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
- 02. Pick a gentle body wash
- 03. Apply a nourishing body lotion
- 04. Deep condition at night
- 05. Apply sunscreen
01. 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
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
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
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
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.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Mar 11, 2021
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.