Causes and Home Remedies for Dark elbows and knees
An even skin tone adds to your beauty and having dark knees and elbows can detract from it.
This is a common issue that can make one self-conscious about wearing short-sleeve dresses and tops as well as skirts and shorts
The skin around the elbows and knees is usually thicker and has more folds than its surrounding skin. Also, because there are no oil glands in these areas, this skin tends to be drier.
So, when proper care and hygiene is not maintained, the skin on knees and elbows becomes much darker than other parts of your body.
Some other factors that contribute to dark elbows and knees are frequent rubbing, overexposure to the sun, genetic factors, dry skin, hormonal imbalance, obesity, dead skin buildup and increased melanin pigment.
There are various natural remedies to get rid of dark elbows & knees. Lemon is one of them.
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.
- Apply lemon juice on your elbows and knees and massage gently for a few minutes. Leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and apply a moisturizing lotion.
You can also extract the juice of 1 lemon and mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Apply it on the affected areas and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash the mixture off with water.
- Follow either of these remedies once daily for a couple of weeks.
- After applying lemon juice, avoid sun exposure for the next 3 hours.
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