I hope you all are fine and enjoying your life, recently after writing post on how to get rid of dark underarms, I got huge amount of questions and requests to write post on how to get rid of dark knees, so today I want to share some of my favourite home remedies for dark knees, I hope you like it.
When I was young, I don’t know why I get dark knees even I don’t play sports or I am not dirty as such but my friends always force me to use beauty products which never work for me, I always think why I have got dark knees then I came to know that because I literally travel all around the house with knees I mean I kneeling and rubbing my knees towards the ground that why I grow up I have dark knees, But this is a long time ago now I don’t have this problem because I try many natural treatments.
When your skin start turning dark then don’t worry it’s not a sign of any serious skin disease, but sometimes it’s better to know that what making your knees darker so you can avoid them next time.
I hope these causes which I written below may be the answer of your several questions like “why some people have dark knees and other don’t have?”
- Proper skin care: The way you take care of your skin shows its inner health, some people give more attention to their face, hands and feet instead of other body parts. Lack of personal care, washing, scrubbing and moisturization can cause our skin to build the dead skin cells which further cause skin darkening.
- Kneeling your knees: This meant to be one of the biggest cause of skin darkening around your knees, continuously kneeling or rubbing your knees towards the hard surface or object makes them rough which leads to dark knees.
- Sun exposure: Sun exposure not only darken our skin but also develop age spots and its only happen if you wear short clothes and forget to apply any sun block. UV sun rays can multiply the production of melanin on the skin which is the main cause of dark knees, so try to wear sunscreen every time you expose your body towards the sun and repeat the procedure after every 3 to 4 hours.
- Frequent Friction: A latest report proof that our dedicated skin of knees and elbows may get dark due to the rough fabric we wear. surprisingly when you wear a rough fabric your skin constantly rub opposed to that, so that’s why we face dark knees earlier.
- Dryness: Did you know that our knees have fewer oil glands, so they need more care than other parts of your body because they become dry easily so enough moisturization should be provided to it if you don’t give attention to them then in result the skin of knees become darker.
- Genetics: Sometimes genes also play an important role in getting dark knees because people who born with dark skin tone will definitely have dark knees it’s in their genes and you can’t change your genes.
- Dirt: Try to cover your knees and elbows because they engage more dirt towards them which cause build up of dead skin which further leads to darker skin.
- Medical conditions: There are also some medical issues which cause skin darkening, some pregnant women may face dark knees due to some changes in their hormones, by having these changes they notice dark skin anywhere on the body but mostly experience them on their knees or elbows. certain medicines are also responsible for darker knees especially the medicine tetracycline which is an anti-biotic mostly used for the acne treatment can also cause darker knees.
- Dark skin is as commonly known as hyperpigmentation, we mainly get our skin color due to a specific cell melanocytes and the latest studies shows that everyone have the same number of melanocytes in their skin tissue, the difference is in their size the larger they are the darker skin you get.
- When you notice some change in your color its mean your body overproducing the cell melanin which is responsible for your skin color. At the first stage, you notice some brown or dark patches on the knee area then slowly it getting more darker. UV rays give a signal to our skin to overproduce the cell melanin, so try to keep your skin away from the sun.
Home Remedies to get rid of dark knees
1.) Baking soda to Cleaning the Skin
As baking soda is very effective for cleaning the skin, it reduces the dark kness of the skin, it is lot cheaper than any beauty product in the market, it is free from any chemical by putting it on your body it will not harm you a little bit. As baking soda is a natural cleanser, it help to get rid of any buildup. Milk has also a natural cleanser and has lightening properties due to the presence of lactic acid in it, it also help to clean our skin and remove any impurities, so mix both ingredients to lighten you the knee area.
- Take a bowl, now add one tablespoon of baking soda and one tablespoon of milk.
- Mix it very well until it forms a thick paste, if requires at more milk.
- Now apply and rub this paste on your knees for around 5 to 10 minutes in circular motion until this mask is fully dry,
- After the 10 minutes wash it off with nice warm water. Repeat it every day, you can also make a paste of baking soda with water or lime if you don’t want to use milk.
This cleanser will not only help to clean, but it also have some extra lightening benefits because of the milk we are using.
