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How to Get Rid of Dark Pores on Legs

author image Kelly Sundstrom
Kelly Sundstrom is a national special needs spokesperson and writer. She writes content for major brands, magazines and newspapers, including Gather News, STACK Magazine, Colgate, Kudzu, LIVESTRONG and Lowe's Home Improvement. She currently has over 6500 digital and print articles in publication. Her awards include the 2012 Skyword High Flyer Award and the 2009 Demand Media Top Content Creator Award.
How to Get Rid of Dark Pores on Legs
A woman is soaking in a hot bathtub. Photo Credit Caroline Klapper/iStock/Getty Images

Dark pores are caused by impurities becoming trapped inside the skin. These impurities, including sebum, excess oil, dirt and bacteria, become lodged inside the pores and are oxidized, turning the pores brown. Often referred to as blackheads, dark pores can occur anywhere on the body, and can be difficult to eliminate because they do not usually respond to over-the-counter acne products. When dark pores appear on the legs, there are certain treatments and remedies that can be used to effectively eliminate them.

Step 1

Soak the legs in a hot bathtub to open the pores and loosen dead skin. Fill a bathtub full of hot water, but not hot enough to scald the skin. Soak in the hot bath for at least 15 minutes, making sure to completely cover the areas affected by dark pores.

Step 2

Exfoliate the skin using a natural, mildly abrasive scrub, such as baking soda. Pour 1 tablespoon of baking soda into your hand, and mix 1 teaspoon of warm water into it. Spread the baking soda paste onto the area affected by dark pores, and gently massage it in using small, circular motions for three to four minutes.

Step 3

Massage the legs with a tea tree oil mixture that will keep the pores free of bacteria. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil into your palm, and mix 2 drops of tea tree oil into it. Massage the oils into the areas affected by dark pores for at least three minutes. Allow the oils to remain on the skin and soak in.

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