How to Treat Stretch Marks on Teens

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Stretch marks which is also known as striae are not just for the mature, it can also affect teenagers too. It occurs when the skin is stretched beyond its capacity. And because teenagers are growing, not just growing, but at a fast rate, there is the tendency for stretch marks to occur. That is why most teenagers often find stretch marks on areas of their body where these rapid growths occur such as the hips, breast, thighs, buttocks or abdomen. Sometimes they do get it on their shoulders and back. Stretch marks on shoulders and back however, is common with teenage boys.
Teen stretch marks can be very embarrassing and can create feelings that can affect their confidence. And since teenagers cannot prevent or predict growth spurts, it is important that they learn how to treat it or get rid of it and do so promptly when they occur.
In this article, you shall learn the causes, prevention as well as treatment for teen stretch marks.

What causes stretch marks
Like I stated in the introductory part of this article, stretch marks in teenagers can develop as a result of rapid growth spurts that occur at that stage of their lives.
During puberty there is an increase in the production of hormones and this is linked to Teen stretch marks.
Teenagers who are involved in body building and you know this causes muscle growth, which causes the skin to stretch, causing stretch marks.
Rapid weight gain is also responsible for stretch marks in teenagers.

How to prevent stretch marks
Many teens think of preventing stretch marks after the damage have been done. Preventing teen stretch marks is possible, even though there are some extent to which can be controlled. For instance, teenagers cannot stop body growth at that period in their lives. But there are certain things that can be done to prevent it.

  • Involve in regular stretching exercises to keep the body in shape and to prevent further stretch marks from developing on the skin. Exercise can prevent teenagers from rapid weight gain which causes stretch marks.
  • Drink enough water daily to keep the skin hydrated.
  • Eat balanced diet especially diet rich in vitamins and minerals, and try as much as you can to avoid food that causes rapid weight gain.
  • Massage the skin with good massaging oil especially those rich in vitamin E.
  • Apply good moisturizer on the skin to provide elasticity for the skin to have the power to prevent stretch marks.
  • You can use stretch mark cream good for teenagers that will help to repair the collagen and elastin set-up where teenage stretch marks likely occur.

Stretch Mark Removal for Teens
Over the counter cream designed to get rid of stretch marks should be applied on the skin. You can also use product that is designed to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin production in the body to give it a tighter appearance. The dermis which is the middle layer of the skin is the layer of the skin that stretch marks occur. This layer is mostly composed of collagen. Collagen and elastin gives the skin that strength and elasticity it needs. When there is a low level of collagen, the skin becomes thinner and more prone to stretch marks.
Apart from the fact that healthy and balanced diet help to prevent stretch marks, it can also help to heal stretch marks. By consuming diet rich in vitamins, you may reduce the appearance of stretch marks in no distant time.

The above tips will help you get rid of teen stretch marks. There are other ways to get rid of stretch marks. You can contact a dermatologist to help you with the right alternative if you really want to get rid of your stretch marks. Generally it is often advised to seek stretch marks expert before treating teen stretch marks. However, It is not compulsory to treat stretch marks, if you already have it you can learn how to live with with.



  1. Twitter:
    Some useful tips..thank you!
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  2. Hello Francis,
    You just get me a better idea on how to remove stretch marks. You just actually helped a brother out thanks
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  3. Twitter:
    Thanks. I am happy this article is of use to you. This will spur me to write more useful articles.

  4. Leslie Edwards says:

    Thanks for the tips!!
    Been going to the gym lately and I’ve been developing stretch marks since then

  5. Twitter:
    Good topic,

    It just shows how important it is to take care of yourself early and often.

    Keep sitting down all day eating like its air and you’ll be sad for years because of how your skin will look.

    its nasty.

    Love starts with self take care.
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  6. Twitter:
    Streatch marks are a big concern for every growing teens.Thanks for making us aware with the information about prevention of it..Nice informative post..

