Dark spots or pores creep up on your legs due to various reasons. It can be pigmentation, shaving or waxing, careless or nonexistent skin care routine or simply your body’s ageing process.
One way to treat those dark pores and marks is to invest in cosmetic procedures, but it can be quite expensive. Another, economical and easier way, is to head down to your kitchen and grab these natural ingredients lying around in every household and get to work on your pores.
All these remedies are natural, quick and do not require a lot of products. Try all these and see which works best for you. You can then make it a part of your nighttime skincare routine.
1 Use a slice of lemon.
Lemon is an abundant source of Vitamin C and has great antioxidants properties. Rub a slice of lemon or two on your legs every morning and night and you'll see visible results soon. Do it twice or thrice a week and you won't ever have dark pores on your legs again.
2 Onion juice also helps.
Mix onion juice with some honey and apply on the spots with the help of a cotton ball. This will make the process less messy. After the massage let it sit for a couple of minutes and then wash it off. Then apply some moisturizer.
Onion is packed with sulfur and not only heals dark pores but also improves the texture of the skin and rejuvenates it.
3 Baking soda and water mixture.
Baking soda is great for exfoliation and removing dark spots. Mix it with a little amount of water as you form a somewhat thick paste. Make sure that it isn't too runny or you'll have trouble applying it effectively.
Apply the mixture on the dark spots on your legs and elsewhere and leave it on for 15-20 minutes till it dries. Now rub it off gently in circular motions. That way you'll also get rid of the dead skin. Now wash it off.
4 Honey, turmeric and lemon juice
All the three ingredients when mixed together become one of the most effective bleaching and cleaning products. Take equal amounts of honey and lemon juice (2-3 tablespoons) and add a pinch of pure turmeric powder to it. Make a paste and apply on the legs. Leave it on for 40-45 minutes and then wash it off. You can make it a part of your nightly routine as it produces great results in a short time.
5 Mix coconut oil and lemon juice.
Coconut oil is an amazing natural product full of health, wellness and beauty benefits. A few drops of pure coconut oil added to a half teaspoon of lemon juice will do wonders for your dark pores. You can also add tomato juice or orange juice to this mixture to just enhance the overall effectiveness. Massage it gently on your legs and leave overnight. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer and mixed with the Vitamin C of the citrus ingredients, it will not only clean your pores but make your skin smooth too.
6 Aleo vera gel
No beauty regimen is complete without some aloe vera in it. It has great healing and lightening properties. It soothes the skin like magic and the dark pores on your legs do not stand a chance against it.
Scoop out some fresh gel from the plant, mix it with a bit of lemon juice and apply this soothing and healing mixture on your legs and anywhere else on the body, for a cleaner, smoother and supple skin. You can leave it on overnight.
7 Use extra virgin olive oil.
Extra virgin olive oil is another natural ingredient with great health, wellness and beauty benefits. Extra virgin olive oil comes with higher levels of acidity and packed with Vitamin E and K.
Take a few drops of oil in your hand, and rub on your legs in large, circular motions. The acidity in the oil will exfoliate the skin while moisturizing properties will make the skin smooth and supple.
8 Don't forget cucumber!
Cucumber has amazing cooling and healing properties. It is packed with water. Applying it over your dark pores will give your legs the much-needed moisture and hydration. You can use it as a stand-alone product to treat dark pores or scars on your legs, or you can mix with lemon juice, aloe gel or olive oil to create an even better product.
Simply peel and cut up a cucumber, blend it in a food processor till you get a thick paste and apply it over your legs. You can keep it on overnight or wash it off after 20 minutes, that's up to you.
9 Conocunt oil and coffee grounds
Take about 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix 5-6 tablespoons of used coffee grounds in it. Mix it well so it becomes a smooth paste. Now massage it over your legs in wide, circular motions to let it seep through. After about ten minutes of it, let it sit for a while and then wash it off with cold water.
You'll be left with hydrated, clean and smooth skin.
10 Apple cider vinegar
Another great natural product that treats a myriad of different skin problems. Like almost all other products on this list, this one also comes with amazing health and wellness benefits.
Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with four tablespoons of water and make a paste. Use cotton to dab it all over your pores and gently massage. Let it sit for a while and then wash it off.
If you feel any tingling or burning, wash it off immediately. And always use it with other products, never in its concentrated form alone. You can also always dilute it with water and then use.