You must have noticed that areas around your thighs, knees, neck and hands are comparatively darker to the rest. This might due to certain reasons such as negligence or too much sun exposure without proper care. It makes your skin tone look uneven. If you want to lighten these areas naturally, then you can watch this video.
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It features a natural effective remedy on lightening these problematic areas. The ingredients needed to make this include
- Red Sandalwood Powder
- Multani Mitti
- Licorice Roots
- Lime Juice
Use this paste regularly for a week and then start using it weekly. Read on to see how to lighten dark elbows and how to lighten dark knees using this natural remedy.
To start off, take 3 licorice roots and pound it using a mortar and pestle. Now take a vessel and add one cup of water and the pounded licorice roots in it. The water has to be boiled till it level of the water is half and the color should be a deep yellow. Strain it and your licorice extract is ready for use.
Continue making this knee whitening treatment by take some multani mitti and red sandalwood powder. In case you do not find red sandalwood powder, you can use the regular sandalwood powder too. Add both the powders in a bowl, add some lemon juice and some licorice extract to make a paste.
Use this paste to lighten dark elbows or as a black knees solution. Wait for the pack to completely dry out before rinsing your body parts with water. If you have a very dry skin then instead of using lemon juice, you can replace it with homemade yogurt or milk.
You can also use some of the below remedies for knee whitening and elbows whitening.
1. Coconut Oil
The vitamin E present in coconut oil can help lighten dark elbows and dark knees.
Make a solution of 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Rub this solution on your darkened areas and leave it for 15-20 minutes. You can wipe it off using a cloth or paper towels. Make sure to follow this regime once daily.
Yogurt is often used in knee whitening treatments because it contains lactic acid which can lighten the skin color and also moisturize it.
Make a paste by mixing 1 teaspoon each of white vinegar and yogurt. Apply the paste on your darkened elbows and darkened knees and leave it till it dries up. Once it is dry, you can use warm water to rinse it off. For effective results use this paste daily for couple of weeks.
A homemade sugar scrub is one of the ways to lighten dark elbows and lighten dark knees. The granules will exfoliate the dead skin and make your skin soft and supple.
Take equal quantities of olive oil and sugar. Make a thick paste and apply it on the darkened areas. Massage the paste in circular motion for 5 minutes and rinse it with a mild soap and warm water. Follow this remedy daily and once you start seeing the results, you can make it a once a week practice.
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4. Baking Soda
Baking soda can remove the dead skin cells and reduce the hyper-pigmentation. It is one of the best natural remedies to lighten dark elbows and as a black knees solution.
Take 1 tablespoon each of baking soda and milk and make a paste. Using circular motions, apply it on the affected areas and leave it for 2 to 3 minutes. You can use lukewarm water to wash it off. Repeat twice or thrice a day to get positive results.
Do try out the above mentioned remedies and the remedy shown in the video to lighten dark elbows and knees.
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Hope this helps. Watch the video for more.