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Do you have Dry Elbows?

Many cases of dry elbows may be due to changes in climate, lack of hydration, or irritation from fabrics or lotions. Dry elbows can sometimes even cause skin discoloration. 

Did you know that dry elbows might be a sign of psoriasis, eczema, diabetes, lichen simplex chronicus, granuloma annulare or thyroid problems?

So what can you do if you have dry elbows?

Some simple tips like refraining from resting your elbows on hard surfaces, which promote thicker skin, can help. Extra-dry elbows and knees might mean you are too active. Mom knees and writer’s elbows are common because of extra pressure.

So what else can you do to help dry elbows?

  • Try Exfoliating: One of the best ways to eliminate dry elbows and thickened skin on the elbows is to use exfoliating products that contain alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) salicylic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid.
  • Opt for Thicker Products When Moisturizing Daily especially after a shower to help lock in the moisture. Moisturizing twice daily rather than once a day is more beneficial. I personally love moisturizers with shea butter.

If you cannot get a handle on your dry elbows, see your plastic surgeon for help. We’re here for you if you need us 7 days a week.

Do you have Dry Elbows?



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