Stretch marks- they might not be the prettiest sight, but most woman of all body types have them. While stretch marks pose no real danger or harm to our bodies, do we embrace these beauty stripes? Or do we get rid of them? 

Perks Liftwear is all for body positivity, so whether you want to love your stretch marks or banish them from your existence, it’s your body, your rules.

In this article, we will explore what causes stretch marks on your butt and what you can do to prevent and treat them if they do happen to make you a little self-conscious.

So, what are stretch marks anyway?

Stretch marks are a form of scarring that happens when the skin stretches or shrinks too quickly. The sudden stretching or shrinking causes the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin to rupture, resulting in the appearance of stretch marks. The colour of stretch marks can vary from red or purple to silver or white, depending on the stage of scarring.

What causes stretch marks on my butt?

Stretch marks on the butt are usually caused by suddenly gaining or losing weight. We can definitely blame those awful yo-yo diets for this, but it can also happen when your hormones go crazy during puberty or pregnancy. Even certain meds, like topical steroids, can cause stretch marks to show up. And if your family has a history of stretch marks, then sorry girl, your genetics might not be doing you a favour in this category…

The good news is, you can do some handy dandy self-care to prevent stretch marks from showing up! Keeping a healthy weight is key, since rapid weight changes are a major cause of stretch marks. Drinking plenty of water can help too, so grab one of those smart water bottles off Amazon that remind you to stay hydrated. If you keep your skin moisturized and plump, stretch marks will have a much harder time forming on your skin. 

How to get rid of stretch marks?

If you already have stretch marks on your butt, don’t panic! There are several things you can do to make them less noticeable. Laser therapy is one option, but warning- it could break the bank a little. If you decide to opt for laser treatment, it will do wonders in boosting your skin's collagen and elastic production, so we still highly recommend it. There are also cheaper alternatives like creams and ointments that contain retinoids. These anti-aging lifesavers can help to not only improve fine lines and wrinkles, but they also work great in improving the texture and tone of the skin, which can make stretch marks less visible.

Can shapewear help with stretch marks?

While shapewear is designed to help smooth and contour the body, it can also help with minimizing the severity of stretch marks. Many pregnant women use shapewear to provide extra support and to help distribute the pressure more evenly on the belly so that their tummies can stay more lifted. Gravity loves to drag our skin down, especially when there’s suddenly added weight to our bodies, so wearing post-partum shapewear will help the skin to stretch less. The same can apply for girlies that are undergoing BBL surgeries. The key is to use a faja to keep your post-BBL butt more lifted during your recovery. That way, your skin can tighten properly and keep stretching to a minimum while your body adapts to your new booty. Once you’re all done with using your faja, we recommend our lifting bike shorts to maintain your post-recovery results. Our technical fit is expertly crafted to give a hugging and elevating effect on the bum for the ultimate all-day butt lift.

The bottom line… (pun intended lol)

Lines on your butt are just a part of everyday life. It’s like having a mole or birthmark. Some people will find them beautiful and some people may not. It is important to remember that you might not be able to erase your stretch marks fully. Instead, we should strive to appreciate all parts of our body with or without stretch marks!

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