Dark knuckles tend to lower our level of confidence. After all, who wants to sport those sinister patches on hands and feet? However, the good news is that dark knuckles can easily be treated at home by opting for a regular skincare regimen.
But first, know the probable causes that contribute to the darkness of knuckles.
- Dryness- Skin tends to become dry when your hands and feet are exposed to harsh chemicals or too much washing. This often leads to darkening of knuckles.
- Skin diseases- Certain skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema tend to make your knuckles dark.
- Lack of proper care- Our hands and feet are often neglected by us. We fail to care for them the way they deserve.
Here are some of the easiest and effective home-remedies that you would love to try out for your dark knuckles.
- Exfoliation with lemon juice
Mix a spoon of lemon juice with sugar and rub your hands vigorously for about ten minutes. Do this every night before going to bed. The bleaching properties of lemon juice, together with the exfoliating properties of sugar would work wonders. Follow up with a hand cream.
- The almond-curd treatment
Mix crushed almonds with curd and apply the paste on your knuckles. Rub for 10 minutes. This practice, done everyday, helps to reduce darkness and makes skin fairer.
- Moisturize with milk cream
Mix the content of a vitamin E capsule with some milk cream. Apply on your dry knuckles and wait for sometime. Then, rub it for about 5 minutes and wash off. It softens dry skin. You may add a pinch of turmeric to benefit from the antiseptic and skin-lightening properties of turmeric.
- Lemon and honey pack
Use equal quantities of lemon juice and honey to make a soothing and moisturizing pack. Apply it regularly to get rid of dark knuckles.
Be regular in your skin care regimen. Bleaching your skin may take care of dark knuckles temporarily and most easily; but remember, you may not like to use so many chemicals to camouflage this dark flaw. Go the natural way and try out home remedies to treat dark knuckles efficiently and completely.
- Coconut Oil
A source of remarkable skin-benefitting goodness, coconut oil is one home remedy that comes handy for various skin problems such as dark knuckles.
The easiest way to use this remedy is by massaging it all over the knuckles area before going to bed, so that it can work its wonders on your dark knuckles through the course of the day.