Removing Dry And Dark Skin On Your Neck, Elbows, Knees And Underarms

Skin pigmentation (Acanthosis nigricans, lat.) gets worse under direct sunlight, and it is manifested through dark skin patches. Dark skin patches around the neck area, knees and elbows are a real aesthetic nightmare for some people.

The skin on both elbows and knees is a lot more wrinkled and thicker when compared to other body parts. Skin does not secrete oil in these areas, which is why they are mostly dry.


Insufficient care leads to even darker skin patches. The skin under your armpits is usually darker due to excessive use of poor quality antiperspirants and shaving.

Are you ashamed of raising your arms high? You have to be more careful of the products you are using, although they all smell super fresh. You can use several home remedies to solve your problem, and we give you the most efficient.

The greatest natural remedies for dark skin patches on the neck

Baking soda

It is an amazing skin exfoliant. Baking soda will cleanse your skin and gradually lighten dark skin patches. Combine it with water into a thick paste to get rid of hyper-pigmentation around your neck.

  • Use three parts of baking soda and one part of water to obtain the right consistency
  • Apply the paste on your neck area, let it dry for several minutes, and rinse it off
  • Repeat the treatment twice a weak


Catecholase, a crystalline compound in potatoes, does miracles when it comes to skin lightening

Grind a potato, or make a fresh potato juice. Apply your remedy on your neck. Let it do its magic for 15 minutes, and rinse off with cold water.

You can combine lemon and potato juice, and use it in the same way. Rinse off with cold water after 10-15 minutes. Repeat this on a daily basis until you get the results you expect. The same remedy aids in treating dark spots in acne prone skin.

Aloe vera

It is a natural skin lightener. Aloe vera lightens skin, and balances skin tones. Anti-cancer agents in aloe vera and other mighty compounds aid in skin renewing.

Gently rub some fresh aloe vera gel on the affected area. Leave it on for 20 minutes, and rinse off. For optimal results, repeat the treatment every day. The most amazing natural remedies for dark elbows and knees


Milk contains vitamins and fatty acids that lighten skin under the armpits. Blend milk and curd into a super efficient remedy. Lactic acid will make the skin under your armpits a lot brighter.


  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp curd
  • 1 tbsp flour


Blend the ingredients together. You should get a thick, paste-like mixture. Apply it under your arms, and let it work for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.


Looking for a natural peeling agent? Just use lemons. Vitamin C helps in removing dead skin cells, enhances skin regeneration, and provides a healthier skin complexion.

Apply some fresh lemon juice on your elbows and knees. Massage the area for couple of minutes. Rinse off after 20 minutes, preferably with warm water. Apply your regular moisturizer.

Combine some lemon juice (use 1 lemon) and a tablespoon of honey. Use the same steps of application as in the previous remedy.


Homemade sugar scrubs work great for the skin on your knees and elbows. They also remove dead skin cells.

Combine equal amounts of sugar and olive oil. Rub the resulting mixture on the affected area using circular movements. The treatment should last for 5 minutes. Wash off with mild cleanser and warm water. Do the treatment every day to lighten the skin on your knees and elbows.


Almonds and almond oil maintain optimal skin health, due to their skin-nourishing properties.

Massage your elbows and knees using warm almond oil for 5 minutes every day. Do this before you go to bed, and you will be amazed with the results.

Combine 1-2 tablespoons of ground almonds and yoghurt into a thick paste. Apply it onto your elbows and knees. Once the mask has slightly dried, massage it into your skin with wet fingers. Rinse off with cold water. Do the treatment once or twice a day, for several weeks. Enjoy wearing your summer dress.

Try these efficient homemade remedies to lighten your armpit skin


Its lightening properties have been largely discussed, and we suggest that you combine it with lemon juice. Lemons lighten skin, while cucumber moisturizes it and prevents irritations.

Mix the juices of three mighty ingredients. Use turmeric, lime and cucumber. Lemon juice eliminated dead skin cells, cucumber juice cools skin, and turmeric reduces spots. The power of three will take care of your skin as no other product.

You can also slice a cucumber, and apply a few slices under your arms. Apply fresh cucumber juice. It will lighten your skin within a few days.

Chickpea flour

It is an excellent whitening product.


  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • a pinch of turmeric


Blend the ingredients until smooth. Apply it onto your armpits, and rinse off after an hour.

The silky smooth mask will lighten the skin under your arms. Apply it every day for 2 weeks. Once you get the results you desire, use it twice a week as a prevention measurement.

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