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How to Get Rid of Dark Spots From Mosquito Bites

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author image Jody Braverman
Jody Braverman is a health and fitness professional and writer in Seattle. She has been a personal trainer and yoga instructor for almost a decade and is passionate about movement and helping people lead active, healthy lives.
How to Get Rid of Dark Spots From Mosquito Bites
Don't let spots from mosquito bites remain. Photo Credit Michael Pettigrew/iStock/Getty Images

If you've had mosquito bites you also may have little dark spots on your legs or arms. Especially if you have fair or sensitive skin, those little bite marks can take a long time to go away on their own. The good news is that you don't have to hide your limbs; home remedies or a visit to your doctor will remove those reminders after the sting and itch are gone.

Step 1

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots From Mosquito Bites
Treat the bite mark as soon after being bitten as possible. Photo Credit lnzyx/iStock/Getty Images

Treat the bite mark as soon after being bitten as possible. The sooner you treat the mark, the easier it will be to remove.

Step 2

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots From Mosquito Bites
Apply vitamin E oil to the bite marks to encourage healing. Photo Credit jamais_vu/iStock/Getty Images

Apply vitamin E oil to the bite marks twice a day to encourage healing and reduce redness.

Step 3

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots From Mosquito Bites
Use rosehip seed oil to reduce discoloration. Photo Credit macroart/iStock/Getty Images

Use rosehip seed oil, a natural skin healer, to reduce discoloration and return normal skin tone. Apply undiluted rosehip seed oil to the bite marks twice a day until they disappear.

Step 4

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots From Mosquito Bites
Tomatoes, lemons and papayas have skin lightening power. Photo Credit Baloncici/iStock/Getty Images

Rub the flesh of tomato, lemon, or papaya on the bite marks twice a day until the dark spots disappear, says the Organic Facts website. These fruits are known for their natural skin lightening power. Allow the juice to absorb into the skin for 10 minutes before rinsing.

Step 5

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots From Mosquito Bites
A trip to the dermatologist may be warranted if the bite marks are very large. Photo Credit AlexRaths/iStock/Getty Images

Visit your dermatologist if your bite marks are large, very dark or resistant to treatment at home. Your doctor can prescribe a topical hydroquinone or retinoid cream to treat the scar. He might also recommend a chemical peel, according to an article posted on the Real Self website..

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