Red stretch marks: causes and solutions to get rid of them !

Red stretch marks have appeared and you are wondering what causes them to appear? We often associate stretch marks with pregnant women, but they can affect anyone! Purplish-red in color when they appear, they eventually turn white once healed. Today we explain everything about the causes of the appearance of red stretch marks and we give you some tips to avoid them and reduce their appearance with our stretch mark correction range .


  • Stretch marks, what exactly are they?
  • Red stretch marks: the causes
  • Who can get red stretch marks?
  • How to prevent the appearance of new stretch marks on the skin?
  • How to get rid of red stretch marks?

Stretch marks, what exactly are they?

A stretch mark is a small crack that occurs on the skin in the deep dermis, between the epidermis and the hypodermis. They occur when the elastic fibers, which make up the skin, are highly stressed by various elements. For example, to speak only from a hormonal point of view, if collagen production is impacted, the skin ends up losing its elasticity and is more likely to crack...

Red stretch marks: the causes

But then, concretely, why does the skin crack? Well, red stretch marks have several possible causes !

It can break down following very significant weight gain or loss but also following a sudden hormonal imbalance , such as during pregnancy or adolescence. As is often the case when it comes to skin and health, genetics also come into play. In other words, if your parents have stretch marks, you're more likely to get them!

Taking certain cortisone-based medications is also a cause of the appearance of red stretch marks . Indeed, corticosteroids are known to disrupt the production of collagen and elastin.

Stretch marks are common skin lesions . It is also estimated that around 40% of men have them compared to 70% of women. Most of the time, we see them happening on the chest, thighs, stomach and buttocks. In men, we can also see them appearing on the arms, behind the knees and in the lower back.

When they appear, stretch marks are often red and purplish, this is called the inflammatory phase . Over time, they turn white and eventually lose volume. This is the scarring phase . Good news, when stretch marks are red or purplish it is possible to reduce them.

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Who can get stretch marks?

Red stretch marks can affect everyone, from adults to teenagers !

As far as women are concerned, several events can promote the appearance of stretch marks:

  • pregnancies, especially among young women
  • rapid and significant weight gain (outside of pregnancy and during)
  • large babies, who widen the pelvis more and pull the skin of the belly
  • after childbirth, with the drop in hormones and the skin regaining its shape.

For everyone, men and women, the most likely causes of the appearance of red stretch marks are:

  • adolescence and its hormonal upheavals
  • excessive stress
  • intensive sports practice and especially weight gain (excessive and rapid demand on the elasticity of the skin)
  • significant weight gain or loss.

More rarely, stretch marks may be due to Cushing's syndrome . Excess corticosteroids in the body disrupt the production of collagen. As a result, the skin can crack almost everywhere.

How to prevent the appearance of new stretch marks on the skin?

A healthy lifestyle

There are several solutions to get through stretch marks. First, take care of yourself by promoting a varied and balanced diet . Rapid and excessive weight gain is thus controlled. Thus, you benefit from a multitude of nutrients which contribute to the good condition and suppleness of your skin . Some tips for a balanced diet:

  • limit sweet, salty, industrial and fatty foods
  • favor seasonal fruits and vegetables (antioxidants)
  • consume foods rich in vitamin E (avocado, hazelnuts, rapeseed oil, wheat germ, etc.)
  • consume foods rich in vitamin A (orange fruits and vegetables: carrot, apricot, orange, pepper, etc.)
  • add essential fatty acids to all your dishes: salmon, herring, sardines, vegetable oils, salad, spinach, cabbage, etc.

Don't forget that a balanced plate is vegetables, proteins and starchy foods! Water should also be drunk throughout the day. It is very useful in helping the organs do their job as they should!

Anti-stretch mark treatments with proven effectiveness

Secondly, taking care of yourself also means using organic and natural beauty products , which are gentler on the skin! The goal is to protect the skin's hydrolipidic film and provide it with good, true hydration every day.

Finally, to perfect this routine, in known times of hormonal changes (adolescence or pregnancy), trust the natural products of Laboratoires Téane ! Formulated with natural active ingredients , the products support the skin by improving its elasticity. The First Treatment Stretch Mark Cream will act on skin dysfunctions caused by hormonal variations. It will protect elastin fibers and activate collagen production to protect the skin from stretch marks. To complement the actions of the cream, the Generous Soothing Oil will, for its part, improve the elasticity of the skin, provide suppleness and nutrition.

How to get rid of red stretch marks?

The SOS Stretch Mark Balm from Laboratoires Téane

If despite all your efforts your skin gives way, know that there are effective natural ways to reduce the appearance of red stretch marks !

As soon as they appear, apply the organic SOS Stretch Mark Repair Balm twice a day, taking the time to massage your skin.

This balm contains 98% ingredients of natural origin . It is certified organic by Ecocert and Cosmebio! Inside, we find the patented extract of Cassia Alata and that of Centella Asiatica . The combination of these two plants offers infallible action in terms of cell regeneration and tissue repair . Cassia Alata extract also relieves skin irritation caused by stretch marks. To hydrate the skin as much as possible, ingredients like argan, avocado and sunflower oil, as well as shea butter are present in the formula!

With two applications per day on purplish-red stretch marks as soon as they appear, for two months, you will see their color become less bright. The figures speak for themselves: 100% of people who tried it found the color of their stretch marks less red and 83% of them found them reduced!
Originally formulated for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women, this balm can actually be used on all skin types . In fact, the mechanism of stretch marks remains the same whether you are a man, a woman, an adult or an adolescent!

To complete the actions of SOS Stretch Mark Balm

  • Perform gentle scrubs once a week
  • Massage your skin regularly to activate microcirculation
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Complete the actions of SOS Vergeturs Balm with our Fresh Firming Milk as part of the Stretch Mark Repair Program .

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