The hands are a very important part of our beauty and no matter how beautiful our faces look, an ugly looking hand is a big minus, so we need to start giving extra attention to our hands. The most encountered issues with our hands is the case of dark knuckles. Firstly it is important to note that dark knuckles are not caused by the accumulation of dirt. Friction and trauma has some effect on the skin it can cause the skin to either get darker, thicker or both. Because everyone automatically thinks you are bleaching your skin with some chemical once you have dark knuckles and I’m sure you get puzzled as to why your knuckles are like that. Well, several things can cause dark knuckles such vigorous friction this can be through writing and some other activities, working with detergents or harsh chemicals, exposure of the skin to sunlight and accumulation of dead cells.
Causes of dark knuckles
- Dry skin: excessive washing, exposure to hot water, harsh chemicals (e.g., household detergents), and exposure to sunlight without protection all lead to skin dryness.
- Some skin diseases will lead to dark knuckles: such as eczema, psoriasis.
- Bleaching creams
- The harsh chemicals present in most beauty products for skin lightening can also be responsible for dark knees and elbow
The skin on your finger are parts often darker and thicker, because they are more prone to moisture loss than any other part of our skin. Dark knees and elbows are often caused by dead skin cells which forms due to dryness.
Flawless skin promotes self confidence that makes you want to flaunt your skin, wear sexy dresses of your choice. Today’s articles will reveal to you the natural products that can battle dark knuckles effectively;
If you actually want to get rid of your dark knuckles, them lemon should be the first ingredient to try out. Lemon juice has a very strong lightening and Exfoliating properties, it contains citric acid which has the ability to exfoliate your our knuckles (peeling off the outer layer of your skin) and many more properties such as vitamin C, infact lemon juice is richly blest with vitamin C, vitamin C has the ability to lighten the skin area while citric acid exfoliates, you see why lemon should be your number one choice! Just cut a lemon, extract its juice dab a cotton wool into the lemon juice and apply on your knuckles, leave it over night (if you don’t have a sensitive skin) if you have a sensitive skin wash off after fifteen to twenty minutes.
Potatoes contain significant amounts of fiber, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are all present in the potato. These have been found to decrease blood pressure naturally. It is also contains fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol which all support heart health and also helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease. Collagen is the skin’s support system. The vitamin C works as an antioxidant to help prevent damage caused by the sun, pollution, and smoke. Vitamin C also helps collagen smooth wrinkles and improve overall skin texture.
- Turmeric powder:
The antioxidant properties of turmeric are known to offer cardiac protection, especially in the case of diabetes. Curcumin in turmeric also helps reduce the serum cholesterol levels, thereby contributing to heart health. Turmeric contains curcuminoid pigments that turn on the genes that enhance the body’s synthesis of antioxidants. This protects the cells of the brain and skin from free radical damage, improves concentration, and even slows down the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Turmeric displays excellent antibacterial properties against various types of bacteria, some of them which include E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella typhi (also known as typhoid).
- Sandalwood paste:
Sandalwood paste is one of the best clear skin remedies that can be used to sooth harsh sunburns and clear skin tanning. The natural oils in sandalwood naturally clear skin complexion and add a healthy glow to it. Its anti-ageing property works by shrinking skin pores thereby providing an even skin texture and prevents sagging and aging skin. It tightens the drooping skin tissues in order to provide a supple and youthful appearance to the skin. Dark and dull complexion can make you unappealing and unattractive. Topical application of sandalwood mixed with other natural ingredients clear skin naturally without any side-effects.
- Baking soda:
Baking soda contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which helps treat the skin as well as reduce the symptoms of acne and other breakouts. It also works as a mild abrasive to remove yellow stains from your teeth. In addition, it helps remove plaque by neutralizing acids produced by the bacteria. Due to its alkaline nature, baking soda has a soothing affect on sunburned skin, which helps relieve the itching and burning sensations. It also has mild antiseptic and drying properties that help dry out sunburn blisters quickly. It is a good exfoliating agent that helps remove dead cells. In addition, it balances pH level of the skin, which is very important to maintain even and clear skin and even skin tone.
- Egg white:
Egg whites are another effective remedy that can help to lighten the area. Take one egg and separate the egg white in a bowl. Take one spoon of gram flour, add two spoons of egg white and one spoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients together and apply this mask on the knuckles and wash off after twenty minutes. Repeat doing this twice in a day to get best results.
- Gooseberry extract:
Due to a high amount of Vitamin C present in gooseberries, it helps to lighten the skin effectively and also treat the dark knuckles. Boil a few gooseberries in one cup of water for five minutes and wait until it gets cold. Take one cotton ball and soak it in the gooseberry water. Massage for some time with the soaked cotton ball and wash off after thirty minutes. Repeat this remedy twice in a day.