Dry and dark elbows are unaesthetic and not pleasant at touch. Here are a few natural remedies which instantly offer counteracting effects:
Due to the fact that we use our elbows to keep our balance while typing at work for example, or while eating at the table, the skin in that area tends to get quite dry and rough at touch. It is important to pay special attention to the skin on the elbows, and also on the knees.
The accumulation of dead skin cells and the lack of exfoliation is also one major cause for this unappealing esthetic issue. Therefore, make sure you exfoliate at least once a week, the skin on your elbows.
After exfoliation, the skin needs hydration. Make sure you use a powerful moisturizer every day, especially after shower.
To brighten the skin, if you have dark elbows, you can use one lemon. Cut it in half and simply rub it on your elbows for a few minutes. After this process, make sure you use moisturizer, as well. Due to the fact that the lemon is quite acid it can leave the skin very dry.
You can also prepare a scrub to get rid of the dead skin cells. You can use sugar, coffee grounds, baking soda, honey and sugar, or polenta flour and olive oil.
To hydrate the skin on your elbows you can also use natural remedies instead of buying a cream such as aloe gel or oily vitamin E which you can find at your local pharmacy or herbal stores.
To avoid getting dark and dry elbows, avoid leaning on them while working or eating, make sure you exfoliate 2-3 times a week, and use a moisturizer daily before bed and after every shower.