When the skin on your elbows, knees and sometimes even ankles looks dark, its because a thick , dead skin has built up which is then aggravated by friction and any pressure you place on those areas.
Other than this
- Frequent rubbing
- Dry skin
- Improper hygiene
- Take 1 tbsp coffee powder. Coffee will exfoliate your skin by removing dead cells.
- Add 1/2 tbsp vinegar to it. Vinegar is used for skin lightening.
- To this mixture add a few drops of olive oil/coconut oil. It will moisturize your skin, making it soft.
- Rub this mixture on the affected areas for 5 mins.
NOTE: You can do this every alternate days and you will see the best results in 1.5 week.
You can divide this process in 4 different parts:
- Skin softening
Rub a slice of cucumber for 15-20 mins and then leave it on for other 5 mins on the affected area then wash it with cold water.
Cucumber moisturizes and hydrates the skin removing the dryness, it is a natural bleaching agent, it contains vitamin A and C which makes skin radiant, beautiful and protects from UV rays.
Take 1 tbsp baking soda (or sugar) in a bowl and add 2 tbsp of raw milk to it.Give it a mix. Rub this mixture on the affected areas for 5 mins in circular motion.Wash with lukewarm water.
baking soda is a natural scrub and gentle skin cleanser that removes dead cells and get rid of grime and milk has moisturizing and cleansing qualities.
- Whitening pack
Make a paste of 3 tsp of besan(gram flour) powder mixed with 2 tbsp of tomato juice.Keep in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.Apply a thick layer of this cold mixture and then remove the pack gently by rubbing.Wash off with cool water.
It eliminates rough and dead skin cells, the bleaching properties of tomato helps to get rid of black knees and elbows.
Moisturize using any oil or hand cream.
NOTE: If you have allergy with any of the ingredients used dont use it or you can first do a patch test.