Let me tell you something, the fact you have dark elbows or dark knees makes you no less than an average person, Why? Simply because it can happen to anybody whether you have are light-skinned or dark-skinned.

If you ask women, a good number of them shy away from wearing short dresses or skirts and even short sleeves simply because they are ashamed of their ashy knees and elbows. Some of the common causes of having ashy knees or dark elbows are not exfoliating regularly and being under the sun for too long. In this article, you will learn simple and easy solutions to having dark elbows and knees. These remedies are easy to get and can easily be done at home.


The effect of aloe vera on the skin can never be overemphasized. Aloe Vera has many good things it does to the body, from reducing sun damage that caused the skin to darken to moisturizing the skin and it also helps to prevent the skin from drying up because dry skin leads to the skin getting darker from the sun.

Get the Aloe Vera plant, fresh ones, and gently get the gel out of the leave by tearing it open or breaking it. Now use the gel and apply on the affected area on the skin, ie, the elbow and knees. Leave on the skin for a half hour and wash it out. Do this repeatedly to get amazing results.

Multi-purpose can be used for other things asides from baking. Did you know it can be mixed with lemon and used for exfoliating the skin moldy? Lemon already on its own can be used to naturally bleach the skin, now mixing it up with flour, can help brighten the skin.

Get your lemon and cut into two. Now squeeze out the lemon juice on some flour you have already set aside. Mix them together and apply the paste on the affected elbow and knee. After application, leave to dry and wash it off. For the best results, this should be done regularly.

The regular baking soda you add to your pastries when baking can also be used to lighten the skin. It is very effective in also cleaning the skin. Milk also does the same thing as baking soda does.

Take just a tablespoon of baking soda and mix it with either your liquid milk or powdered milk. Mix it until it becomes a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and wash off after it dries. Once again, to achieve the best results, this process should be repeated until you see a change in color.

Olive oil can also be used for cooking and for bleaching the skin because of the natural bleaching properties it possesses. Olive oil allows a very tough, rough skin to be smooth and very soft. Olive oil is very accessible, it can be gotten anywhere and it is very affordable.

It is super easy to apply. Warm up the olive oil and apply it to the affected elbow or knee. This method should be repeated daily and it should remain on the skin every 10 minutes.

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