Remedies for dark knuckles


Dark knuckles are embarrassing discolourations caused by changes in melanin- the substance that gives dark skin its colour. It is common in people who use harsh chemicals as part of their skincare ingredients.

Tackling dark knuckles can crush your confidence especially in cases where you can’t help it. Sometimes, it’s just a plain case of uneven skin tone; dry skin, sun exposure or hot water, excessive washing and the list goes.

To get started to reduce pigmentation in this area, it’s best to always moisturise the area as part of your daily routine and at intervals. You can even get products targeted at this skin discolouration for fast results. By all means avoid using products with harsh ingredients instead look for ones with intensely moisturizing properties.

There are raved home remedies that are gentle – if followed through for a while- that works to get the area back even.

Fresh Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has great skin lightening properties! It’s definitely always a must-try to brighten areas of the skin.

What to do

Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and add 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice

Soak your (clean) knuckles in the mix for about 15 minutes

This can be used often for fast results

(You can also apply the fresh lemon juice directly to the affected areas)

Baking Soda

Baking soda has become one of the most used items in skincare. It has properties that work to lighten the skin and comes highly effective too. It’s a tried and tested way to get discoloured areas of the skin back to their original state.

What to do

Set aside a bowl of warm water and add half a teaspoon of baking soda

Soak your knuckles in the solution making sure they are submerged in the water

Leave this in for about 5-7 minutes at a time

Gently pat dry and repeat weekly for results.

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