  7. Twitter:
    obviously, it is quite common for the teenagers to get some stretch marks during puberty. Also, if they are taking a balanced diet but not exercising, the possibility of gaining the stretch marks increases as the body can have abrupt growth in the adolescent age, anytime.
    However, if you have already gained some of the stretch marks on your body and are comfortable with them, it is never a major issue to remove them necessarily.
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  8. Twitter:
    Some useful information about Stretch marks a common problem in teenagers. Thanks
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  9. Reneé Klein says:

    Hi Francis,

    Very useful information. I will suggest and share this with my younger sisters. Our dermatologist also recommended to use Palmer product for stretch mark, which she’s currently using.

  10. Very useful tips! I have a son who has been lifting weights a lot recently and stretch marks are a big concern for him. I will definitely share this article with him.
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  11. Twitter:
    A really great way to treat all the stretch on teens. Thanks for sharing these kind of info. These information should be shared.
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  12. Twitter:
    Stretch marks can appear from lifting large amounts of weights. Its one of the causes of stretch marks. If you must gain muscles, dont try to gain so much as it causes your skin to have stretch marks. Instead, concentrate on building lean quality muscle.

  13. charles Leahy says:

    Great info! any idea’s on how to get rid of head thrones/ forehead wrinkles? lol only 19 and all ready goin all wrinkly!
    Keep up the fantastic posts!

  14. Twitter:
    Hi Charles,
    I have a blog ( ) dedicated to wrinkles only. You can enough info on wrinkles there. Or you can visit as I have a handful of articles about wrinkles. Hope the info there will help you solve your forehead wrinkles.

  15. Twitter:
    Your tips is very useful. And yes, drink plenty of water (eight glasses recommended) will kep your skin moist.
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  16. Twitter:
    A friend of mine encounter this problem because he put 20 kg in very short time. Now he end up in hospital with big medical issues. Hope in a week come home. It’s frustrating visiting him to hospital.
    Best regards from I. C. Daniel
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  17. Twitter:
    Stretch marks are one of teenagers daily stressors, right up there with obesity which go hand in glove. Methods of being able to remove these with minimal pain are welcomed. Thanks for the informative health related article.
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  18. Twitter:
    You are correct. Obesity is another problem faced by teens and it can lead to stretch marks also. Thanks for your comment.
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  19. Twitter:
    Massaging alone helps treats stretch marks. If done with Vitamin E or aloe vera, it’s best, but the it’s not just the penetration of oil into the skin that fixes it, you have to regularly massage it for 10-15 min everyday which can treat stretch marks and even scars.
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  20. Twitter:
    This could be possible. But, I think more research has to be done on that to determine its efficacy. In the mean time there will be no harm in trying.
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  21. Twitter:
    Even though stretch marks are not a life threatening issue, it’s better to get rid of them. And in this era of technology, i believe everything is possible, stretch is just a minor issue. But, yes in teens, it can lead to low confidence.
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  22. Twitter:
    Helpful tips, after loosing weight, rid off from stretch mark is again big task but your technique is helpful.

    Thanks for share.
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  23. What about stretch marks mothers get from pregnancy? Do we have solution for stretch marks caused by pregnancy? This is an informative article :)
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  24. I have recently joined the gym and due to exercises I have got some stretch marks on my chest. Hope after trying your remedies I will get rid of them
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  25. Twitter:
    Getting rid of stretch marks is not that easy. But there are products today that you can use that will reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the skin. The tips provided sure will help. Thanks for stopping by.

  26. Hey Francis,

    I am 22 and I have a lots of stretch marks on my back n hips, I think it is due to sudden height gain. What do you think about the reason of these stretch marks ?
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Jassie,
      Your stretch marks could be as a result of rapid height gain. But, that is not the only cause of stretch marks as there are several others.
      At 22, I dont think there is serious height gain at this age. Unless your stretch marks was developed before this time.
      However, you can speak with your skin doctor about this if you are so concern, so as to recommend the best treatment for you that will suit your skin.

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