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.

My Stretch Mark Story

2 thoughts on “My Stretch Mark Story

  • December 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Soooo true…stretch marks as I also discovered affect all people regardless of size and forms…like you i learned to ignore that I have those too. Looking forward to read about your journey against the stretches :)

    • December 22, 2014 at 7:21 am

      To be honest I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t paid much attention to experimenting with trying to get rid of them so far! It’s funny how if they’re not too bad you can turn a blind eye lol. I will be looking into treatment methods at some point in the future though and writing more about it, so stay tuned!


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