You’ve always wanted to show off your silky smooth legs or toned arms but are ashamed to wear shorts, mini skirts or sleeveless blouses because of your dark knees and elbows.
Dark spots in these areas can be caused by numerous factors. The folds in your elbows and knees make these parts prone to darkening. Not exfoliating sufficiently is one possible cause. Leaning too often on your elbows, or kneeling can contribute to darkening. Other possible causes are excessive sun exposure and dry skin.
Don’t let your black knees and elbows stop you from wearing clothes that would make you feel sexy and confident. The post below gives you eight DIY methods for getting rid of this problem.
In one of the recipes, you’ll need baking soda and milk. Mix just the right amount of milk to create a paste with the baking soda. Apply the mixture on your elbows and knees everyday. Within a week or so, you’ll notice significant result.
Baking soda is known to be an effective whitener, and is often used in DIY teeth whitening recipes. Milk, meanwhile, is a good moisturizer for the skin. You don’t only want whiter elbows and knees, but smoother skin too.
Another recipe would have you using turmeric, sugar and olive oil. You just to mix a teaspoon each of these ingredients to form a paste, and rub this on your knees and elbows in circular motions.
Of course, there’s a recipe that entails the use of lemon, which many people swear by. You’ll need to combine it with gram flour until you form a paste. Then apply and rub on affected areas. Lemon has long been known as a natural bleaching agent used in hair lightening.
Just be consistent with your beauty regimen and expect to see results in a matter of days or weeks.