7 Ways to Get Rid of Dark Pores On Legs

By Aniela / July 13, 2016

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.

7 Ways to Get Rid of Dark Pores On Your Legs

#1. Salycylic Acid

neutrogena for dark pores on legs

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 to get rid of dark pores on legs

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!

#3. Exfoliate

exfoliate to get rid of dark pores on legs

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. The hair follicle can sometimes get trapped underneath the skin, which can cause breakouts, dark spots, and clogged pores. Regular exfoliation can prevent this. It will also prevent excess oil buildup and ingrown hairs. Try one of our favorite homemade exfoliating recipes.

#4. Baking Soda

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. Baking soda is also a natural bleaching agent, which will gently fix discoloration of the skin and also help reduce dark spots, age spots, and acne scars.

#5. Take a Break From Shaving

no shaving dark pores on legs

Shaving is THE ultimate culprit when it comes to dark pores and ingrown hairs. A dull, over-used razor can wreak havoc on your skin, and is one of the number one reasons for dark pores on legs. 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

coconut oil

Sandalwood and coconut oil combined together make an amazing pore eraser – you can even use it on your face! Say goodbye to clogged pores and hello to perfect skin! 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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