Media personality, Bolanle Olukanni, recounts her experience with stretchmarks

Stretchmarks make a lot of persons feel very conscious of their body. It make people feel ugly and imperfect. However, Media Personality, Bolanle Olukanni has something to say about it. In a post she shared on her Instagram page, she wrote about how she felt insecure about her own stretchmarks in her teenage and early adult life and how she has been able to overcome them. She wrote; ''I first got stretch marks on my shoulders when I had my first Growth spurt . I was probably 12. All my friends would wear tank tops and spaghetti tops and I felt like I had to cover my shoulders. It affected my confidence during my teenage years and I spent my early early adulthood hiding my shoulders. Well , I finally got over it and I realized it’s not a big deal . So to women and men who have stretch marks and...

HEALTH: Foods that help prevent stretch marks

TVC E. You may wish that there was a solution or cure for stretch marks you already have, but the truth is, outside of improving the appearance of them a bit, once you have stretch marks they are permanent.   This means the best thing to do is to prevent them in the first place! It’s true that genetics and hormones play a role in whether or not you get stretch marks (so does epigenetics), but it’s also true that your lifestyle plays a significant role in your skin health and stretch mark development. Eating the way I recommend here does not guarantee that you won’t get any stretch marks, but it will improve the integrity and elasticity of the dermis layer of your skin (where stretch marks occur). In other words, you may not end up with stretch-mark-free skin, but I’m confident that the methods and foods I list here are known...