How to get rid of Dark Knees and Elbows

If you are worried about the elbow and knees that take flawlessness away from you, probably that feeling can undergo your confidence and glamour. It’s better to get your natural skin tone rather than trying to cover them all the time. And before use any artificial chemical product to get rid black dark knees and elbow, here are few home treatments and tips to follow. Follow all steps on how to get rid of dark knees to get your natural skin tone back.

Causes of Dark Knees and Dark Elbows

01. Conjunction & accumulation of Dead and Damaged cells

Every cell has own shedding period, Normally its 28 days. These cells become a layer on the skin and if this dead cell layer couldn’t remove properly, this cell area can show as black dark area. When this happen again and again your knees and elbows turn to dark areas.

02. Birth Controlling pills

Apart of other side effects, these pills have an affect on dark elbows and knees. Continues use can cause black Dark Elbows and knees.

03. Melasma

Melasma is a chronic skin disorder that results in symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation. Dark black knees and elbows can be a result of Melesma.

04. Eczema

Because of this medical condition itchy and Inflamed patches and marks appear on your skin. It’s common in youngster and babies.

05. Age spots and freckles

Read aging spots and anti-aging facial mask here.

Your Lifestyle and Habits also causes for Dark Knees and Elbows

Exposure to the dirt and fewer hygiene habits

Elbows and knees are normally exposed to the dirt every day. With the surface & shape of elbows and knees, dirt can easily accumulate. When you take a shower, most of the time you skip the body part that is hard to reach or high attention to some parts cause to skip some body parts. Because of this reason this dirt might not be washed well and accumulate on your knees and elbows. This dirt and dead cells create a dark area on your elbows and knees.


If you do intensive friction works it can remove the moisture of your skin and make it dry. Cracked feet and heels are the best examples of this. If you are suffering from cracked heels and feet read this article. It’s really good to follow the mention steps to keep moisture on your skin. Knees and elbows work whatever whenever you do anything. So their friction and intension are high. Women are used to using elbow and knee creams to keep moisture, but ask yourself did it really work for you?. If not try some natural ingredients as we mention below. And We posted a couple of DIYs for the dark knees and dark elbows. So it’s up to you to read the full article to get rid of this dark elbows and knees.


The first layer of your skin is dead cells, they are dark anyway. But if you expose your body to sunlight for a long time, this dark dead cells will get much darker and accommodate to create worst dark areas and black spots.

Home Treatments


Studies have suggested that citrus is good for lightning the dark areas of elbows and knees. However, you can easily reap some of the benefits by using lemons or other citrus fruits from your own kitchen. Citrus fruit’s acidity also help you to cleanse your skin by removing dead skin cells and other dirt. But you have to be careful when using lemon and other citrus fruits, if you have a sensitive skin its good to use less acidity mixture to clean your skin and also don’t use this treatment if you have any allergy to citrus fruits. You can easily make this treatment by squeezing a half of lemon to a one glass of water. But remember to check acidity level before apply it on your skin and dilute if it’s necessary.

Then use a cotton ball to apply it on your elbow and knees. keep it for 3-5 mins to absorb and to cleanse your skin. Then wash your elbows and knees while gently rubbing them. Repeat this treatment daily for better results.


Turmeric is an Ayurvedic ingredient, especially using for skin whitening and lightning. It has an anti-actuarial effect and also turmeric uses to produce beauty product such as face wash and etc. You can find turmeric powder and also pieces.

Turmeric is a strong ingredient, you don’t need any other thing if you can find high quality turmeric. If you have powder mix it with water and make a thick paste. If you have pieces then rub it on a clean rock pedal or use a blender to turn it powder. Turmeric powder helps a variety of skin condition when used as a paste. Apply thick turmeric paste on elbow and knees and let it for 10-15 mins and then wash it. You can apply this also on your face.

Yogurt and Oatmeal

Yogurt and Oatmeal are not only nutritious food, but also beauty treatment. Definitely you have applied mask with yogurt on face 🙂

Yogurt and Oatmeal treatment to get rid of Dark Knees

Additional Tips and Tricks to follow to get rid from Dark Elbows & Knees

Wear Sunscreen

Women whose elbows and knees are darker must apply high quality professional standard sunscreen on your elbows and knees before going outside. Apply sunscreen every two hours if you are staying more exposing your skin to the harsh sunlight.

Elbows exfoliation

Addition to knee and elbow cream, you must also use a scrub to get rid of dead cells and accumulated dirt. you can find how to do this from our blog from this link. It will give 100% knowledge to do it correctly.

Moisturizing and Cleanse

After every shower, remember to moisturize your elbows and knees the same as the body and face. Use a good cleanser to cleanse your knees and elbows every day. Especially remember a thing, do not run elbows and knees roughly and hardly to cleanse, it will harm your skin instead of removing dead cells and dirt. Find a good cleanser that matches to your skin.

Products and DIYs for Dark knees and Elbows treatment

01. potatoes

Potato is a good bleaching agent because it is an anti-oxidant ingredient. Also it contains Vitamin A. All these thing are really good to get rid of dark knees and elbows and turn them lightning skin tone.

  1. Take a potato and grate the potato.
  2. Squeeze and take its juice into a bowl.
  3. Apply it on dark elbows and knees and leave it for 15-20mins.
  4. Wash them with normal water.
  5. finish with moisturizing those areas.

02. Baking Soda and Lemon

We usually use baking soda for cooking, but it is also a good cleanser. You can use it just with water to cleanse your skin. But we are gonna tell you how to use baking soda with lemon to remove dark areas on your body. Baking soda contains exfoliating properties. Lemons do the bleaching work. Lemons also use to lightens your skin and it’s vitamin C reduces pigmentation.

  1. Take a full lemon and squeeze it and add one tablespoon of baking soda to a bowl.
  2. Add a little water to mix it well.
  3. Apply it gently on the blackened areas and rub those areas for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it with luke water.
  5. Continue this treatment for once every two days for the best result.

03. Honey, Lemon and Sugar Scrub

We already mentioned that there are dead cells layers and dirt layers and so on. How can you remove those layers easily? The answer is scrubbing:). Sugar does removing cells and dirt perfectly and honey with lemon do the exfoliate. Apply this scrub on your elbows and knees.

04. Aloe Vera Moisturizing

Aloe Vera is well known as moisture, it even use as a instant remedy to burn wounds. This remedy also has an effective impact on lighten your skin tone. You can use Aloe Vera with a knee cream, it repairs & producess new skin cells.

  1. Peel off the skin of aloe Vera and get the liquid gel inside.
  2. Apply it on elbows and knees and leave it for 20misns.
  3. Now wash it with warm water and repeat this for best results.

Follow this tips and tricks to wear short sleeves to beach and everywhere with confidence. Say no for more dark elbows and knees with confidence:). Leave a comment if how to get rid of dark knees article help you.