How often have you refrained from wearing your favourite black dress, just because your knees are a bit too dark from your body? Well, it is time to effectively chuck all your inhibition with this herbal mask to get rid of dark knees.
Why are your knees darker than the rest of your body? The reason is because there are no sweat glands on your knees, which is why it turns dark and rough, and twice more likely to attract dirt!
What triggers dark knees? Sun exposure, friction, buildup of dead skin cells and dry skin can all cause your knees to become dark.
So, how does this aloe vera mask for dark knee cap work? It sloughs off the dead skin layer, locks in the moisture content in skin, works as a natural bleach, overtime removing the pigmentation.
Natural ingredients included in this herbal mask to get rid of dark knees are baking soda, lemon, aloe vera, olive oil and honey.
Honey moisturises the skin. Baking soda sloughs off the dead skin layers. Lemon works as a bleach lightening the skin tone. And olive oil repairs the damaged skin tissues.
Antioxidants in aloe vera help repair the damaged skin cells and help regenerate new clear skin tissues. Here is a step-by-step method on making this Ayurvedic mask to lighten dark skin on knees!
Take a teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl. Rough granules of baking soda exfoliate the skin, revealing clear skin underneath. Plus, it has anti-bacterial properties that kill the infection-causing bacteria.
Add a teaspoon of honey to the baking soda. Using a fork, stir it well until the two ingredients combine. Honey has amino acid, which acts as a natural humectant, locking in the moisture in skin, removing dryness.
Add 5 to 10 drops of olive oil to the mixture. Olive oil is packed to the brim with antioxidants that penetrate deep into the skin layers, help break down the intensity of pigmentation, lightening skin tone.
Add 5 drops of lemon juice to the herbal mask to get rid of dark knees. Citric acid present in lemon juice works as a natural bleach drawing out the impurities from skin. Keep whipping all the ingredients together until you get a smooth paste.
Cleanse the area with water and soap. Using a towel, pat it dry. Apply the mask evenly and using a gauze, wrap the area. Let the mask sit for 30 minutes.
Later, remove the gauze, sprinkle some water and scrub the area in a circular motion using the soft bud of your fingers. Keep doing this for 2 minutes and then rinse it out with cold water. Pat dry.
Cut the edges of the aloe vera leaf and tear it in two pieces. Using a fork, scrape out the gel in a bowl. Keep it in the refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes.
Take generous dollop of the gel in the palm of your hands. Massage it to your knees in a circular motion. Let it sit overnight. In the morning, rinse and pat dry.
Follow these steps using the natural ingredients to treat dark skin on knees diligently at least twice a week to see a visible difference in skin texture and tone. If you have any more tips on how to get rid of dark knees fast, do share with us in the comment section below!