The dry skin of the elbows does not give its possessor any special problems, but it looks unattractive, especially in summer, when it is impossible to mask this shortcoming with long sleeves. Over time, on hardened areas, painful and deep cracks may appear, reminiscent of themselves in an awkward movement. Give your elbows tenderness and gentleness in simple ways.
You will need
- – mother-and-stepmother, linden, chamomile or calendula;
- – olive oil;
- – kefir, citrus juice or a decoction of rice;
- – fine salt;
- – cream;
- – hydrogen peroxide;
- – lemon juice.
People who have already encountered a similar problem in their lives, know firsthand that you can get rid of the horny skin type with the help of a pumice stone. But this method is the shortest way to the appearance of cracks. Therefore, we need to approach the problem in a comprehensive manner, remembering that the mechanical methods of removing the cornified particles of the epidermis can only aggravate the situation.
It is desirable to use to combat the dryness of the skin on the elbows of plant-based products containing the necessary complex of trace elements. It is possible that the roughness of the skin is caused by a lack of vitamins C and A in the body. Therefore, at the initial stage it is necessary to use trays of herbal decoctions. For this, the mother-and-stepmother, the flowers of lime, chamomile, nettle and marigold are perfect. Pour four tablespoons of one of these herbs with two liters of water, put on a fire and bring to a boil. Then strain the broth and divide into two parts. Lower your elbows, the liquid should cover the problem areas. The steaming time is twenty minutes.
After the procedure, blot the elbows with a soft towel. Heat a little olive oil on a water bath (the oil temperature should not exceed 40 ° C), rub it in circular movements into the steamed skin of elbows. The course of restoring the softness and elasticity of the skin on the elbows is at least ten days.
Folk remedies for getting rid of the dryness of elbows suggest using kefir, cabbage or grapefruit juice, sour cream or a decoction of rice. Moisten cosmetic discs in one of the listed products, attach to dry elbows for fifteen minutes, fix with a bandage. You can attach a slice of lemon to the coarse skin. It is not recommended to use citrus juices in the presence of cracks on elbows and scratches.
Cook at home conditions
Moisturizing and nourishing mask, which will get rid of rough skin on the elbows. Take one teaspoon of shallow salt and mix with the same amount of high-fat cream (can be replaced with sour cream). Add one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix well all the components of the mask, apply on the steamed and peeled skin of the elbows. Wrap the food wrap and leave for thirty minutes. Then wash your elbows, wipe dry and oil with a nutritious cream. It is recommended to use this mask every other day. Soon, your elbows will again soft and tender.