Acanthosis nigricans or otherwise known as skin pigmentation matures on exposure to sun and are reasons for dark skin patches around the neck. It is very embarrassing for many people of having dark skin patches around their neck, dark knees and elbows. Bigger number of folds is around the elbows and knees and it is generally thicker. There are no oil organs in these territories, so this part of skin has a tendency to be more dried. Of course, if you do not take care about these parts of skin, skin on knees and elbows are much darker than other part of skin. Underarms may be dark because of using bad quality of antiperspirants or shaving. Awareness about your dark underarms, make you embarrassing to raise hands. That makes it necessary to be very careful before using any kind of cosmetic, even if they smell so good. Many remedies can resolve these problems, so this article will present you the best.
The best natural remedies for the dark skin on your neck:
Baking soda plays a role as skin exfoliant. It clean skin and gradually wipe out dark freckles. Baking soda and water mixed together are very successful in eradication of hyper-pigmentation around the neck.
- In order to get thick paste, blend three sections of baking soda and one part of water.
- Then put paste on the neck and leave it to dry.
- Let it to stay few minutes and wash it off.
- Repeat this procedure twice per week.
- Crystalline compound, catecholase in potatoes has ability to lighten skin on the neck.
- Grind potatoes or you can make potato juice and put it around neck. It is necessary to stay 15 minutes and after that wash it off with cold water.
Mix together lemon juice and potato juice and apply it on the wanted part of skin. Let it to stay 10 to 15 minutes and thereafter wash it off with chilly water. Do this every day till you get positive results. This cure can also be used for deleting dark spots from acne scars.
Aloe Vera is a kind of natural skin lightener but skin become thoroughly soaked. It helps your skin to become lighter and decreases difference between skin and spots. Aloe Vera is rich in cancer prevention agents and other different intensifiers, so it’s able to help in the repair of old and delivery of new skin cells.
Take Aloe Vera gel and apply it on the neck and rub it tenderly. Let it stay like that for about 20 minutes and wash it off.
If you want quick results, practice this procedure once every day.
The best natural remedies for dark elbows and knees:
Vitamins and fatty acids in milk are very successful in brightening skin under arms. Milk blended with curd and the lactic acid in it can clear your dark underarm.
- Two tablespoons of milk
- One tablespoon of curd
- One tablespoon of flour
Preparation: In order to get a paste you have to blend together the milk, curd and flour. Apply it to underarms and leave it 15 minutes. Then wash it off with water.
As we know that lemon is rich in vitamin C and has peeling properties, it also helps in disposal of dead cells, stimulates regeneration of skin cells and improves skin tone.
Put lemon juice on your elbows and knees and rub it freely for a couple of minutes. Let it stay for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water and apply some cream.
You can also take lemon juice (made of one lemon) and mix it well with one tablespoon of honey. The procedure is the same as in lemon juice.
To clear the skin color of your knees and elbows, you can use a homemade sugar scrub. It can peel dead skin cells.
Blend equal measures of sugar and olive oil till you get thick paste. Rub it in for 5 minutes (with round movements). Wash it off with a mellow cleanser and warm water. You have to do this once a day ever day until the skin around your knees and elbows get lighter color.
Almonds are rich in skin-nourishing properties, so both almonds and almond oil are very useful for the health of your skin.
If you rub your elbows and knees with warm almond oil 5 minutes every day before going to bed, you will be able to notice drastic changes.
Blend 1 to 2 tablespoons of powdered almonds with a little yogurt in order to get thick paste and put it on your elbows and knees. Then let it to dry a little bit and rub it in using round movements with wet fingers. Wash it off with cold water. In order to get the desired results, you have to do this one or two times a day, for several weeks.
Home remedies for dark underarms:
Cucumber has skin lightening properties and we already know about lemon’s properties so we can use both by mixing lemon juice with cucumber. Lemon attempts to whiten your skin and cucumber tries to avoid any disturbances and relieves the skin.
Blend cucumber juice with lime juice and turmeric juice. As lemon destroys dead cells, cucumber gives cooling impact and turmeric eliminates stains, the combination of these three ingredients will give you a really amazing remedy.
Just cut cucumber on roundels and rub it in your underarms.
After that, apply cucumber juice again. This can also help you light your skin in several days.
Make chickpea flour mask:
It is an extraordinary mask for whitening your underarms!
- One tablespoon of lemon juice
- Two tablespoons of chickpea flour
- One tablespoon of yogurt
- One pinch of turmeric
Blend the lemon juice, chickpea, yogurt and turmeric well to get smooth paste.
Apply this paste to your underarms and let it to stay there for 60 minutes. Rinse it off with water.
This fine mask gives you a lighter color of your underarm skin. Use this remedy every day for the first two weeks in order to get the desired results and after that period, use it twice a week.