[Ilovemyshape.com] During summer time when women want to flaunt their perfect tan or slim legs and or wear short clothes, dark knees then become the bane of their very existence. However, sometimes their plans to look sexy is inhibited by dark knees. People who suffer from dry skin are the ones who normally get dark knees. In fact, people with dark complexion also get dark knees. This problem can affect people of any age and gender. When this happens, the colour of the skin around the knees turns very dark, so much so that it stands out in contrast to the colour of the rest of your skin.
Dark skin is usually not recognised as a medical condition. It can be treated using many cosmetic products due to it being considered more of a beauty condition. However, the lotions and creams used to get rid of dark knees and elbows do not always deliver what they promise. Moreover, they tend to be quite expensive. This makes it necessary for one to make use of the best home remedies to treat dark knees. I Love My Shape explores some simple ways of getting rid of dark knees with home remedies.
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Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dark Knees & Elbows Naturally
Follow these home remedies to naturally get rid of dark knees and elbows!
Lemon is an antioxidant and it also has exfoliating and bleaching properties. Due to this, it can be used to get rid of dark skin or for removing dead cells on various parts of your body. Lemon also prepares the way for the reproduction of healthy cells.
To get rid of dark knees and elbows, cut into two equal halves a large lemon. Extract the juice from both halves, by squeezing out a little from each. This will give you two small cups of lemon juice. Scrub the half of each lemon onto your knees and elbows for 10 to 15 minutes and rub the pulp away. Use some loose clothing to cover them or try as much as possible to stay indoor after applying to infected areas of the skin. This is to keep you away from sunlight so that it does not reach the skin areas that have been scrubbed. Neither should the cleansed areas be touched by water. Vaseline or pure petroleum jelly can be used to moisturise the areas to make your knees feel softer and smoother. In order for you to see significant improvement, you will need to continue doing this each day for a couple of weeks or till your knees and elbows are lightened, and thereafter as and when needed.
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2. Fresh Lemon Juice, Olive Oil & Salt
Mix 1/2 cup of table or sea salt with 1tbsp of olive oil and 2 tbsps. of fresh lemon juice. In a small glass bowl, thoroughly mix the ingredients together. The lemon juice eliminates dead skin cells by acting acidic to uncover lighter skin from underneath plus it also serves as a mild natural bleaching agent. The salt’s grainy property makes it remove dead skin cells as it works as a gentle exfoliant. Additionally, the olive oil will serve as a moisturiser. For you to see a significant difference in just a few weeks, rub this paste onto your dark knees and elbows for up to 10 or 15 minutes every day.
One thing to remember is that your skin might be super dry if the lemon sting on the affected dark area feels unbearable. If such is the case with you, you need to use Vaseline or petroleum jelly to moisturise the affected area a night before you use the lemon.
3. Baking Soda Mixed With Milk
Make a thick paste by thoroughly blending these two ingredients (baking soda and milk). Rub it in circular motions onto your knees and elbows. Now use this treatment each day, till your dark elbows and knees are lightened. Note that if the affected area on your knees and elbows are cracked or bruised, it wouldn’t be a good idea to continue using salt or lemon ingredients thereon.
4. Coconut Oil & Lemon Juice
Coconut oil is not just quiet soothing, but it serves as a natural bleacher and hydrating agent. In a small glass bowl, mix 1/2 tsp. of lemon juice with one tsp. of coconut oil. Rub this natural whitening solution onto your dark knees and elbows and let it stay on for 15 to 20 minutes. After that, use paper towels to wipe off any excess lotion.
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5. Olive Oil & Sugar
Another way to get rid of dark knees and elbows is to form a scrubbing paste by mixing one tsp. of sugar with one tbsp. of olive oil. Now before you take your bath every day, you need to rub this scrubbing paste on your dark knees and elbows for a few minutes.
Other Natural Beauty Tips:
- We suggest you try a skin bleaching lotion for getting rid of dark elbows or knees if none of the above home remedies work.
- To prevent dark knees or elbows from re-occurring, remember to moisturise the affected area with a moisturiser like coconut oil, Vaseline or petroleum jelly after using any ingredient to scrub or exfoliate your dark knees.
Note that you should apply the above methods consistently and daily, then you will see the difference in few weeks’ time. The only thing you need is patience.
The Bottom Line
There are many simple yet effective home remedies for getting rid of dark knees. you can even use two or more of these natural treatments at the same time since these treatments are without any side effects. However, you need to be regular with the treatments when you want to get rid of dark knees and elbows. Follow I Love My Shape for more beauty tips.