If smooth, glowing skin is the accessory every mini dress needs, dark knees and elbows are its kryptonite. Not only are dark patches on the joints unsightly but they can also make an entire outfit look unappealing. Luckily there’s a solution for it. Here are 5 ways to lighten dark knees and elbows at home so that you can flaunt bright skin with every outfit you wear.

dove gentle exfoliating body wash

If darkness on the elbows and knees is getting you down, turn to the Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash. Its exfoliating beads are the key ingredient to gently scrub dead cells away and reveal fresh skin underneath. Along with that, its Nutrium Moisture technology delivers nutrients directly to the skin and keeps it nourished from within. Scaly, dry skin will be gone before you know it and so will those dreadful dark patches.

Accumulation of grime and constant friction can make your elbows and knees dark. To treat them naturally, make this home remedy with baking soda and milk. In a shallow bowl of 3 tablespoons of baking soda, slowly pour in 2 tablespoons of cold milk to form a thick paste. Apply this over the dark areas of your body and let it air dry for about 20 minutes until hardened. Then wash it away with cold water and scrub it gently into the skin while doing so. Baking soda is a powerful exfoliant that isn’t abrasive on the skin. When combined with the brightening properties of lactic acid in milk, it drives away dull skin and makes it radiant once again.

to lighten dark knees and elbows

To lighten dark knees and elbows naturally at home, turn to the skin care favourites, lemon and honey. Combine the juice of 1 lemon with 1 tablespoon of honey to form a thick paste. Apply it generously over darkened areas, leave it to dry for 30 minutes and wash it away with warm water. Thanks to its numerous bleaching agents, lemon is a popular natural lightener. Honey, on the other hand, is a moisturising humectant. Together, they lighten dark patches on the knees and elbows and nourish dry skin so that you’ll never need to fear mini skirts again!

Vaseline healthy white lightening lotion

When dark, uneven skin is taking away your confidence, trust the experts to give you the answer. For that, we recommend the Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Lotion. Thanks to Vitamin B3 within its formula, it inhibits the production of melanin and gives back the skin’s radiant appearance. It also contains micro-droplets of Vaseline which heals dry, damaged skin with ease. So if you’re looking for even toned elbows and knees, this is your answer.

For a trustworthy home remedy that will turn your dark knees and elbows into radiant skin, we suggest a yogurt and vinegar pack. Combine 3 tablespoons of yogurt with 2 teaspoons of vinegar and apply it over the affected area. Allow it to dry for 40 minutes and then wash away with warm water. The acetic acid of vinegar merges with the lactic acid of yogurt to lighten the dark patches and leave the skin looking bright once again.