Stretch marks affect many of us, often occurring in pregnancy, puberty, and after rapid weight gain. While many choose to embrace these newfound stripes, others might feel more confident caring for their scars (or trying to prevent them from occurring in the first place).
Applied regularly to the stomach, thighs, bottom and breasts, we’ve found a range of oils and creams specifically targeted at improving the structure of the skin, leaving it feeling soft and nourished in the process. Gentle circular movements are best, with most brands recommending applying at least twice a day (we tried these products just before bed, and after our morning shower).
As Harley Street skin specialist Dr. Emma Wedgeworth explains: “Stretch marks (known as striae distensae in dermatological terms) are line-like scars which develop