Dry, scaly, wrinkled skin of elbows - this is a fairly common phenomenon.
The reason for this can be: Unbalanced nutrition (hence - a lack of vitamins), improper skin care in this area or its complete absence, age changes or habit of constantly leaning on the elbows while sitting at the table.
Elbow care at home
In order for the skin to become smooth,Soft and moisturized, it needs constant care. Each time, taking a bath, it is necessary to rub elbows with a stiff washcloth, then - to smear with a fat nutritious cream. If this is not enough, then more radical methods of skin care for the elbows are needed.
Mix baking soda or shredded sea foodSalt with liquid soap (1: 1), rub elbows with this mixture. Then - apply any natural oil (almond, sesame) on 2 wadded discs and wind for 20 minutes to the elbows. Such procedures need to be repeated several times a week for the night.
Take the apple, cut into 2 parts, get itMiddle with bones, pulp to grind with a knife right in the skin. In the resulting "cups" immerse the elbows for 12-15 minutes, then carefully wash and lubricate with your favorite cream or oil. Instead of an apple, you can take an orange or grapefruit, but they are better suited to a very coarse skin of elbows.
If there are cracks on the elbows, then they are necessaryWipe the broths of medicinal herbs 3-6 times a day (depending on the degree of skin damage). Take a tablespoon - turn, peppermint and chamomile pour boiling water and insist 40 minutes, after - strain through gauze. During the day, wipe with this infusion of elbows. The resulting broth should not be stored in the refrigerator for more than 3 days.
Choosing a cream, you need to pay special attention toThe presence in it of vitamins responsible for a good skin condition - E, A. If this is not enough, then you should additionally take vitamins with food.
If there is a need to bring the skin of the elbows intoOrder by the evening, then a simple recipe will help: take glacial acetic acid, glycerin, hydrochloric acid (everything is sold in the pharmacy) and honey in a ratio of 1: 3: 1: 4, mix everything thoroughly and apply to the elbows. After 3 minutes, the mixture should be washed off and smeared with any oil.