I have a fair skin but my feet and elbows are very dark. I tried to use a toning cream but it left with patches of dark and fair skin on my feet. How do i get a clearer, fair feet?

This is a common problem that can be effectively treated with regular skin care. Exfoliation is one of the best methods to deal with this problem as it helps to slough off the dead skin from the darkened areas and even out your skin tone. Since the skin on your elbows and feet is thicker, you can use a skin scrub on a daily basis. This will help to get rid of excess skin and even out your skin tone. You can make your own natural homemade scrub to lighten your elbows and feet.

Blend about 1 or two cups of brown rice for a few minutes to obtain a coarse flour. Use about 2 tablespoons of this flour in your scrub and store the remaining flour for later use. Blend half an avocado along with 3 teaspoons of fresh unflavored yogurt. Add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice to this mixture along with 2 tablespoons of the rice flour. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly so that it forms a thick paste. Scrub your elbows and feet with this scrub to even out your skin tone. The avocado in this scrub provides your skin with essential fatty acids while yogurt helps to even out your skin tone. Lemon juice is acidic and helps to get rid of excess thickened skin. Lemon juice is also a natural bleach and helps to eliminate any skin discoloration.

Alternatively, you can mix lemon juice, sugar and honey to obtain a body scrub. Mix about 2 tablespoons each of honey, lemon juice and sugar. Allow this mixture to stand undisturbed for about 10 minutes and then mix it thoroughly for about a minute using a whisk or a fork. Sugar crystals can be slightly abrasive and this simple step will help to smoothen out the edges. Use the scrub by massaging your skin with it in gentle circular motions. Ideally you should use a scrub when you go in for your shower. Massage the affected areas with the scrub and allow it to remain on while you soap yourself. This will allow it to remain on your skin for longer and will therefore increase its effectiveness.

After your shower make sure that you moisturize your skin. Mix 2 drops each of almond oil and olive oil and add the blend of oils to about 3 tablespoons of water. Shake this mixture well and then use it to moisturize your elbows and feet. This moisturizer will help to nourish your skin and prevent it from darkening.

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