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Home Remedies For Dark Elbows And Knees
Jun 13, 2016
Home Remedies For Dark Elbows And Knees

Today most of the people having uneven skin tone. Especially dark elbows and knees distracts from even skin tone. This makes people conscious in using the short dresses.

This is because the skin around the knees and elbows are thick and dry. This is because there are no oil glands over the area. If proper care is not taken the area becomes dark than the other parts of the body.

There are also other factors that make the elbows and knees dark. They are genetic factors, obesity, increased melanin, dry skin etc.

So, are you worried of this problem? Then you can rid of it with few home natural remedies. To know them read the following information.

10 Best Ways to Treat Dark Elbows and Knees:-

1. Lemon

Lemon is the first thing that strikes our mind when we heard of darkness on the skin. Yes, it is really a wonderful remedy for various skin problems. The natural bleach and exfoliating properties and vitamin C of lemon helps in removing dead cells from the skin and promotes healthy skin cells as well as lightens the skin tone.

So, gently massage the lemon juice for your elbows and knees for few minutes. Leave it for few minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Later apply some moisturizer or moisturizing lotion over the area.

2. Baking Soda

It acts as cleanser and removes dead skin cells, hyper pigmentation around elbows and knees. It is simple and effective treatment. To use this remedy for your dark elbows and knees, prepare paste out of baking soda and milk.

Apply the paste on your elbows and knees and rub it in circular motion for 2 minutes. Later clean the area with lukewarm water. Repeat the process daily until you get the positive results.

3. Coconut Oil

It is one of the best remedies for lightening the dark elbows and knees with its vitamin E. It also keeps the skin moisturized and hydrated thus preventing it from dryness.

So, after every shower you can apply this coconut oil directly to your elbows and knees and massage the area for few minutes. Alternatively you can also mix it with lemon juice and apply. Leave it like this for 15 minutes and then wipe off. Do this daily for few days and you can see best results.

4. Mint

Volatile oils present in the mint help in stimulating the collagen in the body which helps in maintaining the even skin tone and makes your skin healthy and glow. You can use this mint like this, at first boil water with mint leaves in it. Later add lemon juice to the solution and then strain it.

Now, cool the solution and rub it with cotton ball over the elbows and knees. Next, leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse it with warm water. Repeat this for 2 times every day until you get the desired results.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric is the great spice for dark elbows and knees. It helps in maintaining the even tone to the skin and adds glow. To use this, you need to mix turmeric with milk cream.

 Massage this cream over the area for few minutes. Allow the applied paste to dry for some time and then wash it off with light warm water. Following this regularly for 1 to 2 weeks gives you nice improvement in the skin tone near your elbows and knees.

6. Almond Oil

Almond as well as its oil is good for your skin. As they are rich in skin nourishing properties, they can help you healthy and glowing even skin tone. So, massage your elbows and knees with this oil daily for 5 minutes before you for bed. After few days of usage you can observe a good improvement.

Instead, you can also use 1 table spoon of coarsely powdered almond along with little bit of yogurt and prepare paste. Apply it on dark area of elbows and knees rubbing in the circular motions and allow it to dry for some time. Now, rinse it off with cool water. Repeat it daily 2 times for few weeks.

7. Sugar

Sugar scrub can be used to lighten the skin tone by exfoliating the dead skin cells and then softens the skin.

Using equal amount of sugar and olive oil, you can make a thick paste and apply it around the knees and elbows in circular motions for 5 minutes. Later rinse it with warm water using a mild soap. Repeat it daily until the skin tone over the elbows and knees become light.

8. Aloe Vera

It is natural remedy which keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized making skin lighter. It also repairs the damaged skin cells and gives you even skin tone. This is a simple home remedy. All you have to do is, extract the fresh aloe.

Don't you worry about them once you start using any of these remedies at home.



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