(Closed) Stretch marks: d’ya got them, hate them, don’t mind them?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you have stretch marks and do they bother you?
    I don't have any : (21 votes)
    15 %
    Yes I have them - and they don't bother me : (51 votes)
    36 %
    Yes I have them - and I hate them!!! : (65 votes)
    45 %
    Obligatory "other" : (6 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Hated them when I was a teen. Now I could care less. 

    Post # 4
    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have to say Katt Williams made me laugh on this subject. NSFW btw

    But ya.. I have them and  I don’t give a funk.


    Post # 5
    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yeah, I’ve got them on the side on my outer thighs where the hips meet pelvis. They’re not toooo noticeable, but when I get a tan they really are.

    I’ll never be so worried about them that I won’t get into a bathing suit! Damnit, it gets hot outside!

    Not to mention, I don’t even pay attention to them anymore.

    Post # 5
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I hate hate hate hate them. I have them on my lower back, the tops of my boobs, and my inner thighs, most all from when I lost a ton of weight in college. They’re pretty faded now–they’re just kind of silvery looking and you probably honestly can’t really see them. But i am SO self conscious about the ones on my lower back and I hate wearing bathing suits and having people see them. boo…I am lotioning my body every single day, multiple times a day while preggers so that I don’t get any more!

    Post # 6
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have them, and I have gotten used to them….mostly. They are all pretty light except for the ones on my belly (pregnancy)..those I hate. 

    Post # 7
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have them all over my thighs from weight gain.  They don’t bother me at all though.  Bring on summer and bathing suit season!

    That said – if there was a magical cream I could buy that would get rid of them, I would just because.  But I’m not self-conscious about them.

    Post # 8
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve got them on my upper arms, lower back and the top/sides of my boobs.  All from when I dropped a ton of weight several years ago.  I HATE them!  They are more noticeable when I have a tan.

    Post # 10
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Tops of my thighs, bottoms of my boobs, and on my butt. They used to be red but now they’re a silvery white and I actually like them.

    Darling Husband and I were lounging in the sun on our honeymoon when he looked at my thigh, whose stretch marks were shimmering in the sunlight, and went, “You have zebra stripes! That looks so cool!” I told him they were stretch marks and most women hate them, and he replied, “Whatever, I still think they look neat.” I heart him.

    Post # 11
    2548 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011


    From my experience, and many I know, it doesn’t matter how many times a day you lotion, or what kind of lotion, if you are genetically capable of getting them, chances are you will get them during your pregnancy. I used every top lotion on the market,cocoa butter, vitamin e oil ( sticky gooey stuff), bio oil, palmers oil, oilve oil, drank alot of water, excersised every day, and I still got em’!

    To answer the OP, the marks themselves don’t really bug me, its the fact that my tummy wrinkles from them being so concentated in one spot ( tummy), that bugs me. If that makes any sense. But I can live with em, not like I have much of a choice 🙂 lol

    Post # 12
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    i have them on my outer thighs. So ugly! ick! I wish I didn’t have them !

    Post # 13
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have them on my thighs not bad but, they do bug me. I am a skinny girl and have always been so i don’t understand why i have them. They started when i was 18. I am now 22 and when i do walking and running they seem to go away.

    Post # 14
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Well, I’ve had them since as early as I can remember, like elementary school. I rapidly fluctuated in my weight due to a thyroid issue and dropping 60 pounds in a few months and then gaining it back just as quick is no good for the body of an 11 year old. 

    I accepted them as part of myself and never thought twice about it until… one night I was changing my shirt and right above my hips I have a few REALLY dark ones and Darling Husband thought there was something wrong. I was so embarassed. I played it off like I had no clue what they were 🙁 Now I’m self conscious about them. 

    ETA: I’ve lost 40 pounds (due to the same condition) since our wedding, which was about the time he said something and they’re steadily vanishing but now that I’m pregnant I’m dreading their return. 

    Post # 15
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @Cash000: Yup, you’re 100% right. It’s the structural tissue deep in the skin that gets pulled apart with stretch marks. Lotions only effect the outer layers of skin. It’s the same with cellulite. If people think that creams can change the way their fat cells are structured beneath their skin…well, they deserve to be parted with their money 😉

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