I have seen many ladies with different skin tones facing skin problems like dark skin on elbows and knees. It is always very awkward to flaunt a cut-sleeves dress which emphasizes the dark-coloured elbows. Also, dark and patchy knees will keep you away from smart skirts and shorts too. Is the same problem stopping you from flaunting stylish attire even with well-toned body? So, let us understand the ways to lighten up the skin on elbows and knees. But, before we proceed, always remember that no beauty regime, either chemical or natural, can assist you in getting out of this trouble unless you devote proper and regular time to it.
The skin on knees and elbows is rough and harder in comparison to the rest of the body. It requires intense scrubbing to chuck out dead skin cells. Now let’s have a look at the sure shot ways to come out of this trouble.
Lemon juice, Coconut Oil, Brown Sugar and Salt
Put a concoction of sugar and salt on a lemon’s wedge and then rub it on your darker elbows and knees. Lemon includes natural bleaching agents which lighten and brighten the skin tone, while, sugar and salt helps to moisturize and exfoliate. Salt is one of the superb natural cleansing agents, which take out dirt. Brown sugar scrub works very well in removing dead skin cells and in polishing the skin by promoting blood flow. Follow up the process with a perfect massage of coconut oil, which is a nourishing moisturizer for skin.
Potatoes include superb anti-blemish properties. It even reduces the emergence of marks and the good aspect is that it is economical, ground vegetable that is always there in your groceries! In order to use potatoes for lightening the dark patches on elbows and knees, grate a potato and take out its juice. Apply that juice on your skin with a cotton swab and massage on the problematic areas.
Glycerin, Turmeric Powder, Milk, Gram Flour
Take half of glycerin, two spoons of milk, one-quarter spoon of turmeric powder and one spoon of gram flour. Mix them and apply the mixture daily for 20 minutes on your dark elbows and knees. Scrub the area gently. This mask can be an effective exfoliating pack. You may even follow the procedure with a gentle massage of mustard oil which will fade up the dark spots on elbows and knees.
Honey, Turmeric Powder, Tomato Juice
Prepare a blend of all these components and apply it onto your dark-coloured patches. Tomato is loaded with vitamin C and vitamin A nutrients, which are good for your skin! Tomato can naturally bleach your skin and make it glowing. Honey is a perfect skin moisturizer. This essential pack works very well to get rid of blackheads too. You may even add a small amount of turmeric powder to your regular moisturizer before going to bed.
Hydrogen Peroxide, Epsom Salts/Baking Soda
Hydrogen peroxide contains the natural bleaching properties. You just need to dip a cotton swab in the hydrogen peroxide solution and apply that on your skin. You can try this 2 times a day but do not forget to check the moisturize level too! You may use some cocoa body butter or Shea butter, which smells great. You can also make the use of Epsom salts or baking soda to lighten and scrub your dark elbows and knees.
You do not need to hide up yourself behind completely-covered dresses. Just try the above discussed tips and the results are definitely going to boost your confidence. I am sure you will end up putting on a strapless top along with shorts a few months later.