Many of us have one common problem that is the dark knuckles, elbows or dark finger joints. They are formed due to many factors. They are the area that is exposed to vigorous friction, because of the extreme use that we put it through.
Be it during writing or sitting on a chair the knuckles, elbows and finger joints are always utilized the most. The main reason behind this is the melanin that forms in the body which causes hyper pigmentation. The sun’s ultraviolet rays cause melanin formation. The dead cells that accumulate on the skin cause darkening of knuckles.
Here are some home remedies to get rid of dark knuckles, elbows and dark finger joints:
A good scrub: A good exfoliation process is very important to get rid of these as the main reason behind them are an accumulation of dead skin as previously mentioned, therefore a good scrub will help you to remove all the unnecessary pile up of dead skin.
- Sugar and lemon juice
Mix sugar and lemon juice and apply this on your fingers and scrub it in circular movement for about five to ten minutes. You should do this regularly for a few days in order to achieve the desired result. You can likewise try cutting a lemon into half and rubbing it over the skin for some time before having a bath. This also ensures whitening the skin.