Stretch marks — they’re not merely something associated with pregnancies. If you or someone you know has gained weight, then you’ve probably seen them develop first-hand. They can come as a result of packing on excess body fat, or even losing it quickly. As a result, your skin actually breaks down and stretches, leaving streaky scars that can appear red, purple, or even white in color.
They’re unsightly, irritating, and unfortunately, difficult to deal with.
The thing about stretch marks is that they sneak up on you. You don’t really see them happening — in the same way that you don’t see yourself becoming obese. But given enough time, and enough neglect, they’ll appear. It may be because you can’t kick your sugar habit, or just can’t manage to get in enough exercise. When you don’t take care of your body, it’ll show.