I recently received a DM on Instagram from a customer who was frustrated with darkness and dryness on her elbows, expressing that it doesn’t improve no matter what she does. I asked her how she was treating the condition, and she shared that she was exfoliating her elbows with a loofah daily, thinking this would help brighten them and make them softer. Unbeknownst to her, this contributed to her problem, likely causing further pigmentation and dry skin conditions.
The skin on the elbows and knees is different from the rest of our body, and due to this, it’s common for it to be darker in appearance. Although it’s normal, this uneven skin tone can be a source of embarrassment or insecurity, preventing many from wearing clothing that reveals these areas or from feeling comfortable in their own skin.
Elbows and knees can be easily overlooked in our daily body care routine, but there is a simple and natural way to lighten dark elbows and knees if this is a concern for you.