A lot of people have this issue with dark skin areas and this is normal. This pigmentation is called acanthosis nigricans and is due to aging and sun exposing. Also, these areas do not have oil glands so the skin is prone to drying. If you skip skin care on these areas it can worsen.
The armpits are dark due to antiperspirant use or shaving too. This will make you ashamed to lift the arms. Carefully choose cosmetics even if they smell amazing. We present now some remedies for this.
For the neck
1. Baking soda
The baking soda is exfoliating the skin and cleaning it too. It erases even freckles. Mixed with water is like a paste and whitens the neck too. Mix 3 parts soda and 1 water, apply on the neck and wait to dry. After few minutes, rinse and repeat twice weekly.
They are crystalline in content and have catecholase that lighten skin. Grind them and place the juice on the area. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Or mix lemon and potato juice and after 15 min rinse with cold water. Do this daily even for acne scars.
3. Aloe vera
This nourishes skin like a good cream and lightens it. It will erase spots and dark areas and repair the skin all over. Just apply it and wait 20 min before rinsing. Do it daily.
For knees and elbows
Milk has fat acids and vitamins that soothe the skin. Blended with curd even intensifies the effect. You need: 2 tbsp milk, 1 tbsp curd, 1 tbsp flour. Blend these to make a paste and after 15 minutes wash off.
Lemon peels and gives vitamin C. this removes dead cells and evens out the new skin cells. Put it on the skin and after 20 min wash. Then apply cream. Or mix the juice with honey and repeat this.
For evening out the skin use as scrub and removal for dead cells. Mix same parts olive oil and sugar for a paste. Massage and after some time wash off and do this daily.
The nut and its oil are great for the skin. They have nutrients that keep the skin pretty. Massage with warm oil for 5 min daily before sleeping and do this for a few days. Or blend 2 tbsp powder almonds with yoghurt and use as paste for skin. After is dry, with wet fingers rub it off. Wash with cold water and do it daily for 14 days.
This veggie lightens skin. It is like lemon and even you can mix it with lemon. But, cucumber also soothes and cools the skin. Mix the juice with lime or turmeric. The lemon removes dead cells, the cucumber cools and turmeric removes stains. Use circles of this veggie for rubbing or the juice for massage.
2. Chickpea mask
You need: 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp chickpea flour, 1 tbsp yoghurt, 1 pinch turmeric. Mix all and stir to make it even. Leave for an hour and wash off. It brightens skin and leaves it soft. Use daily and then only twice per week.