If you have dark spots on your legs, you are likely to have something called hyperpigmentation. It is often caused by excess melanin in your body. Though this is a harmless condition, the excess pigment can be unsightly. They might be caused by simple aging, or they might be an inflammation that occurs after skin infections, acne breakouts, wounds or other issues that make your skin react in a negative way. Simple home remedies could lighten the dark spots on legs.
When you’re ready to get rid of the dark spots on your legs, give these remedies a try:
1. Turmeric, Lemon Juice and Yogurt
Mix together a blend of ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp yogurt and 5 drops of lemon juice. Mix the ingredients together and apply it to the spots, leaving it on for at least ten minutes. It takes a while for this to work, so try it every day for a few weeks.
2. Lemon Juice
Lemons have natural bleaching properties. Apply lemon juice to the spots and leave it there for half an hour. Repeat this twice a day. You might have to continue the treatment for 2 months before you see complete results. For those with sensitive skin, it recommended to dilute the juice with water, honey and rosewater.
3. Aloe Vera
This renowned natural remedy can be used for almost any kind of healing, including the healing of dark spots on your legs. Break open a fresh aloe leaf and rub it over the spots. Leave it on for at least half an hour, and try it at least twice a day. You will notice the dark spots fading within a month’s time.
4. Castor Oil
This is yet another proven way to treat dark spots. Apply castor oil with a cotton ball, once in the morning and once at night. You can also use other oils, such as Vitamin E oil, almond oil or grapeseed oil.
This pungent remedy is known to remove freckles and sun spots. Apply it to the skin as a paste, or mix it with apple cider vinegar in a glass container and allow it to sit for two weeks. After those two weeks, strain the solution and apply it three times a day. Noticeable changes can be seen within one month.
6. Onion Juice
Slice up onions and rub the juice over the area two or three times a day. The bleaching properties of onions will help the dark spots fade. To create a paste, blend onion juice with honey and leave it on the spots for 15 minutes at a time, once a day. You can also add some garlic juice for stronger effects.
Finally, if you want to learn more, here is a video no how to get rid of dark spots on legs that might be helpful:
Keep in mind that you can use each of these remedies one at a time, or you can combine them to try out different remedies. The key is being persistent – these home remedies take time to work, and using them only for a few days won’t be enough to see results.