17 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Knees and Elbows

Lemon scrub

  • Cut a piece of lemon into two halves. Squeeze out of some juice and put some sugar over it. 
  • Now, rub these two pieces on the elbow and knee as you want for 5-10 minutes. 
  • Then wash with normal plain water. 
  • Do this regularly, preferably under shower as the skin is softer.

Gram flour

  • Take a two teaspoonful of gram flour and add half a teaspoonful of lemon juice in it. 
  • Make a paste and then apply over your knee and elbow. 
  • Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash with plain water.

Mustard oil

  • Massage the oil on your knee and elbow for 10-15 minutes or as long as you feel the oil is absorbed by the skin. 
  • Do this regularly, almost daily for lighter elbow and knee as well as for healthy skin.

Coconut oil

  • Coconut oil is widely used in skin soothing treatment. It can also be used with lime juice for lighter complexion of elbow and knee. 
  • Take a teaspoonful of coconut oil and half a teaspoonful of lime juice. 
  • Make a lotion of it and apply over dark areas for 15- 20 minutes. 

Cocoa Butter And Shea Butter

  • These natural fats act as good moisturizers and help to make the skin soft. 
  • This helps to remove the darkness caused by dry and flaky skin.
  • Apply cocoa butter or Shea butter on the darkened skin every night before going to bed.

Milk & basil leaf

  • Make a paste of milk, turmeric powder and basil leaf. 
  • Take two spoonful of milk, a pinch of turmeric powder and 2-3 drops of basil leaf. 
  • Mix all of them and make a paste. 
  • Apply it over your elbow and knee before going to bed. You can wrap it with a cotton cloth to avoid stain on your bed sheet and clothes. 
  • Wash it with lukewarm water next morning to get desired results.

Hydrogen peroxide

  • Hydrogen peroxide is one the best bleaching agent. It can be used in skin whitening therapy. 
  • Dip a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it over elbow and knee twice in a week to get fair complexion.

Aloe vera

  • Aloe vera helps in discoloration of dark elbow and knee by removing dead skin cells. 
  • Simply, break a leaf of aloe vera plant and massage the gel inside the leaf over your elbow and knee. Do it every alternate day for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Baking Soda

  • Baking soda is very effective in cleaning the skin and reduces darkening of the skin. Milk bleaches and cleanses the skin
  • Take one tablespoon of baking soda and mix it with milk
  • Apply this paste on knees and elbows and scrub it using circular motion.
  • Repeat the remedy once every two days. Repeat until you notice changes in the color.


  • Remove the slice of papaya and rub it to your skin.
  • The nutrients contained in papaya will lighten your elbows and make your skin beautiful.

Turmeric , Honey And Milk

  • Mix some turmeric with milk and honey to make it a smooth paste
  • Apply it on the dark areas and leave it there for at least 20 minutes
  • Wet your hands and rub it for 2 minutes and then wash it off with water
  • Potato which is a good source of skin lightening enzymes may be the solution to your problem. Take a potato slice and rub it to your knees and elbows. Repeat it daily and in a few days darkness of skin will fade and your skin will become fair.


  • Take slices of cucumber and rub it gently over your skin for 15 minutes.

Sandalwood and turmeric 

  • Take turmeric and gram flour in 1:1 ratio and add rose water to it. 
  • Massage this paste to your elbow and knee for making it glowing and white.

Sugar And Olive Oil

  • The sugar present in this home remedy work as exfoliate and the olive oil will moisturize the skin.
  • Mix equal quantities of olive oil and sugar to make a thick paste
  • Apply this mix on to the black knees and elbow
  • Rub the skin using this mixture for about five minutes.
  • Wash using mild soap and water

Vinegar And Yoghurt

  • When used together this home remedy to reduce the dark color of the skin as they cleanse and moisturize the skin.
  • Apply a mixture of vinegar and yoghurt on the affected areas and leave it to dry
  • When the mixture becomes dry rub the area in circular motion for two minutes and wash.

Bleaching Fruits

  • Fruits like lemon, tomato and grapes have bleaching property and help to get rid of black skin when used regularly.
  • Apply the juice of any of the bleaching fruits regularly to the skin
  • You can use different fruit juices on different days

Pumice Stone

  • Rub the dark skin using a pumice stone. This helps to remove the dead cells of the skin.
  • Use pumice stone to remove the dead skin while bathing

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