Causes of dry knees and elbows

The sebaceous glands tend to dry out if they are not hydrated well. Also, we have to take into account that the skin that covers the joints, and is in continuous movement causing the skin to be constantly stretching and shrinking. To all this we must add the friction they receive with clothing throughout the day and night, and the fact that it is the part of the body that we always support on surfaces, allocating them even more to abuse, so to speak. There are several factors that can cause dry knees and elbows , and dryness in certain areas and cause these problems, in any case, there are always solutions as long as the area does not have a major impact and can be treated with natural remedies at home.

Other causes of dry elbows

Dry elbows can also be a symptom of a malfunctioning thyroid gland. If the treatments below don’t resolve the problem within ten days, you may need to see a doctor and have your thyroid or some other autoimmune problem, such as psoriasis , checked .

The psoriasis and eczema may also occur on the elbows. The treatment below can also help these conditions, however, not entirely because the dryness and roughness come from other factors and will tend to always return the problem if not treated properly.

Natural treatment for rough knees and elbows

This treatment is especially focused on the usual dryness that elbows and knees suffer. To avoid having a rough appearance and we find them visibly aesthetic and soft, you have to rub your elbows and knees during the shower with a body scrub , massaging these areas. In this way, all dead cells are eliminated, favoring the penetration of the moisturizer that you will have to apply later. As for the moisturizer, aim for this area, for one that is very unctuous. Here is a link to see different types of homemade creams .

Natural treatment with honey, lemon and coconut

  • A teaspoon of honey
  • 15 drops of lemon juice
  • A tablespoon of coconut oil

Apply it to the elbows and knees only, when you notice them rougher, leaving it to act for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and then exfoliate very well. Apply a moisturizer afterwards. You must take into account that, when taking this remedy lemon, you should not expose yourself to the sun immediately after applying it since the skin becomes more vulnerable to it, and spots may appear.

Doing this every day before sleeping can be much more effective, and if you are going to do it at that time, do not forget to put a cotton cloth on that area after applying the moisturizer and hold it so that it does not fall off. . That will make the job of hydrating the area more effective overnight.

Natural treatment with oils to hydrate the elbows

You can use the following oils to hydrate your elbows, you can use them 3 times a day for greater effectiveness.

  • Macadamia nut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Black cumin seed oil

Natural treatment with vegetable butters to hydrate the elbows

  • Shea manteca
  • Cocoa butter
  • Mango butter

Keep in mind that you can combine oils and butters for maximum benefit, too.

Being a very delicate area that is always on the move and causing chafing, you have to be very constant and patient to see how your elbows and knees are smoothed and hydrated.

Having dry and scratchy elbows is not fun. The lucky thing is that with a little perseverance, you can have lovely, soft elbows.

Now go have fun and relax.

We also invite you to see the following link, natural remedies for cracked heels.

Dr. Eric Jackson

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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