AUNT MILLY writes
Hello Mwana Amai and Mwana Wa Daddy
Hi beautiful people! If you grew up in my time then you know about the “dark knees” struggle.We polished floors on our knees which lead to friction and that caused us to have hard, dry and dark knees.This however, is not the only cause of dark knees. Many reasons can be attributed to one having dark knees. Some have managed to clear this up but a lot are still struggling.Having dark knees is not in any way an issue. However, there is nothing wrong in trying to brighten them up if one is uncomfortable.
Today I give you home remedies to brighten and soften dark knees.
Baking Soda and Milk
You Will Need
• 1 tablespoon baking soda
• 1 tablespoon milk
What You Have To DoMix the milk and the baking soda.Apply this mixture on the knees and gently scrub in circular motions for two to three minutes.Rinse with water.Repeat this every alternate day until the pigmentation fades.
Baking soda is a great exfoliant and will not only cleanse the skin but also remove dead cells. The lactic acid and amino acids present in milk smoothen the skin and moisturize it. The antioxidants found in milk will ensure that the skin remains healthy for a long period.
You Will Need:
• Fresh lemon juice
What You Have To DoSqueeze out the juice from a lemon and apply this on the knees and elbows. Keep it on for an hour or until it completely dries. Rinse with water.Do this every day to get rid of your dark knee caps. Also this can be turned into a scrub by adding a tablespoon bicarbonate of soda to the juice.
Lemon juice acts as a bleaching agent that can make your knees and elbows brighter
Vitamin E and sugar
You Will Need
• Vitamin E capsules
• 1 tablespoon sugar
What You Have To DoOpen a few vitamin E capsules and pour out the oil present inside. You should have about one and a half to two tablespoons of oil.To this, add the sugar and mix it in.Use this as a scrub to exfoliate dark knees.Scrub for a few minutes before rinsing it off.Do this every alternate day.The sugar removes the dead cells, and vitamin E does wonders in repairing and hydrating the skin. It also helps in depigmentation, thus giving you lighter and healthier skin on the knees and elbows.
Yoghurt and apple cider vinegar
You Will Need
• 1 tablespoon yogurt
• 1 teaspoon vinegar
What You Have To DoMix the yogurt and vinegar, and apply this as a paste on the knees and even elbows if you so wish. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with water. Use this daily for lighter knees.
Yogurt is full of nutrients that not only nourish the skin but also cleanse it. It removes dead cells and dirt from the pores. Vinegar enhances the effects of the yogurt by further helping in the depigmentation of the dark knees.
Tumeric, Milk and Honey
You Will Need
• 1 teaspoon turmeric powder• 2 tablespoon milk
• 1 teaspoon honey
What You Have To DoMix the honey, turmeric powder, and milk to make a paste. Apply this on the knees. Massage in circular motion for two minutes and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Rinse with water. Repeat this two to three times in a week.Turmeric cleanses the skin’s impurities and evens out the skin tone. It also renders a natural glow to the skin. Milk in this paste will also help in lightening the dark skin and honey will keep it hydrated and nourished.PotatoYou Will Need
What You Have To DoCut slightly thick slices of the potato and rub them on the knees and elbows for a few minutes. Leave the potato juice on for about 15 minutes and then rinse it off.
Do this once or twice daily for best results. Potatoes possess mild bleaching properties that lighten dark spots and dark skin. They also nourish and brighten dry and dull skin.
Tips To Prevent Further Darkening Of Skin
- Dark knees may also be caused due to improper hydration. So, never miss out on moisturizing your knees.
- Do NOT lean on your knees often. This creates friction, and the result is dark knees.
- Always apply sunscreen on your knees when you go out. The harsh UV rays of the sun make your knees darker. Thus, protecting your knees from the sun is very important.Now that you know how to get rid of dark knees, what are you waiting for? You can try these remedies in the comforts of your home, Mwana Amai!Thank you so much for reading.Again, till next time God bless you all and rock your knees.
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