Stretch Marks

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Stretch Marks

Dear Ms.KnowBody:
I have stretch marks on my thighs, stomach, breasts, calves, back of knees, and on my arms, and I really hate them so much but how do you get rid of them?
Janet

Dear Janet:
You are not alone! Stretch marks form on your skin when your body grows quickly, like during puberty when you have a growth spurt. So, like it or not, most kids get stretch marks during their teen years, and unfortunately there's not a lot you can do to stop them from forming on your skin.

Your skin naturally stretches out when your body is growing quickly. At first stretch marks may look like red or purple lines on your skin, but over time the color will fade to light pink or white, and then almost disappear.

People are always searching for a way to get rid of these marks, but nobody has found a cure for them yet. Beware: there are tons of expensive creams and lotions and potions that claim to get rid of stretch marks, but none have been proven to work! This probably not what you want to hear, but all you can really do is be patient and wait for them to fade on their own.

All the best,
Ms. KnowBody