Dark elbows are a very common reality, as are spots on the knees or dark areas . Therefore, it should not be a cause for distress to have dark elbows preventing you from wearing your favorite short-sleeved dresses. Most women are always looking for ways to get less dark elbows and also to brighten the knees.

The appearance of dark elbows is usually caused by the constant abrasion of the skin on the elbows , causing those areas to darken. But don’t worry, these natural remedies will help you leave your elbows beautiful and attractive with a renewed appearance.

Remedies for dark elbows

So here are the best home remedies for dark elbows, easy to use and cheap, that is sure to leave your elbows right again!

1. baking soda:

The chemical makeup of baking soda works very well in exfoliating the skin on your elbows . Baking soda , combined with the mild qualities of hydrating milk, makes this mixture extremely powerful. The milk also provides benefits and works to heal the dark areas of the elbows .

Use a tablespoon of baking soda and mix it with an equal amount of milk. Rub this creamy mixture over your elbows and knees. Then you need to wash it. For best results, repeat this process every 2 days.

2. Turmeric:

The  turmeric has been used for its healing properties for the skin . Any paste that contains turmeric works great as a skin whitening or exfoliating solution. However, it is not advisable to have turmeric paste on the skin for a long time as it can stain it, giving an effect opposite to what is desired.

If you happen to have a spot on your skin , don’t worry, it will disappear in a couple of days. The most popular option is to mix turmeric with high-fat milk. This cream is applied on the elbows for a few minutes and then it should be washed off with soap . Repeat this a few times a week for optimal results.

3. Honey is a balm for dark elbows:

The honey acts as a natural balm for dark skin of the elbows . It also provides natural antibiotic properties . You can apply pure honey on your elbows to reduce darkness, but keep in mind that this will take time. The best option is to mix a generous tablespoon of honey with equal parts turmeric and milk . Then, apply this paste on the dark areas of the elbows and knees and wait for half an hour, then wash with warm water. Do this once a week for best results. You can also mix honey with Aloe Vera in the same pattern as mentioned above.

4. Lemon grated:

The simplest and easiest to apply home remedy for dark elbows is lemon . Cut a large lemon in half and then each side of the lemon at each elbow. Rub each half on the elbow. Repeat this process every day for a week or two and you will see impressive results.

5. Lemon and sugar:

The lemon combined with the properties exfoliating granules of sugar is a great remedy for dark elbows. Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice with the same amount of sugar and rub this on your elbows in slow circular motions for a few minutes. Then you should wash with soap and warm water, the elbows will feel sticky and uncomfortable all day. However, you will notice how they have been naturally bleached.

6. Flour and lemon:

As you can see, to obtain whiter elbows, lemons are great allies of natural beauty . Another possible combination with the use of lemon is to mix a tablespoon of lemon with equal parts of flour. Rub this paste on your dark elbows and knees and leave for a few minutes before washing. It will provide immediate results.

7. Flour and yogurt:

Cornmeal can act as a natural scrub while yogurt is high in antioxidants and acts as a natural bleach for the skin . Mix flour and yogurt in equal parts to make a thick paste and apply it on the elbows. You will need to leave it for about ten minutes and then wash with soap and warm water. Repeat this process a few days each week for best results.

8. Cocoa butter and shea butter:

Cocoa butter or shea butter is readily available in any store. These can easily remove any skin darkening and will help hydrate the tough skin on your elbows as well.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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