Natural Remedies To Lighten Dark Ankles and Knees

Dark ankles and knees is a common skin problem but quite embarrassing specially if you have fair skin. Skin around ankles and knees is very thin and easily affected by external factors like sun tanning, constant rubbing and friction with shoes or rough clothes.

Poor blood circulation, excessive dryness, genetics, unhygienic conditions and lack of moisture are some other causes behind  rough, thick and dark ankles and knees.

If you are also facing the same problem with ugly looking dark ankles and knees then don't need to embarrass more because in the following lines we are going to discuss the best natural home remedies to lighten and whiten your dark ankles and knees. Instead of wasting more money on chemically prepared commercial products, try to go with given natural home remedies that are less expensive but more effective in getting rid of dark ankles and knees.


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Natural Remedies To Lighten Dark Ankles and Knees


1. Lemon Juice
Lemon is a natural bleaching agent and considered very effective to lighten dark ankles and knees. Take fresh lemon slice and rub this on dark ankles and knees at least for 5 minutes. Let it stay for 20 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. After this massage your ankles and knees with good moisturizer. You can also apply some olive oil or almond oil. Regular application will give you excellent result within few days.

2. Baking Soda


Mix some baking soda with a small amount of water to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the affected area. Massage for 2-3 minutes and leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off.

3. Rice Flour And Vinegar

To lighten your dark ankles and knees add three tablespoons of vinegar to two tablespoons of rice flour. Add one tablespoon of curd to this mixture and mix all the ingredients together to make a paste. Apply this paste on dark ankles and scrub it lightly for 5-10 minutes. Leave it there on affected areas for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

4. Sandalwood and Rose water


Take 2 tablespoon of sandalwood powder and mix it with equal quantity of rose water. Mix it well to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the dark ankles and knees. Massage for 2-3 minutes and then leave it to dry. Now wash it off with fresh water.

5. Glycerin And Rose Water

Add equal proportions of glycerin and rose water in a bowl and then mix well. Apply this mixture on dark ankles and knees and leave it there for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. This natural remedy is also considered very effective to lighten dark ankles and knees.



6. Almond and Milk Paste


Take 8-10 almonds and grind it to a smooth paste in a blender by adding some water. Now add some milk to make a thick paste. Apply this paste over your dark ankles and knees and leave it there at least for half an hour. Finally was off with fresh water. Regular application will show you excellent result within few days.

7. Gram Flour, Yogurt, Lemon and Turmeric


Take 2 tablespoons of gram flour powder, one tablespoon of yoghurt, one tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder. Now mix all ingredients and apply this paste over the affected area. Massage for 2-3 minutes and Leave it there for 20 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. For Best results repeat this procedure on regular basis at least for 10 days.

8. Orange Peel

Dry some orange peels under the sun for a few days. Grind these dried peels into a coarse powder. Now mix 2 tablespoons of orange peels powder with 2 tablespoons of milk and a tablespoon of rose water. Mix them well to make a thick paste. Now apply this paste on dark ankles and knees and leave it there for 15-20 minutes. Finally rinse off with fresh water.

9. Aloe Vera Gel

Take some fresh aloe vera gel and apply on the dark ankles and knees. Massage at least for 5 minutes and then leave it there for 20- 30 minutes. Finally wash off with fresh water. For best results repeat this twice a days at least for 2 weeks.

10. Cucumber

Take fresh cucumber slice and rub the affected areas for 5-10 minutes. Alternatively take 2 tablespoon of cucumber juice and add one tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder. Apply this mixture on affected areas and massage for 5-10 minutes. Leave it there for 15 minutes and then wash off with fresh water.

11. Potatoes

Potatoes contain natural skin bleaching properties and help a lot to lighten dark complexion. Cut potatoes into thin slices and place the fresh juicy part of the potatoes on the dark ankles and knees. Massage the affected areas with these piece for 3-5 minutes and then leave these pieces of affected areas for 10-15 minutes. Alternatively you can also apply fresh potato juice on dark ankles and knees. Leave there at least for 15 minutes and then wash off.

12. Cocoa Butter

Application of Cocoa Butter is an other effective way to lighten dark ankles and knees. Apply some cocoa butter on the dark ankles and knees. Massage for 3-5 minutes and then leave it there for 15 - 20 minutes. Finally wash off with lukewarm water.

13. Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice


A combination of coconut oil and lemon juice works wonderfully for getting rid of dark ankles and knees. Mix one tablespoon of coconut oil and 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice and apply this mixture on the dark areas. After about 15 minutes, soak a towel in hot water and scrub it over the dark ankles and knees.

14. Skin Exfoliation

Skin exfoliation at least once per week is very essential to remove dark and dead skin cells. For skin exfoliation you can use a simple pumice stone and rub your ankles and knees but don't overdo it because it may cause severe pain and scratches. After skin exfoliation don't forget to apply a good moisturizer.

15. Sunscreen Containing SPF 15


As Sun tanning is one of the main cause behind dark ankles and knees so don't forget to apply a good Sunscreen before going out. Apply screen lotion containing SPF 15 at least 30 minutes before going out.