Guest Author - BB Lee
A frequent question that arises in the body care forums and body care message boards concerns treating or removal of the dark sports on knees. Some women find dark spots on knees a very irritating skin care problem that just does not go away on its own. Dark spots on knees can make them feel embarrassed and avoid clothes that expose the knees. First let's look at top causes for dark spots appearing on the knees.
Top Causes for Dark Spots on Knees
Neglecting Knees - The number one reason that dark spots pop up on the knees is because they are neglected. Taking care of knees should be an important part of an overall skin care routine.
Sun Exposure- Exposing the knee area to excessive sun leads to dry patchy knees that might develop dark spots.
Activities - Athletic women who are involved with sports often scrap, injure, or damage the knee area. Later the knees develop dry patchy areas and dark blotches.
Medication - Some prescribed medications darken the knees. Consult your doctor about the medications prescribed for more information concerning this problem.
Skin Disease - Certain skin diseases lead to skin discoloration on the knees. Once again contact your doctor for more information.
Avoiding Dark Spots On Knees
Cleansing - Properly cleanse the knee area daily. Most focus on cleaning other body areas and forget that the knee area is just as important. Use a cleanser or pumice stone on the knee area on a regular basis. Rub the cleanser or pumice stone gently across the knees to remove dirt and oils.
Moisturize - Use a thick moisturizer on the knees daily. Rub on a thick moisturizer after cleansing the area with a scrub or pumice stone. Another good idea is to use a natural moisturizer like Olive Oil or Vitamin E Oil. Rub the oil on knees immediately after cleansing.
Lemons - Rub the rind of a lemon on the knees to remove dark spots. Let the lemon rind sit on the area for a few minutes, then rinse. The acid in the lemon breaks down the dark patches and fades them while smoothing the skin.
Exfoliation - Exfoliate knees regularly to keep them looking attractive. Make an easy exfoliation paste with coarse salt mixed with a drop of warm water. Rub well into affected areas, rinse, and moisturize. Note: Those with sensitive skin should use with caution.
Sunscreens - Apply a sunscreen or sunblock to the knees. This prevents dark blotches developing from sun exposure.