How Do You Get Rid Of Dark Elbows And Knees

Get Rid Of Dark Elbows And Knees Naturally Fast

Are you ashamed of having dark elbows and knees? And alas, are you unable to wear sleeve-less tops or shorts or skirts because of your dark elbows and knees. And you have been trying to scrub off the “dirt” and dark spots with soap, but to no avail!

Get Rid Of Dark Elbows and Knees Naturally
Getting Rid Of Dark Elbows and Knees Naturally

Rough, darkened knees and elbow are a common problem. They become dark because of dead skin cells. Elbow skin is naturally thicker and more prone to moisture loss than other skin. On top of it, the wear and tear of leaning over them can further roughen the skin and make it coarse.

Don’t neglect your dark elbows and knees during body care and moisturizing regimens. In this article you will find methods about how to get rid of dark elbows and knees. To get rid of dark elbows and knees you don’t need to rush off to an expensive salon. Good news is that you can lighten your dark elbows and knees with natural home remedies for dark elbows that bleach or exfoliate dark elbows and knees. A word of caution is not to use any ingredient, if you are allergic to it.

Follow these home remedies for getting rid of dark elbows and knees naturally.

1. Lemon: It is an antioxidant. In addition it has bleaching and exfoliating properties, and so can be used to get rid of dark skin / dead cells on various parts of your body, including dark elbows and knees. It also clears the way for the healthy cells reproduction.

Cut a large lemon into two equal halves. Squeeze out a little juice from both halves, so as that you have two small cups. Scrub each lemon half onto your elbows and knees for 10 to 15 minutes. Rub away the pulp. Keep the cleansed areas away from sunlight by staying indoor or covering them with some loose clothing. However, do not put water on the cleansed areas. Moisturize the areas with pure petroleum jelly or vaseline. Your elbows or knees will feel smoother and softer. Repeat this process every day for a couple of weeks to see significant improvement. Continue with this treatment till your elbows and knees are lightened, and thereafter as and when needed.

2. Fresh Lemon Juice, Olive Oil and Salt: Mix 2 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice with 1tbsp of olive oil and 1/2 cup of sea or table salt in a small glass bowl. Mix the ingredients well. The lemon juice acts as acidic to eliminate dead skin cells, uncovering lighter skin from underneath plus it also work as a mild natural bleaching agent. The grainy property of the salt makes it work as a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells. In addition the olive oil works as a moisturizer. Rub this mixed paste onto your dark elbows and knees every day for 10 to 15 minutes to see significant difference in few weeks’ time.

Caution: If the lemon stings your elbow or affected dark area unbearably, your skin might be super dry. If such is the case with you, you need to moisturize it with petroleum jelly or vaseline a night before you use the lemon.

3. Baking Soda mixed with Milk: Mixed these two ingredients well to make a thick paste. Apply this paste onto your elbows and knees and rub it in circular motions. Repeat this treatment every day or every alternate day, till your dark knees and elbows are lightened.

Caution: If the affected area on your elbows and knees is bruised or cracked, avoid using lemon or salt ingredients thereon.

4. Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice: Mix one tsp. of coconut oil with 1/2 tsp. of lemon juice in a small glass bowl. Rub this natural whitening solution onto your dark elbows and knees and leave it there for 15 to 20 minutes. Wipe off any excess lotion using paper towels. Coconut oil is not only very soothing, but it works as a hydrating agent and natural bleacher.

5. Olive Oil and Sugar: Mix one tbsp. of olive oil with one tsp. of sugar to form a scrubbing paste. Before taking bath rub this scrubbing paste on to your dark elbows and knees for few minutes.

Other Natural Beauty Tips:

(i) If none of the above home remedies for getting rid of dark knees or elbows work then we suggest you try a skin bleaching lotion.

(ii) After using any ingredient to exfoliate or scrub your dark elbows or knees, remember to moisturize the area with coconut oil or any other moisturizer or even petroleum jelly or vaseline to prevent re-occurrence of darkening of the affected areas.

Apply above methods to get rid of dark elbows and knees daily and consistently. Be patient and you will see the difference in few weeks’ time.

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97 COMMENTS

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  2. yah, hey i just wanna ask if those steps will do it every day? like i mean the “lime” using, will i stick with that remedy or i need to change like every week i will change other remedy? pls reply cause i’m having trouble with those remedies.

    • @Melai:

      You can try a remedy every day or alternate day. Apply it for a couple of weeks, and if you don’t see any improvement try the other remedies & so on. Also it’s a good idea to apply these remedies in rotation. Lightening your dark elbows and knees require patience.

