Beauty & Fashion | Dec 15, 2017

How To Get Rid Of Dark Knees Naturally

1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a good remedy to lighten dark knees and elbows. It has vitamin E that can help lighten the skin tone and prevent dryness by keeping the skin hydrated and moisturized. It can even repair dark and damaged skin.

2. Lemon
Lemon has natural bleaching as well as exfoliating properties. Also, it has a high amount of vitamin C that helps remove dead cells and lighten skin tone. It can also promote regeneration of healthy skin cells.

Follow either of these remedies once daily for a couple of weeks. After applying lemon juice, avoid sun exposure for the next 3 hours.

3. Yogurt
Yogurt contains lactic acid that helps lighten skin color . It also cleanses and moisturizes the skin.

4. Sugar
To lighten the skin tone of your knees and elbows, you can also use a homemade sugar scrub. Sugar granules help exfoliate dead skin cells and soften the skin.

  1. Mix equal amounts of sugar and olive oil to make a thick paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your knees and elbows and rub it around using circular motions for 5 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with a mild soap and warm water.
  4. Do this once daily until the skin tone around your knees and elbows lightens.
  5. Repeat this treatment on a weekly basis.

5. Baking Soda
Baking soda acts as a gentle cleanser, hence it is effective for treating dark knees and elbows. It can help remove dead skin cells and reduce hyper-pigmentation that forms around the knees and elbows.

  1. Prepare a paste with 1 tablespoon each of milk and baking soda.
  2. Apply it on the affected areas and rub it around in circular motions for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry the area thoroughly.
  4. Repeat every other day until you get the desired results.

6. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a natural skin lightener that will also keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. It can help maintain even skin tone and promote the repair of skin cells damaged by sun exposure.

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