What causes dry, dark, discolored elbows?

Causes of Dry Dark Elbows

Causes of Dry Dark Elbows


Question: What causes dry, dark, discolored elbows?
We use our elbows for so much, which can cause dead skin cells to build up, resulting in dry, discolored skin. Sometimes this can also be indication of a more serious dermatological condition, such as eczema or psoriasis. If you think this may be the cause, talk to your doctor about treatment options.

To treat you skin at home, use a gentle cleanser or exfoliator in the shower. Next apply a hydrating moisturizer that contains shea or cocoa butter to your elbows, at least twice a day. You can use a lighter cream for daytime use, and a heavier cream at night. Natural oils are also a great treatment for dry skin and include olive, coconut, or grape seed.

Lemon Juice Treatment

Cut a lemon in half and use it to gently rub your elbows. The lemon juice is a natural astringent. Finish by dabbing the lemon juice off, making sure not to rub. Do this treatment 2-3 times a week.

Lemon for Dry Elbows

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