It is no secret that many women have secret dark skin patches that we try to hide, such as dark underarms. It is also unfortunate that some dark patches are in the areas that we are unable to hide such as dark knees, elbows and areas around the neck. These skin pigmentations known as acanthosis nigricans are caused by maturing and sun exposure. Knees and elbows have thicker skin and requires more care.
Dark underarms could have caused by chemicals in our deodorants. In particular trying to hide the dark underarms can limit our activities as we become conscious every time we raise our arms.
For the Neck
A. Aloe Vera is a plant that you can easily take care in your backyard. It is very easy to plant and does not require a lot of space. Have you noticed that many skin products use aloe vera extracts and gel? What more if you can use the concentrated get? It saturates the skin and help in repairing and making new skin cells.
What you have to do is break of a leaf and get some gel form it. Apply if on the neck area you wish to whiten and let it stay for 20 minutes before rinsing it with water. Do this once a day for faster result.
B. Baking Soda can be readily available at home. It can be a cheap skin exfoliant. Just mix three parts of baking soda with one part water and mix until it becomes a thick paste. Apply on your neck and let it dry then rinse with water. Do this twice a week.
C. Potatoes have catecholase than can actively whiten skin. Just apply grinded or juiced potato on your neck and let it stay there for 15 minutes before washing with cold water. You can even mix it with lemon juice for faster result.
For Elbows and Knees
Lemon is rich with vitamin c, making it effective in removing dead skin cells and helps in toning and rejuvinating skin. Apply the lemon juice on the dark ares. Let it stay for 20 minutes before you rinse it with warm water. You can put saturating cream after. If you want, you can even mix the lemon juice with honey.
B. Sugar can tone the skinand you can easily make it into a scrub to peel of dead skin cells. Mix olive oil and sugar in equivalent measures. Rub it around the area for 5 minutes and then wash if off with a cleanser and warm water. Do this once a week.
C. Almonds are effective skin nourishing ingredients. You can rub almond oil in the area for 5 minutes everyday every night and you can visibly see the results. If you can, you may mix powered almonds with yogurt until you have a thick paste. Apply it on the area and wait until it dries before washing it of with chilled water. You can do this twice everyday.
A. Use cucumbers with lemon juice. As the lemon whitens the skin, cucumber soothes it. You can just cut the cucumber into slices and rub it in the area or apply the juiced cucumber.
B. Milk has natural fatty acids and you can mix it with curd as it had lactic acid to whiten your underarms. Mix 1tbs of flour, 1 tbs of curd and 2 tbs of milk. Blend than until it becomes a pasts and apply. Let it sit for 15 minute then wash it with water.
Natural home remedies are affordable, easy to find and use. Since it is natural, there is no need to venture other more expensive chemical loaded products. Try them at home and feel free to comment here about how it changes those dark areas.