How to Treat Dark Elbows & Knees With Home Remedies
Dark elbows and knees is one of the common problems which we women experience. Studies have shown that skin on elbows & knees are more sensitive in nature which even with exposure to harsh sunlight can cause much damage as compared to rest of the body and it only gets worse with ageing. It won’t be wrong to say for many women who wear sleeveless tops and skirts dark elbows & knees can get embarrassing! So, treat the problem of dark elbows (and knees) below we are listing home remedies that actually works!
Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent so it effectively works on the dark skin to reveal clean bright skin beneath. Rub half a lemon on the affected area, massage for a minute or so then leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. Try this remedy every 2-3 days and you will see results in a month.
Coconut or Olive Oil: Moisturizing properties of Coconut oil or Olive oil can eventually lighten the darkened elbows or knees area. Massage gently for a few minutes every day before going for shower and you will soon start to see the results.
Pumice Stone: Daily exfoliating your skin gently with a pumice stone while showering will also help in treating the dark elbows & knees. Make sure you scrub the skin gently while using the pumice stone or it can damage your skin.
Turmeric Powder or Sandalwood Powder: Make a paste using either or both of turmeric & sandalwood powder with plain water or rose water and apply it on affected area. Leave it on till it dries naturally and then rinse it off. Turmeric & sandalwood are known for their lightening and brightening properties and hence it will help in the curing the darkness of the elbows & knees.
Sunscreen: To avoid further darkening of elbows & knees, make sure you generously apply sunscreen to affected area before stepping out. This will prevent further darkening of the skin due to sun exposure.
Aloe Vera Gel: A natural moisturizer which has healing properties is an excellent remedy to treat dark elbows & knees. Apply fresh aloe vera gel generously on the affected area and leave it overnight.
Moisturizers: Make sure to invest in good quality body lotions or moisturizers because dry & flaky skin leads to dark elbows & knees. Moisturize your skin a couple of times throughout the day to combat the problem of dark elbows & knees.
Hope you will find these tips useful. Let us know if there are any other remedies you have tried and have worked for you by commenting below.