lighten dark knees

  1. My knees are a couple shades darker than the rest of my legs, and I've tried everything from exfoliating often to using lemon juice. Nothing seems to lighten them up that well. Does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. Good question. My daughter has knees like that. Usualy I just try to exfoliate and moisterize (she's 10)
     
  3. You might want to try a spot lightening cream with 2 percent or less hydroquinone. (Leave the 3 percent alone). It has side affects with prolonged use (such as darkening), so only use it for short periods of time.

    The FDA wants to ban it because of they claim it has a link to cancer (drew from a study on an increased incidence of cancer in mice), but plenty of other medical sources claim that the info from the study is less than conclusive.
     
  4. try cocoa butter, not really sure though if that helps!
     
  5. I wipe my facial masks on my knees after taking them off my face. :p
     
  6. I exfoliate once a week with a homemade scrub - brown sugar, sea salt and a little bit of olive oil, and it helps...