With spring approaching fast, it’s important to pay attention to how we protect our skin from sun exposure. Even though, you may follow a routine beauty care regimen, you may tend to forget about your knees and elbows, which are prone to develop pigmentation, dry and flaky skin and dark spots.
Sun exposure without any protection may turn your knees and elbows darker – and these areas get darker rather fast, as compared to other body parts. Dark elbows and knees are mainly caused due to accumulation of dead cells on the skin. There are many at home remedies that can restore the natural tone to the affected areas, especially when prepared with organic ingredients. Due to its antioxidant effect, lemon is at the top of the list for natural skin whitener. The best result can be achieved if you grab a slice of lemon and rub the darker areas with it. Then leave the juice on for 10-15, minutes and finally take a gentle towel – preferably of cotton – and soak the lotion with it.
Other natural ingredients are vegetable oils in general, which have a beneficial effect on skin. Olive, castor and mustard oil can also be used as remedies to fight dark spots. The magic lies in the fact that they contain anti-bacterial properties, as well as providing the skin with Vitamin A, B and E. These vitamins will restore the natural colour and health of the skin on the elbows and knees. Simply massage any of these oils into the skin so it will absorb the essential nutrients and will gradually regenerate eliminating dead cells. Go on with the treatment for 5-10 minutes then finally rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Maintaining a moisturized skin is the ideal way in preventing dark elbows and knees in the first place. Vaseline’s new Healthy Even Tone helps you restore your natural healthy even skin tone in 2 weeks with 24 hours of all over body care!
Vaseline Healthy Even Tone lotion contains Vitamin B3 that redistributes excess melanin and provides your skin with the nutrients and minerals needed to restore it to its natural even-toned form thereby reducing dark patches and blemishes caused by concentrated melanin for an overall even skin tone. The triple sunscreen compliments the Vitamin B3, which gives extra protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays – making sure you stay protected!