Home remedies for Dark Elbows

Are you embarrassed with your dark elbows? Have you been wearing long-sleeve sweaters and shirts to avoid showing your dark elbows? If you would like to get rid of dark elbows, you need to consider home remedies for this problem. There are some remedies you may try at home that can work.

home remedies for dark elbows

Home Remedies For Dark Elbows

1. Aloe Vera and Honey Mask

Honey is sticky in texture and possesses a large number of organic acids, enzymes and phytochemicals. This remedy acts as a natural moisturizer for the skin, whereas lignins and saponins present in aloe vera plant go deep in your skin and clean the affected part very well.

Apply honey and aloe Vera gel on the elbows and wash it after one hour.

2. Garlic and Onion

Both Garlic and Onion are best in food recipes because of the unique flavor. They are great when mixed to scrub your black elbow due to their numerous volatile oils and minerals. Garlic-onion scrub makes your skin light.

What will you need?

  • Onion- 1
  • Garlic- 1 fat clove
  • Grating equipment

How to use?

  • You need to grate the onion as well as Crush the garlic clove in a way that doesn’t change into paste form. You may mix crushed garlic clove and onion. Apply it on dark elbow and do gently massage for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, you can rinse it with water. You can also use a mild soap to rinse it.
  • You can even apply some lime juice mixed with glycerin and rose water after scrubbing with a garlic-onion scrub to get rid of the smell from your body.

3. Lubrication after Shower

Mustard oil has antibacterial oil with erucic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid. These acids help to maintain the skin color, lubricate it, and protect it thoroughly. Mustard oil also helps to keep its melanin pigment. It would be better if you rub this oil on the affected areas after taking a bath to get amazing results. Let the oil be for around 10-15 minutes, then rinse it with warm water.

4. Yogurt and Gram flour

Chick pea flour or Gram flour has proteins, vitamins, as well as minerals which act as an excellent exfoliant. Gram flour is an amazing home remedy for dark skin tones and blemishes as well as for pigmentation.

What will you need?

  • 2 tablespoons Gram flour
  •  Curd- enough to make a paste


  • Mix curd and gram flour.
  • Apply on the dark elbow.
  • Let it be on the skin for about 10-15 minutes.
  • With the use of fingers, rub in circular motion for ten minutes.
  • Rinse it with water.

If your skin is very dry, you can also use fresh cream in place of yogurt to get the best moisturizing effect. If your skin is oily, you can replace the yogurt with milk.

5. Mint

Mint contains various essential oils which make it a potent breath freshener. Mint also has anti- inflammatory and antiseptic compounds which essential oil helps in synthesis of white blood cells and collagen in your body.

With the mixture of lemon oil and mint helps make skin fairer. Boil half glass of water with the leaves of mint. Squeeze 1/2 lemon juice into the mixture of mint and water. Soak a fresh cotton pad in the mixture and apply this mixture on your dark elbows. Let it on the skin for about 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.

6. Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter

Both Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter act as good moisturizers. It helps to get rid of the darkness caused by flaky and dry skin.

How to use?

Apply Shea butter or cocoa butter on the dark elbows every night before going to bed.

7. Sugar and Lemon Scrub

Lemon has great healing properties that bleaches the skin as well as heal the scars. Lemon exfoliates combined with Sugar granules the dry dead skin and aids to form a new layer of the soft skin.

8. Use Sunscreen Lotions

During the summer season when you go outside, you should apply the sunscreen lotions to get rid of the chances of developing dark skin. You may also apply sunscreen as moisturizer after shower on elbows.

9. Olive Oil

This Olive oil softens the rough skin on the elbow giving it glow and smoothness. It has natural bleaching properties. Olive oil is one of the best home remedies to get rid of the dark elbow formed by dryness and friction.

How to use?

You need to rub warm olive oil to your dark elbows regularly for about 5 to 10 minutes.

10. Drink Water

You should drink plenty of water. Water is an amazing remedy for your skin.

11. Bleaching Fruits

Fruits like grapes, tomato and lemon have natural bleaching property and help to reduce the black elbow when applied regularly.

How to use?

  • You may apply the juice of any of the bleaching fruits regularly to your affected part of the skin
  • You may also use different juices of the fruit on different days.

12. Exfoliating Brush

You may utilize the exfoliating brush to remove the dead cells from the elbow. You should use the exfoliating brush while taking bath.

Follow these home remedies to remove the dark elbows for several weeks. Once you get the desired result, continue drinking water and moisturizing.


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