2.) Lemon and honey to remove dead skin cells
Lemon is a natural exfoliant which helps to remove the dead skin cells and leave the skin smooth and soft, it has the natural bleach so it does help to lighten the skin tone. Honey has the moisturizing properties which help to get rid of the dry and rough skin.
- Take a mixing bowl, add one tablespoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey.
- Mix it well, apply this generously to your skin as often as necessary, leave it for 20 minutes, after that wash it off with water.
- To get even skin tone, you have to use this remedy daily.
This remedy help to reduce the darkness continues using this remedy stimulates and helps to lighten up the skin tone.
3.) Cucumber to lighten dark knees
Cucumber has a natural bleaching property, that help to lighten dark knees, also cucumber makes your skin moisturize and helps to remove impurities from your outer skin layer. It also gives your skin a cooling effect which is very relaxing and soothing.
- Take a thick slice of cucumber and gently rub them to your knees for about 10 minutes.
- Leave its juice for more 5 minutes, then wash it off with cold water, use this twice a day to lighten dark knees.
- You can also mix equal amount of mash cucumber and honey, mix it well, apply this to your knees and leave it for 20 minutes, then wash it off with water.
4.) Gram flour and milk to get rid of dark knees
Gram flour and milk both are organic so it easily available at your home. As it’s the best home remedy, trust me it will give the best results you ever had any product which is currently available in the market. This homemade pack not only lighten your skin but also makes you skin super soft.
- For making this pack you need one tablespoon of gram flour, one tablespoon milk powder, half tablespoon of honey, half tablespoon lemon juice and two tablespoons of milk.
- Now take a clean bowl and add gram flour, milk powder, honey and lemon juice in it, mix it together, on clean knees apply this mask using your finger.
- After that apply a thin layer of milk on top of this mask in every 5 minutes, you have to make sure this mask should not be dry up. You have to keep this mask moist for around 20 minutes so that your first layer of dark skin can lighten easily.
- It helps to completely remove the dark skin from your knees after 20 minutes massage this mask for around 5 minutes, you can use some extra milk if you think this mask is pretty dry for you.
The texture of this pack is creamy, its very smooth, this mask is not having scrub material so it will not harm your skin, it will lighten the skin very gently and go deep inside without affecting your skin or making your skin sensitive.
5.) lime juice to reduces the appearance of dark knees
As lime juice is really inexpensive and it can easily be found. Lime is extremally high in vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant, as a result, is smooth out skin tone and reduces the appearance of dark knees.
- First of all cut the lime in half because we only need half lime, squeeze it to get the juice out.
- Use a cotton ball to soak up the juice, then just apply it to your knees then let it sit for 10 minutes.
- You need some warm water is not boiling hot water, just soak a washcloth or your old t-shirt into the water.
- Then scrub your knees with it, remember to use a lotion or olive oil because moisturization is the key to preventing dark knees.
6.) Apple cider vinegar and yoghurt to moisturise your knees skin
Apple cider vinegar and yoghurt both cleanse and moisturise your knees skin and also it help to restore your skin tone.
- Take a mixing bowl, add one tablespoon of yoghurt and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
- Take a mixing spoon and mix it well until it foam a paste. Apply this mixture on your knees, leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water.
- Repeat this remedy three to four times a week.
7.) Aloe vera to to remove darkness
Aloe vera is rich in anti-oxidant which helps to remove darkness. Aloe vera gel is a magical gel and it’s packed with over 75 nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and over 100 active enzymes that really do wonders to you skin.
- Extract the gel of aloe vera, now apply for it on the affected area, let it stay for 20 minutes, then using warm water wash it off.
- You can also mix other ingredients with aloe vera gel like gram flour, yoghurt, lemon etc.
8.) Potato to get rid of dark knees
A Potato which is a good source of skin lightening enzymes, this is the best solution to get rid of dark knees.
- Take one potato, wash it thoroughly to remove the soil and impurities over the potato. Don’t peel off the skin, we need its skin because it’s rich in many vitamins which actually your knees need.
- slice the potato the slice should be some thick not thin, rub it to your knees and let it stay for 30 minutes after that wash it off.
- Repeat it daily and in a few days your skin will be fair and beautiful.
