For people who want to do something about their dry and darkening elbow skin.
The skin of your elbow reflects your age, making it a place where you want to keep clean and smooth at all times.
This article will introduce to you the ways to change your dried elbow into a moisturized and smooth one.
3 ways to smooth out a dry elbow
- Thoroughly moisturize
- Reduce friction
- Eat foods that moisturize your skin
If you have dark elbows, ask yourself, “How often do I moisturize them?” The elbow has thicker cuticles than the rest of the skin, making them easily darken or become dry and blow white scalp. Although you may not notice it so much since you usually don’t see your elbows, it is quite visible from others.
The most important thing to do to care the darkening of your elbow is moisturization. If your elbows are already dark, it means that your cuticles have become thick. In that case, we recommend scrubbing it as well. But be careful of scrubbing it too hard, since it will only make the darkening worse. We will introduce to you a soft way to scrub your elbows using pearl barley flour, which has a whitening effect.
How to use pearl barley flour scrub
- Mix it with warm water (best when its soft as yogurt)
- Go into the bath tub and soften your elbows with warm water
- Massage your elbows with the pearl barley flour scrub you made
- Leave for three minutes
- After washing, moisturize with horse oil
The moisturizing effect increases if you add honey or sake lees to the pear barley flours, we recommend trying it out. Pearl barley flour is an herbal medicine which is strong enough to be used to cure acne, so it is recommended not only for people who want to take care of their elbows, but also for people who want to cure bumps on their arms and pimples on their backs.
Horse oil is very effective for the moisturization of the elbow. It improves blood circulation and metabolism, takes away dark cuticles, and makes your skin smooth.
Especially for this season, make sure to take care of your skin from ultraviolet rays to avoid pigmentation.
- Don’t forget to apply sunscreen on your elbows
- Use a parasol to avoid direct sunlight
- Cover your arms to avoid tanning
One cause of dark elbows is friction. People who have a habit of resting their chins on their hands should be careful. Laying your chin on your hand adds the weight of your head (about 5kg) to your elbows, increasing friction.
People who frequently work with computers also need to be careful. Your elbows may be frequently creating friction with your desk, making them darker and darker. You can solve this problem by laying a towel under your elbow so they don’t touch the hard desk directly. Items made to put under your elbows are sold recently. Since it also relieves arm stress, it is recommended.
Clothes can also be a cause of friction. Hard fabrics such as denim can create strong friction with your elbows if touched directly. Try selecting soft fabrics for clothes that directly touch the skin.
３．Eat foods that moisturize your skin
For people who are thoroughly taking care of their skin but don’t seem to feel anything changing; are you eating foods that moisturize your skin? According to traditional Chinese medical science, the drying of the skin is related to your blood. Try eating foods that replenish your blood. When blood full of nutrients reaches your skin, thick unwanted cuticles are metabolized, and your skin will become smooth and moisturized.
Foods that replenish your blood
- Black beans
- Black cloud ear mushrooms
Foods that improve the quality of blood
- Chinese chives
Foods that moisturize your skin
- White cloud ear mushrooms
- Thoroughly moisturizing your elbows softens your cuticles and relieves darkening of the skin.
- Reducing elbow friction can relieve darkening of the skin.
- Eating foods that moisturize your skin will metabolize cuticles and relieve darkening of the skin.
We hope you enjoyed “3 ways to smooth out a dry elbow”
Thank you for reading.