Patchy Elbows and Knees? 5 Ways to Get Rid of Them


Patchy Elbows and Knees? 5 Ways to Get Rid of Them

Are you too afraid of steeping in those gorgeous knee-length dresses because your elbows and knees are darker than the rest of your skin? Dark and patchy elbows and knees can lower your confidence and make you feel bad about yourself. But that doesn’t have to be the case; it is very easy to get rid of those patchy elbows and knees. Here are 5 home remedies that can lighten your elbows and knees and bring out their natural colour. 

Baking Soda + Milk 


Baking soda has bleaching properties, which can be really helpful in removing dead cells from the skin and milk moisturizes the skin. This combination is perfect to get rid of dark knees and elbows. 

How to Use: 

Take a tablespoon of baking soda and milk 
Mix the two until think consistency 
Apply on the dark elbows and knees 
Rub the paste for 2-3 minutes and wash it 
Do this every alternate day till the colour becomes even.
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Aloe Vera + Yogurt 
Aloe vera is great for your skin as it hydrates the skin and improves its elasticity. Moreover, it also lightens the skin. When used with yogurt, aloe vera moisturizes, exfoliates and brightens dark elbows and knees. 

How to Use: 

Mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with half a cup of yogurt
Spread it like a sheet on your knees and elbows 
Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse with warm water 
Do this twice a week for best results.
Turmeric + Lemon 
People have been using turmeric for skin lightening. The ingredient, curcumin, reduces the activity of melanin, which helps you get rid of the dark patches on your knees and elbows. 


How to Use: 

Mix 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder and a little lemon juice to form a thick paste 
Apply this paste on the dark areas 
Let it sit for 20 minutes before washing it off 
Do it on alternate days. 
Sugar + Olive Oil 
This is a pocket-friendly option to get rid of those dark knees and elbows. It acts as an exfoliant, which helps lighten the colour. It removes dead skin cells and dullness, and it gives you an amazing glow. 

How to Use: 

Mix equal amounts of sugar and olive oil 
Leave it for a couple of minutes 
Wash the scrub off 
After washing, apply some olive oil to moisturize. 



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