18 March, 2010

How to get rid of dark elbows and knees

I know a lot of people have elbows and knees that are darker than the rest of the body. And alot of people want to get rid of it. The elbows and the knees are the morst used bodyparts and are prone to dryness. Here are some tips to light your elbows and knees.

Removing dead skin cells by scrubing is very important in a skin care routine. Most of the time we skip the knees and elbows but in this area the dead skin cells are the reason that it's darker than the rest of th body. So the key is to remove all those dead skin cells! If your elbows and knees are extremely dark try a mild skin lightening. This can bring back the natural tone if you follow the instructions. Below some other tips and tricks.

Lemon is a very popular natural skin whitener, it's an antioxidant wich eliminate dead skin cells. You can use the lemon juice or a slice of the lemon to treat your dark areas. Put the lemonjuice for 10-1 minutes on the area and then wipe it of with a towel and put lotion over it. If you use it daily you will slowly see some results.

Mustard Oil.
This oil is a vegetable oil wich have a good effect on our skin. Mustard oil contains anti-bacterial properties. Because it provides the skin with vitamin A, B and E your elbows and knees will restore in color and health. By massaging it init will absorb it better. Massage it for 5-10 minutes and then take it off with lukewarm water.

Coconut oil and Lime.
Coconut oil has a reputation that it's conditioning and hydrating. Some peple also use it as a natural skin bleacher. In combination with Lime it wil remove the dead skin cells. You can make the combination by mixing ½ tablespoon of lime juice and one tablespoon of coconut oil. This should be left on for 15-20 minutes and be removed with lukewarm water. Just experiment with it and see what wroks for you.


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