Remove dark skin from knees and elbows by exfoliating the skin. Choose a gentle exfoliating scrub with natural ingredients, and use it every other day for a noticeable difference. Moisturize rough knees and elbows with a body butter, made from natural nut butters. Body butters are more emollient and thicker than lotions. Cocoa butter or Shea butter are excellent choices. Both can be bought in beauty supply stores or online. They need to be used daily to work.
Use a Natural Lightening Agent
Use lemon juice to remove dark skin from knees and elbows. Lemon juice will gently lighten the skin the natural way. Rub lemon juice on the skin twice a day. Aloe also works well to remove dark spots from knees and elbows. Get a fresh aloe plant, open up the leaf and rub the green flesh part over the affected areas daily.
Use Sunblock to Prevent Dark Spots
Apply a sunblock of at least SPF 30 to the face and body. The sunblock will keep the knees and elbows from getting darker. The sunblock should be a full range sunblock that blocks UVA and UVB rays. Sample the sunblock before you buy to ensure that it does not leave an ashy, white film over the skin. It may take a few tries to find the perfect product.
Products to Remove Dark Skin from Knees and Elbows
Ambi and Black Opal make products to remove dark spots on the body. Ambi's Soft & Even Skin Enhancing Moisture Cream is a black skin care product formulated to make a noticeable difference in removing dark skin from knees and elbows. The product uses a variety of oils to lighten the skin, and is safe enough for sensitive skin, states Ambi's web site.
Black Opal has a botanical body fade cream for people who are sensitive to hydroquinone. Black Opal's product uses citrus to lighten the skin. Black Opal also has a stronger product, Body Crème Extra Strength, that contains hydroquinone. Avoid resting on elbows or sitting on knees while in the process of removing the dark spots. Pressure on the skin can make efforts to remove the spots futile. With diligence, darkness will disappear and soft, glowing skin will appear on those rough areas. .