9.) Olive oil and sugar to nourish and lighten your knees area
Sugar crystals work as an exfoliant and removes the dead skin cells layer and therefore. olive oil is a great moisturizer which help to nourish and lighten your knees area.
- Take a mixing bowl, add one teaspoon of sugar and one teaspoon of olive oil.
- Mix it well, apply to wet skin gently, rub your skin using this mixture for approximately about five minutes.
- After that rinse off thoroughly with water, remember not to use any kind of soap.
10.) Tomato scrubs to to lighten dark knees in just one week
As tomato is very beneficial for our health if we add it in our diet, but it’s also a natural sunscreen and its rich in Vitamin C. Its also contains bleaching properties which help to lighten dark knees in just one week.
- Take two tablespoon tomato juice, add one tablespoon crush sugar and half teaspoon honey.
- Mix it well, start to apply this scrub on your knees, gently rub for at least 5 to 10 minutes.
- After that let it stay for more 5 minutes, rinse your knees with water or use can use a towel or tissue and after that use a good moisturizer.
11.) Mustad oil to nourishes your skin and restore its natural color
Treat your skin with wonderful anti-oxidants plus vitamin A, B and C, which is really good for you skin. It also nourishes your skin and restore its natural color.
- Using your fingers apply a little bit mustard oil to your knees.
- Massage your skin very well, let get this oil deep into your skin.
- Massage it for around 5 minutes, let it stay for more 10 minutes after that wash it off.
Mustad oil rejuvenate your skin and gives a really nice glow.
12.) Egg white and honey to maintain elasticity of skin
Egg white has contained a premium class of protein in itself and we all know that protein helps to maintain elasticity of skin and its magical power gives us youthful skin. Egg white also contains 69 different proteins these can easily go deep inside and repair your cells, also lighten dark knees.
- Take a mixing bowl, add one egg white and one tablespoon honey.
- Mix it very well, until this create a foamy substance, apply this mixture on your knees.
- Let it stay for 20 minutes, after that wash it off with warm water.
This miracle egg white mask is so easy to prepare and with regular use you may see a noticeable change in your skin tone.
13.) Horseradish to removes dirt and cure dark spots.
It’s very popular vegetables with used in many dishes and salads but did you know it contains a high level of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants, due to this it treats many skin infections and problems. It also naturally lighten your skin tone, removes dirt and cure dark spots.
- Take some mash horseradish, apply it to your knees with the help of fingers.
- Let it stay for 20 minutes into your dark knees, after that rinse off.
- If you don’t have time to mash the horseradish then simply cut it and apply a thick slice on your knees.
- Rub it gently and let stay its juice for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Wash it off when the time is over, apply a good moisturizer after using this remedy.
14.) Egg white and grapes to cleanse your skin and remove impurities
Egg white has a high amount of collagen and Vitamin A which is very important to cure dark knees. Grapes has the high number of anti-oxidant, Vitamins and minerals, it also cleanse your skin and remove impurities. Due to the high amount of Vitamin C it is a perfect choice for getting beautiful and firm knees.
- Take a bowl, add one egg white and add some mash grapes or its puree.
- Mix it very well, apply this mixture on your knees, you can get a radiant glow by applying this mixture on your face.
- Let it stay for 30 minutes, after that wash off this mixture by using cold or warm water. Use this remedy daily to get rid of dark knees naturally.
15.) Carrot juice to repair damaged skin tissues and it also protect your skin from harmful sun rays
Apart from its taste, carrot contains the high amount of anti-oxidants, minerals and important vitamins, especially Vitamin A & C which help to repair damaged skin tissues and it also protect your skin from harmful sun rays, it even heals sunburns, wrinkles and gives you an even skin tone.
- Take some freshly made carrot juice, now apply for it on your knees, you can apply for it anywhere like your dark elbows even on your face and neck.
- Let it stay for 20 and 25 minutes, then wash it off this juice with cold water.
- Remember first exfoliate your knees with the above-given olive oil and sugar scrub then apply this carrot juice in this way it gives the fast result.
16.) Buttermilk to lighten skin complexion
As buttermilk is known as best natural bleach and it should be on top of the list for getting rid of dark knees, due to its acidic components and lactic acid it’s a perfect remedy to lighten skin complexion.
