Cure your darkened skin

We all suffer from darkened skin on our thighs, under arms, elbow. Nowadays we have a variety of creams, lotions and massage oils available in the market suggesting solution to darkened skin of thighs and arm pits. My grandmother swears of lemon-turmeric cream paste to treat these dark patches on elbows and knees. Regular use helps in lightening the skin color.

We also suggest you to use loofah or rough towel, to give your skin a rub after applying oils. This removes dead skin and helps in blood circulation.

For Darkened Thighs - Before you shower, massage your skin with sesame oil or olive oil. While bathing go easy on the soap, and avoid too hot water. 

Give the area a gentle rub with the loofah or rough towel. Post your shower; moisturise your skin with a Body Lotion. On dry areas like elbows, keens etc apply a thicker cream and rub in the skin.
Body scrubs and packs also help. Try sesame seeds, dried mint leaves and honey. They have a remarkably rejuvenating effect on the skin.

Crush the sesame seeds coarsely and powder the dried mint leaves. Mix them with a little honey and apply on the skin. Removes tan and produces an even colour tone. Honey moisturises and softens the skin.

Apply a past of Multani Mitti, chandan and milk and apply on the darkened areas. Regular use helps in lighting the skin.

For Darkened Armpits are another problem area are armpits, which can also become dark due to sweat, or various hormonal reasons.

Shaving or Hair Removal Creams also react to the skin and can cause discoloration.  Shaving does not remove hair by the roots. The hair growth also becomes harder, thicker and coarser, leading to a dark look.

The best option of hair removal for the under-arm area is waxing. The wax that is usually made for hair removal contains lemon juice and sugar. This combination actually helps to lighten skin colour. Waxing also removes hair by the roots. This is said to gradually lessen hair growth.

For dark armpits apply a paste of- mix besan (gram flour), curd, lemon juice and little haldi (turmeric) into a paste. Apply it at least three times a week. Wash it off after half an hour. Or you can take a ripe papaya pulp, add lemon juice, and apply this on the area and rub the skin with it for a few minutes. Wash off.

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