When it comes to skin, we all want it to be flawless and glowing. But the reality is the skin goes throw a lot, friction, abrasion, dealing with different kinds of products, pollution and much more. Hence, having naturally bright skin all around is a little unlikely. 

However, it is not impossible, if you take proper care. If you are tired of dark skin around your nails, here are simple home remedies that can help you get rid of that. The key is to remain consistent and allow your skin to repair and glow at its own pace. 

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Packed with antimicrobial effects, coconut oil is great for the skin. From removing wrinkles to improving the quality of the skin, coconut oil can do wonders for you. To remove dark skin around the nails, use the following steps. 

Steps 

  • In a microwavable bowl, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. 
  • Add a drop of any essential oil. 
  • Mix well and heat in for 15 seconds in the microwave. 
  • Once the oil is lukewarm, take a cotton ball, dip it in the oil and apply it on the dark areas. 
  • Leave it overnight, rinse off the next morning. 
  • Do this every day for the best results. 

Aloe Vera

One of the most hydrating natural agents, aloe vera can enhance the quality of your skin like no other element. It is highly beneficial when it comes to lightening the skin tone around areas where there is more friction. 

Steps 

  • Cut a leaf of aloe vera from its plant. 
  • Cut the leaf into two halves. 
  • Scrape the jelly using a fork or spoon in a bowl. 
  • Add ½ teaspoon honey and mix well. 
  • Apply the same on the affected area. 
  • Store the rest in the refrigerator. 
  • Wash off after an hour. 
  • Use thrice a week. 

Turmeric & Yoghurt

Turmeric & Yoghurt

To lighten the skin around the nails, you want to use something that is known to naturally clean the pores. Turmeric (raw turmeric for acne) and yoghurt will not only remove dead skin cells but will also hydrate your skin to glow. 

Steps 

  • In a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of yoghurt and a pinch of turmeric. 
  • Give both a good mix. 
  • Apply directly on the affected area and scrub. 
  • Let it sit for an hour. 
  • Rinse off using normal water. 
  • Use every alternative day. 

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Lemon & Cucumber 

Vitamin C is known as the natural ingredient to lighten the dark skin tone. While the citric acid will improve the skin quality, cucumber will keep it hydrated. 

Steps 

  • Take 1 lemon (lemon pickle benefits), squeeze its juice into a small bowl. 
  • Grate ½ cucumber and add in the bowl. 
  • Mix both together. 
  • Apply on the affected area. 
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes. 
  • Rinse off using normal water. 
  • Use once a week for best results. 

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