How To Get Rid Of Dark Spots And Patches On Elbow And Knees
By: Janeen Elite
One of the leading causes of dark skin on knees and elbows is the constant friction
they might be receiving when you lean on your elbows or sit on your knees during
work or play. Luckily there are a few ways to get rid of those dark patches or spots.
Moisturizer and Sunscreen should be used daily to help prevent dark elbows and knees.
Try not to lean on your elbows when working at your desk or sitting on your knees
Lemon For Elbows
Use Lemon. Cut a lemon in half and sit with each elbow in each half for approximately 10 minutes.
The lemon's acid should help gently break down the dark patches of skin.
When done, wash with water.
Aloe For Dark Spots
Aloe Plant. If you happen to have access to a fresh aloe plant, open up the leaf and rub the green fresh part on affected areas.
Cocoa Butter Moisturizer
Moisturize. This is always important to do regardless of what other treatments you decide to use as well. Twice a day would be best. Be sure to use a Cocoa butter or shea butter because these are thicker than regular lotions
Use Sunscreen. Apply at least a 30 SPF sunscreen to knees and elbows while tanning to avoid the spots becoming even darker
Coconut Oil. The skin on elbows is usually devoid of oil glands so it is one of the reasons why they can get so dry. Try applying virgin coconut oil to help keep the skin moist and supple
Skin Lightening for Elbows
For extremely stubborn patches you can try skin bleaching lotions that can be found in most drug stores. Two of the better ones recommended are Ambi Fade Cream and Nadinola Extra Strength Formula.