www.ilonashine.comLet’s start this blog on the personal note. I have stretch marks. But I’m not alone, about 90% of women (and some men) have stretch marks on some part of their bodies whether it be their arms, thighs, butt, boobs or the stomach.

Stretch marks are visible off-color lines on your skin caused by pregnancy, quick change in weight, genetics, stress and some medications (corticosteroids). They form in the middle layer of your skin when your tissue is stretched beyond it’s ability to snapback. The collagen in your skin gets weak, collagen isn’t produced as usual, and scars called stretch marks are born. On fair-skin women, stretch marks are usually pink or red. If you’re darker, stretch marks are mostly lighter than your skin tone. Read More