FAB BAG Magazine
Skincare 27.2

Published on November 14th, 2016 | by Rima J Pundir

How To: Get Rid Of Dark Joints

A fair beauty, marred by unsightly joints. Sound familiar?

Reasons galore, but dark patchy joints – be it elbows, knees or ankles can quite ruin the day. This is a perennial problem with many, so much so that at times you may refuse to step into a mini just because your knees look bad. Here are some common sense cures, natural remedies as well as retail therapy to help you combat it all.

 Every Day Cures:

  1. Pay special attention to scrubbing your joints every day. It’s easy for dead skin to build up there, as the skin is thicker at joints.
  2. Every time you bleach your face, apply a little bleach on your joints too. It tends to lighten skin a bit.
  3. Run lemon juice over the darkened areas and you’ll see a lightening of the skin within a week.
  4. Use AHA-based scrubs over the area for faster and more efficient exfoliation.

Remedies from the Kitchen

  1. Olive oil and Salt Scrub: While olive oil acts as a natural moisturiser and hydrates the dry blotches on your knees, knuckles and elbows, salt is a natural scrubber that exfoliates dry skin. A plus on this will be few drops of lemon, which is natural bleach. Prepare this mixture and smear on. Leave on for a few minutes and wash off for skin that lightens over time.
  2. Sugar and Coconut Oil scrub: Make it a part of your regular regime to use a scrub made from sugar and coconut oil on the dark patches. Mix coarse granules of white sugar with coconut oil in a 1:2 ration and apply on the blotchy spots. Now rub gently in circular motion for a couple of seconds and then wash off. While sugar granules will make the areas smooth, coconut oil will lighten and hydrate them.
  3. Yogurt and Almond Powder Paste: Who hasn’t heard of the natural youth enhancer – almond? But many might not have known till date that almond paste works wonders on dark, patchy elbows, knuckles and knees too! The natural oil present in it is rich in Vitamin E. Thus, together with making the patchy skin smooth it lightens the same and unclogs the dead cells. You can augment its power by adding a spoonful of yogurt to it. The acids in yogurt will serve additionally as natural bleach. Apply this paste, keep on for 10-15 minutes and then wash off.

FAB BAG PICKS

Votre White Essence Brightening Scrub : A complexion enhancing advanced scrub with natural exfoliants that reveals your natural fairness and glowing skin. Licorice, Aloe, Tomato Extract, Blackberry helps regulate melanin synthesis while turmeric extract nourishes the skin. The result is visibly brighter, soft and glowing skin. CLICK HERE to view product

The Nature’s Co. Mandarin Sugar Scrub : Natural exfoliant; Promotes a finer textured skin; Removes stretch marks and scars; Encourages the growth of new skin cells. For Oily SkinAll you need to do for beautiful, smooth skin is scrub. Our Mandarin Sugar Body Scrub contains Brown Sugar which is a natural exfoliant and Mandarin oil that promotes a finer textured skin, is excellent in helping with stretch marks and scars and encourages the growth of new skin cells. In the shower or bath, spread the scrub over your entire body. CLICK HERE to view product

Tattva Vanilla Cinnamon Body Scrub : The scrub is ideal for all types of skin without getting to oily.It exfoliates gently removing dead cells off the skin while moisturising the body. The vanilla and cinnamon is refreshing and leaves a wonderful fragrance. CLICK HERE to view product

