Stretch marks can be described as lines on the skin surface, with an off-color hue. Such lines are mainly found in the abdominal wall, below the umbilicus, but can also occur over the thighs and breasts. While pregnancy is the predominant cause of stretch marks, other reasons include gain or loss in weight, rapid growth (especially in adolescents), heredity factors, stress and changes in physical conditions. Medically termed as striae gravidarum, stretch marks are initially pink in color, but change to white later on. Mistaken for scars, they are essentially a flattened, thin epidermis, overlying gaps in the dermis, left by stretched or torn elastin fibers. Given below are some of the home remedies for getting rid from them easily.