Do your elbows and knees look dry and dark?
This is because there are no oil glands in these body parts. There can be many reasons for the dark skin of elbows and knees such as too much sun exposure, dead skin, hormonal imbalance, friction, and certain skin conditions.
But it is possible to reduce the appearance of darkness with such home remedies. Here are the effective techniques to lighten elbows and knees fast.
Turmeric is known for skin lightening properties. Just like turmeric face pack makes skin glowing by lightening the face, in the same way, it can also remove the darkness of elbows and knees.
All you have to do is mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder with 2 teaspoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply this paste on your elbows and knees thoroughly. Wash with lukewarm water after 15 minutes. Follow with a hydrating moisturizer.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera is just perfect to lighten the elbows and knees’ dark skin. The chemicals present in aloe vera are Aloesin and Aloin may help to eliminate the dark skin.
You can use aloe vera straight from the plant. Simply extract the gel from the leaf and rub it on your dark elbows and knees. Wash with warm water after finishing the massage for 15 minutes. This treatment can be done on a daily basis.
A lot of people do not know that sour yogurt or curd can also be used for home-based skin lightening treatment. Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt and gram flour in a bowl to make a paste. You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder.
Apply it on the darker area and massage in circular motions. Wash it off with warm water after 15 minutes. Even this paste is effective for removing the blackness of the neck.
4. Baking Soda
Baking soda acts as a gentle cleanser and exfoliator as well which helps to clean the dead skin from elbows and knees. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and milk to make a paste. Now apply the paste on the affected area and massage it well. Apply moisturize after washing the paste.
This common kitchen ingredient has natural bleaching properties that help in fading away from the darkness from your elbows and knees. You can also use the above paste on dark neck and underarms.
Potatoes can help lighten the dark skin due to its skin-bleaching enzyme called catecholase. When you apply or rub it on the dark area every day, you will definitely see the improvement.
First of all, peel and grate the potato and take out its juice in a bowl. Now add 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix it well and apply it on your skin with a cotton ball. Wash it off with lukewarm water. This remedy can be repeated twice a week.
Honey is a great moisturizer for skin and when it mixed with lemon’s natural bleaching properties, it brightens the skin. This combination is amazing for your skin.
All you have to do is mix half the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of honey and make a paste. And then apply the paste on your dark elbows and knees. Keep it for 20 minutes and wash it. Apply it 2 times a week to get quick results.
7. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is the most popular natural ingredient which can be used for multi-purpose skin issues. You will love to know that your favorite coconut oil not only moisturizes the skin but is also able to lighten the skin.
Just massage coconut oil on dark areas such as elbow, knee, neck, and armpit every day. You will not get the results of applying coconut oil in a day. This skin lightening process will take a few weeks. Just keep doing it every day.
8. Sugar And Olive Oil
Sugar can be effective ingredient when you are trying to brighten and lighten elbows and knees. The following sugar scrub remedy will certainly help you by nourishing, hydrating, and removing the dead and dry skin.
Mix the equal part of brown sugar or white sugar with olive oil. Now rub that mixture to the desired area in circular motions. Continue this massage for 10 minutes and wipe it off with a wet washcloth. Apply moisturizer if required.
My Secret Remedy To Lighten Dark Elbows And Knees
I have been using this remedy for many years, especially in winters. I love the smooth and clean skin I get after using it. Today I’ll share this with you too, try and tell me how you felt.
To prepare this incredible remedy you need 2 tablespoons of cornmeal (Makki Ka Atta), 1 tablespoon of mustard oil, 1/2 teaspoon of organic turmeric. Mix all the ingredients and make a smooth paste. If you find this paste very dry, then mix a 1/2 tablespoon of mustard oil in it.
After mixing all the ingredients together massage this mixture on your elbows, hands (knuckles), and knees. You can also rub this on your feet and ankles. Massage gently in circular motions for 10-15 minutes. Now wash it thoroughly with lukewarm water again by doing massage in circular motions. You don’t have to use soap.
If you want, you can skip the turmeric option. Remember, only use lukewarm water to remove this mixture. This home remedy will make your skin smooth and clean.
How To Prevent Elbows And Knees From Getting Dark?
1. Whenever you wear short dresses and sleeveless dress, do put sunscreen on your elbows and knees. Because sunscreen will protect your skin from being dark and dry in the sun.
2. The second prevention tip is to deep moisturize your elbows and knees daily to avoid getting dry.
You will feel very bad when you are not able to wear your favorite short dress because of your dark eyes and elbows. You should treat them from this time so that you too can get the clothes of your choice. By using the above techniques, you will definitely be able to lighten elbows and knees.
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