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Goodbye to cracked elbows

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Something that many of us have, but don’t often pay much attention to are cracked elbows. Yes, most of us suffer from this natural condition: the elbow area is one of the driest and most delicate areas of the body.

Today we want to explain to you what cracked elbows are, how we can take care of them and home and natural remedies to treat and soften them.

What are cracked elbows?

Cracked elbows is a condition in which the skin on the elbows becomes rough, dry and cracked. This area of the body is prone to dryness due to the lack of sebaceous glands, which are responsible for generating the hydrolipidic layer to keep the skin nourished.

Some factors that may contribute to the appearance of cracked elbows include:

  1. Dry skin: Lack of adequate hydration in the elbows can cause the skin to dry and crack. Exposure to dry or cold environments can also worsen dryness.example of a cracked elbow
  2. Friction and pressure: Constant friction and pressure on the elbows, due to activities such as leaning on hard surfaces or repeated rubbing, can cause the skin to become rough and crack.
  3. Lack of care: Lack of regular skin care, such as lack of exfoliation and nutrition, can contribute to dry, cracked elbows.psoriasis
  4. Medical conditions: Some medical conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema can make the skin on the elbows more prone to dryness and cracking.

Cracked elbows can be uncomfortable and, in some cases, even painful. That is why we recommend you to treat and prevent them with the following care:

  1. Regular moisturizing: Apply a nourishing cream made with natural ingredients that deeply nourish and soothe the skin, such as shea butter, calendula oil or almond oil. Apply the cream after showering or washing your elbows and before going to bed. You can use our
    repairing body cream
    formulated with a base of aloe vera juice, without water, it provides regenerative and moisturizing properties to the skin. It is enriched with sweet orange, mandarin and geranium essential oils and contains calendula oil that softens and soothes the skin.

    body cream for cracked elbows

  2. Gentle exfoliation: Use a gentle scrub or sponge to remove dead skin cells and smooth the surface of the elbows. Use gentle, circular movements during the exfoliation process.
  3. Proper protection and care: Avoid leaning on hard or rough surfaces with your elbows and protect them with long-sleeved garments when in dry or cold environments.
  4. Use of natural products: You can use natural remedies such as olive oil, coconut oil or shea butter to nourish and soften the skin of cracked elbows.
  5. Drink enough water: Maintaining adequate hydration is not only essential for our overall health, but also plays a vital role in maintaining healthy skin. Drinking enough water helps nourish the skin from the inside, improving its texture and elasticity. This simple habit can make a significant contribution to combating the problem of dry skin.
    dry skin
    This simple habit can significantly contribute to combat the problem of dry skin, a very common inconvenience that can affect various areas of our body, including the elbows. That is why keeping ourselves well hydrated could be an excellent home remedy for cracked elbows.

Home remedies to treat cracked elbows for silky skin

There are several home remedies that can help treat cracked elbows. Here are some of them:

  1. Coconut oil: Apply extra virgin coconut oil on cracked elbows and massage gently. Coconut oil has nourishing properties that can help soften the skin and reduce dryness.
  2. Aloe vera: Apply fresh aloe vera gel to cracked elbows. Aloe vera has moisturizing, healing and soothing properties that can help promote healing of cracks and relieve irritation.
  3. Shea butter: Apply a layer of butter on cracked elbows and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off. Shea butter has softening and repairing properties that can help the skin regain the hydrolipidic layer that protects it from external agents.
  4. Olive oil and salt: Prepare a mixture of olive oil and salt, and apply on the elbows with circular movements, at the same time that we are nourishing the skin with the olive oil, we are exfoliating with the salt, we eliminate dead cells, and promote the softness of the elbows. After a few minutes you can remove the salt, moisturize your hands and finish massaging the olive oil until it is completely absorbed.

    olive oil and salt for cracked elbows

  1. Apple cider vinegar: Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and warm water. Soak elbows in this solution for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Apple cider vinegar can help balance the pH of the skin and improve its softness. Then apply oil or butter to complete the treatment.

Remember that everyone is different and may respond differently to home remedies. Depending on the initial situation, it may take more or less time to recover the skin on the elbows, but you will notice the improvement in the appearance of the skin from the first treatment.

About the author
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Victoria Sánchez
Soy una apasionada de la cosmética natural y ecológica, y creadora de la marca Saper Organic Skincare en 2011. Máster en Cosmetología y experta en evaluación y seguridad del producto cosmético. Mi objetivo es la belleza, la salud y la sostenibilidad del planeta. Para ello busco siempre los mejores ingredientes e investigo formulaciones de cosmética vegana, obteniendo los mejores resultados para la piel, cuidando siempre del medio ambiente.
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