Nobody likes dried, cracked, dark elbows or knees, they are uncomfortable and unattractive. You will not have to suffer with them any more with these natural home remedies!

The elbows and knees do not contain oil glands, therefore they cannot get oil to the surface of the skin to keep them moisturized, so they become dry and dark in color. The buildup of thick, dead skin formed by friction or pressure on the elbows or knees causes the skin to turn black. This is often embarrassing for women, I mean don’t we have enough to feel self-conscious about? If you do not exfoliate these areas regularly, then the skin will become rough, dry, flaky, and often dark in color. These home remedies can help solve your darker skin color where they shouldn’t be.

1. Massage oil

This is one of the more traditional ways to moisturize the body and lighten dark skin.

Take a sufficient amount of any natural oil

Apply the oil on the darkest parts of the skin

Massage the oil into the skin for a few minutes leave for about an hour

After an hour, rinse with water

Do this daily

2. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural exfoliant that when used regularly for the knees and elbows will scrub the dead skin cells from the skin to lighten the color, and cleanses the skin.

Take 1 tablespoon of baking soda and add a little bit of milk.

Stir well until you have a paste

Apply the paste on the knees or elbows

Scrub gently then rinse with water

Do this every day

3. Onion and garlic

Onions and garlic are great for lightening darker elbows and knees.

Take 1 large garlic clove and peel it

Grate or crush the garlic

Take 1 onion and grate it

Mix together the onion and garlic

Apply to the knees or elbows, but concentrate on the darkest areas.

Rub about 10-15 minutes and rinse with water

Then mix 1 part of glycerin and lime juice and 2 parts rose water

Apply the mixture after scrubbing with the onion and garlic scrub to get rid of the smell.

4. Mint

Take a bowl and pour water into it

Boil the water then add a handful of mint leaves

Boil for some time and squeeze in the juice from half a lemon

Turn off flame and allow to cool

Soak a cotton ball in the mixture

Dab the cotton ball on knees or elbow and apply thoroughly

Leave for about 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water

5. Gram flour and yogurt

Take a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of gram flour in it

Add the yogurt and stir to make a paste

Apply the paste onto skin

Let sit for 15-20 minutes and rub in a circular motion for another 5-10 minutes.

Wash with water and repeat

6. Olive oil and sugar

Take equal amount of olive oil and sugar

Stir well

Apply the mixture to the knees or elbows

Dissolve the mixture by rubbing for at least 5-10 minutes

Wash after all sugar is dissolved

7. Yogurt and almond

Take a bowl and add 1 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 teaspoon of vinegar

Stir well and apply the paste

Leave for 20-30 minutes

8. Coconut oil and walnut

Take 3-5 walnuts and the ground them

Then add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to walnuts and stir well

Apply the paste to skin

Rub gently for 10-15 minutes

Wash with warm water

9. Turmeric, honey, and milk

Take a bowl and add turmeric powder

Add milk and honey to powder mix

Apply a paste to skin

Let sit for 20 minutes, then wet hands

Rub for about 2 minutes and rinse completely

10. Lemon and honey

Take freshly squeezed lemon

Add honey to lemon juice

Let sit 15-25 minutes then wash

11. Bleaching fruits and veggies

Oranges

Cucumber

Grapes

Tomatoes

Potatoes

12. Aloe Vera gel

Take fresh Aloe

Squeeze leaf to get the gel

Apply fresh gel to the skin

Let sit for about 30-45 minutes

Wash off with water

13. Buttermilk, oatmeal, and almonds

Take almonds and grind them

Then add ground oatmeal and almonds in a bowl

Add an amount of buttermilk

Stir well to make a fine paste

Rub it gently and leave for 10-15 minutes

Wash with water

14. Butter

Take cocoa butter or shea butter

Apply to skin

Massage for a few minutes

Leave for few hours then wash with water

Apply at night before bed and leave

15. Potatoes

Take potato and cut into small pieces and place in a bowl

Mash with yogurt to make a paste

Apply to the skin

Wash with water

16. Papaya

Take a slice of papaya and cut into small pieces

Add water to make a paste

Apply mixture to the skin

Allow to sit for 10 minutes

Wash off

17. Lemon and sugar

Take equal amounts of lemon juice and sugar

Mix well and apply to skin

Rub for a few minutes

Then wash with soap followed by water

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