Causes of easy bruising on the legs
According to experts, bruises on the legs and arms are common when a person ages.
The same problem in children and young people may be due to poor diet or illness.
Some people are predisposed to develop bruising for no apparent reason.

Other causes:

  • It may be due to blood clotting problems.
  • Corticosteroid medications and some dietary supplements (Ginkgo and fish oil)
  • People who take anticoagulant medications may have frequent bruising

Elderly people often suffer from capillary fragility and therefore blood vessels break even after a light collision.


Treatment for bruises on the legs 

Medications used for strokes should not be applied around the eye, mouth and nose.
In addition, it is important:

  • Do not drain the bruise with the help of a sharp object
  • Avoid any intense physical activity so as not to aggravate the hematoma

Here are some of the treatments that can be done at home to reduce bruising on the face and other parts of the body:

Ice : one of the easiest and most effective ways to eliminate bruising is an ice pack , but only during the first 24 hours after the trauma. Take the ice and wrap it in a cloth.
Place this compress over the area of ​​the bruise for 15 minutes every hour to reduce bruising. This helps reduce swelling and relieves pain.

Hot packs: in addition to ice packs, hot packs can be used to reduce bruising.
Make a warm compress and place it on the affected area to decrease the pain. Remember that cold compresses work well for recent sprains, bruises and bruises.
In contrast, hot compresses are used to treat a subacute injury (two days after the blow).

Medications : do not take analgesics such as aspirin or warfarin. Instead, it is better to take paracetamol to reduce pain (Efferalgan).
This medication is for sale without a prescription and helps in the treatment of skin bruises.
Vitamins and other supplements can increase the chances of developing bruising, therefore, you have to talk to the doctor when taking supplements.

Arnica : Arnica is a natural medicine that is used for the treatment of bruises, it can be bought without a prescription.
For dark or swollen bruises, apply the arnica gel every three hours in the area of ​​the bruise.

  • Helps reduce ecchymosis and swelling
  • Brightens the bruise

However, after the first application, in case of redness or itching, it means that the skin is allergic to arnica and therefore its use must be interrupted.

Eating healthy foods : Eating foods rich in vitamin C and vitamin K helps prevent the formation of ecchymoses since vitamin C and vitamin K are necessary for blood clotting and healing.
Foods rich in vitamin C are:

  • Lemons
  • Black currant
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges

Foods rich in vitamin K are dark green vegetables such as:

  • Spinach
  • Brécoles
  • Col

Grape seeds can also be added to the diet, since they have antioxidant properties that help reduce the formation of frequent bruises.

Rest : a common advice is rest.
The elevated part of the injured body is advisable, in this way blood flows to the heart. This clarifies the bruise.

For example, in case of bruises on the thigh, you have to put the leg on a table (on a pillow).


How to hide the bruises?

To choose the right makeup, it is necessary to pay attention to the colors of the bruise.
The blue hematoma is hidden with the yellow makeup.
For a bruise of red color you have to use a light brown makeup.

The best type of makeup is a concealer that can be spread over the bruise, do not apply creams before the concealer because the bruise is not covered well and the effect of the makeup lasts less time.

When using make-up on a bruise, the bruise should be completely covered, making sure to cover the actual edges of the bruise as well.
In this way, the makeup hides the bruise and the skin does not seem unnatural or irregular.


How long do the bruises on the body last?

When the blood is reabsorbed, the bruise changes color. Therefore, the color of the contusion indicates how much time it takes for it to disappear.
When the blood begins to appear under the skin, the bruise is reddish in color.
After a couple of days, the hemoglobin of the hematoma changes color.
The bruise turns bluish-purple or black 1 or 2 days after the stroke.
After about 5-10 days, the ecchymosis may start to look slightly yellowish or greenish.
Then, the hematoma becomes brownish-yellow or brown about 10-14 days after the trauma. Generally, bruising takes 2-3 weeks to go away.
However, in some cases, the hematoma may last at least a month, especially in the elderly.