How to Lighten Dark Spots on Armpits, Hands, Elbows, and Knees

Armpits, hands, elbows, and knees are intimate parts of the body where dark spots are almost always found. Dark spots are a sign of a higher concentration of melanin and are widespread in people of all skin types and tones. Melanin is a substance (pigment) in the body that gives color to our hair, eyes, and skin. Your skin is more likely to make a lot of melanin if your natural skin tone is dark to medium. These dark spots can be treated with an intimate area skin lightening cream.

Causes Of Dark Spots 

Dark spots on the armpits, hands, elbows, and knees can also be caused by: 

  • Specific skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis
  • Birth control pills
  • Melasma (the darkening of the skin caused by pregnancy) from a      recent pregnancy
  • Age spots and freckles
  • Friction
  • Inflammation from a prior injury
  • Skin dryness
  • Accumulation of dead skin cells
  • Increased sun exposure results in hyperpigmentation.

All these causes can affect any part of your skin, but these intimate areas are more vulnerable due to lack of care and attention compared with other more critical areas of your body, like the face. People with naturally darker skin tones are also at an increased risk of having dark spots.

Remedies For Dark Spots

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa Root Extract)

Turmeric comes from an Indian root plant that’s like ginger. Recent studies have shown that turmeric powder helps with a variety of skin conditions like the lightening of dark spots when used as a paste.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 in the form of niacinamide helps to improve your skin texture and reduce the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Vitamin E

Also known as the "workforce Vitamin," Vitamin E assists in cellular restoration, promotes healing and strengthens the skin barrier function. 

Licorice Root

This ingredient is a natural skin lightener. It is an alternative to the chemical hydroquinone.    

Kojic Acid

This super-ingredient prevents and inhibits the formation of melanin, which gives sun and age spots their color. As a result, it helps brighten your skin complexion.  


This is the most potent form of Vitamin A allowed without a prescription. Retinaldehyde increases cell turnover, boosts collagen production, and decreases the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation. It also brings about the evening and brightens your skin tone.  

Our ILLUMINATE face serum is the best intimate area skin lightening cream. It contains all the ingredients mentioned above, all of which work together to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on the face and entire body (including your inner thighs).

Two things to note about ILLUMINATE serum:

ILLUMINATE face serum doesn't bleach your skin; rather, it gently and naturally lightens the skin. All skin tones and types can use this serum.

ILLUMINATE face serum is ideal for use during your nighttime routine. This is because it contains brightening agents, which is why it is recommended to avoid sun exposure after use.

In conclusion

Chances of developing dark spots/ hyperpigmentation on your skin can be reduced by regularly applying sunscreens and moisturizing daily. Sunscreen is essential since hyperpigmentation is often caused by sun damage. A broad-spectrum sunscreen should be used on your entire body. 

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