How to Whiten Dark Elbows and Knees?

in Skin Lightening Tips

Do you want to get rid of dark elbows and knees?

Elbows and knees are the body parts that suffer a lot of abuse. Most often knees and elbows become dark and rough if we don’t care about them properly. It’s easy to imagine how our self esteem can suffer when we cannot wear skirts and dresses in spring and summer because of these dark spots on knees and elbows…

So how to get there fast?

First, it is important to follow good skincare on a very regular basis to prepare and optimize the elbow and knees skin complexion. This makes the knee and elbow skin much brighter and this is the first step to a dark knees and elbows treatment.

Here are some tips, home remedies and knee and elbow whitening products to help you.

Everyday tips to get rid of dark elbows and knees

As said above, it is important to have skin exfoliation regularly.

A good moisturization is one of the key for  good bright skin. When skin tends to dry of dead cells don’t come off, it cause an thickness of skin thus explaining the dark spots around your knees and elbows. So keep your skin well hydrated. Whitening cream always offer hydration.

Try the Makari exfoliating whitening soap for a basic treatment:


As some reader suggested us in the comments, I thought it was interesting to talk a bit about pumice stone as it is great to scrub dead cells to lighten skin.

Home remedies for dark elbows and knees

If you have elbows and knees in this state, know that you can clarify from a natural treatment with shea butter. It’s a simple recipe you can do easily at home.

To make the treatment, you need the following ingredients: natural raw shea butter (57 g) and the essential oil of citronella. For preparation, we begin by melting the raw shea butter. Is removed when the shea butter has melted, then add 4 drops of essential oil of citronella. Is allowed to cool before applying to the skin. It is applied by rubbing the knees and elbows.

Apply your medicine at bedtime. You can do it every night for greater action.

Buy knee and elbow lightening creams

Erase and moisturizing is good but it will not serve to clarify your knees and elbows if they are dark in nature because of their natural pigmentation. I think only of lightening creams can make something. So here’s a list of the considered best elbows and knees whitening creams available on Amazon.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Terry Palmer March 2, 2012 at 5:59 am

Thanx for the tip. I already heard about makari product… looks promishing for whitening my elbows.

A good way to get rid of dark spots on elbows and knees is to use a pumice stone to exfoliate skin.


Joseph P. Dalley March 19, 2012 at 7:01 am

Thx for your comment Terry.
Great point about pumice stone to help get rid off dead cells and lighten up the knees and elbows skin. I edited the post to talk about it.


sum1 March 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

but does it hurt, cause like the pumice stone is hard against your skin.. im just asking i dont know, i want to use it, but afraid that it will be harsh to my skin


Joseph P. Dalley March 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

I wouldn’t say it hurts (pumice stones are cosmetic products) but if you skin is sensitive, it is true that pumice stone can be a bit hard for your skin. Maybe a bath exfoliating glove is better in your case.


Jenni March 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Makari is a wonderful product with proven results. For a DIY whitening tip for home use – lean your elbows on half a lemon cut: Wonderful bleaching results on elbows especially with dark and thick skin. try to scrub regularly to get rid of dead cells of skin


Joseph P. Dalley March 19, 2012 at 7:08 am

Yes, exfoliating and scrubing are good routine to prepare your skin to receive a skin lightening cream. As elbows and knees have thicker and dryer skin, it’s important to treat them well.


Esther April 25, 2012 at 4:51 am

Did someone tried the Osun natural soap? I heard — i mean read — a lot about it lately. If you’re working on a desktop all day long, it’s likely to happen that you get a thicker skin on your elbows which tends to makes them darker


Nigerian Shape May 16, 2012 at 5:52 am

Yes I use Dudu osun soap with success. i’m from nigerian descent living in washington dc. I don’t aim to bleach my skin out because its disgusting to have such dark spots everywhere; but i use it the cleanse and brighten my tone up. having a bright skin is more “powerful” regarding to my look as it’s a way to show everyone around my sexy glam skin color and its 100% original without artifacts!

Imagine you got a BF and he suddenly makes his way through you’re layerings of makeup or you’re ugly hidden patches of bleached skin…. sigh

Thx for this blog as it’s difficult to make people understand distinction between skin bleaching and having a good healthy looking skin.. which make you beautiful. I agree that we sometimes need to lighten up some part of our body liek said above but trying to get 2 3 tones whiter globaly is risky and useless


Astiatou Diallo June 5, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I mainly use pumice stone on my thick skin parts: elbows, knees, feet and hands to make them smoother. A good moisturing is also important. i never ever used a whitening agent but sometimes I wonder if it woulnd’t eb more efficient as sun cause my skin to darker a lot generally, especially those parts I mentioned above.

My mum had that kind of glove but it’s to hurting for me!!! ahaha no way!


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