Sunday, February 27, 2011

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

  • Instructions:

    1. Lemon For Elbows
      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.

    2. Aloe For Dark Spots
      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.

    3. Cocoa Butter Moisturizer
      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

    4. Sunscreen

      Use Sunscreen. Apply at least a 30 SPF sunscreen to knees and elbows while tanning to avoid the spots becoming even darker

    5. Coconut Oil
      Coconut Oil

      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

    6. Skin Lightening for Elbows
      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.

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