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Friday, May 23, 2014

10 TIPS TO TREAT DARK KNUCKLES AT HOME


No matter how beautifully shaped your nails are, a dark knuckle attracts the attention totally. Having dark knuckles is a common beauty related issue which can have several reasons like working with harsh chemicals, lack of skin care, prolong sun exposure, low haemoglobin etc.
The knuckles are the area that is exposed to vigorous friction, thanks to the extreme use that we put it through. Be it while writing or just sitting on a chair the knuckles as well as elbows are always used the most. Apart from that the exposure of the skin to sun aggravates the situation further. The main reason behind dark knuckles is the melanin that forms in the body which causes hyper pigmentation. The reason for melanin formation is over exposure to sun’s ultraviolet rays. The dead cells also accumulate in the body and causes darkening of knuckles. Keeping our hands well groomed and younger-looking does not take much time or money.
In this article, bebeakinboade.com brings to you tips that will help you lighten your dark knuckles and flaunt your hands with pride.

SUGAR AND LEMON JUICE
Mix sugar and lemon juice and apply this on your fingers and scrub it in circular motion for around five to ten minutes. This has to be carried out regularly for a few days to achieve the desired result. You can also try cutting a lemon into half and rubbing it over the skin for some time prior to bath. This also ensures whitening the skin.


HONEY AND LEMON JUICE
A mixture of honey and lemon juice can work like a magic to lighten your discoloured finger joints. You just need to rub the mixture onto the problem areas for almost ten minutes daily to see improvement in the dark skin.

POWDERED OAT MEAL AND CUCUMBER JUICE Apply powdered oatmeal mixed with sour yoghurt and cucumber juice on dull areas to brighten the skin. The mixture needs to be applied and left on for half an hour before you rinse it off with cold water.


GRAM FLOUR PACK
Make a paste of 1 tbsp of gram flour, 2 tbsp of raw milk and add couple of drops of lemon juice in it. Apply this mixture on the affected areas of the skin and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Continue this treatment daily for around 1 month and then once a week in order to remove the tan and obtain visibly lighter skin.

ALMONDS AND YOGURT
Blend together a few grounded almonds and some yogurt and whisk well. Use this mixture after scrubbing your hands well with an exfoliator. Apply this mixture on damp skin and then rub intensely, paying extra attention on the knuckles, for about 10-15 minutes. Then, wait for few minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.


VITAMIN E AND MILK CREAM
Get Vitamin E capsules, it is easily available in all drugstores. Take one Vitamin E capsule and into it add 1 teaspoon of milk cream. Apply this mixture on the knuckles as well as other rough areas of the skin. Massage well for about ten minutes. This is a very good remedy for dark knuckles and it moisturizes the skin.

PAPAYA PACK
Papaya is a natural tanning cleanser; rub a piece of papaya or apply its pulp over your hands and wait for few minutes before washing it off with normal water.

PAMPER YOUR HANDS
Take some warm water, put some baking soda, glycerin as well as rose water. Now soak your hands in this water for minimum 5 minutes. This will help in decreasing the dark knuckles.

PUMICE STONE
 Pumice stone is very much a part of a manicure and it is mainly to scrub away the dead skin from the knuckles. You can use pumice stone daily while taking bath to rub your knuckles, this will help in lightening the area.

ALMOND OIL
Almond oil is really good for skin. The oil can be massaged on the knuckles and left for ten minutes. If done regularly this will help in reducing the pigmentation and make the knuckles lighter.

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