Getting rid of dark body areas is not only for a lady’s aesthetic purpose but also for her self-confidence issues.
Sporting discolored knees and elbows during the cold weather isn’t a big problem, because no one will see them while you’re wearing your thick sweaters and pants.
The fuss arises during summer when ladies like you look great when wearing short-sleeved or spaghetti strapped blouses, swimsuits and summer dresses. Likewise, girls who wear cocktail dresses and aren’t afraid to wear above-the-knee outfits, always rock parties and social gatherings.
The Power of Lemon
Lemon and other healthy citrus fruits can help you achieve whiter knees and elbows in two to four weeks.
There are two methods to whiten dark knees and elbows using lemon. First, you may cut the lemon into four parts and rub each lemon slice directly onto the shaded area for 3 to 5 minutes. Do not rub vigorously, but make sure that you rub firmly and thoroughly, covering all of the skin on your knees and elbows.
The second way is to get fresh lemon juice using a juicer or blender and apply the juice onto the knees and elbows twice a day. Use cotton to apply the lemon juice so that your skin won’t be irritated.
The Use of Essential Oils
Instead of using commercial oil-containing products to whiten the dark areas of your body, use pure essential oils to get the maximum effect out of them.
First, you may use coconut oil, applying it directly to your knees and elbows for 5 to 10 minutes. When applying the oil, massage the area so that the oil would sink deep into the skin. Leave the oil for about 5 to 10 minutes, and then thoroughly wash it off.
You may mix the coconut oil with sugar, honey, or lemon juice for a better natural whitening solution. Mustard oil is also used to whiten dark body areas; it works better if mixed with coconut oil.
Other Home Remedies
Do you know that yogurt can also be used to whiten your knees and elbows? Just mix 3-5 drops of vinegar in one cup of yogurt thoroughly and apply the mixture evenly on your dark skin areas. You may also mix yogurt and lemon juice and massage the mixture in the dark areas for at least 10 minutes.
Another great whitening mixture is a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of sugar. Use this mixture scrub your elbows and knees for 3 to 5 minutes, then leave it on your skin for at least 10 minutes. After rinsing off the baking soda-sugar mixture, apply a moisturizing lotion with an SPF of at least 20. You may use milk when rinsing off any of these homemade whitening mixtures before using water to remove them from your skin.
When taking a bath, do a thorough (but not vigorous) exfoliation using your loofah to remove dead skin cells that accumulate and account for the dark pigmentation on your elbows and knees.