It is essential to take care of your knuckles as you do for your face. Sadly our knuckles are the most ignored body part that makes them appear dull and dark.

In this article, You will know what factor makes your knuckle appear dark and how to make your knuckles lighter and brighter with the best home remedies.

You should also check how you can treat hyperpigmentation on the face at home if you are facing hyperpigmentation issues on your face.

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 due to vitamin deficiency such as Vitamin B12.

How To Make Your Knuckles Lighter:

We will first start with a trendy home remedy for lightening the skin, which is baking soda and lemon and will end with a fantastic remedy that is Yogurt and almond powder.

  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:

How To Prepare and Use

  • Take one tablespoon of baking soda and half a lemon.
  • Mix the baking soda and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  • Apply the mixer to your knuckles, rub it for 1 minute, and then rinse it 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:

How To Use

  • You will need sweet almond oil and a cotton boll for this remedy.
  • Pour 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:

How To Use

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

#4 Gram Flour Mask:

How To Prepare and Use

  • To make this mask, you will need two tablespoons of gram flour, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of lemon.
  • Mix if too thick; you can add milk to make it a fine paste.
  • Apply this mask to your knuckles for about 20 minutes. Then, rub the mask and wash it out with water.

#5 Milk Cream and Turmeric:

How To Prepare and Use

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

#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 to see the difference in your knuckle’s colour.

#7 Lemon Juice:

How To Use

  • Lemon has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and is 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 if your knuckles have started getting lighter than before.

#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; hence, it works best to lighten the dark knuckles.
  • Take one tablespoon of lentil flour and one-two tablespoon of honey.
  • Mix the ingredient in a small bowl; you can add lemon juice or rosewater to this mask.
  • Apply the paste to the affected areas, rub it for 5 minutes, leave it for 15 more minutes, and wash it once done.

#9 Honey And Sugar:

How To Use 

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

#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, then remove it like a mask peel.
  • And then wash your hands with mild soap.
  • Moisturize your hands well. You can use this remedy twice a week.

#11 Olive oil:

How To Use 

  • Like almond and coconut oil, olive oil is also beneficial for moisturizing and hydrating your 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:

How To Use 

  • The last home remedy for how to make your knuckles lighter is Almond powder yoghurt.
  • Almond and yoghurt are both very beneficial for skin whitening and moisturizing.
  • Mix 1/2 tablespoon of almond powder and 1/4 tablespoon of yoghurt and make a fine paste.
  • Apply the mixture to 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 and Precautions To Lighten Your Knuckles

  • Moisturize your hands at least twice daily 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 get rid of your dark knuckles now; let’s see some FAQs related to this.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Question

Which vitamin deficiency causes dark knuckles?

The answer is Vitamin B12. One study by 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 Baby’s Dark Knuckles?

The answer is taking good care of it. Babies can not do anything for themself, so you can take care of them. The darkening of the skin causes dryness too, so ensure you moisturise your baby’s hands daily after washing them and massage them gently for a minute. The baby’s skin is 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 moisturizemoisturizes so well and dips inside, and it is indeed said that moimoisturizedin is always beautiful skin. You will get fewer skin problems when your skin is moistmoisturizedFor example; you can use vaseline to moistmoisturize knuckles daily.