Everyone loves an even, smooth and flawless skin tone, however not every boasts of it. A common problem: Sometimes some parts of the body, more specifically elbows and knees are darker than the rest of the body owing to dirt, dead skin cells, sun exposure, frequent friction, genetics, certain skin conditions, such as eczema, among other factors.
However, the good news is, there’s hope! Five natural home remedies to help you achieve that perfect looking supple even skin tone:
1. Aleo Vera
Dark elbows and knees result from dryness. Aleo Vera, famed for its healing and medicinal propeties is your go to source for skin moisture. This natural plant which contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, helps keep the skin hydrated and moisturised therefore keeping skin supple.
How it works; Cut in half, take paste and apply on rough surface, leave for 20 minutes then rinse with cold water.
Packed with antioxidants and vitamin C it promotes regeneration of skin. Lemon has natural bleaching properties which can be of great help for an even skin tone. Apply lemon juice with a cotton ball to darkened areas, massage and leave for few minutes and rinse off.
3. Baking Soda and Milk
Great combo for lightening effect. Baking soda helps efoliate the skin, thereby getting rid of dark skin cells while milk smoothens, cleanses and mosturises the skin, lightening it.
Mix milk and baking soda, apply for a few minutes, gently scrub and rinse off
Mix to get desired thick paste.
4. Coconut Oil
This divine nature ingredient is one of the best pampering your skin needs. Reputed for its high hydration and moisture and packed with skin essential fatty acids and vitamin E, it ultimately helps repair damaged skin, lightening it.
Ensure to rub the coconut oil on affected areas daily after bath, massage gently for a few minutes for your skin to absorb the moisture.
5. Yogurt and vinegar
Not only is this dairy products super delicious and nutritious, it’s rich in important nutients and comes with great benefits for the skin as well!
If you’re itching for smooth radiant skin, you could mix yogurt and vinegar, apply in circular motion for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. This combo contains both lactic and acetic acid, which each help cleanse, removing dead cells and dirt from pores thereby lightening your skin, revealing glowing skin.