How to Lighten Dark Knees/Elbows and Maintain Results (Routine)

PicMonkey Collage

Dark Knees and elbows are a tough nut to crack. Some dermatologist even argue that there are no permanent treatments for dark elbows and knees and some of the darkness comes from the skin redundancy that has to be there to allow your elbows and knees to bend.

That said, I am one who believes that there’s always a solution to every problem; even ones that some would consider “natural”. As long as you are willing to search, albeit diligently, you will find. Did you know that you can lighten and maintain results with a regimented use of chemical peel, tretinoin, alpha hydroxy lotion, and a skin lightener? See below post for detailed instructions.

 

Products You Will Need + Purchase Links

  • Chemical peels, preferably TCA (feel free to use any of the links below):

TCA peel: http://amzn.to/1FKZeyU

Glycolic peel: http://amzn.to/1PVtGqy

Lactic acid peel: http://amzn.to/1K0B9zh

  • Skin Lightener: Preferably menotone (Use any of the links below):

Menotone:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/291517137987

Kojic Acid Cream:  http://amzn.to/1WDGmpV

 

Routine 

PicMonkey Collage2

Starting the Regime

You may start by administering a chemical peel on your knees and elbows and then ease into the daily routine a day or two later.

 

Daily Routine

In the morning after showering with your kojic acid soap, apply your Aha moisturizer (example, amlactin) and skin lightener

After your evening shower, apply skin lightener and Tretinoin on the elbows and knees

 

Monthly Routine

Exfoliate once every 2-4 weeks with a chemical peel. Somewhere between 15-50% depending on your skin type and tolerance. I like to use TCA in 50% concentration every 3-4 weeks. For me, this concentration and duration of re-administration still varies. Trying to find a sweet spot.

 

Preventive measures

  • Avoid leaning on your elbows and knees. This is particularly hard, especially since it’s sometimes done unconsciously, but it is doable.
  • Remember to exfoliate with a light chemical peel once a week
  • For added effect use exfoliant soaps such as Kojic acid(it really helps to slough off dead skin cell) I have proof!
  • If you have a scrub, feel free to scrub your knees and elbows with your scrub(scrub: http://amzn.to/1OaMjt3) before shower. It offers added exfoliating benefits. One can never over exfoliate…lol..just kidding! Go easy with all these stuff.

Notes

***Using a prescription-strength retinoid(tretinoin 0.1%: http://www.premiumrxdrugs.com/a-ret-3452.html/?mw_aref=834110295435765ed5fbda7e7853a6e6) helps maintain the results from your chemical peel.

***Regardless of which treatment you undergo, sunscreen(sunscreen: http://amzn.to/1j6qXQF) is a critical component to maintaining your results.

 

15 Comments

  1. Hey Rita , I’m subscribed to your YouTube channel and saw your lactic acid lotion. I have a darker neck and arms compared to my whole body so was wondering if this would work lightening it a shade?

  2. I believe this is among the such a lot vital info for me.

    And i’m satisfied reading your article. However want to statement on some normal issues,
    The site taste is great, the articles is
    actually excellent : D. Just right job, cheers

  3. You are so interesting! I do not believe I’ve truly read through something
    like that before. So wonderful to find someone with
    original thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. thank you for starting this up.
    This site is one thing that is needed on the web, someone with some originality!

  4. Hey there! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog.
    Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very
    techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast.
    I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have
    any points or suggestions? Cheers

  5. It is in reality a nice and useful piece of info.
    I am glad that you shared this useful info with us.
    Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  6. First of all I would like to say great blog! I had
    a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was curious to find out how you center yourself
    and clear your head before writing. I’ve had a tough time clearing my mind in getting
    my ideas out. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15
    minutes are usually wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions
    or hints? Cheers!

  7. Your style is unique compared to other folks I have read stuff from.
    Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this web site.

  8. Hello would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working with?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker
    then most. Can you recommend a good hosting provider at
    a honest price? Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *