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Don’t use these remedies to lighten your dark elbows, knees, neck and underarms

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At some point in our lives, most of us have faced embarrassment due to dark patches on our skin joints & folds. So many of us shy away from short length outfits to hide those dark, rough and patchy knees. A lot of us can’t even think of wearing sleeveless due to dark underarms and we cannot forget those high necks that we try to hide behind just to avoid embarrassment. You can stop reading immediately if you’re not one of us, but if you can relate, then read till the end to know the reason behind this condition & how you can fix it.

Let’s first dig a little deeper and know the root causes first. 

The dark patchy skin is not just a dermatological condition, it can be a result of some underlying health conditions, like the production of extra insulin that the body is unable to use or could be due to obesity or even PCOS.

The condition is not harmful and can be treated. However, you are definitely harming yourself by using those harsh home remedies like rubbing lemon, baking soda, exfoliating & bleaching to scrub off that darkness, confusing it for dirt. You could be experiencing a condition that is medically called Acanthosis Nigricans that only gets worse with excessive exfoliation.

It is always advisable to check with a physician and eliminate the issue at the root cause. However, topical remedies are effective for improving the appearance of the condition on the skin.

Backed by science, Nigrifix cream has a unique formula for removing those

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stubborn dark patches. Nigrifix gently exfoliates and leaves the skin intensely moisturized unlike other harsh exfoliators. The texture of the cream is lightweight, non-greasy and gets easily absorbed, penetrating deep into the skin. It can be used by any skin type on body parts like neck, nape, thighs, elbows, knees, knuckles and back twice every day for a span of 1 month. Remember to apply it religiously as consistency is the key! 


Nigrifix cream contains ingredients that your skin will love, like Retinol, Lactic Acid, Urea and Tea Tree Oil.

Retinol: A derivative of Vitamin A and a boon for the skin, Retinol is a powerful exfoliant and is considered as the first-line treatment for Acanthosis Nigricans. It removes the coarse skin layer of dead and keratinized cells and helps to smoothen out the skin.

Lactic acid: Lactic acid has many properties that can improve the skin. While most of the other AHAs can exfoliate the skin, Lactic acid comes with the extra benefit of having excellent moisturizing properties.

Urea: Urea is a very good humectant; it draws moisture from the environment onto the skin, eliminating dryness and making the skin soft and clear.

Tea tree oil: An essential oil that has been used as a home remedy for a host of conditions going back hundreds of years.It possesses anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties. Tea tree oil is a magical ingredient to treat the discomfort and itchiness that can arise due to Acanthosis Nigricans.

Although the effects of the condition can be managed and eliminated over time, it is essential to recognize the early signs of Acanthosis Nigricans to intervene and eliminate the issue at the root cause.

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