How to Treat Dark Knuckles at Home

by era on May 7, 2013 · 8 comments

Beautiful hands get same attention as a beautiful face. Well at least this is what I feel. Clean, moisturised and soft hands are a must for me. Dry, wrinkled and veiny hands can mar one’s well groomed image.

Having black knuckles is a common beauty related issue which can have several reasons like working with harsh chemicals, lack of skin care, prolong sun exposure, low haemoglobin etc.


Keeping our hands well groomed and younger-looking does not take much time or money. Have a look at few home remedies that will help you lighten your dark knuckles and flaunt your hands with pride.

Tips to treat dark knuckles at home:

• Apply powdered oatmeal mixed with sour yoghurt and cucumber juice on dull areas to brighten the skin. The mixture needs to be applied and left on for half an hour before you rinse it off with cold water.

• Blend together a few grounded almonds and some yogurt and whisk well. Use this mixture after scrubbing your hands well with an exfoliator. Apply this mixture on damp skin and then rub intensely, paying extra attention on the knuckles, for about 10-15 minutes. Then, wait for few minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

• Extract the vitamin E liquid from 2 capsules and mix it into 2 tbs milk cream. Rub this mixture on your joints for about ten minutes. Use daily to notice a remarkable improvement in your skin after a few days.


• A mixture of honey and lemon juice can work like a magic to lighten your discoloured finger joints. You just need to rub the mixture onto the problem areas for almost ten minutes daily to see improvement in the dark skin.

• Papaya is a natural tanning cleanser; rub a piece of papaya or apply its pulp over your hands and wait for few minutes before washing it off with normal water.

• Make a paste of 1 tbsp of gram flour, 2 tbsp of raw milk and add couple of drops of lemon juice in it. Apply this mixture on the affected areas of the skin and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Continue this treatment daily for around 1 month and then once a week in order to remove the tan and obtain visibly lighter skin.

• Apply powdered oatmeal mixed with sour yoghurt and cucumber juice on dull areas to brighten the skin. The mixture needs to be applied and left on for half an hour before you rinse it off with cold water.


• Soaking your hands in bowl of warm water mixed with glycerine, rose water and baking soda to reduce the appearance of dark knuckles.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

angel geet May 7, 2013 at 11:24 am

*thankyou* *thankyou*
loving all the rings in the pics *pompom* *pompom*


neha May 7, 2013 at 11:33 am

awesome pics and post! 😀


Nirmala May 7, 2013 at 11:37 am

i needed this. *jai ho* Thank you. *thankyou* can this be used to treat dark elbows and knees. *nails*


Shraddha May 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Hi Era.. this is an amazing article… and lovely pics.. I have an uneven skin tone on my hands… like very bad.. from the wrist onwards (fingers and all) is two to three tones light compared to the rest of the hand… its quiet wierd… I would like to have even toned hands.. pls can you help me on how to achieve that…


Neha May 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

this post is for me *nails* *nails* *thankyou*


neetu lohani May 8, 2013 at 4:45 am

awesome post era.. *clap* *clap*


Dr.Priyanka April 3, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Vit. B12 deficiency is one of the main cause of dark knuckles.. dont ignore it ladies!!!!!
add some dairy products nd meat eggs etc. vit B12 rich products
There are Multivitamins tab. containing vit. 12 are also available in drug stores one take it safely


Saranya November 22, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Era! Sure gonna try out vitamin E+milk cream!!


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