Vlogger ItsMyRayeRaye Gives Secret to Brighter Elbows and Knees
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Vlogging sensation, ItsMyRayeRaye has gained a cult following of more that 1 million followers. Recently, she took to Instagram to share her beauty tips for a common problem that plagues Black women, dark knees and elbows. We love a good DIY skin treatment; so, of course, two DIY treatments make us giddy.

Three in ingredients that you are likely to have no hand in your kitchen right now could be your answer to brighter, softer elbow and knees: turmeric, whipping cream and a raw lemon. We’ve broken down the beauty benefits of each for the ingredients and included the video so you can copy her methods. 

Turmeric: Chock-full of brightening and antibacterial properties, turmeric is a master skin fixer that does everything from treat acne to increase your glow and smooth skin (it’s also a natural exfoliant.)

Whipping Cream: Lactic acid is the super ingredient that makes milk and other creamy cultures an epidermal gold mine. A popular alpha hydroxy acid, lactic acid helps smooth, soothe and hydrate skin naturally; it also helps unclog pores.

Lemon: Whether you need to brighten your elbow or fix a botched spay on tan, lemon is your skin’s best friend. Packed with vitamin C and citric acid, lemon acts like a natural bleach on skin to brighten dark spots and acne scars. Lemon is also great for thick-skinned areas like your elbows and knees, which can be tough to target unlike the more delicate areas on the face.

Check out her video below and let us know if you have any brightening DIY treatments that you swear by in the comments below!

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