  3. I’ve been using eyerid serum for a little over a week, only one time a day rather than two and my skin is glowing! The hyperpigmentation seems to be lightening but my skin is literally glowing. I am confident enough after trying this to buy the whole line!

      • Madam my face hands and legs are fully dark can I use olive oil and sugar for skin lightening does it will work with in 1 week ..

        • Yes, you can use olive oil and sugar to exfoliate, which would also help to lighten your skin. Take a hot wet cloth to wipe and dampen your face, hands and legs. Scrub gently your skin with a thick mixture of granulated sugar and extra virgin olive oil for some time. Rinse off the mixture with lukewarm water. Take another damp cloth and wipe gently your skin until all the oil is off. Do this every alternate day. This will certainly lighten your skin and provide a natural glow. Follow this regimen regularly, and you will see improvement in two weeks time.

          • How about sunflower oil? I don’k know anything about its properties but we have lots of stored sunflower oil. Can I use it as a substitute for coconut oil? If yes, will it work at the same rate as coconut oil? Thanks!

  4. Hey is there any remidies to lighten dark fingers? I mean the part before my nails is dark and it is harassing me. Please reply. I want to have beautiful fingers. Thankyou

    • @ Falcon:

      Exfoliate your fingers every day. Mix a spoon of lemon juice with sugar and rub your fingers vigorously for about ten minutes. Do this every night before going to bed. The bleaching properties of lemon juice, together with the exfoliating properties of sugar would work wonders. Follow up with a moisturizer or hand cream.

      You can also apply the above remedies given in this article,

  5. Actually I wanted to ask you that as I am a girl of 15,I play basketball which leads to tanning .I want to get rid of the tanned skin .my skin colour was really good before I want it back .please suggest me something.THANK YOU.

    • @durva:

      Use this remedy to get rid of the sun-tan:

      Cucumber, Rose Water and Lemon Juice Pack: The acidic nature of lemon works as a natural bleach in removing tan. The cucumber juice and rose water act as cooling agents for soothing the troubled skin. Take a table spoon each of cucumber juice, lemon juice and rose water and mix them well in a small bowl. Apply with cotton on tanned areas, wait for 20 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Apply this remedy daly after you get back home from the sun.

  6. I have used DermalMD Skin lighting Serum for a couple weeks and can I just say, it’s effective! Make sure you only apply on the skin as directed. I does a great job of lightening you skin exactly where you want it, in a short amount of time. Does exactly as it claims.

  7. Hey i am 20 year boy and my face and part of inner thigh are get too dark compare to my body so these remedi is help me out anyway or could i apply another remedi plz suggeste me
    I will waiting for ur answer

  8. how to get rid of dark circles and small pimples that occur on face beside nose an black heads forever in 2 weeks

  9. Hi, I’m a 14 years old girl and my knees and elbows are like 5x darker than the rest of my body and I want to whiten them before summer comes. Which is the fastest and the most effective way to whiten them? Thank you.

  10. Hi, what is the fastest method to whiten knees and elbows with home remedies? I want to get it white before summer comes. Thank you.

    • @ medically vesh:

      My suggestion is to get first your eczema / psoriasis treated medically. Then you use these remedies.

  11. @judyxtiane:

    Lime is very similar to lemon in nutrients and can be substituted all the time (unless you’re distinctly looking for lemon flavor). Like lemon, lime belongs to the citrus family and as such, is a valuable resource of citric acid. Lime will make a slightly different taste / flavor but will still be good.

  12. Hi.. I have this problem of dark knees elbows knuckles for very long time. from childhood.. now I’m 24 years old. I tried many before.. baking soda.. lemon.. nothing works… can you suggest any skin lightening cream which will be found effective ??

    • @ abi:

      Although you problem is very acute, but you may try this homemade natural skin lighening cream:

      (i) Crush 4 almonds to powder in a food processor. Don’t process them too long as they’ll turn into almond butter. Mix the almond powder with 1 ½ cups of plain, unflavored, unsweetened yogurt, 2 table spoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of honey and a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix them well until blended completely.

      (ii) Apply a small amount of the skin-lightening cream every night before bed. Do not apply during the day. Lemon juice can react negatively to sun exposure. Also at night, skin under-goes a recovery cycle in which hormones are released that raise blood circulation and open pores. This process makes it easier for skin creams to penetrate and be absorbed.

