Home Remedies for Dark Spots on Legs, Knees and Thighs

Home Remedies to get rid of dark spots, scars, marks on legs

Are you facing dark spots and marks on your legs? I can understand as
when we are wearing short dresses those marks become prominent and of
course you won’t wish to show them to the world. Smooth legs with no
spotting are most of the girls desire but at time those dark spots would
creep up on the legs. They look unflattering and are definitely
unwanted. So, which are the ways with which you can surely get rid of
these dark spots. But firstly, know why these come up.

What Causes Dark Spots?

Dark spots on the legs can be due to various reasons like shaving,
pregnancy or they can be due to the vitamin deficiency as well. These
spots can be black, brown or reddish brown in color. One of the other
reasons for these spots can be mosquito bites. Yes, mosquito bites may
leave those temporary swelling of skin which is inflamed and is reddish
in color. But once it is scratched too much the skin area can become
dark and they looks like scars. Hence, insect bites can also be a cause
for this.
Hereditary conditions also have a role to play here. Even liver diseases
or syndromes are responsible. You can see marks on legs, knees, between
the knees due to that. Age spots and skin aging also cause them or even
the increase in melanin unevenly can results in patchiness on the legs
and other body parts. Over sun exposure is also a common cause that can
make dark spots happen. The discoloration and irregular skin tone can be
due to the melanin which enhances irregularly at certain places
resulting in that patchiness.
So, whatever is the cause, we just wish to remove them from legs, hands,
face or other body part. Here, we will be sharing these natural
remedies that you can try to get rid of the spots from the legs, thighs

Aloe Vera gelMany people love aloe gel. It’s not that this is a
soothing product but a very potential one to help treat the spots on the
legs, body parts etc. The skin healing and lightening properties of
aloe vera gel are well known which will diminish the appearance of the
spots on knees and legs.

  • Take 2 teaspoonful of aloe gel. Fresh gel is preferred so extract the gel from the leaf the moment you wish to use this.
  • Mix few drops of fresh lemon juice and apply that on the affected areas on the body or over your face.
  • Leave this overnight for effective results.
  • This will be helpful in curing the spots due to sun, mosquito bites etc.
  • Daily application of aloe gel will result in supple skin too.

Apple Cider VinegarApple Cider Vinegar is also an effective way
to treat the darks pots and marks on your legs. This will also cause
other skin problems like patchiness skin sagging, hyper-pigmentation
etc. Vinegar in the concentrated form should never be used hence follow
this method.

  • Take 1 teaspoonful of Apple cider Vinegar and mix that with 4 teaspoonful of filtered water.
  • Mix and using a small cotton pad or ball, apply this over the spots and keep for 30 minutes.
  • If tingling or burning sensation occurs, wash this immediately.
  • Apply this daily once in a day for faster effects in the spot removal.

Glycolic AcidGlycolic acid is a substance that is very ample
amount in the sugarcane juice. This juice is filled with this acid which
is known to chemically peel the skin. As a results, of that the skin
looks smoother and the dark spots will be gone.

  • Take some sugarcane juice and mix few drop of lemon juice in it.
  • Apply this juice over your spots on the legs and rub.
  • Rubbing or massaging helps the juice to seep in the skin nicely. Hence, the effects will be much faster.
  • You can wash the skin with mild water after 30 minutes or keep it even more of you can.
  • It will also show benefits in lightening the sun tanning.

Baking SodaBaking soda can effectively help in removing the spots
between the thighs, legs and knees. It will fade the dark spots by
doing little exfoliation and increasing the cell renewal rate so that
the skin looks flawless.

  • Make paste of baking soda and water in a small dish.
  • For that, you can take 1 teaspoonful of baking soda with some water.
  • Do not make this too runny else the application will be messy.
  • Apply this paste on the dark spots on the legs and other parts.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes then gently rub it off in circular movements to get rid of the dead skin as well.

Shea ButterShe butter is a high in moisture product which is
known for its skin healing and dryness curing properties. It is also
anti inflammatory in nature. This can also be used to get rid of the
dark spots between the legs, inner things etc. In addition, she butter
will promote the smooth skin and soft texture.

  • Take little bit of shea butter and then apply it over the spots and skin in general.
  • Application should be followed by massaging which boost the circulation of blood and also will cure the skin from dryness.
  • Dryness is also a cause of skin to look patchy other than the
    pigmentation, So, daily applying she butter at night with massaging will
    soon get rid of the spots on legs.

Cocoa ButterCocoa butter is another skin healing ingredient that
is sued in skin acre product. It will help in getting rid of the black
spots and dark spots on legs when applied regularly. Take cocoa butter
and apply that directly over the skin which is affected with dark spots.
Applying it during the night time and washing the next day is the best
time. Overnight is considered good as that time the skin is healing and
rejuvenating, therefore whatever you apply on the skin fetches enhanced
results. You can also apply cocoa butter rich products like Palmer’s has
a cocoa butter stick for dry skin and dark spots. There are lot of such
products which can aid in the removal of spots from the legs and facial

Oils for Dark spot Cure on the legs

Oils are also used to minimize the dark spots appearance on legs and
other parts of the body. Essential and carrier oils are healing in
nature hence, they do get rid of them within no time. Moreover, it also
helps the skin to glow and rejuvenate.

