Got dark elbows and knees that stand out too much under your cute mini strapless dress? How about solving that problem the natural way with some cheap, easy and quick homemade scrubs and packs made from the ingredients right out of your kitchen? Here are 5 food scrubs that will lighten, brighten and highlight your skin making you ready to flaunt your knees and elbows.
Reveal the best if you with this Papaya uptan with a twist. For making this uptan, mix half-half bowls of gram flour, turmeric, sandalwood and mashed raw papaya each and mix it in 1 tsp olive oil and rosewater along with some milk. Now apply it on your knees and elbows and massage using it in a circular motion to scrub-off all impurities. Papaya contains a skin-lightening enzyme called, papain which will have great results for your tanned skin. Let it sit for 15 minutes and take bath with cold water.
Peel a fresh aloe vera leaf and tilt it till the gel drains out. Now, add a tsp of kaolin powder and apply it on your face till it dries. This intense brightening pack will give instant results on your skin.
Start-off with this fruity remedy by adding 2 ripe mashed strawberries into 1 tsp fresh cream and 4-5 drops of honey and lemon. Apply this pack for 20 minutes and wash off to reveal soft, smooth and fairer skin. Lemon-strawberry will act a perfect tanning-removal agent, the cream will nourish and honey will hydrate the skin.
Cucumber is known to have multi-benefits for the skin. The green wonder is also known to have bleaching properties that can help you to get rid of skin tanning, and leave your skin glowing. For this face mask grate one cucumber and mix it along with 1 tsp sandalwood powder, 1 tsp fuller’s earth, 1 tsp milk powder along with a pinch of poppy seeds to create a super effective scrub. Milk powder along with all other ingredients will help lighten your skin tone with regular usage. Massage your elbows and knees or 3-5 minutes and leave it as it is for 10-15 minutes. Then, wash away with cool water to make fairer skin your best friend.
Orange is as beneficial as tasty! It can work a wonder-brightener for these dark areas in a go. For this mix 1 tsp kaolin powder with 1 tsp sandalwood powder and add enough amount of orange juice to turn it into a paste. Apply it as a face-pack for at least 20 minutes and wash off to reveal fairer, suppler skin. Kaolin will act a perfect fairness agent; while the sandalwood extracts will smoothen-up and nourish your skin.