bikini this summer! Get Navan Skin Care Stretch Mark Reducing Cream and stop worrying about those unsightly streaks. If you don’t love your results after eight weeks, we’d be happy to give you a full refund under our 60-Day money back guarantee!

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