Skincare Tips

8 Working Home Remedies to Lighten Dark Knees, Elbows & Underarms

Anupriya Khanna, 26 Jan 2019

Finalized on all your wedding outfits & blouse designs but dreading to wear them with those darkened knees, elbows & underarms? Well, then you've landed on the right page because we're here for your help!

Just how we aided you in getting rid of those pesky dark circles and annoying back acne, this time around we'll help you deal with dark underarms, knees & elbows. After all, these dark spots can literally take away your bridal charm. And we're sure that you wouldn't want to ruin your getting ready shots or wedding photos with those dry, dull and dark underarms and knees on your wedding day. 

So, wait no more and try out these easy home remedies to treat dark knees, elbows and underarms. While you can always bank upon various skincare products to get the desired results, but hey, aren't our Nani Ma Ke Nuskheys the best? If you agree, go, take note of these easy-peasy remedies and try them at home!

Best Home Remedies for Dark Underarms, Knees & Elbows

1. Orange peel powder & Rosewater

Orange peels have skin brightening and exfoliating properties. So, why throw them into the bin when they can very well be put to use? Just dry a bunch of orange peels in the sun and grind them to powder. Mix the obtained powder with rose water & milk until you get a thick paste. Apply this paste to the affected areas and scrub the area well with your hands. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off with cold water. Use this pack thrice every alternate week.

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2. Coconut Oil

Another beauty ingredient that surely deserves some space in your makeup kit is the coconut oil. Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E that helps in skin lightening and repairing cell damage. Just take some coconut oil in a pan, warm it up and massage it onto your knees, elbows or underarms properly. Leave it for good 10-20 minutes and let your skin absorb it fully. Rinse with lukewarm water. Try this quick home remedy at home at least thrice a month.

3. Milk

Rich in fatty acids & vitamins, Milk is a great skin whitening agent. It not only helps in moisturizing your skin but also provides your skin with a soft and smooth texture. Simply mix some milk and one scoop of yogurt in a bowl to achieve a rich creamy paste-like consistency. Apply it well onto your dark underarms and knees and leave it for about 10-15 minutes until it dries. Wash it off with lukewarm water and repeat the same activity twice a week for a month.

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4. Potatoes

Potatoes are rich in vitamin C which can lighten and brighten your skin naturally. Simply cut a potato into multiple slices and rub those slices over the dark areas. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off with cold water. Try this trick twice every week for two months and see the difference yourself.

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5. Cucumber

Cucumbers have bleaching properties and hydrating skincare benefits. Which is why they can very well be used for treating dark knees or elbows. Take a fresh and juicy cucumber and cut it into thin slices. Grind the slices in a blender and extract the obtained juicy paste in a bowl. Add some turmeric powder and squeeze a lemon into the paste. Mix it well and apply on the affected areas. Let it sit for about 30-40 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. Repeat the same activity at least thrice a week.

6. Olive Oil

If you don't have coconut oil, you can even use olive oil instead. It contains antioxidants that can not only help you lighten your dark spots but also make your skin tone evener. Just pour some good amount of olive oil in a bowl and add a pinch of brown sugar in it. Mix them well, apply it on your underarms or elbows and give a gentle massage. Leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse it off.

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7. Honey

Want to get rid of those dark knees and elbows before your wedding day? Ditch all those skin lightening products and try some honey. Honey is packed with anti-bacterial properties and can make your skin soft and spot-free if used on a regular basis. Take a cup of honey and squeeze one lemon into it. Mix the two well and apply the paste on your elbows and knees. Allow it to thicken and then rinse it off after 20-30 minutes.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar

When we talk about best home remedies to treat dark elbows, how can we miss including Apple cider vinegar in the list? Apple cider vinegar contains amino acid which helps in exfoliating the cells that become dead over a period of time. Simply mix some apple cider with a tbsp. of baking soda in a bowl. Once it stops fizzing, apply the paste to your affected area and massage it well. Leave it for 10-15 minutes until it dries and then wash it off with chilled water.

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If you know any other tricks to get rid of Dark knees, underarms & elbows, let us know in the comments.