Stretch Marks: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Stretch marks are a symbol of growth. We all have stretch marks whether they are on the arms, breast, legs, buttocks, etc. They can be found on any surface of the body, big or small, young or old. Stretch marks are indented streaks and are common in pregnant women, especially during the last trimester. Stretch marks aren't painful or harmful, but some people don't like the way they appear on the skin.


Stretch marks occur when the body is growing rapidly, and this can be for various reasons. Your skin produces a natural collagen that makes your skin elastic and if your skin does not make enough, marks will begin to occur.

Stretch Marks Causes and Risk Factors

  • Weight Gain
  • For Children, Growth Spurts During Puberty. (This is normal and they will fade as the child gets older.)
  • Pregnancy.
  • Breast implant surgery
  • Consistent Workouts and Bodybuilding (Even with little fat, one can get them where their muscles bulge)
  • High intakes of steroids, either from medications or illnesses
  • Marfan syndrome (A genetic disease that weakens your skin fibers and causes unusual growth in the body)
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (A group of different conditions that are caused by genetic changes to collagen)

Stretch Mark Symptoms

When new stretch marks begin to arise it will feel slightly raised and itchy. These rippled, streak lines in your skin come in different colors; light or dark. They tend to fade from red or pink to purplish-blue to thinner, pale, more scar-like streaks over time. They can show up on many parts of your body:

  • Arms
  • Back
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Shoulders
  • Stomach or torso

Natural Stretch Mark Treatments 

A range of medical treatments and home remedies is available to treat your stretch marks. It's best to use natural products when trying to reduce symptoms simply because you get better natural results.

The Butter Bar has products for all skin types and disorders. Our Green Coffee and Sugar Scrub is great for stretch marks. Brown sugar is a great exfoliation for your skin. It clears dry and dead skin cells and creates a smoother skin and lends a youthful glow. Coffee is excellent for dark spots, anti-aging, reducing cellulite and inflammation. 

Together, brown sugar and coffee, speeds up your skin's natural renewal process, fades sun damage and hyper-pigmentation, and increases circulation & restores elasticity  in the skin. After using this product consistently for 90 days, you will see a significant difference in the skin.

We also carry skin pills. Our skin vitamins are 100% natural and are packed with ingredients like Cranberry Powder, Irish Sea Moss, Bladderwrack, and Burdock Root all concealed in Tapioca Capsules. These vitamins not only boost collagen production, but it also fights free radicals that may cause wrinkles in your skin. These pills also keep your skin moisturized and hydrated, along with reducing redness in skin.

Green Coffee and Sugar Scrub: https://www.mybutterbar.com/products/coffee-sugar-scrub-to-reduce-cellulite?_pos=1&_sid=2f957bd9d&_ss=r#

Skin Vitamins: https://www.mybutterbar.com/products/skin-vitamins?_pos=7&_sid=f5c937eaf&_ss=r

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