About Stretch Marks

What is a Stretch Mark?

Stretch marks can occur when the skin overstretches due to fast growth such as during pregnancy, adolescence, weight gain and exercise.

They start off as red/purple lines over the area of skin that has been stretched, and eventually fade to silvery white lines.

Stretch marks are extremely common and develop for many different reasons when the skin becomes overstretched, some of which could include: 

  • Pregnancy 
  • Rapid weight gain or loss
  • Rapid muscle growth in weight trainers
  • Rapid growth in teenagers during puberty

How Do I Prevent Stretch Marks?

Be sun safe  

Ensure you are always practicing sun smart principles. This should improve your overall skin health which in turn will hopefully reduce the appearance of potential markings. 

Keep your skin hydrated 

Applying moisturiser directly after bathing could help it penetrate the skin more effectively promoting softer, healthier skin. Regular massage with DermaScar Stretch Mark Oil containing vitamin E and medical grade silicone can help the skin stay supple and retain moisture. 

Follow a healthy lifestyle 

Drink plenty of water, follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. This can help lower the risk of developing stretchmarks in certain cases. 

How Do I Reduce Stretch Marks?


Exfoliating helps even out your skin and promotes overall skin health.  

Avoid Tanning

Stretch marks do not tan so if you were to lay in the sun, the skin around your stretch marks would darken, making the markings stand out more prominently. 

In saying this, using self-tanner can help blend stretch marks in with the rest of your skin. 

This is not as much a permanent solution then it is a cosmetic trick for hiding your stretch marks during the treatment process. 

Use DermaScar Stretch Mark Oil

Spend time massaging our newly formulated DermaScar Stretch Mark Oil into your stretch marks as soon as they form. The earlier you get to them the better.  

Our DermaScar Stretch Mark Oil was formulated with reducing stretch mark pigmentation in mind and with regular use over time your stretch marks will gradually fade.