Lighten dark underarms, elbows, knees at home with these remedies

Updated On Jun 13, 2021 12:27 PM IST

Darkening of the skin is caused by hyperpigmentation, melasma, accumulation of dead skin cells, etc. It can occur in any part of your body but your elbows, underarms and knees are more vulnerable since it lacks care and attention.

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We often tend to ignore these areas and focus more on our face when it comes to skincare. There are many medical treatments you can opt for but certain home remedies also work beautifully. Here are a few remedies to lighten dark underarms, elbows and knees at home.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 12:27 PM IST

We often tend to ignore these areas and focus more on our face when it comes to skincare. There are many medical treatments you can opt for but certain home remedies also work beautifully. Here are a few remedies to lighten dark underarms, elbows and knees at home.(Unsplash)

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Apple cider vinegar and baking soda: These two ingredients combined together makes it a great disinfectant that also helps remove dead cells. Mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar and baking soda. Make it into a paste and apply it to your skin. Leave it for 10-15 minutes then rinse.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 12:27 PM IST

Apple cider vinegar and baking soda: These two ingredients combined together makes it a great disinfectant that also helps remove dead cells. Mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar and baking soda. Make it into a paste and apply it to your skin. Leave it for 10-15 minutes then rinse.(Unsplash)

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Milk: It not only moisturises your skin but also lightens darkened areas affected by skin conditions. Mix some milk with a scoop of yogurt and apply it onto your underarms and elbows. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 12:27 PM IST

Milk: It not only moisturises your skin but also lightens darkened areas affected by skin conditions. Mix some milk with a scoop of yogurt and apply it onto your underarms and elbows. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse.(Unsplash)

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Coconut Oil: Rich in vitamin E, coconut oil has a lot of benefits on the skin and hair and is also used in several homemade remedies. It helps repair cell damage as well as lightens underarms and elbows.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Coconut Oil: Rich in vitamin E, coconut oil has a lot of benefits on the skin and hair and is also used in several homemade remedies. It helps repair cell damage as well as lightens underarms and elbows.(Unsplash)

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Orange peel powder & Rosewater: Dry the orange peels and grind them in a blender till it turns into a powder. Add some rose water and milk to it, mix well till it turns into a thick paste. Apply on affected areas, leave it for 10-15 minutes. Take some water on your fingers and gently scrub then rinse with cold water.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 12:27 PM IST

Orange peel powder & Rosewater: Dry the orange peels and grind them in a blender till it turns into a powder. Add some rose water and milk to it, mix well till it turns into a thick paste. Apply on affected areas, leave it for 10-15 minutes. Take some water on your fingers and gently scrub then rinse with cold water.(Unsplash)

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Potatoes: Packed with vitamin A, B and C, potatoes can bleach the affected areas naturally without harming the skin. Apply the juice or potato slices on the areas to get rid of any discolouration.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Potatoes: Packed with vitamin A, B and C, potatoes can bleach the affected areas naturally without harming the skin. Apply the juice or potato slices on the areas to get rid of any discolouration.(Unsplash)

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Olive Oil and brown sugar: Exfoliating the areas are very important to get rid of all the dead skin and discolouration. Scrub this mixture for a minute or two, leave it for five minutes and rinse.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Olive Oil and brown sugar: Exfoliating the areas are very important to get rid of all the dead skin and discolouration. Scrub this mixture for a minute or two, leave it for five minutes and rinse.(Unsplash)

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Cucumber: Shred half a cucumber and apply it on your armpits and elbows. Leave it for 20 minutes then rinse.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 12:27 PM IST

Cucumber: Shred half a cucumber and apply it on your armpits and elbows. Leave it for 20 minutes then rinse.(Unsplash)

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