How To Get Rid Of Dark Elbows And Knees
We do take care of our body when we take a bath and mostly of our face to keep the skin clean and clear of pimples and blemishes. But, in all this we forget our knees and elbows that get exposed the most to the dirt and grime and due to this they get dark in color.
Dark Knees and Elbows often Occur due to Accumulated Dead Skin Cells
Also, due to accumulated dead skin cells and extra melanin in our body we tend to get dark knees and elbows. Due to this, we have to hide our dark knees and elbows under long clothes or sleeves. But here is the solution to this problem! Use these natural ingredients to get rid of dark knees and elbows and bring them up in open.
1# Lemon Juice With Honey And Sugar
Lemon has lightening properties that lightens the skin tone and takes away the dirt. Sugar is known for its exfoliating properties as it takes off the dead skin cells from the skin. Take the juice of 1 lemon in a bowl, 1 tbs sugar and 1 tbs honey. Mix them well and scrub your elbows and knees with this mixture for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.
Turmeric has skin lightening properties that improves the texture of the skin
Turmeric has skin lightening properties and it also contains cur cumin that inhibits the activity of melanin in the body and reduces the darkness of elbow corners and knees. Take 2 tsp of turmeric powder and mix with little water to form a paste. Add a little lemon juice to this paste and mix well. Apply it on your elbows and knees and let it stay there for 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and repeat this once in a week to get bright elbows and knees.
3# Olive Oil And Sugar
Sugar helps in exfoliating the skin and takes off the dead skin cells as well. Olive oil also helps in moisturizing the skin as well. Take 1 tbs of brown sugar and 1 tbs of olive oil, mix them well. Apply the mixture on the dark knees and elbows, scrub gently for 30 minutes. Wash off with water and a mild cleanser. Do this twice in a week to get soft and smooth skin and bright elbows.
4# Gram Flour
Gram flour has exfoliating properties that takes away dead skin cells from the skin
Gram flour is a natural exfoliator that keeps the dead skin cells off your skin and leaves your skin soft and glowing. Take 1 tbs of gram flour and add water to make a paste. Apply this mixture on your elbows and knees and leave it for 20-30 minutes. Wash off with plain water and pat dry. Apply some moisturizer too keep your skin soft and supple.
5# Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains glycol and alpha hydroxy acids that works well on the dirt and grime collected on the skin thereby improving the texture of the skin. Take 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar and 2 tbs of honey. Mix them well and then apply on your elbows and knees. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash off with plain water. Repeat this process daily for few weeks till you get light knees and elbows.
6# Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is very moisturizing and it fills up all the dry areas and cracks caused by dry skin. Its moisturizing nature helps in lightening dark knees and elbows. Take some cocoa butter as required and massage it well on your knees and elbows. The best way is to massage and leave it on your skin overnight. This will leave your skin soft and supple.
7# Baking Soda
Baking soda lightens the texture of the skin and makes dark corners bright
Baking soda lightens the texture of the skin and also brightens the skin tone. It also helps in removing the dead skin cells from the skin and renews it completely. Take 3-4 tsp of baking soda and add water to it to form a paste. Apply this mixture on your knees and elbows and massage gently in circular motions. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with cold water. Do this twice a week to get glowing skin.
Potato has bleaching properties that lightens up the skin and keeps it bright. Take 1/2 potato and cut into medium slices. Rub the slices on your elbows and knees and then let this juice remain on your elbows and knees for 30 minutes. Do this once daily to get glowing and fair elbows and knees.
Mrs. Divya Sharma is an avid writer with a vast experience of almost 15 years in writing career. She did her MA in English from IGNOU along with Diploma course in Journalism from YMCA, New Delhi. She has worked as a Content Manager with Times Of India, Noida for 10 years. Writing is her passion and she tries to give her best every time she writes on any given topic. Writing articles on home remedies is her area of interest and she has gained immense knowledge by writing and researching a lot in this field.