      (iii) Almonds, lemon juice and turmeric are some of the most potent natural skin lightening ingredients. They can provide results equal to many chemical skin-lightening creams. When you mix these ingredients with the nourishing and moisturizing properties of yogurt and honey, the outcome is a grandly rich skin cream that not only will lighten skin color, but also will perk up the overall health and condition of your skin.

      Apply this natural remedy daily at night for a month. If don’t see positive results then I suggest you consult a good dermatologist.

    • @ Baby face:

      Thank you so much for appreciation.

      Use sweet almond oil. You can find it in any drug store, pharmacy, food store or super market. It’s not dificult to find sweet almond oil.

  13. Hey….having loads of problems….as am only 18 I don’t know what’s good and bad for me ….can u plzz introduce me to the link where there are appropriate things for me…..if that could help….!sensitive skin….I need a total body care….plzzzz

  14. Hello,
    I am a girl of 14(today’s Date-16/2/2016). I have a lot of pimples on my face and freckles too.
    I have to been to a skin specialist for the pimples purpose.Most of pimples had gone away but now they are back on my face.Thy also create many black spots.Some pimples remain on the skin for a long time as if they r dead..Don’t know…Now I want to try some home remedies…I apply lemon and honey sometimes..I dont know what to do…Can u suggest me something?

  15. Retinoids are a powerful form of vitamin A proven to speed up cell turnover – which you need to get rid of dark spots. It helps your complexion looks smoother and diminishes the appearance of fine lines. The most potent form I use is in the Lady Soma Renewal Serum – I buy it online. Anything stronger, you will need a prescription from your dermotologist – but anything stronger will make your skin flake. The Lady Soma Renewal Serum does not make my skin flake, and in about 3- weeks, I have way less dark spots.

  16. Is baking soda and milk are really fast ro wighten knees and elbows? Plss reply i really need a reply cause i’ve NEVER WEAR SHORTS OR SKIRTS IN MY ENTIRE LIFE AND I’m JEALOUS OF MY FRIENDS BEACAUSE THEY KAN WEAR SKIRTS AND DRESSES PLSSS REEEPLYYY

  17. Is baking soda and milk are really fast ro wighten knees and elbows? Plss reply i really need a reply cause i’ve NEVER WEAR SHORTS OR SKIRTS IN MY ENTIRE LIFE AND I’m JEALOUS OF MY FRIENDS BEACAUSE THEY KAN WEAR SKIRTS AND DRESSES PLSSS REEEPLYYY

    • @ Zia:

      Apply these remedies (including Baking Soda & Milk) to lighten your knees and elbows. Soon you will se positive results. Then you can wear shorts / skirts with confidence.

    • @ Zia:

      Yes, they will. Apply these remedies to lighten dark knees and elbows and soon you will be wearing your dream shorts and skirts.

  18. I have had dark knees, elbows, knuckles, toes, and the heel since childhood. Never worn dresses, sandals, skirts or shorts since I was a child. This summer i really want to change that. Which one of these remedies will show improvement in less than a month or if you could suggest me something else.? If you could please reply as soon as you can. Please!!!!!!!..

    • @ Aarti:

      You can use pure-sweet almond oil to lighten your dark elbows, knees and ankles. Mix almond oil with sugar or salt to make a paste with medium consistency. Using your fingers, gently rub the mixture over the knees, elbows and ankles. Wash off with warm water.

    • @ Noname:

      Rub it gently into your elbows and knees for few minutes, leaving it on for about 15 minutes – and then rinse it off.

    • Yes, it can be used on all skin types. If possible try to use pure aloe vera gel extracted at home. Remember that it oxidises quickly and should be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator immediately. Alternatively you can use aloe vera gel available in the market. But make sure you buy one, which is chemical free pure organic aloe vera gels because many popular brands have harmful preservatives, colors and additives.

  19. Does the lemon only method work in 2 weeks or longer?? Also is the cucumber and lemon method work faster than the lemon method alone? If so how long will it take?? I need to get rid of them quickly!!!

    • Home remedies are harmless, do not cost you much. But, they take a little longer time. It will depend on the extent of darkness. So, apply the chosen remedy regularly with patience. You can apply lemon juice alone twice a day to get faster results.

  20. Can i use baking soda and milk remedy in morning and homemade natural skin lightening cream (which u told in an comment above) at night???
    please let me know….
    And also my elbows are not dark from my childhood, they are dark may be from 5 to 6 years
    Please please please
    It’s a request
    Please let me know
    And thank u in advance ???

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