Many people want to have an even skin tone, especially when it comes to the elbows and knees. But this is not always the case, and even if, sometimes, it does not happen with the body, the knuckles, elbows and knees usually are left out.
The reason for this is that, the skin around the elbows and knees are usually thicker than that of the skin surrounding it. Moreover, it has more folds and tends to be much drier because those parts do not produce oil at all.
Due to these reasons, a lack of proper hygiene can lead to darker elbows and knees. But studies have shown that there are natural ways to lighten dark elbows and knees. So if you want to get rid of your dark elbows and knees, read on to find out the best possible ways to go about it.
Lemon has bleaching and exfoliating properties, and these properties can help even skin tone. It also contains a very high amount of vitamin C which can help to remove dead cells and promote the regeneration of healthy skin cell as well. Simply apply lemon juice on the elbow, knees and knuckles; massage gently, leave it for ten minutes and rinse with warm water. Do this for a couple of weeks to get a result.
2. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is a wonderful moisturizing agent. The vitamin E which is contained in it helps lighten skin tone and also prevent skin hydration. And for an effective result, gently massage your elbows and knees with coconut oil for three minutes, before the shower.
3. Aloe vera.
If you are using aloe vera, simply apply the gel extracted from a fleshy aloe vera leaf on the elbow and knees. And after letting it sit for about twenty minutes, you can wash it off with warm water. It is advisable to do this twice a day in two weeks for an effective result.