Worried about your knees looking dirty when bikini season rolls around? During the spring, try this simple remedy:
Slice a lemon in half.
Squeeze a bit of juice from the lemon to form a "depression" in the half.
Press the lemon against the knee or elbow with dark spots. Let the juice soak into your skin, and discard the lemon.
DO NOT wash your elbows/knees for up to 3 hours after applying the lemon juice.
Easy as pie, right? Lemons contain natural bleaching agents that will help to eliminate the color from the dark skin around your knees and elbows. It will also help to kill off any germs or bacteria, and will begin the process of making the dark spots fade. Do this for a few weeks, and you'll soon see how the skin around your elbows and knees lightens. Or get this lemon juice to keep it at home whenever you need it.
Turmeric is so much more than just a spice to make your food delicious! It's loaded with amazing chemicals and compounds that can do wonders for your health. We recommend this type of organic turmeric. One of its best applications is like a skin toner and bleaching agent for your elbow/knee skin:
Mix a teaspoon of turmeric with a bit of gram flour and a tablespoon of yogurt or heavy cream.
Using your fingers, apply the thick yellow paste to the skin you want to lighten.
20 minutes after application, rinse the paste from your skin using warm water. Gently scrub your elbows to maximize the cleaning/lightening effect of the turmeric.
Warning: The turmeric mixture may stain your elbow/knee skin if left on for too long. Even if you wash it off after just 20 minutes, there may be some yellowing of your skin. Don't worry! It will disappear after a few days.
Repeat this application every 2 or 3 days--no more than three times per week. After just a couple of weeks, the results will be noticeable.