Black elbows are mostly an accumulation of dead skin cells caused by hormonal imbalance, leaning on your elbow too long, and reaction to drug, dehydration, and a diet that is sparse in vitamin A & E rich foods.
But it can be remedied with simple kitchen items and with not many costs to you at all.
Household items that will clean up your black elbows in no time
Let’s dive into a bit of self-care.
Cucumber, because of it’s high Vitamin A and C properties, it is considered an effective black elbow remover.
Cut your cucumber into thick slices and rub over your elbows. Leave for a few minutes before rinsing off.
Lemon and baking soda
Baking soda has exfoliating properties, and when combined with lemon juice, it helps lighten dark patches.
Cut the lemon into half, sprinkle baking soda into it, and rub against your elbows. Leave for a few minutes and then wash off.
Aloe Vera and milk
Aloe vera gel combined with the lactic acid in milk makes the skin radiant.
Mix Aloe Vera gel and milk. Rub the mixture on your dark elbows, allow to sit for a few minutes before rinsing off.
Potatoes help soften and nourish dry skin. You can either grate the potato and apply it to your skin or just peel and rub the slices unto your skin.
Coconut oil is a good moisturizer. It’s Vitamin E properties help keep the skin hydrated. Massage coconut oil into the patch of dark skin for as long as necessary.
Honey works well with milk, aloe vera, and lemons. Mix it all and apply on dark elbows.
Sugar and olive oil
Massage this mixture into your skin until you see the desired results.
Apply the mixture of lemon juice, oatmeal and salt to your skin. Rinse with warm water.
Massage oil into your skin daily until you see desired results.
Gently scrub the knees and elbows using a pumice stone. Pumice stones help peel off the dead skin cells around the elbows.
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