Dry knees and elbows can put a big blot on your appearance and even
turn into a chronic problem, especially if you live in harsh or extreme
Experts often point towards strong
chemicals, exposure to rough surfaces and adverse climate as the three
most common causes of dry knees and elbows.
To remedy your skin on these areas, you will need to first find the
cause of the problem. Have a look at your lifestyle and try to pinpoint
at the reasons? You will also need to determine whether your dry elbows
are a sign of something more serious, such as
For dry knees and elbows that are not a result of any serious medical
problem, you can try a vast range of home remedies to treat yourself.
Here we’ve discussed some of the most effective methods.
Top remedies for dry elbows
To tackle your dry
elbows with home remedies, the first thing you need to do is to
exfoliate to remove the dead surface skin cells and then moisturize
Here are two home-made scrubs you can try:
Make a scrub out of olive oil, some sea salt or sugar and massage the
thick paste into your skin. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse.
some lemon juice with salt and form a thick paste. Use it as a scrub at
least 3-4 times a week to soften the dry skin on elbows.
you’ve exfoliated, it is important that you follow it up with a good
intensive moisturizer and keep the area covered to allow the moisturizer
to seep in well. Honey is a natural moisturizer and can be used with
lemon juice as a great means to smooth out dry skin.
Make sure you don't use a moisturizer that contain ingredients like petroleum that can actually clog the skin further.
you’ve managed to do all of the above, take good care of the skin on
your elbows. To ensure that your dry elbow skin doesn't become a chronic
problem, follow the below preventive measures:
• Exfoliate, moisturize regularly
• Keep your elbows away from harsh chemicals
• Do not lean with elbows on rough surfaces
• Keep your elbow skin covered whenever possible
Top remedies for dry knees
cure dry knees, you will first need to soften the skin and remove the
dead skin, as in the case of dry, scaly elbows. Try one of the
• Soak in a warm bath for around ½ hour. Scrub with a
mild soap and rinse. Once done, now apply a good body scrub that should
have pumice added to it and massage well. This will effectively soften
the dry skin on knees after which you can apply a good, heavy
• Take about 1/4th of a cup of lemon juice and
saturate cotton balls in it. Massage the rough and dry knee skin with
these cotton balls for around 10 minutes. Rinse and dry well.
You might have to start medicating dry skin on knees if you think you suffer from skin conditions like eczema or allergies.
Our tip - Both dry elbows and knees respond well to lemon juice, so use it generously.