Monday, 20 October 2014

17 Best Natural Tips To Whiten Dark Elbows and Knees

Dark elbows and knees are usually caused by excessive exposure to sun, dryness,extra friction, accumulation of dead skin cells, improper skin care and some inherited factors also responsible for darkening of elbows and knees. However, here we have some natural tips to cure this problem. These useful natural tips and remedies will remove darkness from your elbows/knees and make them fair. Natural home remedies are helpful but it may take some time. Be regular and keep patience and see the difference within few days.

17 Best Natural Tips To Whiten Dark Elbows and Knees

 1 . Lemon juice

Lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C and citric acid is the best natural product for lightening skin. Take some lemon juice and rub it daily to your knees and elbows. Slowly and gradually with time you will notice that your skin has turned fair.

2 . Almond and Yogurt

Almonds are very good to lighten the skin tone. Almond has to be mixed with yogurt and applied on the elbows and knees and left for two hours. Wash off after that.This mixture can be used to lighten dark areas.

3 . Coconut oil and Lime Juice

Mix 1 teaspoon coconut oil with 1/2 a tsp of lime juice. Apply on your elbows and knees and wipe it away with a hot towel.

4 . Baking Soda

Baking soda is an effective and natural ingredient that helps in reducing the darkness and whitening of the skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with some milk to make paste. Apply this mixture on the dark areas of your knees and elbows and scrub it in circulation motion. You can repeat the procedure twice in a week until you are satisfies with the color of your elbows and knees.

5 . Sugar and Olive Oil

Mix equal quantities of sugar and olive oil to make a thick paste and then apply this mixture on to the black knees & elbow and then rub the skin utilizing this mixture for about 5 minutes. Then in the end wash using mild soap and water.

6 . Natural Oils

Natural oils like olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil contain vitamin E that helps to provide moisture to dry and rough skin. This is a natural method for keeping skin moist and soft. Olive oil also contains anti oxidants which are best known for repairing dark and damaged skin and making it fair and healthy. Apply one of these oils to your elbows and knees before sleeping to remove the darkness and dryness from skin.

7 . Turmeric Powder and Lemon Paste

Take 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and enough lemon juice to make a paste. Apply this paste on your elbows and  knees. Leave for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. Turmeric and lemon juice, both are best natural ingredient for brightening the skin. After this don't forget to moisturize your skin with olive or almond oil.

8 . Exfoliation

Exfoliation alone can also help you in getting rid of dark knees and elbows. Use a good exfoliating brush or a loofah to remove the dead cells from the skin. Exfoliate your knees and elbows while taking bath as the skin is most moist then and the results would be much better.

9 . Licorice Powder

Licorice as we know is a well known skin lightening agent and has been used in many brightening and lightening skin products like face pack, scrub, creams etc. It is a slow performing ingredient but with regular usage and time gives prominent results. It can be used with rose water,plain water or milk or yogurt(curd). Yogurt would be ideal as it contains lactic acid another great skin lightening agent.

10 . Mustard Oil

Mustard oil that can be also used as a remedy to fight dark spots. Simply massage it into the skin so that it will absorb the essential nutrients and will gradually regenerate eliminating dead cells. Go on with the treatment for 5-10 minutes then finally rinse it off with lukewarm water. Try to include this ritual in your daily or weekly beauty schedule.

11 . Gram flour, Turmeric and lemon juice

Gram flour is a wonder natural exfoliator and also has some properties of skin lightening ,so along with lemon (a natural bleach ) and turmeric with skin brightening properties works best in treating dark knees and elbow.

12 . Aloe vera

Aloe Vera gel is a good natural product for treating sun tan. It also moisturizes the skin, preventing dryness, which is an important reason of darkening the skin. Take the gel out of the aloe vera fresh leaf, and apply it on the dark skin of knees and elbows for about half an hour. It would help you in getting fresh skin.

13 . Sandalwood And Turmeric

Applying the paste of sandalwood and turmeric give you glowing skin. Take turmeric and sandalwood along with water to prepare the paste. Massage it well to get glowing skin.

14 . Borax Powder and Rose Water

Mix one cup rosewater to two tablespoons glycerine and three tablespoons borax powder to form a thick paste. Apply on the dark patches and rub in the mixture for about five minutes. Cleanse using tepid water.

15 . Yogurt and Almond Powder

Blend yogurt and almond powder in equal proportions, to form a creamy consistency. Apply on the darkened elbows and knees. Massage in circular motions for 3-5 minutes and leave for about half an hour and then rinse off.  Repeat this continuously for a couple of week and notice remarkable improvement.

16 . Lemon and Gram Flour

Lemon and gram flour paste is a superb combination of natural bleach, gentle cleanser and exfoliation that helps reduce dark shade. Massaging the affected areas in circular movements, helps remove dead skin cells, improving natural skin tone.

17 . Potato

The potatoes are effective source for lightening your skin. you can take the potato and rub it on elbows and knees. Repeat this procedure daily to fade the darker tone.