An uniform skin colour makes you look good and dark elbow or knees can detract from it. Black elbow and knees is a result of some thick dead skin cells that forms easily as these areas have many folds in them as compared to the surrounding skin. When we are at work sitting on a chair with our laptops, we tend sit in a position by leaning on our elbows table or knees folded under the table. These areas are also free from natural oil zone hence the skin looks more drier. After a while the black skin starts looking very prominent and odd, can also be embarrassing at times when you try to flaunt in a beautiful short dress for a party or a boy wearing a funky t-shirt, the black area on elbow or knees can make you feel very uneasy. We all believe in an illusion that we need to have good amount of cash in hand to afford an expensive salon treatment, though it can easily be done at home.
Here Are Some Inexpensive And Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Elbow And Knees:
An effective cleanser and is easily available in kitchen helps in reducing the dark areas. Mix it with some milk and make a paste. Apply it on elbow and knees and scrub nicely in circular area and leave it for 10 minutes then wash with cold water. You can apply it thrice a week for better results.
Sugary Syrup With Olive Oil
Sugar mixed with little water makes a good syrup that work as exfoliate and olive oil acts as a moisturizer keeping skin soft. Make a good paste mixing syrup and olive oil, apply it on dark areas and rub for almost 10 minutes so that skin absorbs the syrup nicely. Wash it off with cold water using soap. You can apply it thrice a week to lighten the affected area.
Yogurt with Vinegar
Yogurt has natural lactic acid which helps in lightening of skin colour. Take 1 spoon of yogurt and add 1 spoon of white vinegar to it, easily available in your kitchen. Apply the paste on dark areas and let it dry completely. Wash it off with Luke warm water, pat it dry and do apply little moisturizer to skin. Apply it thrice a week for good results.
Lemon Juice with Honey
Lemon is citric in nature and acts as a natural bleach, honey helps to lighten the dark areas. Squeeze about 1 spoon of lemon juice and mix it well with 1 spoon of honey, the mixture of two is a treat to dark areas. Apply the paste on dark areas and leave it for almost 30 minutes and then wash with cold water. Application of the mixture twice a week will give good results.
In case if you are looking for an immediate solution to cure the dark elbow and knees, you can apply regular bleach by adding the bleach powder in more quantity thus making it little strong. Apply it in circular motion nicely. You can bleach the affected areas and can wash it off in 20 minutes. It will surely result in lightened elbow and knees, however do keep in mind bleach is not chemical free.
Lemon, tomatoes and grapes are citric in nature hence a good source of natural bleach. Regular use of any of these fruits will surely help in lightening the darker areas. Mixture can be applied easily with cotton. Do apply combination of 2 fruits together on alternate days, for almost 2 weeks and you will see the difference.
Try any of these cleansers to lighten your dark areas, however don’t expect miracles to happen overnight. Frequent use of these homemade tips will surely help you to get rid of black elbow and knees!