Post-wound marks, scratches, dark spots, mosquito bites and other such scars on your legs may make you feel embarrassed about exposing your legs in short outfits.. No matter how sexy and cute your outfit might be!
You would tend to reach out for only full-length trousers or dresses from your wardrobe, just to keep those annoying scars hidden. Don’t worry, you are not alone in this! Such scars are inevitable for all of us. But there are a thing or two that we can do to get rid of stubborn scars on the legs permanently!
In this post, you will learn how to remove dark spots on legs with natural home remedies as well as some great professional products and treatments.
These tips will also help you to remove age spots on your face. Age spots or freckles on the skin is a very common skin issue for those in their 40s-50s. They are also commonly known as liver spots. Without wasting any more time, let’s start off with these tips on how to remove dark spots from legs!
How To Remove Dark Spots On Legs
1. Remove Dark Spots On Legs With Wild Turmeric Pack
A face pack recipe for your legs? Why not I ask!
There is no rule book that says you cannot use a DIY spot removal face pack on your legs! After all, the skin on your face and legs is exactly the same. Try out this wild turmeric pack to lighten the dark spots on your legs using the topmost ingredients for your skin from the mother nature!
You will need:
- 1 tablespoon of Wild Turmeric Powder (available in stores as well as online on Amazon India and Amazon.com)
- 2 tablespoon of Raw Milk
How this turmeric pack will work to get rid of dark spots on legs
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Wild turmeric, which is known as Kasturi Haldi, Ambi Haldi or Kasturi Manjal, is a wonderful skin lightening and skin rejuvenating ingredient. It naturally has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help you to soothe down the mosquito bites on your legs.
By mentioning “skin lightening”, I only want to imply that it can help you to lighten up the scars, dark spots, sun tan and age spots on your legs. You can use this DIY just like you would use a typical wash-off face pack.
Apply it on the areas where you have the spots and keep it on for about 20-25 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and that’s all! Try this DIY to remove dark spots on legs once a week and you will start to see noticeable results in a month itself!
2. Remove Dark Spots On Legs With Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil is very potent in removing dark spots and scars on skin. With its regular use, you can fade out just any kind of blemishes on your skin very easily!
You can get vitamin E oil in the form of capsules. You just need to poke a hole in the capsule to take out the oil. After that, gently massage it in on the areas where you have the blemishes. Do this at night before you hit the bed. Doing so will give your skin an ample amount of time to absorb the oil properly.
You may also buy a bottle of Vitamin E oil if it starts working for you. Here’s an option: Health Priority 100% Natural Organic Vitamin E Oil.
Alternatively, Instead of using Vitamin E oil directly, you may also use any other kind of Vitamin E enriched oil which you might have readily available. Take olive oil or coconut oil for example!
3. Remove Dark Spots On Legs With Exfoliation
Exfoliation is always very helpful in reducing dark spots and scars as it removes the old layers of the skin i.e. the dead skin cells and promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells. This process of shedding old, dead skin cells and regenerating new ones is a natural process, but exfoliation just speeds it up for you!
There are three ways to exfoliate your skin.
i) With a Loofah and a Body wash
Take a dollop sized amount of body wash on your loofah and use it to exfoliate your skin with very gentle hands. Don’t be harsh with your loofah otherwise your skin might get irritated!
ii) With a Physical Scrub
Physical scrubs have tiny bits in them that help to exfoliate your skin and slough away the dirt, oil, dead skin cells, etc,. This kind of exfoliation is also referred as manual exfoliation as it requires you to use scrubbing action on your skin.
You can buy a gentle body scrub from the market that can help to remove dark spots on legs. Or, you can make it at home and save some bucks! The best natural scrub that you can make at home is the oatmeal and milk one. Just take raw milk and oatmeal in equal quantities and use the mixture to exfoliate your skin.
iii) With a Chemical Scrub
Acid scrub or chemical scrub may sound a bit scary, but don’t worry – once you would do a proper research about them, you would not find them that intimidating!
A chemical scrub is made up of gentle acids that “remove the top layers of the skin by weakening the lipids that bond them together, thus removing dull and dead skin cells and revealing healthy skin cells.” (Source: Dendy Engelman, M.D / Self.com)
There are different types of chemicals that are used in such scrubs. The most popular one is glycolic acid which is not suitable for those with dry skin. People with dry skin can use lactic acid based chemical exfoliant to remove dark spots on legs.