Makeup & Skincare/skin
QUESTION: I hav black n dirty knees..plz prescribe something so that i can clean them.i hav a fair look but knees are so black n dirty.i tried soaps n lemons but they dint work.plz help me.its so embarassing.
ANSWER: Hi Saleem-
Thanks so much for your question. I am sorry you are having this problem. Is this from uneven skintone or hereditary? This will help me help you.
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QUESTION: no its not hereditry
I work in make-up and skincare. I would suggest these home remedies. If they are unsuccessful I would check with a Dermatologist.
-Lime juice: freshly squeezed lime has excellent bleaching effect. Smear the juice on the knees and leave on for half an hour. Daily application yields good results.
-Hydrogen peroxide: helps whiten dark knees effectively.
-Exfoliation: exfoliating the knees once or twice a week helps prevent discolorations and pigmentation. A natural scrub comprising of oatmeal, milk and lemon rind helps get rid of dirt and dead skin. You may also use a loofah daily while bathing.
-Coconut oil and lime: blend 3 spoons of coconut oil with the juice of half a lime. Massage in to the knees daily. Leave on for half an hour. It lightens the skin noticeably.
-Moisturization: moisturizing the skin every day after a shower is extremely important. Use a good quality moisturizer or you may use any of the following to lubricate the skin Ė shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, cocoa butter or walnut oil.
-Sun protection: protecting the skin from the sun is very crucial. Sunscreens helps shield the skin from the harmful effects of the sunís UV rays. Slather a good sun block all over the body, particularly the exposed parts. Use a sunscreen that has SPF 30 or SPF 45.