Tags: ,


About the Author



Back to Top ↑

  • Recent Comments

  • Latest

  • Instagram Slider

    • She chooses to be kind because it makes her happyhellip
      2 weeks ago by thefabbag She chooses to be kind because it makes her happy. She defends her boundaries and her loved ones without hesitation. She follows her passion no matter what the odds are. Make no mistake in understanding her - she is a Flawless beauty with a Fierce spirit. Our  #AugustFabBag  is a tribute to women like this everywhere, with makeup & beauty products to help her stand out from the crowd. Tap the link in bio to Book your Fab Bag Now!  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #StrongWomen   #FlawlessAndFierce 
    • August Fab Bag Sneak Peek 4  Receive one ofhellip
      1 week ago by thefabbag August Fab Bag Sneak Peek  #4  - Receive one of our bestselling skincare products as the fourth surprise inside the 'Flawless & Fierce'  #AugustFabBag . Our subscribers can't get enough of these best sellers so we know you'll love them as much as we do. Just tap the link in bio and Book your Fab Bag Now!  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #BestOfFabBag   #FlawlessAndFierce 
    • Freedom to Choose Freedom to Vote Freedom to Live Freedomhellip
      1 week ago by thefabbag Freedom to Choose, Freedom to Vote, Freedom to Live, Freedom to believe! Believe in the Flawless & Fierce You. This Independence Day, celebrate your freedom to be strong, independent and beautiful with the Flawless & Fierce  #AugustFabBag . Stand out from the crowd with Makeup and Beauty products that will help you conquer the world! Tap the link in bio to Book your Fab Bag Now!  #FabBag   #BeautySubscriptionBag   #FlawlessAndFierce   #HappyIndependenceDay 
    • Giveaway Alert Work Hard and Party Harder with this Fabuloushellip
      7 days ago by thefabbag  #Giveaway  Alert: Work Hard and Party Harder with this  #Fabulous  Giveaway duo. 4 lucky ladies stand a chance to win the Johara Pro Shine Nail Color in shades 'Toffee Brown' (the classic subtle shade for work) and 'Glitter' (the shimmery party shade) To participate, all you have to do is: Step 1: Follow  @TheFabBag  Step 2: Tag 3 friends Step 3: In the comment section, tell us what is your fave work look and fave party look Note: Participants, please keep your Instagram accounts public to be eligible to win.  #Contest  ends: 17th August 11:59 PM
    • It is a beautiful peachy pink colour!I am really impressedhellip
      6 days ago by thefabbag "It is a beautiful peachy pink colour! I am really impressed with the colour just by looking at its bullet! It looks great for everyday wear," says  @Megha811  about the Bella Voste Premium Lipstick in shade Peachy Punch from her Flawless & Fierce  #AugustFabBag . Stand out from the crowd with the sleek, bold yet feminine Flawless & Fierce August Fab Bag that has Makeup and Beauty products to help you conquer the world! Tap the link in bio to Book your Fab Bag Now.  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #BellaVoste   #LipstickLove   #FlawlessAndFierce 
    • This months Fab Bag is a surprise hit for mehellip
      4 days ago by thefabbag "This month's Fab Bag is a surprise hit for me, loving selection of products including  @opulence_skincare  sugar scrub which I tried and loved,  @batisteindia  which I have been wanting to try for sometime now,  @mondsubindia  face,ear,neck mask which is intriguing to say the least and lastly is a lipstick from  @bellavostee . I am absolutely thrilled with this, had selected the shade fuchsia and it's a gorgeous purple pink shade which sets down as a creamy Matte texture, I absolutely love it! ❤️" says  @Oh_Sandhya  about the products she received in her Flawless & Fierce  #AugustFabBag . Stand out from the crowd with…
    • Lips without lipstick are like cakes without frosting! One justhellip
      3 days ago by thefabbag Lips without lipstick are like cakes without frosting! One just cannot deny the charm of a great classic lipstick. The Bella Voste Premium Lipstick is one such classic lipstick that has deep pigmentation, glides easily on the lips and is really comfortable to use. With gorgeous shades that you simply cannot resist, this lipstick is a must-have in your makeup vanity. To get one of these beauties along with other amazing beauty products, tap the link in bio and Book the August Fab Bag Now.  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #LipstickLove   #BellaVoste   #FlawlessAndFierce 
    • I love Fabbag since I get to try different liphellip
      2 days ago by thefabbag "I love Fabbag since I get to try different lip shades from different brands. The packaging of lipstick is good and it's a deep red shade which instantly brightens up my face.The formula is quite creamy and it glides on easily on the lips," says  @The_instyle_journal  about the Bella Voste Premium Lipstick that she received in her  #AugustFabbag . Stand out from the crowd with the Flawless & Fierce August Fab Bag that has Makeup and Beauty products to help you conquer the world!  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #BellaVoste   #BloggerLove   #FlawlessAndFierce