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How to Get Rid of Dark Knees and Elbows

Updated on January 15, 2015

How to Get Rid Of Dark Elbows and Knees

How to Get Rid Of Dark Elbows and Knees

Are  you embarrassed to wear short-sleeve shirts or tank tops because of dark elbows (black elbows)?  Do you avoid wearing short skirts or shorts because of problems with dark knees (black knees)?  If this is your situation don't give up hope!  You may be showing off those arms and legs yet! 

There are some home remedies you can try.  You may even have most of what you need at home already.  Once you give those a try, you may want to try a commercial product that is stronger.  Be sure to do your resarch and make an informed choice.

It is possible to lighten the skin and improve it's appearance in these trouble spots. You can get rid of black knees and black elbows for good!

This Lens' Most Popular Product for Elbows and Knees

This lens gets some steady traffic every day. You are definitely not alone in your pursuit of better looking knees and elbows. This product is a break out star.....seems everyone loves it....

Glytone Ultra Heel and Elbow Cream, 1.7-Ounce Package

Remember, the dark skin on your elbows and knees is related to dead skin accumulation. You can read the reviews at the link above. I think we have a winner! Be sure to check out some of the other products by the same manufacturer.

Home Remedies for Dark Elbows and Dark Knees

Remedies for Black Elbows and Black Knees

Some things you can try at home:

  1. Cut a lemon in half. Rub it on your knees and/or elbows. Leave on for at least 5 minutes. Rinse. If the lemon irritates your skin, discontinue this treatment.

  1. When in the shower, use a pumice stone to scrub the area gently. Do not break the skin. If you do not want to use a pumice stone, scrub the area with a loofah. Dry, dead skin is a cause of dark elbows and knees.

  1. Moisturize the area two or three times a day.

  1. Drink plenty of water. Water is great for your skin.

  1. Prevent further damage by not leaning on your elbows or kneeling down.

Have you ever?

Have you ever tried a home remedy for dark knees or elbows?

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Elbow and Knee Skin Maintenance

Follow the above tips for several weeks.

Once you have your dark elbows and knees taken care of, you need to make sure it does not happen again. Make sure you stay hydrated with plenty of water and moisturize often. Try to avoid leaning on your elbows at the table or at any other time. Also, try to avoid getting on your knees, if possible.

You will still need to loofah your skin every few days to make sure the dead skin remains gone.

Maintenance is extremely important. You will need to get a top-quality moisturizing product.

Satin Elbow, Knee & Foot Treatment
Satin Elbow, Knee & Foot Treatment

Half of the battle of maintaining great skin once you have it, is to keep it super moisturized. Here is something to help you keep your knees and elbows smooth as satin.


Do you have any tips for getting rid of dark knees and elbows?

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      5 years ago

      @anonymous: can I buy the product and have it sent to me outside US? Or do you have an agent in Malaysia?

    • gold3 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Kitty, The link is here. You can usually get good deals on Amazon.

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      5 years ago

      where can you bye the product

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I have always wondered if there was some kind of treatment or products. Thanks for your tips!


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