I’d heard of stretch marks early in my teenage years but never given them much thought, dismissing these as a problem to be worried about by the luckier more well-endowed girls and not a skinny rail-thin girl such as myself.
It was only when I got into my early 20s and one of the rare times I had my butt exposed in a well lit environment that I did notice that I do actually have these dreaded things on both my hips and bum – my very own set of ‘tiger stripes’.
To tell you the truth, I couldn’t help but feel a bit ripped off at the discovery. I was a late bloomer into puberty (and you could say still am waiting for it to hit in some areas!). It felt like I’d drawn the short straw in that respect and somehow managed to get stretch marks as well (just to add insult to injury), even though I never developed any curves at all until quite late – and even then only minimally!
I know how unsightly these can be in your own mind when you look in the mirror and see them on yourself! Personally, I don’t like mine but because I don’t see them everyday I rarely put in the effort I should to try and get rid of them once and for all.
After the research I put into these things for my article on Stretch Marks, I’m eager to put some of the remedies to the test.
I’m not a big fan of surgery or any kind of drastic measures that could be damaging to the body, so my main focus will be on dermarolling/skin needling. I’ll post my routine and updates in the future so you can follow along with my progress.