Castor oilThis oil is wonderful and is considered good for marks
removal and in removing the spots between legs, knees, thighs etc. It is
also a good remedy to fade the stretch marks which we have shared in a
post earlier which is: castor oil for stretch marks. Castor oil is a
thick oil which is very hydrating and contains ricinoleic acid which
actually works on the marks, scars and spots. So, if you have dark spots
and black spots on the legs then this can surely be tried to get rid of
them within few weeks. Application is pretty simple and mess free. Take
few drops of pure castor oil. Cold pressed oils are suitable. Apply the
oil on the legs and areas where the spots are visible. Massage the skin
and leave this for the entire night. It will get removed the next day
when you shower. Do this daily and results will be seen soon.

Coconut oilCoconut oil is also known to get rid of the marks and
spots on the skin. Take few drops of coconut oil and mix with ½
teaspoonful of lemon juice. You can also put tomato juice or orange
juice which will help to increase the efficiency. Apply this on the skin
and leave for overnight to work nicely. Next day wash the skin with
lukewarm water.

Olive OilOlive oil is very moisturizing oil which can be tried
for skin and hair. It can also deal with the ark spots issues on the
face and body parts like legs. Hence, use this quick home remedy to
utilize olive oil for dark spots.

  • Take 3 teaspoonful of olive oil and squeeze a lemon into it. The
    lemon juice should be fresh. Then add 1 teaspoonful of fine sugar in it.
    Mix everything with a spoon. Now apply this on the legs and gently
    scrub. You should scrub this till the sugar granules gets finer and
    finally melts. This can be done in the shower while you take bath so
    that this won’t be messy. Do this 3 times a week for faster removal of
    the skin problems. Additionally, you will get smooth legs and soft

Vitamin E OilDaily apply vitamin E oil on the dark spots will
lighten them and will make the legs shinier and smoother. Vitamin E oil
is available in the capsule form can be bought from the local shops as
well. Take a capsule and rub the content over the spots. Soon this will
show benefits in getting rid of those terrible spots on legs. Moreover,
you can also make a homemade scrub of vitamin E oil by mixing with some
olive oil and sugar. This scrub will exfoliate and hydrate the skin that
has patches, pigmentation and spots. You can also mix little bit of
potato juice as that also helps to heals the scars.

Honey for Dark spots on LegsHoney is believed to a skin healing
and hydrating substance that has the benefits of giving relief in
dryness. You can apply honey with various ingredients to cure the dark
spots. The spots on the legs can be treated with this simple honey

  • Take 2-3 teaspoonful honey, add 2 teaspoonful of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder in it.
  • Ensure that the turmeric powder is just the pure turmeric powder and no not have other spices in it.
  • Then apply this mixture over the spots and pigmented skin.
  • Rinse the skin with mild water after 40 -45 minutes.
  • This should be done daily for faster removal of the dark spots.

Tea Tree Oil for Dark spotsTea tree oil is an essential oil with
the potential properties to heal the scars, marks and spots. Therefore,
it will be wonderful in getting rid of the dark spots on the legs,
knees, thighs too. For oily face, tea tree oil is used to remove the
acne and their scars. The stubborn scars can be at times, really
difficult to get rid of. See Tea Tree oil for Pimple Marks and Spots

  • Take tea tree oil in a bowl around 7-8 drops will do.
  • Add 3-4 teaspoonfuls of water and mix.
  • Undiluted tea tree can be very strong, this is why we take the diluted version of it.
  • Apply this over the dark spots and leave for 20 minutes then wash off.
  • You can also keep it for long time period.

Turmeric for Spots and MarksTurmeric is a skin lightening
ingredient which is used in lots of fairness products. For marks and
dark spots too, turmeric powder can be used. It helps improvise the skin
tone and texture when used continuously.

  • Take 2 pinches of turmeric and mix this in 2 teaspoonful of milk.
  • Apply this on the affected parts of the body like legs, hands etc and leave for 1 hour.
  • This will show results within few days. Repeat this remedy daily.

Lemon JuiceLemon juice is one of the most used in natural
remedies that focuses on the scars, marks, fairness and dark spots
removal. Take a lemon and cut that into half, squeeze the juice from
this lemon and apply this fresh juice over the dark post on legs and
thighs. Keep this overnight and wash the legs in the morning. Using this
daily will result in soft, smoother and dark spot free legs.

Curd and Buttermilk for Dark spotsCurd, Yoghurt and butter milk
all are milk products which gives good help in getting rid of the dark
spots on legs. You can take either one of them and apply on the spots.
Leave for 50 minutes and then rinse the skin gently. Milk and milk
products like curd, buttermilk etc have the lactic acid which increases
the cell turnover which increase cell renewal and due to this spots and
marks are faded over the time.

Creams for Dark Spots on LegsOther than that you can also use creams and other skin care products like lotions, ointments etc.
There are over the counter drugs that can be applied once or twice in a day to remove the dark spots from the legs.

There are skin creams like Mederma which has onion extracts which can
help you make the skin look smoother and lightens the marks, this may
take time but it does show results.

Tretinion and hydroquinones are also considered effective when it comes to patchy skin and dark spots removal.

These were the home remedies to get rid of the dark spots on legs and marks from other body parts.

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