Question by  starshon (27)

Why are my elbows darker than the skin on my arm?


Answer by  Aubs (1089)

Elbows have a rougher texture which creates a rhino-like layer of skin for protection. This also causes a build up of skin cells, and makes it harder to clean.


Answer by  Mike11 (59)

Your elbows could be darker than your skin color because you could have been leaning on them, or a shirt thats color blad onto your skin. Maybe you have scars on your elbows and they stay tan longer. Either way you can see a doctor. They might have some treatment or something.


Answer by  rachelrm7 (30)

Your under arms are an area that has very little sun exposure. The suns rays hit your elbows directly. Your elbows are also used more during the day.


Answer by  kherasakshi (124)

This is, because most of the times when people sit,they fold their arms & the elbow touches a platform whether it is a table,a chair or anything else.It becomes harder & sometimes because of the pressure the blood circulation get slower & causes this problem.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

The skin over the elbows are subject to a lot more stress and stretch and pressure especially when leaning or writing and are used for supporting the upper torso in some positions. Hence the skin is thicker and also more pigmented in these areas.


Answer by  vto (226)

If plenty of lotion is not kept constantly on the elbows they will start to get dark, extra dry, and rough.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

It's fairly normal to have darker elbows than skin because it is exposed to more dirt. Maybe you are not scrubbing your elbows properly. Use a loofah/scrub and scrub hard.


Answer by  bulool (4)

This is due to the fact that your arms and face naturally get more "exposure" to the wind and sunlight.


Answer by  PixilatedxMe (103)

Many people have darker skin on their elbows, and it's completely normal. However, if you experience this elsewhere, (groin, armpits, or neck), you should go to a doctor.


Answer by  Sauve (435)

Your elbow are much more darker than the skin on your arms because of the concentration of too much melanine on the elbows. You can reverse this by applying queeze lemon or lime juice on your elbow 3 times daily.

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