Extremely Dark Regions on Toes

I posses light brown skin, overall. I’ve noticed recently that my toes have regions around the joints which are really dark. I’ve done some research on this and many people suggest scrubbing with baking soda. I’ve tried this for 3.5 weeks without even the slightest of lightness on my toes.
I have uploaded an image of the affected area on my foot. Please suggest any remedies for this issue. Thank you loads!
By the way, I take good care of my feet on a daily basis. For example, every night, I apply Vaseline jelly all over my feet and wear socks on top. After a bath or after wearing shoes and cleaning my feet, I apply a moisturizing cream on my feet. And this is why I don’t have cracked heels or anything like that.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    The dark areas on your toes are due to pressure of footwear on the lesser toe joints. Baking soda is not going to effectively lighten the skin, most likely nothing will lighten it if you continue to wear ill-fitting shoes and have pressure on the joints.

    Possibly you can try facial skin lighteners such as Vitamin C and hydroquinone but the latter is controversial as there are some health concerns associated. Please read more about hydropquinone HERE: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/hydroquinone-cream.html

    I hope this helps

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