If you’ve noticed, children have the most beautiful skin and true complexion. We all have had the same smooth skin once. But with time, our skin cells grew old, dull, damaged and dark. This is mainly because of the over-exposure to dust, dirt and lack of proper attention that’s required for our skin.
One reason for dark skin around knee and elbow areas is because there are no oil glands there. Therefore, these areas dry out very easily and collect a lot of dirt and impurities which are difficult to remove. Exposure to Sun (UV radiation) and elasticity of skin buildup dead skin cells and contribute to dark knees and elbows.
Darker knees and elbows are easily noticed on your body and can be one reason for your decreasing confidence in possible wearables (especially shorts and sleeveless). However, it is not a curse and you don’t have to live with it. There are ways in which it can be lightened. Here are 10 such home remedies for dark knee and elbow treatment.
Aloe vera helps to keep your skin cells hydrated and moisturized. It is also a natural skin lightening agent with antioxidant properties. It helps maintain an even skin tone by repairing skin cells that are damaged by overexposure to sun rays. All in all, it makes your skin smooth and supple. Aloe vera is often used as an intimate bleaching agent too as it is all organic and safe.
You can also mix honey with aloe vera for better results.
Baking soda is natural cleanser and is therefore, effective treatment for dark knees and elbows. It scrubs away the dead skin cells and also reduces the pigmentation that can form around your knees and elbows.
Turmeric is a herbal skin lightening agent and a great solution for dark knees and elbows. Turmeric’s healing properties can also be used as a natural antiseptic to treat skin related problems.
Note: Never keep turmeric paste on your skin for very long. It may stain your skin. However, there’s nothing serious to worry about. The stain will fade away in couple of days.
Lemon is a natural bleaching and exfoliating agent. It can be used as a simplest and easiest home remedy for dark knees and elbows.
Lemon also has a natural healing properties so helps to cure the cracking and dryness of the skin.
Natural Oils have skin lightening essentials in them and are therefore a great remedy for dark skin cells. Olive oil, coconut oil and almond oil are rich in minerals, fatty acids, and other nutrients that helps in nourishing the skin. These even repair dark and damaged skin.
You can also use walnut as a scrubber to the above mixture. 1 tablespoon of walnut powder will be enough to make a thick paste. Use it to scrub off the dark skin patches around your knees and elbows. Apply the solution 2 or 3 times a week for better result.
Gram flour or chickpea flour is another remedy for dark knees and elbows. It contains essential vitamins and minerals to nurture the skin, and also helps exfoliate the dead skin cells and blemishes.
Note: If you have a dry skin, it is recommended to replace yogurt with fresh cream. If you have an oily skin, replace it with milk.
Potatoes contain natural bleaching agents that lightens and reduces spots on your body. When applied on a regular basis, it will help maintain your skin tone.
Papaya is another natural remedy for darker skin; especially dark knees and elbows. It contains many natural essentials that helps in lightening and moisturizing the skin.
Honey can act as a natural treatment for the dark skin of the elbows and knees. It also has natural antibiotic properties which makes it more effective remedy.
You can also mix honey with Aloe Vera (instead of milk+turmeric) in the same way as mentioned above.
Mint is best for fresh breath, but its useful is not limited to that. It is also helpful for dark elbows and knees. Some natural properties in mint helps to lighten and whiten the skin.
Having an even skin tone adds beauty to your body and enhances your confidence to be in your skin. Try out these tips and let us know how it worked for you in the comment section below. We’d be happy to hear from you.
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