Men and stretch marks: health article by Nicky Pilkington
Seeing a man with stretch marks is just as likely as seeing a woman with the skin condition. The only difference is in how they develop the condition. Stretch marks are the result of a hormonal imbalance that affects the skin's natural production of collagen. The imbalance typically happens to women during pregnancy. While both men and women strength train by lifting weights, a man who lifts weights and has stretch marks is far more common because men typically lift weights to obtain muscle mass. Increasing muscle mass results in a change in the hormonal system.
When you see a man with stretch marks you will typically notice them on his shoulders because this is the area where most of the muscle growth occurs. In both cases presented, the hormonal changes affect the production of collagen that is needed to accommodate the extension of the skin.
Many products that are designed to treat stretch marks are also excellent moisturizer. A man with stretch marks may not be interested in the dual purpose of the product. A product whose main function is to repair the skin and rebuild the collagen stores is Rejuvine Cream. A man with stretch marks will feel comfortable using this product because it is absorbed into the skin quickly. At a cost of nearly $20, Rejuvine is inexpensive in comparison to products with similar benefits.
Another product that is recommended for a man with stretch marks is Mederma. This product has been on the market for several years and many people have reported success with using it, even on old stretch marks. A man with stretch marks may be especially interested in purchasing Mederma because it is typically sold with products for skin ailments, as opposed to other products for stretch marks that are sold with cosmetics. In addition, Mederma does not include feminine fragrance that is also added to products created for treating stretch marks.