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Dark knees and elbows

Asked by Tamra

Hello Dr. Schultz, i have a naturally tanned skin but my knees and elbows are really dark that it makes me so embarrassed! I really don’t know what to do!

Tamra answered
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    The skin of the elbows and knees is often thickened by rubbing, pressure or sometimes for no apparent reason. Anyone with darker skin has increased pigment in every cell but thicker skin has more cells, one on top of another, so it appears extra dark from all the extra cells with extra pigment. Exfoliants and bleaches are used topically to help improve this.

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