Have you ever wondered why there are dark pores appearing on your legs? Just like the blackheads on your face, those dark pores on your legs are caused by dirt, sweat, and oil clogging your pores and being oxidized by the air hence the brown or black color. It is understandable that you would like to get rid of them as much as possible but how? These blackheads don’t really respond to the usual over-the-counter acne remedies so how will you be able to reduce their appearance?
Fortunately, there are other methods for you to try to remove those dark pores from your legs. Here are a few examples for you start with.
Soak. The first thing that you should to get rid of dark pores is to open up the pores on your legs. The best way to achieve this is to soak in a tub with hot water. The hot water, not scalding hot, can open the pores on your skin to release any buildup in them. Go and soak for 15 minutes, making sure that your legs are immersed in water completely.
Salycylic acid. Salycylic acid is a useful ingredient when getting rid of dark pores. It is commonly present in many acne-busting products so it would do you some good to look for body wash products that contain this ingredient. Body wash products that contain salycylic acid can prevent breakouts from happening as well as protect your skin against buildup of dirt, sweat, and oil.
Exfoliate. Exfoliating your skin can also help prevent buildup in your pores which, in turn, can prevent dark pores from appearing. Look for a mildly abrasive scrub like baking soda and use it on your skin. Just mix it with some water and rub it on your legs to remove dead skin. Use small, circular motions when scrubbing your legs to get rid of any blockage in your pores.
Skip shaving. Shaving is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to dark pores on your legs. It is probably due to wrong shaving that causes enlarged, dark pores to appear. You can wax your legs to remove the hairs but it can be painful or use a homemade sugaring treatment to remove excess hair without causing you too much pain.
Use oils. Another possible method to reduce the appearance of dark pores on your lesg is to use oils to massage your legs with. Add two drops of tea tree oil to a tablespoon of olive oil and apply it on your legs. Massage the oil into your legs for a few minutes to help speed up the absorption of this nourishing mixture. Leave the oil in afterwards so your skin will be able to absorb it completely.
Pore eraser. This pore eraser is basically a combination of coconut oil and sandalwood and is easy to use as well. Simply combine equal amounts of sandalwood oil and coconut oil and apply it on your legs. Leave it on to let your skin absorb it properly. The combination of sandalwood and coconut oil can kill of bacteria while reducing the size of the pores so that it will be difficult for dirt, sweat, and excess oil from building up and blocking them.
As you can see, there are other methods that you can use to get rid of those dark pores on your legs. The best part is that they are completely safe to use and you can use them over and over again. Not bad, right?