Dark elbows and dark knees are really unsightly, and it easily noticeable. You always long to have an even and flawless skin, but only a few fortunate ones have a clear skin tone.
Dark skin is caused due to various factors, but generally, it happens due to melanin developing in the skin. You struggle to find the right solution, but you end up buying skin lightening products that include harsh chemicals and cause further damage to your skin. However, there are some natural and safe ways to lighten your skin, here is some help, just go through it:
Potato and Yogurt Pack
Potato and yogurt pack is one of the best ways to lighten your dark skin area. Yogurt includes lactic acid and potato includes an enzyme called “catecholase” that has skin lightening properties. Grate a potato and mix it with yogurt, apply it on your knee and elbow areas. Keep it for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with water.
Orange Peel Pack
Sundry a few orange peels, grind it and make a fine powder. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric and a little bit of lemon juice to the powder. Apply it on your skin and keep it for 10-15 minutes. Later, clean it with lukewarm water.
Almond and Milk Pack
You can make another outstanding face pack with ground almond and milk. Soak almonds in water overnight and next day make a fine paste. Add some milk and honey and apply it on the skin. Wash it off when it gets dry.
Turmeric and Sandalwood Pack
Mix one teaspoon of sandalwood powder with one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Further, add a few drops of rose water into the paste, mix it well and apply it on the dark area. Wash it off with lukewarm after 20 minutes.
Mash ripe papaya with the help of a spoon. Mix it well by adding one tablespoon of honey. Apply this paste on your skin and keep it for twenty minutes. Clean your face with water. Papaya includes an enzyme called papain that removes dead skin cells.