13 Best Tips On How To Get Rid Of Dark Knees And Elbows Naturally At Home

Now a number of people are suffering from dark spots on knees or elbows, which are harmless. Although these dark spots are not harmful, they make people feel uncomfortable or even irritated. Especially, a lot of people feel embarrassed when wearing shorts or short dresses to show off their long legs only because they have dark knees. Therefore, to know more about dark knees and natural ways on how to get rid of dark knees and elbows at home, please continue reading this article on TrueRemedies

Top 13 Unexpected Ways To Banish Dark Knees And Elbows Naturally

I. Causes Of Dark Knees

There are a variety of factors that bring about dark spots on knees, even elbows. Below are several common causes of dark knees you need to know:

  • Abrasion: Human body itself produces things to protect it from external harm. When any part of the body is rubbed with other things for a long time, layers of the skin on that part will become thicker than normal to avoid damaging the dermis on lower layers of the skin. Therefore, dead skin cells appear and make your skin, especially on knees and elbows darker.
  • The light from the sun: The absorption between dead skin cells and the light from the sun still occurs. Dead cells themselves make your skin look darker than normal. Even when dead cells on the skin of knees are produced and exposed to the light from the sun directly, you will get dark spots on your knees or elbows.
  • Lack of oil on your skin: That your skin is too dry makes pollutants existing in the air do harm to it and makes the skin become drier and drier. This helps speed up the rate of forming dead skin cells, which are the main factor leading to the darkness of knees.
  • Other factors causing dark knees and elbows include obesity, hormone disproportion, skin hyperpigmentation, Addison’s syndrome, and melanocytes.

II. How To Tips

The following are the best ways to help eliminate darkness from knees and elbows naturally. 

1. Baking Soda With Milk

With the role of an immense exfoliant, baking soda not only helps the skin cleansed deeper but also makes dead skin cells got out of your skin[1]. Besides, milk, which contains both lactic and amino acids, is considered as a great moisturizer to help smoothen your skin. Your skin is sure to remain healthy longer because of antioxidants – a substance contained in milk[2].

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda: 1 tablespoon 
  • Milk: 1 tablespoon 

Directions:

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  • Mix two mentioned ingredients well.
  • Spread it over the dark skin areas, especially knees.
  • Then scrub these areas gently and circularly.
  • Keep doing this step from two to three minutes.
  • Use water to wash your skin and let it dry.
  • Add a moisturizing to your skin.
  • Doing this method every two days, and you will remove the darkness gradually.

Note:

  • Baking soda is very strong, and it easily makes your skin severely dry or even more sensitive. Therefore, only spread it over dark spots on knees or elbows and use this method once a week when you feel your skin brighter.
2. Hydrogen Peroxide

With the role of an agent which lightens the skin and balances the skin tones, hydrogen peroxide helps get rid of dark spots on knees and elbows rapidly when used regularly[3].

Ingredients:

  • Hydrogen peroxide: 3%
  • A cotton ball

Directions:

  • Put the cotton ball into a bowl containing prepared hydrogen peroxide.
  • Roll the dipped ball around the dark skin, including knees and elbows.
  • Doing  this step for 15 minutes
  • Use lukewarm water to wash it off.
  • Allow it to dry and add a moisturizer
  • Apply this method every two days and you will feel your dark knees or other parts brighter.

Note:

  • Be careful if your skin is sensitive since hydrogen peroxide – a liquid – easily brings about irritation.
3. Almond Oil

Vitamin E in almond oil helps lighten the skin of knees or elbows effectively[4]. Here is how to use this oil for removing dark knees:

Ingredients:

  • Almond oil: A few drops

Directions:

  • Use your fingers to spread the prepared almond oil over the dark skin area, especially knees and elbows.
  • Massage these areas gently in a few minutes.
  • Let it be dry.
  • Repeat this method daily, including morning and night.
4. Aloe Vera Gel

As a wonder plant, aloe vera helps to lighten your skin and balance your skin tone. It also removes dead skin cells, which cause the darkness of your knees and prevent the sun from damaging your skin[5].

Ingredients:

  • Aloe Vera Gel

Directions:

  • Take the prepared aloe vera gel and spread it over the dark skin area, especially knees and elbows.
  • Keep it be there from 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Use warm water to wash it off.
  • Apply this method twice a day, and you will see an amazing result.

