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10 Ways To Lighten Dark Elbows and Knees Naturally

By Andrew Alpin, 6 February


Dark elbows and knees can be caused by a buildup of dead skin cells, friction, staying out in the sun for too long, or a hormonal imbalance. These parts of your body don't have oil glands, so it's important to take care of them and keep them clean, so they don't get too dry and rough. So, here are 10 easy but very effective ways to take care of your skin and lighten the dark skin of your elbows and knees.

1 Aloe Vera and milk


Aloe Vera has properties that help keep your skin moist and even rectify your skin's uneven skin tone. It is also good at killing bacteria and fungi. Aloe Vera and milk together are an easy and useful way to lighten your dark elbows and knees naturally.

Mix equal amounts of milk and Aloe Vera gel, and then put the mixture on your skin. Leave it on overnight, and wash it off in the morning. You could also extract the gel from the Aloe Vera leaf and put it on your elbows and knees. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then use warm water to wash it off.

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2 Potato


Potatoes are full of catecholase enzymes, which can naturally lighten the color of your skin. Eating potatoes every day will make your skin smoother and help get rid of dark areas on your skin as well.

Grate the potato, squeeze out the juice, and apply it to your skin. Let it sit for 15 minutes, wash it off with water, and apply some lotion for better results. You can also rub potato slices on your dark elbows and knees for about 10 to 15 minutes and then wash your face.


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3 Lemon and baking soda


Lemon is an excellent skin-lightening ingredient. It's full of antioxidants and vitamin C, which help the skin heal and give it a brighter, more radiant look. Baking soda can be used to lighten dark areas on the skin in a gentle yet effective way.

Cut a lemon in half lengthwise and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of baking soda on top of the cut-open fleshy surface of the lemon. Spend 1 minute rubbing your elbows and knees with that part of the lemon containing the baking soda. Let it sit for 15 minutes, and then use warm water to wash it off. Do it once every two days until your dark elbows and knees revert back to the same tone as your skin.

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4 Honey


Honey is a natural way to keep skin soft. When mixed with lemon, it can do great things for your skin. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey, the juice of half a lemon, and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Apply the mixture to the dark areas of your elbows and knees. Let it remain on for 20 to 30 minutes, then wash it off.

Milk and Aloe Vera also go well with honey. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel, and 1 tablespoon of milk. Apply the paste to your skin, leave it on for 15 minutes, and then wash it off with warm water.


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