Dark elbows can turn out to be very embarrassing at all times. They are usually caused by dry skin, sun exposure, pressure or friction, poor hygiene, etc. Dark elbows are a result of the accumulation of dead skin cells. We have created a list of 25 home remedies to help you get rid of dark elbows naturally in no time.
Let’s have a look at them.
1Sugar And Olive Oil Scrub
Combined mixture of sugar and olive oil makes a perfect solution to get rid of dark elbows. Sugar helps in rubbing off the dirt from the elbows while olive oil helps in moisturizing them. For best results, mix 1 tbsp of olive oil and sugar, gently rub this solution on your elbows and wash off.
2Plain Lemon Juice
Take a lemon, cut into half and rub each side on each elbow. Repeat this every day for a week and get amazing results. Lemon has natural bleaching properties which help in getting rid of the dark elbows.
3Gram Flour and Lemon Mask
Mix one tbsp of lemon with an equal amount of gram flour and form a paste. Now apply this paste on dark elbows and leave it for few minutes before washing off. You will observe instant glowing results.
4Cocoa Butter And Shea Butter Moisturizer
Cocoa and Shea butter help in moisturizing the tough skin of the elbows and also reduces further darkening of the elbows.
5Lemon And Honey Bleach
Mix one part honey with equal amount of lemon and form a mixture. Now apply this mixture on your elbows and leave on for half an hour. Wash it with a normal soap and water and get effective results.
6Vinegar And Yogurt Cleanser
Vinegar contains acidic properties that help in lightening the dark areas of the elbows while yogurt helps in moisturizing. Take equal parts of vinegar and yogurt, mix it and form a paste. Massage the paste on the elbows and wash off with lukewarm water.
7Mint and Lime Solution
Boil a cup full of mint leaves and add few drops of lemon juice to it. Now dip a wad of cotton in the mixture and dab the elbows along with it. Leave it for half an hour and wash off with normal water. Mint has skin whitening properties that help in getting rid of dark elbows.
8Mustard Oil and Salt Paste
Mustard has antiseptic properties which help in preventing further darkening of the elbows. Mix equal parts of mustard oil with salt and apply it your elbows. Wash off after 10 minutes with warm water and mild soap.
9Baking Soda and Milk Pack
Baking Soda helps in getting rid of dead skin cells and exfoliating the skin while milk helps in cleansing and bleaching the skin. Mix one tbsp of baking soda to milk and form a thick paste. Scrub the paste onto darkened elbows and wash off. Repeat every day for effective results.
10Yogurt And Almond Dead Skin Cleanser
Almond exfoliates the skin while yogurt evens the skin tone and moisturizes it. Grind 8-10 almonds until they are coarse and mix 2 tbsp of yogurt to form a thick paste. Rub the mixture on the elbows scrubbing properly. Leave it for 15-20 minutes till it gets dry and then wash off. Repeat the process for at least once or twice weekly for best results.
11Turmeric and Honey Paste
Turmeric and honey have antiseptic properties which help in clearing the skin of impurities. Honey acts as an anti-inflammatory and moisturizes the skin while milk acts as a bleaching agent. Mix turmeric, milk, and honey in equal quantities to form a paste. Apply it on the elbows and leave it for 20 minutes. Massage it for 2 minutes and rinse off. Repeat regularly to obtain quick results.
12Aloe Vera Gel Brightener
The best property of Aloe Vera gel is that it penetrate into the skin to moisturize and heal damage. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing pain and irritation. Extract gel from fresh Aloe Vera and apply directly to elbows and leave it for 30-45 minutes and wash off. You can also apply Aloe Vera juice with the help of a cotton bud if you don’t find fresh Aloe Vera.
13Potatoes and Milk Bleach
Potatoes has bleaching properties that reduce marks on the body as well as lighten the darkened areas. Boil potatoes and mash them in a bowl. Mix yogurt to form a paste. Apply on the elbows and leave 20-30 minutes before washing off. Repeat every day for effective results.
14Milk to Reduce Pigmentation
Milk contains lactic acid that helps in moisturizing the skin, removing dead skin cells and reduces skin pigmentation. It works slowly compared to other methods but is proved to be very effective. Apply full-fat milk on the elbows with a cotton ball and let it stay for few minutes for the skin to absorb the milk and rinse off. Repeat this every day.
15Vitamin E Oil Capsules for Clear Elbows
Vitamin E helps in treating all skin essentials. Puncture 2-3 vitamin E oil capsules to extract oil and massage it on the elbows until it is absorbed by the skin. Repeat regularly every day for few weeks and get amazing results.
16Gram Flour and Yogurt for Dry Elbows
Gram flour is very effective and helps get rid of skin problems as it moisturizes the skin as well as remove dead skin cells while yogurt evens the skin tone and brightens the skin. Mix 2 tbsp of gram flour and yogurt to form a thick paste and apply it to the darkened elbows. Leave it on the elbows for 15-20 minutes for the paste to work. Massage it for another 5-10 minutes and rinse off. Repeat regularly. Make sure you use fresh cream instead of yogurt if you have dry skin and milk instead of yogurt if you have oily skin.
17Coconut Oil And Walnut for Scrub for Bright Elbows
Coconut is rich in fatty acids, minerals, and other nutrients which helps in nourishing the skin while walnuts help in exfoliating them. Grind few walnuts until coarse and mix coconut oil to form a paste. Rub it on elbows for 10-15 minutes and wash off. Repeat every day for quicker results.
18Turmeric and Sandalwood for Smooth Elbows
Turmeric has antiseptic properties which clear the skin while sandalwood helps in regenerating new skin cells and improves the skin tone. Mix turmeric powder, sandalwood and rose water in equal quantities to form a paste. Apply on the elbows for 5-10 minutes and rinse off. Repeat the procedure every day for quicker results.
19Garlic and Onion for Clear Skin
Onion and garlic have natural properties which help in treating dark layers of the skin and also acts as skin brighteners. All you have to do is cut two cloves of garlic and rub each on each elbow. Repeat this for few minutes and wash off. You can also cut an onion into two halves and rub each on each elbow. Repeat this process once in every day for best results.
20Fruits for Bright and Soft Elbows
Some fruits have natural skin whitening properties like tomatoes, papaya, lemons etc. All you have to do is rub the juice of such fruits for few minutes on the elbows and was off with warm water.
21Vaseline and Socks for Soft Elbows
Take a pair of socks and cut two holes in front of them. Apply Vaseline on both the elbows at night and pull the socks over to cover your elbows. Repeat this process every night for few days to obtain amazingly soft and supple elbows.
These are the 21 best remedies to treat your darkened elbows naturally. It may take time but they are definitely long lasting that will help you get rid of them for once and all! Do try these hacks and let us know your experiences in the comment section below.