Constant friction, like when we rest our elbows on the table while sitting, while kneeling down, even in our denims, can result in the darkening of elbows and knees.
Tips from the kitchen
Chikpea, turmeric and yogurt
Take two teaspoons of chickpea and make a paste. Add a pinch of turmeric and a tablespoon of yogurt. Apply this mixture to the elbows, knees, knuckles ankles. leave this on for thirty minutes and then wash thoroughly. Immediately dab a moisturizer on slightly damp skin. Do this every alternate day for a couple of weeks to reduce the dark colour. Make sure you do not wear clothes that are tight on your elbows and knees. Chickpea is a good cleanser, yogurt is a moisturizer and skin lightener, and turmeric is an antiseptic.
Masoor dal, lemon juice, tomato juice and turmeric
Make a paste of masoor dal (orange lentil flour). Add half a teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of tomato juice to one tablespoon of the masoor dal paste. Add a pinch of turmeric, and apply this on the elbows and knees. Leave it for fifteen minutes and then wash it off with cool water.