It could be very embarrassing to have dark patches on your underarm, elbow or knee or neck. There are many cosmetic treatments available for the same but at the same time they are expensive and could result into more skin pigmentation and make the situation worse. Removal of dark underarms and skin patches can be done easily at home also by utilizing these home remedies.
Causes of Dark Patches on Skin
There could be many causes of dark underarms, elbow, knee or neck. Some of these are listed below
- Usage of chemical creams
- Shaving regularly the affected area
- Usage of antiperspirant, deodorants etc
- Lack of skin hydration in the affected area
- Too much exposure to sun causes acanthosisnigricans resulting into dark neck
The above mentioned are some of the causes that causes dary skin patches on underarm, elbow, knee and neck. However below we shall mention some home remedies for the treatment of dark skin patches
Remedies for Treatment of Dark Underarms
Apply Milk for Treating Dark Underarms
There are lots of fatty acids and vitamins in milk and these can work wonders on lightening the dark underarms area. You can also combine curd, flour and milk to show more positive result for skin lightening in underarm region
- Flour: 2tbsp.
- Milk: 1 tbsp.
- Curd: 1tbsp.
Combine curd, milk and the flour and make a smooth paste from it. Apply the paste into your underarm region and rest it for 15 – 20 mins. Wash the area with water after it dries off.
Cucumbers for Dark Underarm Treatment
Cucumbers are one of the most skin friendly ingredient that is available in Earth. Cucumbers can prove to be a great remedy for treatment of dark underarms and that too without any skin irritation. Its naturally cooling properties result into many skin benefits.
- Cucumber Juice
- Lemon Juice
Combine the above mentioned ingredients and you are good to go. You could simply grate cucumber and extract juice from it, mix it with lemon juice and add a pinch of turmeric to it. Lemon juice will exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells and cucumber juice will have the cooling and healing effect on the affected area. You will see the results in few days time with this remedy for dark underarms
Chickpea flour mask for Dark Underarms
A facial mask made from chickpea flour can heal and lighten the your underarm dark skin very effectively and give you a confident underarm to reveal.
- Yogurt: 1tbsp.
- Lemon juice: 1tbsp.
- Chickpea flour: 2 tbsp.
- Turmeric: preferably a pinch will do.
Make a paste form Chickpea flour + lemon juice + yogurt + turmeric. Apply the paste to your underarms region. Leave it to dry for and hours and then wash it with normal water.
Remedies for Treatment of Dark Knees and Elbows
Sugar to exfoliate skin
Sugar is good scrub to improve the skin tone in elbow and knee area of human body. The sugar scrub will naturally remove the dead skin cells from knee and elbow area and also hydrate it.
- 1 tsp. Olive Oil
- 1 tsp. Sugar crystals
Mic sugar and olive oil and make a paste out of it, apply the mixture on the dark elbow and knee and rub it for 5- 7 minutes. After the scrubbing is over wash the area with lukewarm water. This exercise can be done on daily basis and after a few days on weekly basis.
Lemon for Lightening the Dark Patches on Elbow and Knee
Lemon is a very powerful skin bleaching and exfoliating agent. It can help lighten the dark elbow and knee in no time. Lemon also acts a skin regeneration agent and promote healthy skin cell growth on affected area
Apply lemon juice to your knees and elbows and massage it for few minutes. Let it be there for 20-25 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water and apply a akin cream that suits you to the effected area.
Almonds for Lightening the Dark Patches on Elbow and Knee
Almonds and almond oil are extremely good for skin.
- 1 tsp. Almond Oil
- Almond Powder Mix
Slightly warm up the Almond Oil and you could directly apply plain Almond Oil to the skin and rub it for 5 – 7 minutes. You will see the difference in few days after doing is exercise on daily basis.
Simultaneously you can mix Yogurt and Almond powder and make a smooth paste out of it, and then apply paste your affected knee and elbow, let it rest for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. You can see the desired results in a couple of weeks.
Remedies for Treatment of Dark Patches on Neck
Baking soda for Treatment of Dark Patches on Neck
Baking soda will be very effective in removing the dead cells from the skin. Mix water and baking soda to remove dark patches on the neck skin.
- 1tsp. Water
- 2 tsp. Baking Soda
Make a smooth paste of water and Baking Soda and apply it to your neck dark patch. Let it rest till the time it dries off and wash with normal water. Repeat this exercise twice a week and see the results for yourself.
Potatoes for Treatment of Dark Patches on Neck
Potatoes have a lot of skin healing properties in them. Potatoes are used widely as a remedy for skin lightening since ages and have proved effective in lightening the skin that is affected with dark patches.
- Potato Juice
- Lemon Juice
You could simply apply grated potato juice on your neck and rest it for 15 – 20 mins and then wash it with cold water.
You could also mix Potato and Lemon Juice together and apply it to dark neck area and leave it for 15 – 20 minutes and wash with cold water. Do this
3.Aloe Vera for Treatment of Dark Patches on Neck
Aloe Vera is very important remedy in Ayurveda for many diseases. It is also a very active home remedy for treatment of dark spots and skin regeneration. Aloe Vera repairs the skin very quickly and give best results in case do dark skin removal.
Simple take Aloe Vera pulp from its leaf and apply to on your neck for 20 – 30 minutes and then wash with normal water. repeat the procedure daily for best result on your dark spots removal from neck.
Do let us know what effect the above mentioned home remedies for removal of dark underarm, elbow, knee and neck had on you. We would be happy to know and share it with everyone.