Certain habits such as sitting on the floor when watching TV, prolonged exposure to the sun without protection, the accumulation of dead cells on the elbows and knees and aging are the reasons that can lead to an unpleasant aspect of the skin elbows and knees.
The good news is that there are natural remedies that can get rid of this problem.
Lemon juice is a powerful antioxidant, and also helps with exfoliating and lightening the skin. It is known that lemon is recommended for people experiencing brown spots that appear with age. In addition, it contributes to cell regeneration.
To use it as remedy for dark knees and elbows, cut a large lemon into two equal parts. Gently squeeze so that the lemon juice rises to the surface and then simply rub your knees and elbows with it for 10-15 minutes. It is very important not to expose yourself to the sun in the coming days. Apply a moisturizer to intensely hydrate the skin. This gesture should be repeated every day for several weeks, until the problem disappears.
You can also try lemon, olive oil and salt. Mix two tablespoons of lemon juice with a tablespoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of salt. One day before applying this treatment, you should use a powerful moisturizing cream, or you can also use natural moisturizers such as coconut oil. The lemon juice is acidic and helps remove dead skin cells, while also acting as a bleaching agent. Salt will also help with the accumulation of dead skin cells that needs to be removed. Olive oil acts as a moisturizing agent. Apply the mixture on your knees and elbows and leave it to act for 10-15 minutes, 2-3 times a week.
You can also make a gentle scrub out of olive oil and sugar.