Do you have dark elbows and dark knees? Are these the reasons why you can't find pleasure in wearing stylish clothes? Do you always find yourself covering these areas up?
Dark elbows and knees can really put a damper tone one's self-esteem. But you can still solve dark skin problem. Just try the following effective solutions:
1. I suggest using a skin scrub made up of brown sugar, lemon juice and honey. Scrubbing your skin can help slough off dead skin cells. Dead skin cells tend to make the elbows and the knees rough and dark. This skin scrub can also help inhibit melanin production.
When you are exfoliating or scrubbing your skin, it is important to remember not to use it on dry skin. Always dampen your skin first. The best time to use your scrub is during your bath. Dampen your skin and apply the scrub before using your soap.
2. Try using pearl powder. This is a skin-whitening treatment often used by Chinese women in the past. Pearl powder can be used as a topical treatment. Mix a pinch of pearl powder with two to three tablespoons of almond oil. Rub it on your knees and on your elbows. Almond oil also helps because of its ability to hydrate the skin and inhibit melanin.
3. Try using glycolic acid. This can be taken from sugar cane juice. Glycolic acid has the ability to replace old and damaged skin. It can immediately push younger and whiter skin to the surface of the dermis. You can try mixing sugar cane juice with turmeric powder. Apply it on the affected areas of your skin.
4. Look for a whitening cream that contains Extrapone Nutgrass, Phytessence Wakame, Maracuja and Manuka Honey.
Extrapone Nutgrass is a reliable whitening agent. It can actually inhibit the production of melanin by up to 45% during the first two weeks of use. With continuous use, you can lighten your skin up to match the rest of your skin tone. This ingredient also has emollient properties that can completely hydrate the skin.
Phytessence Wakame is a kind of Japanese sea kelp that can prevent the loss of hyaluronic acid. This acid is needed to lubricate collagen fibers. Because it can hydrate skin tissues, it prevents damages from happening.
Maracuja is a Brazilian passion fruit. It has emollient properties that can mimic the moisture-retaining functions of the skin. Manuka honey is also a beneficial ingredient because of its ability to lessen the appearance of scars and lighten up skin tone. It can help make your skin brighter and more vibrant.