Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Dry Elbows

The cold and dry winter has left its marks on our skin as well. During these months, our skin looses its moisture and becomes more and more rough and dry. The skin on our elbows is very thick, therefore elbows are one of the most affected areas of our body that suffer from dryness. There are some amazing home remedies for dry elbows that will help you to make them soft and healthy for the spring season.

Exfoliation is the first important step to start with. First of all you have to clean the rough area, removing the dead skin cells by exfoliating with a proper body scrub. you can opt for a home made scrub If your skin is very dry, natural ingredients are the best. exfoliate for several days until your elbows become soft and touchable. After you have achieved the desired result, apply the scrub occasionally. Here are our two favourite home made scrubs we use.  
Sugar scrub: Mix 1/8 cup of olive oil with 1/4 cup of brown sugar and massage it gently into your elbows. Leave it on for minutes, then rinse.

Lemon Salt Scrub: Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 cup of salt. Scrub the paste into your elbows and gently rub off the dead skin cells. Then, rub the two lemon wedges on your elbow and stay like this for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. This scrub is amazing for getting rid of the dark patches as well.

After exfoliation, the next step is to moisturize and re-hydrate your skin thoroughly. Opt for a rich moisturizing cream. If you want to give your elbows an even more intensive treatment, you can also apply some olive oil, almond oil or lavender oil to nourish your dry skin. 

Tip: You can also try melting some butter in the microwave and massaging it into your elbow. This is another great natural moisturizer.  we also apply these natural remedies to other dry body parts such as: ankles or knees as well.


  1. what a great post!
    i'll have to try this, i really do have dry elbows.
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  3. Great tips! I allways get dry elbows so I definitely try this. <3<3

  4. These are amazing tips. Thanks for sharing this with us. This would surely help many girls.:)

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  5. love your tips!!1
    very helpful!!

  6. Wow love all your tips, so going to try this.

  7. Ahh-I love exfoliating my knees and elbows during the dry winter season! I will have to try the lemon salt scrub!


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  8. I think I need to follow these great tips through summer as well.

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  10. Great post! This is definitely the time for dry skin!



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