Stretch Marks Outbreak

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I am 19 years old and I've been noticing that this year I got a major amount of visible stretch marks. I know they're nothing to be ashamed of but they're getting really bad. I'm a healthy student, I got to the gym 5 times a week, I'm not overweight. I have developed stretch marks around my waist (purple), on my biceps (white), on my butt (white) and between armpits and chest (white). 

I drink around 8 glasses of water a day to keep myself hydrated, I stopped taking hot showers since it can make the skin dry, I also only take one shower a day, and I apply coconut oil every night before I sleep. Yet recently I've gotten some tiny pinks ones between my arm and bicep. 

Can anyone please advise me on how to treat these and how to prevent them from coming? It's a little embarrassing being 19 and not being able to take off my shirt or wear shorts. Cheers!

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    EDIT: I've stopped growing since I was 18 (5"8), not sure if that's important. 

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    Purple stretch marks will be the ones i will be concerned about. It would mean you are not getting enough blood in those tissues. 

    Coconut oil is good as a hydrating lotion. 

    So you have pain anywhere or rashes  where you get these marks? 

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      Your only 19, and healthy, go to gym, etc. So i would be concerned with the purple stretch marks. 

      Not sure how to visualize how it looks.... but i would recommend shiwng it to a doctor. 

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    My Dear You should take more shower in a day and use olive oil, you must share it to your Doctor please. Wishing you good luck.


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