Bodybuilders: Covering Up Those Stretch Marks

Stretch marks appear when the skin has stretched beyond its elastic limits. This happens mostly when someone grows too fast or has rapid weight fluctuations. These marks usually appear anywhere on the upper arms, breast or chest, abdomen, hips, thighs and back of the knees.

Generally, women are the ones that are most susceptible to stretch marks, but men can also develop them especially if they practice certain sports. Bodybuilders, for example, are a group of athletes that are especially susceptible to developing stretch marks.

Bodybuilders try to “bulk up” and develop more muscle mass. This, in turn, forces their skin to stretch in a short period of time. It is highly common for bodybuilders to develop stretch marks along their thighs and lower abdomen. For this reason, several bodybuilders are concerned about stretch marks and stretch mark treatments.

Treat Stretch Marks

Stretch mark removal is an unlikely solution for most bodybuilders because they don’t have excess skin that can be removed. Surgical options are much more adequate for people who have lost a great deal of weight because they will have loose skin and stretch marks that can be surgically removed. Nevertheless, there are other treatment options for bodybuilders.

Stretch marks creams and other stretch mark products, like rose hip seed oil, are a great alternative to treating new stretch marks, however, when stretch marks have been around for a while it may not be possible to eliminate them completely. Rose hip seed oil is very effective in dramatically reducing the appearance of stretch marks, but this doesn’t mean that it can eliminate them.

As a matter of fact, one of the best options for bodybuilders is to cover up their stretch marks. There are three basic ways of covering up these bothersome striations: clothing, makeup and self tanners. Anyone can benefit from using these solutions.

Covering Up

Clothing is an easy way of covering up stretch marks. You can use jackets and long sleeve shirts to cover the stretch marks on your arms. Clothing that covers your abdomen is another alternative. However, bodybuilders compete regularly and need other options that will help cover up stretch marks, in which case they may use body makeup or self tanners.

Body makeup is much thicker and more wear-proof than traditional foundation. When you have stretch marks in areas that are hard to cover with clothing, this is an ideal option for you.

Spray on tans or self tanning lotions are another great alternative for covering up stretch marks. If you decide to get a real tan, then you will only be making your stretch marks darker. But, self tanners will cover the skin evenly and help you avoid too much sun exposure.

You can’t always prevent stretch marks, so sometime you just have to treat them. BIOBODYCREAM is a stretch marks treatment cream that can help remove stretch marks. This is possible because this natural product contains a key ingredient – snail serum – that helps breakdown connective tissue and replaces it with healthy skin.

– Martha Fitzharris