Sometimes, you might notice a tendency of your skin getting patchy and really dry on certain areas of your body. Hence, the most prone to rough and dark spots are the elbows. The issue of dry elbows comes from the build-up of dead skin cells on that area from constant movement such as leaning on your elbows. Thus, if you want to get rid of those dry elbows, there are a few natural remedies you can try. Keep reading and see the 3 DIYs I’ve got in store for you to exfoliate, moisturize and get rid of dry elbows.
DIY 1. Exfoliating scrub
For this, you will need the following ingredients:
– ½ cup of brown sugar
– ¼ cup of almond oil
– ¼ cup of olive oil
– 5 drops of vitamin E oil
– a mason jar for storing
To prepare this, simply mix the brown sugar with the oils in a bowl. After mixing thoroughly, add the drops of vitamin E oil. When everything is well incorporated, store it in the mason jar. Lastly, all you have to do is apply this scrub on your elbows, making sure to gently massage the area for 5 minutes and then rinse it off. The best time to do this would be in the shower if it might get too abrasive for you.
DIY 2. Moisturizer
To prepare this recipe, you will need:
– almond oil
– hemp seed oil
– sea buckthorn oil
– vanilla oil
– a small bottle.
Thus, all you have to do is mix together equal parts of the oils in the bottle and shake it to get them well incorporated. This solution would also be perfect to apply after the shower, especially after you exfoliated the elbows. Moreover, keep doing this for at least 3 weeks consistently and then only when you feel the need to.
DIY 3. Maintaining the soft elbows with a body butter
Lastly, you will also need to maintain your soft elbows over time. Thus, you could prepare this homemade butter DIY that has the following ingredients:
– 4 ounces of shea butter
– 4 ounces of cocoa butter
– 1 tablespoon each of grapeseed oil, almond oil, and avocado oil
– 2 teaspoons each of vitamin E oil, watermelon oil, and tamanu oil
– 5 drops of tea tree essential oil
– 5 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil
To make this, all you need to do is mix together the cocoa and shea butter in a container. Then simply add the oils and whip the mixture very well. Lastly, add the essential oils and whip again for more 5 minutes until you get a soft and creamy butter. Store it in a tightly sealed container and use every other two days.