While dry, rough elbows are more prominent in winter, this problem can stick around all year long, especially when ignored for too long. If you failed to offer the required nourishment to your elbows during winter, chances are, you are battling rough elbows right now. Using harsh bathing products can strip the skin further and make matters worse.

Luckily, it’s not too late to salvage the situation. With a little TLC, your elbows will turn soft and smooth in just a few days. However, if your skin looks flaky or is severely dry, we recommend visiting a dermatologist.


01. Exfoliate gently

Exfoliate gently

Accumulation of dry and dead skin cells can sometimes make the area rough. Exfoliating it with a mild product can remove dead skin cells and give you smooth and soft skin. The Dove Exfoliating Pomegranate and Shea Polish Body Scrub is a gentle formula that helps get rid of dryness and conditions and soothes your skin.


02. Pick a gentle body wash

Pick a gentle body wash

Using a harsh body wash or soap can make your elbows drier. Therefore, it's necessary to pick a formula that will cleanse your skin effectively without stripping it of its natural oils. Pick a gentle formula with at least one hydrating ingredient. The Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Aroma Bountiful Moisture Body Wash contains no harsh chemicals, only skin-loving ingredients to give you the smoothest elbows ever!


03. Apply a nourishing body lotion

Apply a nourishing body lotion

The next step after a shower should always be applying a nourishing body lotion. No matter what the season, never skip this step if soft, healthy and supple skin is your goal. The Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Lotion is formulated with glycerine to restore moisture in the skin and offer long-lasting relief from dryness. Apply the lotion on your elbows in circular motions while the skin is still a little damp for best results.


04. Deep condition at night

Deep condition at night

Nighttime is the best time to deep condition your skin. Applying a little bit of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to the elbows before bed works as deep conditioning overnight cosmetic treatment. It will lock the moisture in your skin so that you wake up with nourished and smooth elbow skin in the morning.


05. Apply sunscreen

Apply sunscreen

Most of us only apply sunscreen to the face; this makes other parts of our body exposed to the harmful rays of the sun vulnerable to damage. Applying sunscreen to your neck, hands, elbows, and feet can protect them from harsh UV rays, thereby preventing problems like uneven skin tone and dryness. The Pond’s Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 30 is a lightweight formula that offers protection from UVA and UVB rays.