The Truth About Dark Elbows & Knees

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One of the most common questions about the appearance of skin is, “why do knees and elbows become black?”.  The dark look of certain areas leaves many African Americans wondering why these dark patches even exist and how to fix the issue. The answer to this question lies within hyperpigmentation.  Hyperpigmentation is common amongst African Americans and persons of color and occurs due to an increase of melanin.

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