Note:

  • You can combine aloe vera gel with honey to get better results.
5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can hydrate and helps prevent your skin from dryness since it is a good moisturizer for your skin[6] [7]. Additionally, thanks to vitamin E in coconut oil, the skin will be fixed and become lighter than before.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Walnut powder: 1 tablespoon

Directions:

  • Mix one tablespoon each of coconut oil and walnut powder well to have a thick paste.
  • Spread it over the dark skin areas, especially knees and then scrub these areas gently and circularly.
  • Keep it from two to three minutes
  • Use water to wash it off.
  • Apply this method two or three times a week

Note:

  • You can use further coconut oil separately after taking a shower and before sleeping.

Coconut oil is also an excellent treatment for skin fungus. This article was medically reviewed/fact checked by Millie Lytle ND, MPH.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

With the role of a bleaching agent, apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps to exfoliate and lighten your skin[8].

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Water
  • A cotton ball

Directions:

  • Mix apple cider vinegar and water
  • Dip the cotton ball into it and roll this dipped ball around the dark skin area, especially knees and elbows.
  •  Keep it for 15 minutes before washing it off
  • Repeat this method three or four times per week.
7. Yogurt

Various nutrients in yogurt make your skin nourished and deeply cleansed. Moreover, yogurt helps remove dirt and dead cells out of the pores[9].

Ingredients:

  • Yogurt: 1 tablespoon
  • Vinegar: 1 teaspoon

Directions:

  • Mix two mentioned ingredients well to get a paste.
  • Spread this mixture over the dark skin areas, especially knees and elbows.
  • Let it be there from 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Use water to wash it off and let it dry.
  • Repeat this process daily to lighten your dark knees.
8. Turmeric Powder

Turmeric helps to make your skin deeply cleansed and balance your skin tone. Besides, it provides your skin with a natural glow[10]

Ingredients:

  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon 
  • Milk: 2 tablespoon 
  • Honey: 1 teaspoon 

Directions:

  • Mix three mentioned ingredients well to attain a paste.
  • Spread this mixture over the dark skin areas, especially knees and elbows.
  • Massage these areas gently and circularly.
  • Let it be there in about 20 minutes.
  • Use water to wash it off.
  • Apply this process two or three times per week.
9. Potatoes

Mild bleaching properties in potatoes make your skin brighter and get rid of the darkness on your skin. Along with that, they are beneficial for nourishing and brightening dull skin[11].

Ingredients:

  • A potato

Directions:

  • Use a sharp knife to divide the potato into thin slices.
  • Cover them onto the dark skin areas, especially knees and elbows.
  • Use water to clean your skin after 15 minutes.
  • Repeat this method once or twice per day to get the best results.
10. Gram Flour

Gram flour can help remove dead skin cells and fade dark spots on your knees[12]. It helps to even out the skin tone while giving the skin a radiant glow. 

Ingredients:

  • Gram flour: 2 tablespoons
  • Yogurt: 1 – 2 tablespoons

Directions:

  • Mix two ingredients and stir it well to obtain a thick paste.
  • Spread this mixture over the dark skin areas.
  • Let it dry and then use water to wash it off by scrubbing circularly.
  • Repeat this process every two days.
11. Pumice Stone

Pumice stone helps to exfoliate dead skin cells, which cause dark spots on knees or elbows.

Ingredients:

  • Pumice Stone
  • Warm water

Directions:

  • Use warm water to clean your skin.
  • Use the prepared pumice stone to scrub the dark skin areas, especially knees and elbows lightly and circularly.
  • Use water to wash it off and allow it to dry.
  • Reapply two or three times a week to get more effective.
12. Olive Oil

Olive oil with the role of an excellent emollient when combined with sugar – a wonderful exfoliant brings high efficiency in getting rid of darkness on knees and reducing friction (or abrasion)[13].

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar: 2 tablespoons

Directions:

  • Mix both of the mentioned ingredients and stir this mixture well.
  • Spread this mixture over the dark skin areas.
  • Rub it circularly in about 5 minutes.
  • Use water to wash it off.
  • Apply this method every two days.
13. Lemon Juice

Natural bleaching agents contained in lemon help to lighten the dark skin areas, especially knees and elbows strongly and remove dead cells quickly[14].

Ingredients:

  • Lemon juice

Directions:

  • Take the prepared part of lemon juice and spread it over dark spots on your knees or elbows.
  • Leave it to dry for an hour before washing it off with water.
  • Repeat this process daily to get highly effective.

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