Stretch marks are usually brought on by a rapid change in weight. If you used to be obese and managed to slim down considerably in a short span of time, you’re bound to see a bit of off-color scarring in certain areas of your body. However, stretch marks aren’t always caused by weight loss. If you have them, but don’t quite know where they came from or how to deal with them, then here are a few facts that may enlighten you:


(First published as "Stretch Marks" in the "Good Health" section of Good Housekeeping Philippines' June 2009 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by Tanya Little via Flickr Creative Commons)

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