- Apply buttermilk on your knees with the help of cotton ball, you can also make a paste of four tablespoon buttermilk and two tablespoons of tomato puree.
- Apply this on your dark knees, let it stay for 30 minutes after that wash your knees with water but don’t use any soap.
- Use it regularly to get even skin tone, it treats many skin problems so you can use this remedy on other dark areas as well.
17.) Mint to revitalise and give you a perfect skin tone
Mint act like a natural cleanser for our skin, it also polishes our skin. Mint is packed with many assistants vitamins, lightening agents like salicylic acid which naturally enhance your skin it also revitalise and give you a perfect skin tone.
- Make a paste of freshly mint leaves, you can also make a mixture of mint leaves, mash cucumber and some honey.
- Apply for it on your dark knees and spread evenly, let it stay for almost 20 to 25 minutes.
- After that wash your knees and apply a good moisturizer, as this pack is very good to get rid of dark knees.
18.) Dried orange peels to easily lighten your skin tone and gives your skin a healthy glow
Oranges are one of the famous fruit in the world but did you know that its peels are not for throwing its do wonders for your skin, Did you also know that many famous cosmetics companies also use orange peels in their whitening products because its helps to cure many skin problems. Orange peels can easily lighten your skin tone and gives your skin a healthy glow.
How to make orange peel powder
- For making orange peels powder, first of all, you need to dry them under the sun shade for at least 2 to 3 days.
- When they are completely dried, grind them and in less than 5 minutes you get a fine powder.
- Now save this peel powder in any air tight jar.
- Coming to the remedy, take 2 tablespoons of peel powder and mix it with milk (you can use water as well).
- Mix them properly, when you get a thick paste, apply for it on your dark knees.
- Massage it for around 5 minutes, let it stay for 25 to 30 minutes.
- By using water rub this mixture, later on completely wash your knees, don’t need any soap or moisturizer if you use milk because it fully hydrates your knees.
- You have to do this remedy daily to achieve flawless knees.
19.) Cornflour and almond oil to prevent from Ultraviolent rays and also gives a clear & healthy skin
Cornflour contains a good amount of protein, minerals, Vitamin A, B & E and amino acids. Cornflour boost collagen, remove impurities, eases dryness, prevent from Ultraviolent rays and also gives a clear & healthy skin. Cornflour has bleaching properties which lighten skin tone and helps to get rid of dark knees.
- Take a mixing bowl, add two tablespoon cornflour and one tablespoon almond oil.
- Mix them well, if required add more almond oil.
- Start applying cornflour mixture into your dark knees, rub gently for around 10 minutes.
- Let it stay for 10 minutes more, then wash it off with water.
- You can also add lemon juice for extra bleaching effect.
20.) Almond and milk scrub to makes your skin soft and smooth
Almonds are packed with protein and fiber which makes your skin soft and smooth. The essential vitamins present in almond gives a natural glow. This mild scrub removes dead skin cells, add shine and lighten your skin tone.
- Soak 4 or 5 almonds in water for overnight, at morning drain the water and make a paste of these almonds, now add milk & honey into this paste.
- Mix them well, now start applying this scrub on your dark knees, rub your knees gently for around 5 minutes.
- Let it stay for 30 minutes after that by gentle rubbing wash your knees, moisturize your skin well after that.
This scrub helps to combat dryness, gives you soft skin and even your skin tone.
21.) Coconut milk and pineapple juice to naturally cleanse, repair and moisturize your damaged skin
Coconut milk is used in many famous skin brands because it naturally cleanse, repair and moisturize your damaged skin. It not only firmer your skin but also prevent your skin from dirt and harmful rays.
- Take a bowl, add two or three tablespoons of coconut milk and two tablespoons of pineapple juice.
- Mix them properly with a mixing spoon, now start applying this mixture on your knees with the help of cotton ball or fingers.
- Let it stay for at least 20 to 25 minutes, after that wash it off with water and avoid using any soap.
If you want fair complexion then pineapple is a great choice, its has high amount of Vitamin C, its hydrate your skin well, remove dead skin cells and gives you a clear & even skin tone. This remedy is meant to be the best solution to get rid of dark knees.
