Sometimes its very embarrassing to have dark patches on your underarm, elbow or knee or neck. Using cosmetic treatments can be very expensive and could result into more skin pigmentation and make the situation worse. Removal of dark underarms and skin patches can be done easily at with the help of natural mixtures.
There could be many causes of dark underarms, elbow, knee or neck. Some of these are listed below;
-Usage of chemical creams
-Shaving regularly the affected area
-Usage of antiperspirant, deodorants etc
-Lack of skin hydration in the affected area
-Too much exposure to sun causes acanthosisnigricans resulting into dark neck
The above mentioned are some of the causes that causes dark skin patches on our joints. However, below are natural ways to remove those dark skin patches on underarm, elbow, neck and knee.
Olive Oil – Sugar crystals
Mix sugar and olive oil and make a paste out of it, apply the mixture on the dark elbow and knee and rub it for 5- 7 minutes. After the scrubbing is over wash the area with lukewarm water. This exercise can be done on daily basis and after a few days on weekly basis.
There are lots of fatty acids and vitamins in milk and these can work wonders on lightening the dark underarms area. You can also combine curd, flour and milk to show more positive result for skin lightening in underarm region
-Milk: 1 tbsp.
Combine curd, milk and the flour and make a smooth paste from it. Apply the paste into your underarm region and rest it for 15 – 20 mins. Wash the area with water after it dries off.
Cucumbers are one of the most skin friendly ingredient that is available in Earth. Cucumbers can prove to be a great remedy for treatment of dark underarms and that too without any skin irritation. Its naturally cooling properties result into many skin benefits.
Combine the above mentioned ingredients and you are good to go. You could simply grate cucumber and extract juice from it, mix it with lemon juice and add a pinch of turmeric to it. Lemon juice will exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells and cucumber juice will have the cooling and healing effect on the affected area. You will see the results in few days time with this remedy for dark underarms
Chickpea flour mask
A facial mask made from chickpea flour can heal and lighten the your underarm dark skin very effectively and give you a confident underarm to reveal.
-Lemon juice: 1tbsp.
-Chickpea flour: 2 tbsp.
-Turmeric: preferably a pinch will do.
Make a paste form Chickpea flour + lemon juice + yogurt + turmeric. Apply the paste to your underarms region. Leave it to dry for and hours and then wash it with normal water.
Lemon is a very powerful skin bleaching and exfoliating agent. It can help lighten the dark elbow and knee in no time. Lemon also acts a skin regeneration agent and promote healthy skin cell growth on affected area
Apply lemon juice to your knees and elbows and massage it for few minutes. Let it be there for 20-25 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water and apply a akin cream that suits you to the effected area.
Aloe Vera is very important for the treatment of dark patches on the neck. It is also helps remove dark spots and skin regeneration. Aloe Vera repairs the skin very quickly and give best results in case do dark skin removal.
Simple take Aloe Vera pulp from its leaf and apply to on your neck for 20 – 30 minutes and then wash with normal water. repeat the procedure daily for best result on your dark spots removal from neck.
Almond Oil – Yogurt
Slightly warm up the Almond Oil and you could directly apply plain Almond Oil to the skin and rub it for 5 – 7 minutes. You will see the difference in few days after doing is exercise on daily basis.
Simultaneously you can mix Yogurt and Almond powder and make a smooth paste out of it, and then apply paste your affected knee and elbow, let it rest for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. You can see the desired results in a couple of weeks.
Make a smooth paste of water and Baking Soda and apply it to your neck dark patch. Let it rest till the time it dries off and wash with normal water. Repeat this exercise twice a week and see the results for yourself.
Potatoes have a lot of skin healing properties in them. Potatoes are used widely for skin lightening since ages and have proved effective in lightening the skin that is affected with dark patches. You could simply apply grated potato juice on your neck and rest it for 15 – 20 mins and then wash it with cold water. You could also mix Potato and Lemon Juice together and apply it to dark neck area and leave it for 15 – 20 minutes and wash with cold water.