Many of us suffer from dark elbows. You might not take it seriously all the time, but every now and then when you are going to wear your favorite short sleeve dress, it starts bothering you. With summer is on its way, it is obvious that long sleeve outfits are about to go back to our wardrobe. So how to get rid of the embarrassment of dark elbows? Dark elbows can be result of genetics, poor hygiene habit, sun exposure, hormonal imbalance, dry skin etc. Whatever the reason might be, dark elbows are never a pretty sight. And it can be changed! Yes, that too very easily! In this post, I will tell you some Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dark Elbows. So let’s move on!
Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub to Get Rid of Dark Elbows
Add sugar to warm olive oil and mix until a medium thick paste is formed. Gently massage this on the elbows using your finger. 5-10 minutes of massage would be enough. Wash off using warm water and mild soap. Follow up with a cream/lotion.
Olive oil is a boon for dry skin, while sugar is an excellent exfoliator. Repeat this daily for best results.
Baking Soda to Get Rid of Dark Elbows
Mix baking soda and water to form a soft paste. Rub this on your elbows in circular motion. Wash off with warm water. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.
Baking soda is a natural cleanser and great exfoliator. It effectively removes the dead skin cells accumulating on the elbow area. Repeat daily.
Vitamin E Oil to Get Rid of Dark Elbows
Take 1 tbsp of Vitamin E oil (using a needle prick a few Vitamin E capsules and squeeze out the oil). To this, add equal quantity of glycerin and lemon juice. Add 10 tbsp of milk to it. Mix well and apply on the elbows. Wait for 20-30 minutes before washing off.
Vitamin E oil is a great source of anti oxidants, which repairs damaged skin. Plus it is a skin lightener. Glycerin moisturizes the skin. Lemon juice is a natural cleanser and so is milk. They help to remove dead skin cells. Repeat as often as you can.
Mint Leaves to Get Rid of Dark Elbows
Boil some water in a pot and to the boiling water, add some mint leaves. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice to it. Remove this from heat and let it cool down. Soak a cotton ball in this solution and apply it on the elbows. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Mint is a natural antiseptic. Plus mint contains oil that can boost up the formation of collagen and white blood cells, which treats the discoloration of elbow area. Repeat every alternate day for best results.
Aloe Vera to Get Rid of Dark Elbows
Cut open a fresh aloe vera leaf and squeeze out the gel. Apply it on the elbows and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Do this everyday until you can see visible result, then repeat every alternate day.
This five recipes will certainly help you to get rid of dark elbows, but with regular use of course! So, no need to hide the elbows any more, wear your favorite short sleeve dress and have fun 🙂