How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on Legs

in Products, Skin Lightening Tips

Black spots on the legs are often the result of multiples scars or more accurately said, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These darker areas are difficult to accept for a lot of women as they feel they cannot dress like they want and cannot wear skirts or evening dresses. To make shorter: black spots on legs are painful for self-esteem.

Did you ever want to lighten these marks on your legs? Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on legs is a common and problematic skin condition that affects disaproportionately individuals of ethnic skin color.

Exfoliating and nourishing soaps to help remove black spots on legs

To get rid o darks spots on legs, a good exfoliation is good way to prepare your skin and eliminate dead skin cells that make your skin muddy.

The Makari Whitening Exfoliating Sop is a very popular product since it combine both exfoliating and soft lightening properties.

Dudu-Osun Black Soap
$15 pack of 6 via
The Dudu-Osun soap is not a product aimed for skin whitening at first. This soap has more a nourishing and healing effects than exfoliating. Its natural components make this soap perfect to cleanse, tone and fade skin disorders such as strech marks, acne scars and dark spots. It is advised not to use any bath glove with it, and patience seems to be the key, from what reviewers say about this product.

Whitening Gels to help getting rid of dark spots on legs

Chemical peels

Black spots on thighs and tibias are very often seen in patients with Olive or Black skin.  Dermatologist perform chemical peels in the dark area of the skin and combine the regimen with topical cream treatments.  The results are proven to be effective on the middle term: one can get rid of black spots on legs within a couple of months.

Skin cares

Here are combined skin cares to lighten localized hyperpigmentation patches.

To lighten scars on legs, the mainstay therapy would be a combination of bleaching cream, retinoid cream, glycolic acid or vitamin C as prescribed and supervised by a board-certified dermatologist, it is advised to:

  • Minimize further trauma in affected areas,
  • Achieve strict daily sun protection with sunscreen and sun protective clothing to avoid darker spots on legs,
  • Leg elevation when possible to improve circulation,
  • Frequent application of emollient/moisturizer, particularly after shower.

Laser treatment to eliminate dark spots on legs due to scars

Hydroquinone bleaching creams and laser treatments: the combination of skin whitening creams and local laser treatments on legs, while being constraining are one of the best way to get rid of residual scars and dark patches. Of course, a certified dermatologist will prescribe and supervise the whole dark patches removal treatment.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Carolyn Chow February 25, 2012 at 6:05 am

Thx for this article. I used to suffer from dark spots on my legs for a while. I made a soft treatment with proactiv solution products brand to lighten up my legs and it sworked quite well. But do not expect to remove dark spots on your legs quickly as it is a very soft method to remove dark spots on legs and other skin spots problems.

One of my friend uses a homemade cream made of cucumber and aloe vera to naturally lighten her skin… I’ve got to try this one day…



Joseph P. Dalley March 19, 2012 at 7:06 am

Thx for taking the time to comment Carolyn.

I don’t know much about Proactiv skin lightening products, looking forward if you can tell us a bit more about it. Aloe Vera is good for skin… go ahead.



Severin Tsang April 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

As having an south asian skin complexion, I feel hugly when I show my darks spots on my legs when I go out… My dark patches look almost blue!!! Please help me


monica77brooklynNY April 17, 2012 at 6:59 am

Do you have any product to advise for blacks spots on legs?
I tried a lot f skin whitening products but cannot find something really satisfying yet

I’m soooo fed up with my darks marks on my legs I can’t even put a skirt on sometimes!


Balucci gesmine April 25, 2012 at 4:55 am

Try dudu Osun natural black soap. It’s full of honey, plants and herbs and has very powerful brightening effect.. I mean NOT whitening, but brightening. It cleans your skin leaving it smooth and bright. This works as hell for all the body included legs… excepted on the face (some people use it on face anyway, but i’m not too sure it’s a good thing)


Joseph P. Dalley April 27, 2012 at 8:08 am

The Dudu Osun soap works a breeze indeed. It cleanse and make legs really smooth and bright. It’s NOT a whitening product but a very good cleanser and moisturizer; lot’s a women use it around the world for their skin routine. it looks awful with its black color but it’s due to the natural component; Note that there isn’t any conservative agent so the period of recommended use is limited Check the date on the package when you receive it.


Kessia james April 27, 2012 at 8:12 am

It’s been a long time I was looking for a natural cream or stuff to lighten my scars on legs… I was very sporty when i was younger a felt a lot playing football!!! Now I’m 19 and my knees and legs are full of creepy black blotches…
I cannot event put a dress on for going out! My boyfriend says I’m a leopard women ahah!
Aniway ther’s some prducts here I don’t know so i’ll check this out asap


Ontoo April 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

nice nickname! are your dark spots lightly blue? it’s the case for me…


Kritofersson May 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Just order a new bunch of dudu osun soap for my wife and myself. I works well! I mean great! I was skeptical but reading the reviews made me want to try it on. It’s a bit harsh teh first time but guess skin has to accommodate.

Sheryl got very little irritation due to the cleansing effect, but now everything is perfect. Her scars marks begin to fade slightly on the tibia and knees. It a real curing product I would say


Morraine buteyo September 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

Am a worrried lady,i have this black spots on my arms,legs and thighs,how can i access the products here in kenya,am desperate,pliz someone out there help me!!,am tired of covering my body,i nid to look gr8 for my man,now that my wedding is around the corner!,can someone out there give me this wedding gift?


Taylor September 5, 2012 at 6:47 am

Hi there, I am excited to try Dudu-Osun soap Black Soap. I am more exited to see these black spots out of my legs. Haha! My friend advised me to use the same product and told me it was really effective, however i have sensitive skin. Do you have any knowledge if it could cause allergic reaction? I have to make sure before trying so…thank you


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