There she sat, big bare belly and all, at Miami Beach on Saturday, in a teeny animal print bikini. The 32-year-old mother-of-one and almost two, sat with a friend soaking up the hot, Florida rays.
A lot of women have been commenting on various blogs, that the highest-paid model doesn't even show barely a stretch mark. How could that be?!
Great genes, youth, maybe something else.
We've all heard about cocoa butter to sooth and calm down stretch marks, but once you develop them, stretch marks are impossible to get rid of completely.
Stretch marks occur when skin loses its elasticity, usually from rapid weight gain — a common occurrence, when a woman is pregant. It's estimated that 85-90% of pregnant women get them at some point during their pregnancy. 'Striae gravidarum'(medical lingo for stretch marks) are caused by tearing in the skin and connective tissue, due to the stretching of the fat tissue. Over time, stretch marks turn almost a silvery color in comparison to one's normal skintone.
Dr. Amy Derick, a dermatologist in Barrington, Illinois, says you should try and diminish their appearance. And act sooner than later. "There’s really not any data regarding creams, " she told the NY Times. "But you can do laser treatments or Retin-A after the fact, especially early on when the lines are red and purple."
Studies have found that topical tretinoin can lighten stretch marks as well as reduce their size.