Stretch marks are common occurrences among pregnant women and obese people. The only problem with stretch marks is aesthetics i.e. they do not appear nice. Stretch marks occur when the elastin that the skin is composed of gets stretched beyond its natural limit. Some common causes of stretch marks are weight gain, weight loss, rapid growth during teenage, extensive exercise and pregnancy. Initially, the stretch marks appear purple colored or red colored but fade away into silver or white lines with time. But these marks do not diminish completely. Although a good number of ointments are available over the counter for removal of stretch marks, you can use home remedies which are much safer and readily available. Here are some of the best home remedies for stretch marks.