Having an even skin tone is a dream, especially when it comes to your knuckles, elbows and knees. Having those dark parts can make one self-conscious about wearing short dresses and shorts.
The skin around the elbows and knees are usually thicker than the skin surrounding it; it also has more folds (because of the joints) and tends to be much drier because those parts do not produce oil (they have no oil glands). Because of the aforementioned features of these body parts, not maintaining proper hygiene of them makes them much darker than other parts of your body.
Overexposure to the sun, dry skin, hormonal imbalance, frequent rubbing, increased melanin pigment, genetic factors and obesity are also some of the factors that contribute to dark elbows and knees.
But don’t worry, where there is a dark elbow, there is a simple skin care technique or natural remedy to cure it. Here are some of our favourite home remedies for dark (and dry) elbows and knees
How a sugar and olive oil works
First and foremost, dark knees are attributed to varied factors such as constant exposure to sunlight, changing body lotions among others.
The condition is a major cause of concern since a number of ladies are uncomfortable with it.
Luckily enough, the condition can be counteracted naturally without necessarily using cosmetic products which are usually quite expensive to some.
One way to purge the condition is by utilizing sugar alongside olive oil.
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Medically and from a biological point of view, the primary function of sugar in your body metabolism is to provide energy for proper body functioning.
However, are you aware that sugar can also lighten your dark knees naturally? Well, it is not a miracle, neither a hoax.
Sugar has some bleaching properties and in most cases, women have used it to lighten their skin naturally for many years.
On the other hand, olive oil is a wonderful oil that comes with a number of skin benefits. It smoothens the skin hence giving you a good skin complexion.
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On this one, you will be required to mix one tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of sugar to form a paste. Before taking a bath scrub this paste on to your knees for few minutes.
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