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Stretch Marks On Legs

Updated January 11, 2021

Row of women showing their legs

Don’t leave stubborn stretch marks untreated. These marks can turn from pink or red to brown or silver over time. There are many factors that can lead to stretch marks on your thighs. The most common factors include puberty, rapid weight gain, muscle growth, and a poor diet in some cases.

Preventing stretch marks requires consuming a vitamin and mineral-rich diet and adopting a regular exercise regime. Although you can’t completely reverse the appearance of stubborn stretch marks, you can prevent them from spreading to affect your legs and thighs.

Does everyone get stretch marks on their legs?

Women are more susceptible to stretch marks, especially if they are overweight. However, some women with average body weight have also experienced these marks on their buttocks and legs.

In many cases, these marks are caused because of your genetics. This implies that if your mother had stretch marks you are likely to get them at some point in your life.

In fact, it holds true for men too. But the most common reason for stretch marks in men around the legs is rapid weight gain or muscle build-up that stretches the skin.

Your choice of removal should also depend on our treatment budget and the age/color of your stretch marks. Find out if you have silver/white or purple/red marks. Faded or white marks mean your stretch marks have considerably aged while a pinkish or reddish appearance denotes young marks.

Whatever treatment method you should use, make sure to complement it with a healthy lifestyle. There is no reason why you should put on extra weight, especially around your waistline.

How to cure leg stretch marks

Exercise regularly and eat healthy to increase your intake of healthy nutrients.

Consuming generous amounts of water and fluids also gives you adequate hydration to prevent the formation of stretch marks. There’s also plenty of prevention creams and moisturizers as well as oils that you can use on the affected skin area.

These products easily absorb into your legs and guarantee faster recovery. You can increase the production of collagen which is greatly needed for healthy-looking and elastic skin.

These long and narrow streaks can appear anywhere on your inner thighs and run down to your legs.
Stretch marks on the legs develop as raised or wrinkly streaks that are pink, purple, or red. Later, these marks become brown, purple, or red depending on your complexion.

Choosing good products and oils, eating healthy, exercising, and adding enough fluids to your diet, go a long way to keep your legs free of unwanted stretch marks.

Bottom line

The stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands, cortisol, is converted into cortisone and negatively affects the elastic fibers in your skin. An interesting finding reveals that stretch marks are likely to develop where there are more levels of circulating cortisone. Make sure you remain stress-free at all times if you want to get killer legs the natural way.