Who’s not ashamed of having dark elbows and knees? Everyone, of course.
Uneven dark elbows, neck, and knees is a common issue that can make one self-conscious about wearing short-sleeve dresses and tops as well as skirts and shorts.
The skin around the elbows and knees is usually thicker and has more folds than its surrounding skin. So, when proper care and hygiene is not maintained, the skin in these parts becomes much darker than other parts of your body.
Some other factors that contribute to dark elbows and knees are frequent rubbing, over exposure to the sun, genetic factors, dry skin, hormonal imbalance, obesity, dead skin buildup and increased melanin pigment.
You can lighten your dark elbows and knees with natural home remedies that bleach or exfoliate dark elbows and knees, as well as part of your neck
1. Baking soda
Baking soda slowly lighten dark skin patches and will cleanse your skin. Mix it with water to form a heavy paste. Apply on dark regions and let it dry for a number of minutes. Rinse after.
A crystalline compound in potatoes, catecholase, does wonders in regards to skin lightening. Grate a little amount of potato and mix lemon juice on it. Apply and rinse with warm water after 5 minutes.
3. Aloe vera
This is an all-natural skin lightener. Just pick a fresh aloe vera and scrub it into the dark region in your knees, elbows and neck. For best results, repeat the treatment daily.
Milk includes fatty acids and vitamins that lighten skin. You need to get a thick paste by mixing a tablespoon of milk, curd and flour. Apply it and let it sit for half an hour. Rinse off with warm water.
Directly rub lemons into your skin and rinse off with hot water, preferably after 20 minutes.
Home made sugar scrubs is perfect for the skin on elbows and your knees. Simply combine equal levels of sugar and olive oil. Rub on the affected pary using circular motions for 5 minutes. Wash off with hot water and mild cleanser.
Cucumber help skin lightens and prevents discomforts by moisturizing it. Just cut a slice of cucumber, and rub it against your arms and knees.
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