Unfortunately, one of the first things that people say to you when you tell them you’re pregnant is they ask if you’re using oil on your belly. If you look at them weird, they go into this long explanation about how doing so will help prevent you from getting stretch marks, which apparently is a big concern when you’re pregnant.
There is nothing wrong with stretch marks, and seriously we should all learn to embrace them because pretty much all of us have them. They’re a part of living and every scar tells a story, but I know that it’s not always that easy for everyone.
If you have stretch marks, you’re not alone! According to the latest statistics, approximately 80 percent of people have stretch marks somewhere on their body. And pregnancy, when your body is growing large and quickly, is a common time to see stretch marks pop up.
If you’re looking to minimize the appearance of your stretch marks, or to try and get rid of them completely, there are a few steps and things that you can do in order to help your scars fade or disappear.