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Help For Dark Marks On Legs

by Biola
(London)

Q: I am black woman and I'd like to know what can I do to clear age black marks on my legs sustained as a result of picking and scratching with harsh objects when I was younger.


A: Hi Biola.

I have suffered from the same thing when I was younger and still have some remaining scars from childhood days.

The only thing that will make them fade completely is time and patience. I know that's not the greatest thing to hear but it's the truth.

For some reason skin on the body tends to be much more resistant to treatment than skin on the face so scars take longer to fade.

Even so, anything you can do to help the skin on your body exfoliate faster will also help to make the scars fade faster as well.

Using an exfoliating scrub made of coarse sea salt, olive oil and a few drops of your favourite essential oils will leave your skin smooth, moisturized and revitalized.

Using organic Shea butter is another thing you can try because it is very effective for removing scars and dark spots on many people.

One last thing you can add to your regimen is "dry brushing" (google the term to find out more). This really helps to get the old skin cells turning over faster.

While you're working on fading your scars it's important for you to keep them out of the sun because that can cause they to get even darker.

Hope this helps and I wish you all the best. Please come back and let me know what worked for you the most. :)

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