22.) Milk cream and turmeric to enhance your beauty and skin complexion
Many people don’t eat milk cream due to fat present in it, but you can use it in your daily routine to enhance your beauty and skin complexion. Milk cream & turmeric pack has been used from the ancient to get the soft, glowing and white skin.
- Take a mixing bowl, add two tablespoons of milk cream, half tablespoon turmeric and one tablespoon lemon juice.
- Mix them well properly, when you got a thick paste, apply it on your dark knees in a circular motion.
- Let it stay for almost 30 minutes after that wash it off, remember to use it when you are in a shower because it may stain your clothes.
You can also add honey to cleanse your skin, it also help to remove impurities from your skin.
23.) Oatmeal and coffee to nourishes your skin and smoothes away dullness and dryness
Oatmeal nourishes your skin and smoothes away dullness and dryness, its exfoliating properties gently removes dirt and dead skin from your sensitive skin. Skin is left looking and feeling soft, smooth and healthy. Coffee used to brighten your dull and dark skin, it firm your skin and gives a healthy glow which reflect not from outside but from inside as well.
- Take a mixing bowl, add one tablespoon grind oatmeal, one tablespoon coffee and two tablespoons yoghurt.
- Mix them well, first moisten your face, dispense this mixture onto your fingertips and start massaging it over your knees.
- Exfoliate your skin with this mixture then leave it for 30 minutes, after that do gentle massage and rinse off with water, after pat drying your knees moisturize well.
Some additional tips to prevent dark knees at home fast
- Drink lots of water almost 10 to 12 glasses of water help to flush out the toxin and gives you a healthy skin.
- Control or minimum your intake of sugary foods and processed foods such as white bread, soft drink and foods which are high in calories and sugar, these all type of foods cause darker skin.
- Don’t forget to apply a good sunscreen which has minimum 40 to 50 SPF to your exposed areas like face, hand and if you wear shorts then also apply on knees and legs. Regular usage of sunscreen helps you to prevent not your knees but every part of your skin from darkening, apply sunscreen even in cloudy days must use in hot summer and winters too.
- Wash your knees twice or thrice a day if possible, whenever you come from outside just wash your knees, face and hands first because it helps you to prevent not only from dirt but if you follow this routine you never ever see any acne breakout in your entire life.
- Don’t forget to apply a good moisturizer it not only moisturize or hydrate your skin but also prevent from dryness and reduces friction. Whenever you take a bath after that pat dry your body, don’t forget to apply a good moisturizer which contains Vitamin E and jojoba oil. Always apply moisturizer twice a day to prevent dryness and it helps to even your skin tone.
- As everyone knows what is pumice stone but did you use it? If not, then it’s the time to use it on your knees and feets. Take a warm shower, when your pores are fully opened, first wash the area with soap or body wash then use a pumice stone to get rid of dead skin which causing darkening. Gently rub the area in a circular motion every time you bath will prevent from darker knees and gives you an even skin tone which remains forever.
- Don’t ever use any bleaching cream or lotion it will temporarily lighten your skin but after a while your skin becoming more sensitive and darker due to the usage of bleaching skin so stay away from them.
- Did you know exfoliation and scrubbing too much important for your skin, for this purpose you can use any kind o exfoliating brush or a good loofah which specially design to exfoliate the rough Use this while taking a bath because at that moment your skin is moist, take your favourite scrub or exfoliating body wash just add it your exfoliating brush or loofah and start rubbing in the circular motion for almost 4 to 5 minutes after that wash your skin properly.
- Remember one thing that never scrub too hard or harshly like a mad person, it makes your skin more sensitive and gives a signal to your skin to produce more cells in return it makes your skin extra rough, dry and dark I know you don’t want it so gently scrub your skin, if you are busy and don’t have much time to do it daily then don’t worry just do it twice a week.
- Try to avoid leaning your knees as I mention in above that it’s the biggest cause of dark knees so by avoiding it you should prevent from darker knees, leaning traps all the moisture from your knees makes it rough and hard which cause darkening.
- So can simply get rid of dark knees with pumpkin, simply mix some pumpkin puree with crush sugar, gently massage your knees for 5 minutes, then leave it more 10 minutes, after then rinse it off with warm water.