Those annoying little black dots on your legs? They’re just darkened pores and the most likely cause of those is excess oil, improper shaving, ingrown hairs, dirt, and bacteria. If you’re ready this, that means you’ve had ENOUGH of those dark pores on your legs and you would like to do something about it. Fret no more, because these 7 tips will get your legs super smooth and dark pore free! So here are 7 ways to get rid of dark pores on your legs.
#1. Salycylic Acid
Salycylic acid is the main ingredient in acne cleansers, so it’s a good idea to invest in a body cleanser that contains salycylic acid. Not only will it keep random breakouts away, but it will also treat existing ones. Neutrogena Body Clear body wash it a great one and it’s pretty inexpensive!
#2. Warm Water
Warm water upons up your pores which in turn helps get rid of oil and bacteria. Think of when you’re washing an oily pan – you’ll always use warm or hot water to remove that excess oil. Well, the same goes for your skin – warm water removes excess oil better than anything else!
A no brainer here, but skipping exfoliation is a big no-no. Try this exfoliate once a week to remove dead skin cells and regenerate new cells. You’ll remove the top layer of dead skin, revealing new, smoother and softer skin. This will also prevent excess oil buildup and ingrown hairs. Click here for one of my favorite homemade exfoliating recipes.
#4. Baking Soda
Mix baking soda with warm water to form a paste. Apply to the affected area (even your face!), and leave on for 10-15 minutes. The baking soda acts as a deep pore cleanser, removing blackheads and minimizing pores.
#5. Take a Break From Shaving
Shaving is THE ultimate culprit when it comes to dark pores and ingrown hairs. If you’ve got nowhere to go, why not try and take a break from shaving? Or, try a homemade sugaring method which is cheap to make, painless, and works much better than waxing. Not only that, but you’ll be hair free for weeks and you can say bye-bye to ingrown hairs!
#6. Sandalwood and Coconut Oil
Sandalwood and coconut oil combined together make an amazing pore eraser – you can even use it on your face! Simply mix equal parts sandalwood oil with coconut oil and apply to affected areas. No need to rinse off as your skin will absorb the oils. Do this every night before bed and watch as the dark pores miraculously disappear!
#7. Buttermilk and Salt
Make a paste by mixing buttermilk and salt. The buttermilk provides moisture while eliminating dirt and bacteria, while the salt removes dead skin cells. Leave on to affected area for 20 minutes, rinse off, and pat dry!
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