Your face is an identity of you as an individual person so take care of it. You may have heard this line hundreds of times but what about your other body parts. You should take care of your hands, legs, and every single body part as you do for the face. Our remaining body parts are easily get ignored when it comes to daily care and that’s the main reason to have darker body shades than that of face skin tone.

Today we will see how to make your knuckles lighter and what causes your knuckles darken. There are too many factors that can make your knuckle dark and the main reason is hyperpigmentation. Dark knuckles can ruin your hand’s beauty hence you should know how to make your knuckles lighter.

You should also check how you can treat hyperpigmentation on the face at home.

What Causes Your Knuckles To Turn Dark?

Our knuckles are the most used part of our body and that may lead to pigmentation in those areas. Dark knuckles can be a symptom of health issues you should see the doctor in that case. It can also be inherited from your parents and can be due to vitamin deficiency such as Vitamin B12.

Now we will see the 12 different home remedies to lighten the knuckles at home but before starting let me tell you that I have answered common FAQs related to how to make your knuckles lighter so you can directly go down and check the answers to it.

How To Make Your Knuckles Lighter:

We will first start with a very popular home remedy for lightening the skin which is baking soda and lemon and will end on an amazing remedy that is Yogurt and almond powder. Stay tuned to know how you can use all those remedies for lightning your knuckles.

  1. Lemon and Baking Soda
  2. Almond Oil
  3. Vitamin E oil
  4. Gram Flour Mask
  5. Milk Cream and Turmeric
  6. Coconut Oil
  7. Lemon Juice
  8. Lentil Flour and Honey Mask
  9. Honey And Sugar
  10. Egg Mask
  11. Olive oil
  12. Almond Powder and Yogurt

#1 Lemon and Baking Soda:

1 Lemon and Baking Soda

How To Prepare and Use 

  • Take one tablespoon of baking soda and half lemon.
  • Mix the baking soda and lemon juice in the small bowl.
  • Apply the mixer on your knuckles and rub it for 1 minute and then rinse it off with water.
  • Moisturize the area well after using this remedy.
  • Use this remedy once or twice a week as per your comfort level.

#2 Almond Oil:

2 Almond Oil

How To Use 

  • For this remedy, you will need sweet almond oil and a cotton boll.
  • Pour some oil on a cotton ball and pat the ball on your knuckles. You can also apply the oil with your fingers.
  • Massage your knuckle gently till the oil gets absorbed by the skin.
  • You can follow this remedy every day at night

#3 Vitamin E oil:

3 Vitamin E oil

How To Use 

  • Take one vitamin E capsule and cut it with the help of scissors.
  • Apply the oil on your knuckles and massage it for 10 minutes and leave it overnight.
  • Follow this remedy every 3rd day for 1 month.

#4 Gram Flour Mask:

4 Gram Flour Mask

How To Prepare and Use 

  • To make this mask you will need 2 tablespoons of gram flour, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon of lemon.
  • Mix the mixture is too thick you can add milk to make it a fine paste.
  • Apply this mask on your knuckles for about 20 minutes.
  • Rub the mask and wash it out with water.

#5 Milk Cream and Turmeric:

5 Milk Cream and Turmeric

How To Prepare and Use 

  • Turmeric is a most used natural remedy for hyperpigmentation treatment hence it’s the best product you can use to lighten your knuckles.
  • You will need 1 tablespoon of turmeric and 1/2 tablespoon of milk cream.
  • Mix the ingredient well and apply it to your dark knuckles.
  • Massage the paste for 15 minutes and then wash your hands.

#6 Coconut Oil:

6 Coconut Oil

How To Use 

  • Coconut oil has a lot of beauty benefits and lighting the skin is one of them but you will need virgin coconut oil for this remedy to light your knuckles.
  • You can apply coconut oil to your knuckles and massage it for 10-15 minutes until it gets soaked into your skin.
  • Follow this remedy every day before going to bed for 2-3 months you can see the difference in your knuckles color.

#7 Lemon Juice:

7 Lemon Juice

How To Use 

  • Lemon has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and a very effective natural product to lighten the skin. So this will also work best to lighten your knuckles a home.
  • Take a half-cut lemon and rub it on your dark areas of knuckles for at least 10 minutes and then wash it off.
  • Do this remedy every alternate day for 15 days and see your knuckles have started getting lighter than before.

#8 Lentil Flour and Honey Mask:

8 Lentil Flour and Honey Mask

How To Prepare and Use 

  • Lentil has been used since ancient days to cure dark skin spots and hyperpigmentation on the body and hence it works best to lighten the dark knuckles.
  • Take 1 tablespoon of lentil”s flour and one 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • Mix the ingredient in a small bowl, you can add lemon juice or rosewater to this mask.
  • Apply the paste on the affected areas and rub it for 5 minutes and then leave it for  15 more minutes and wash it once done.

#9 Honey And Sugar:

9 Honey And Sugar

How To Use 

  • To remove the dead skin it is very important to exfoliate the skin and there is nothing else as best as a sugar and honey exfoliator.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of sugar with 1 tablespoon of honey in a small bowl.
  • Apply the mixture on the knuckles and scrub it for 5 minutes.
  • After washing it apply your favorite moisturizer and massage the skin.

#10 Egg Mask:

10 Egg Mask

How To Use 

  • Take an egg white of 1 egg in a bowl and apply it on dark areas of knuckles.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes at then remove it like a peel of mask. and then wash your hands with mils soap.
  • Moisturize your hands well. You can use this remedy twice a week.

#11 Olive oil:

11 Olive oil

How To Use 

  • Like almond oil and coconut oil, olive oil is also beneficial for your skin to moisturize and hydrate the skin.
  • Appy oil olive regularly on your knuckles and massage well to moisturize.
  • You can start seeing the results after using it for days.

#12 Almond Powder and Yogurt:

12 Almond Powder and Yogurt

How To Use 

  • Our last home remedy for how to make your knuckles lighter is Almond powder yogurt.
  • Almond and yogurt both ingredients are very beneficial for skin whitening and moisturizing.
  • Mix 1/2 tablespoon of almond powder and 1/4 tablespoon of yogurt and make a fine paste.
  • Apply the mixture on your dark knuckles twice a week and feel the difference.

It is wll said that precaution is always better than cure hence let’s see what precaution you should take to stop your knuckles from getting darker.

Tips To Lighten Your Knuckles
Moisturize your hands at least twice a day as you do for your face.
Apply sunscreen as sunlight may darken the pigmentation
Avoid heat contact with your hands if possible
Exfoliate Massage your knuckles at least twice a week to remove dead skin
Stay hydrated and take enough nutrition in your food

I hope this article on how to make your knuckles lighter will help you in getting rid of your dark knuckles now let see some FAQs related to this.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Question

Which vitamin deficiency causes dark knuckles?

The answer is Vitamin B12. One study of NCBI shows that deficiency of vitamin B12 can also lead to the darkening of the knuckles so you should always be cautious about food intake and make sure you are consuming proteins and vitamins in your diet.

How to treat Babies Dark Knuckles?

The answer is taking good care of it. Babies can not do anything on themself so it is you who can take care of it. The darkening of the skin causes due to dryness too so make sure you moisture your baby’s hands and daily after washing it and massage it gently for a minute. The baby’s skin is so delicate so do not use any remedy, you can use any baby oil to massage the baby’s skin.

Can Vaseline lighten the Dark Knuckles?

The answer is yes. The vaseline moisturizes your skin so well and dips inside and it is truly said moisturized skin is always a beautiful skin. You will get fewer skin problems the more your skin is moisturized. You can use vaseline to moisturize your knuckles daily.

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