Tested Remedies To Lighten Dark Elbows & Knees

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It's only when we pick out that short, cute dress or a sleeveless top that we notice our dark elbows and knees, effectively dampening our mood and preventing us from wearing what we want.

What if we say, there are home remedies for dark knees and elbows that can show results better than your expensive spa treatments, minus the exorbitant cost. Would you give it a try? Then, read on.

Simple bleaching, exfoliation and moisturising, and you can permanently bid adieu to those unsightly patches. No hitches.

The skin on your knees and elbows tends to be thicker with more folds. As there are no oil glands in these areas, it gets drier soon.

Without proper hygiene and enough miniaturization, the flaky skin, which is dry, subsequently attains dark patches.

It is not just what you do, but there are external factors too that equally contribute to the condition like hormonal imbalance, obesity, dead skin buildup or increase in the melanin production.

All the herbal ingredients for dark elbows and knees curated in this article are skin-safe and are proven to show results 99% of the time.

So, what are you waiting for, here are Ayurvedic masks for dark elbows. Have a look.

Remedy 1: Lemon

Citric acid, vitamin C and natural bleaching properties in lemon juice remove dead skin cell buildup, lightening skin tone.

lemon

Take a lemon, cut in half.

rub the lemon

Slowly scrub the lemon on the dark elbows and knees, in a circular motion. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then rinse. Repeat this natural remedy every day to see a visible difference in the skin tone.

Remedy 2: Aloe Vera

aloe vera

Aloe vera contains antioxidants, which not just remove pigmentation from the skin but also promote regeneration of new skin cells.

step 2

Cut open an aloe vera leaf and extract its gel in a bowl.

step 3

Rub the gel on the elbows and knees.

step 3

Let it stay for 20 minutes, then scrub and rinse it off with warm water.

Remedy 3: Potato

potato

Potato is a rich source of skin-lightening enzymes that slough off the dead skin cells, reducing darkness of the skin.

step 1 potato

Cut a potato into thin slices. Rub it on the affected area. After 5 minutes, rinse it clean.

step 2 potato

Repeat this home remedy for dark knees and elbows daily to see a visible change in your skin tone.

If you have any more tips on how to lighten dark elbows and knees, do share them with us at the comment section below.

Story first published: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 18:06 [IST]
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