Stubborn dry patches on the elbow are one of the most common skin problems. While it gets bad in winter, for some people it persists throughout the year. There are many reasons behind it, the most common being - ignorance. Yes, you read that right! When it comes to skincare, not many people go beyond their faces. But it is important to take good care of other body parts as well.
Now that you’ve ignored your elbows all this while, they are naturally going to look dry and dull. However, you can still fix this problem by following a few tips. Here are a few ways to treat dry elbow skin.
Step 01: Exfoliate
We are pretty sure you exfoliate your face at least twice a week and completely ignore the rest of your body which needs some scrubbing too. Well, that’s one reason your have dry elbows. Use a body scrub at least once a week to gently exfoliate each part of your body, pay special attention to your elbows, knees and feet as they tend to get drier. You can use a store-bought body scrub or prepare one at home using the nourishing goodness of olive oil and the gentle exfoliating properties of brown sugar.
Step 02: Moisturise
Now that you have gotten rid of all the dead skin, your skin will be able to absorb the moisturiser and stay nourished for a long time. After a shower, while your skin is still a little damp, massage the Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion all over in gentle motions until absorbed. Infused with the goodness of glycerine, it heals and restores the moisture in areas that are dry. This non-greasy body lotion offers superior nourishment and is suitable for all skin types.
Step 03: Deep condition
Simply exfoliating and moisturising is not enough. In order to nurse your dry elbow skin back to health, it is necessary to deep condition it at least for a few weeks. The easiest way to do this is by applying Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, it forms a protective layer on the skin to seal the moisture in and keep the area hydrated. The best time to do this is at night, before going to bed. Several harsh chemicals in soaps and body washes can also make the skin dry, therefore it is important to invest in gentle body washes that contain the goodness of naturally nourishing ingredients such as coconut, cocoa butter, etc.