Corns on the elbows of a person.
The consequence of the intensive process of keratinization of the epidermis are corns on the elbows in humans. Treatment includes the use of home and professional skin care methods. Below are some tried and tested tips. They will help to soften the cornified epidermis on the elbows.
Why does the skin on the elbows cause so much trouble? It has no sebaceous glands. A natural layer of sebum is produced. Therefore, it is not surprising that the elbows lacking a protective layer are exposed to harmful factors. The result is that quickly formed corns on the elbows.
How to care for elbows? Contrary to the diverse opinion, well-groomed, tender and smooth elbows are not so difficult to obtain. Also support. Enough to give them a little time. No need to buy expensive cosmetics. Cheap everyday products are very effective in combating dry skin of the elbows. Do not forget also that the skin in this place needs not only deep moisturizing, but also peeling.
The first step in the care of dry and ugly elbows is the use of moisturizer and peeling. First you need to get rid of the dead epidermis. It prevents moisturizing and regeneration of healthy skin.
Home scrub recipe.
Mix sea salt or white (can be brown) sugar (3 tablespoons) with olive oil (1.5 tablespoons). Until a thick paste is formed.
To the mass can be added to smell the essential oil of vanilla or lavender.
Carefully rub the product in a massage motion on the elbows.
Leave for 10 minutes. Wash off. Moisturize the skin after peeling.
Lemon home scrub is equally effective. It can be prepared as follows.
Mix the juice of 1 lemon with sea salt or soda. Until a thick mass is formed.
The tool is thoroughly rubbed with massage movements.
Leave for 15 minutes. Wash off. Moisturize
We do the same in the case of honey peeling. But for him to mix 1 tbsp. l spoon of sugar with 1/4 cup of honey.
Other scrub recipes.
1. Coffee scrub. In the coffee grounds, add 2 tsp. coarse salt and 2 tbsp. l olive oil. Create a thick mass. Massage it thoroughly into moist skin. Then wash it off.
2. Scrub nut. Chop half a cup of nuts. Add 2 tbsp. l honey Massage into body and face. Then rinse with warm water.
3. Scrub of oatmeal. 2 tbsp. l oatmeal is combined with 50 ml of water, 1 tbsp. l olive oil and 1 tbsp. l lemon juice. All carefully mixed. After doing massage the whole hand. At the end, rinse the skin with warm water. Moisturize with cream.
4. Scrub from sugar and coconut milk. Mix a glass of brown sugar, an incomplete glass of coconut milk and 1 tbsp. l coconut oil. Heat up. But do not let the mixture boil. Put to cool. Apply to dry places.
This natural peeling can be carried out several times a week. The effect can be seen already in 1-2 weeks, if the procedure is carried out regularly (for example, every second, third day). A suitable time for such a procedure is evening. Of course, the scrub can be purchased at the pharmacy.
Peeling can be increased during bathing: with a stiff mitten or sponge, massage dry skin of elbows with circular movements. After such an operation, allow the skin to cool, leaving it in warm water. Remember to use gentle hand washing products: an anti-bacterial soap deprives the elbows of natural defenses and can irritate the skin.
Moisturizing the skin on the elbows.
Problems with dry and rough skin on elbows are not only a matter of aesthetics, but also problems with its moisturizing. Remember that moisturizing is not only the use of balsams and creams, but also the provision of the body with enough liquid, especially water, which we often forget. Nourishing masks, warm baths and compresses will help you.
After peeling, you should always moisturize the skin. Use plain rich hand cream or petroleum jelly. A balm consisting of water will be too ineffective for dry skin of the elbows (although in the case of sensitive skin it will prevent irritation).
Peeling and moisturizing the skin of the elbows is carried out in the evening, in order to be able to apply a rather thick layer of cream that will be absorbed all night. To simplify this process and avoid smearing the bedding with cream, it is better to wear long sleeved pajamas at night.
You can moisturize the skin with the help of honey. Apply a thin layer of honey to dry places and rinse off in half an hour. Moisturize your elbows during the day, more often than you do peeling. It’s good to make a habit out of this — after each hand wash or dishwashing, rub the cream with massage movements on your hands and elbows.
Home remedies against corns on elbows.
Method 1. A good way for people with calluses on their hands — is the use of compresses of warm olive oil. You can soak your elbows in olive oil by placing them in 2 small bowls.
The skin care procedure should last at least 10 minutes, and should be performed every 2-3 days. If the condition of the hands has improved, it can be applied every week.
Method 2. Lubrication of dry skin on the elbows with oils (for example, sesame, ricin), or ointment with vitamin A or E, which can be purchased at any pharmacy. You can use plain olive oil or petroleum jelly. Before putting on clothing, make sure that the product is completely absorbed.
Method 3. Wash the lemon, cut it in half, and attach both halves to the elbows. Lemon juice has whitening and softening properties. However, one should not treat lemon to hardened skin, if it has cracks and wounds.
Method 4. Dry skin will decrease if you regularly exfoliate in this area of the body. The skin on the elbows quickly becomes rough. But if you regularly remove the dead cells of the epidermis, your hands will look beautiful and well-groomed.
You can buy a finished cosmetic product at a pharmacy or prepare it yourself by mixing ground coffee, sugar or salt with a shower gel.
Method 5. Use a variety of moisturizing masks. These can be drugs bought in a pharmacy, which you use for your face, or prepared by yourself.
Here are some of them:
1. Mask of cottage cheese and honey. Mix 3 tbsp. l fat cottage cheese with 1 tsp. honey and 3 tsp. juice from fresh orange and apply on dry areas of the body. Leave for 1/4 hour, then rinse with warm water.
2. Banana mask. Take a ripe banana and crush it with a fork. In the resulting slurry, add 1 tbsp. l thick cream, and mix. Apply the mask on dry areas of the body, cover with gauze and leave for 15 minutes.
3. Mask coffee. Mix 1 tsp. fresh but not hot coffee grounds with your favorite cream, so that thick porridge is formed. Apply to dry areas of the body, and leave for 15-20 minutes. At the end, rinse with warm water.
Other ways against dry skin on elbows.
Buy cosmetics intended for dry and keratinous skin of hands. Apply them at least 2 times a day. To increase their effectiveness, perform regular exfoliating procedures.
Remember to follow the right diet and moisturize dry skin from the inside. For your skin to be smooth, the diet should contain a lot of vegetables and fruits, rich in vitamins A, C, E.
They intensively care about the condition of the skin. In addition, drink at least 1.5 liters of mineral water daily.
Dry, reddened, irritated and itchy skin may be the result of hypothyroidism, improper diet or stress, so if your symptoms do not disappear after using home methods, you should consult with your doctor.