Dark elbows and knees are common problem. The main reason behind this darkness is that these knees and elbows don’t contain any oil glands in these places and this causes them to get dry easily and also dirt to get trapped in these area. But you can lighten your dark elbows and knees with natural home remedies. Follow these tips to remove darkness from knees & elbows naturally.
Baking soda is one of the most useful and effective home remedy for treating dark skin of the elbow and knee. It acts as a cleanser. It can help to remove the dead skin cells. Take one tablespoon of baking soda and mix it with milk. Make a thick paste. Apply this paste onto your elbows and knees and rub it in circular motions. Repeat this treatment every day or every alternate day, till your dark knees and elbows are lightened.
Yogurt helps to lighten your skin color. It helps in moisturizing the dry and rough skin of the elbows and knees. Mix 1 teaspoon of yogurt with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and get a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on the affected areas and leave it to dry. When the mixture become dry than rub the area in the circular motion for two minutes and rinse it off with warm water. Do this daily for a few weeks.
Lemon is the best natural bleaching agent that is used for lightening dark skin. Honey is the best moisturizing agent that moisturizes the knees and elbow. Take the juice of one lemon and mix it with one tablespoon of honey. Mix it well and apply this mixture on the affected areas. Leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.
Aloe vera helps to reduce the sun damage that was caused on the skin due to overexposure of the elbows and the knees. It also moisturizes the skin and prevents the dryness which may lead to darkening the skin. Extract the gel from the fresh aloe vera leaf. Apply the gel on the affected area. Leave it for half an hour and then wash it off with warm water. Repeat 1 or 2 times daily for a few weeks.
Coconut oil is a good remedy to lighten dark knees and elbows. Mix two tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of lemon juice in a bowl. Apply on the darkened skin area with the help of cotton ball. Let it dry for half an hour and wash off with water. Repeat this remedy once every day for 3 to 4 weeks for best result.
Therefore, By using above tips to remove darkness from knees & elbows you can have clean and clear skin all around your body.