How to Lighten Dark Knees

How to Lighten Dark Knees

A lot of men and women suffer from the problem of having dark knees. This causes them to be embarrassed and lack confidence when wearing short clothes. Usually darkening of the knees comes with dry skin which makes it harder to treat. However, with oily skin it is easy to treat but it is rare for oily skin to be exposed to this condition. They’re a couple of methods used to get rid of the dark knees including chemical peeling and laser but tend to be expensive. Guess what though? You can still achieve the same results with natural home remedies to restore the smoothness and get rid of the dark knees easily and in the most affordable way possible.

Causes of dark knees

  • Vitamin A deficiency
  • Accumulation of dead skin cells due to neglecting the knee area
  • Knees rubbing against the ground
  • Exposure to the sun
  • Dry skin
  • Friction of the knee area with clothes

Modern ways to treat knee blackening

Laser

Laser is one of the best modern ways to get rid of dark knees and other areas of the body despite its high cost. It is done by exposing the knees to the laser beam, which helps get rid of the dead layers of skin.

Chemical peeling

Chemical peeling is done by using trichloroacetic acid. This is a transparent liquid that is placed on the knee area to work on lightening it and removing the dead skin from it.

Natural recipes for treating dark knees

Lemon and yogurt

Ingredients:

  • Two big spoons of lemon juice.
  • A tablespoon of yogurt.

How to prepare:

The ingredients are mixed together and rubbed on the knees. Then the knees are washed with warm water, then cold.

Milk yogurt and oatmeal

A yogurt and oatmeal recipe is used to get rid of dark knees fast.

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons of yogurt.
  • Two tablespoons of oats.

How to prepare:

Mix the ingredients together, rub it on the knees. Then leave the mixture for 40 minutes. After that knees should be washed with warm, then cold water.

Vinegar and ground rice

A recipe for vinegar and ground rice is used to brighten the knees.

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • A tablespoon of milled rice.

How to prepare:

Mix the two well and spread the mixture on the knees. Then rub for half an hour. Knees are washed with warm and then cold water.

Epsom salt and olive oil

The recipe for Epsom salt and olive oil is used to get rid of darkness of the knees.

Ingredients:

  • A tablespoon of salt.
  • A tablespoon of olive oil.

How to prepare:

Mix the ingredients well, rub it on the knees. Leave for at least an hour. Lastly wash your knees with warm, then cold water.

Coconut oil and lemon

The recipe for coconut oil and lemon is used to get rid of blackness in the knees

Ingredients:

  • A little coconut oil
  • Lemon
  • Apple cider vinegar

How to prepare:

Mix the ingredients well, rub the knees with this mixture and leave for at least an hour. Knees are washed with warm, then cold water.

Olive oil and sugar

Sugar is an exfoliant of the dead layers of skin and olive oil is a natural and effective moisturizer, and thus can eliminate dark knees.

Ingredients:

  • A bunch of olive oil.
  • Amount of sugar.

How to prepare:

Mix the ingredients and massage the recipe on the knees for 5-minutes. Wash the knees with warm water.

Honey, milk and turmeric

Honey is a moisturizing and disinfectant for the skin, milk is a natural whitening agent, and turmeric is a natural disinfectant.

Ingredients:

  • Honey.
  • Turmeric.
  • Milk.

How to prepare:

Mix them and apply to the knees for 20 minutes while massaging. Wash the knees with warm water.

Honey and lemon

Honey is a natural moisturizer for the skin, and lemon contains vitamin C, which reduces the melanin that causes darkening of the knees.

Ingredients:

  • Honey
  • Lemon juice

How to prepare:

Mix the two and spread onto the knees and leave for 20 minutes. Wash the knees with warm water.

Milk and vinegar

Milk is can moisturize and lighten the skin. Vinegar sterilizes and disinfects the pores of the skin.

Ingredients:

  • A spoonful of milk.
  • Vinegar spoon.

How to prepare:

Mix them two and apply them to the knees. Then rub them well in circular motions until they are dry. Next wash the knees with warm water.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel is an effective skin rejuvenating moisturizer.  

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera gel.

How to prepare:

Apply the aloe vera gel to the knees and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash the knees with warm water and repeat daily.

Castor oil and glycerin

This recipe uses castor oil and glycerine to get knees without dark spots.

Ingredients:

  • A spoonful of castor oil.
  • Spoonful of glycerin.
  • Lemon juice.
  • A spoonful of Vaseline.
  • A spoonful of sugar.
  • Spoonful of oats.

How to prepare:

Mix the ingredients in a bowl to get an organised mixture. Go ahead and wash the knees with warm water and dry them well. Apply the mixture to the knees and massage them for 10 minutes. Wash and repeat twice a week.

Baby powder and glycerine

Baby powder and glycerin is one of the best recipes for lightening the knees.

Ingredients:

  • Baby powder.
  • Glycerin.
  • Baby moisturizing oil.
  • Half a lemon.

How to prepare:

The ingredients are mixed well and spread on the knees and left on for an hour. The knees are then washed with water.

Lemon and coarse salt

Use this lemon and coarse salt method to quickly whiten knees and elbows.

Ingredients:

  • A quarter cup of coarse salt.
  • Lemon juice.
  • A spoonful of rose water.

How to prepare:

Mix them together and rub on the knees for 10 minutes. Wash the knees with warm water, and repeat this thrice a week.

Lemon juice and vitamin E

The knees and black spots lightened by lemon juice and vitamin E

Ingredients:

  • A spoonful of lemon juice.
  • Vitamin E capsule.
  • 3 tablespoons of yogurt.
  • Spoonful of glycerine.

How to prepare:

Mix the ingredients well and apply on the knees and leave for at least a quarter of an hour. Then wash the knees well with water.

Knee care tips

Here are some tips to take care of the knees:

  • Peeling, to get rid of the dead layers of skin.  
  • Moisturise.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun and use sunscreen.
  • Avoid touching the knees to the ground by not sitting on it.  
  • Drink enough water.


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