Elbows are often neglected in personal care procedures, just because they are not directly visible in the mirror. However that does not make them any less important. This part of the arms should be thoroughly cleaned and nourished regularly. Stylist Sabrina is here to explain how to pamper your elbows into perfection.
If your elbow skin is dry and rough, you should scrub it with a sponge-stone or a scrub-mask before taking a shower. When the skin starts to soften, simply apply the greasiest cream you can find. Regular scrubbing and nourishing in the elbow area guarantee softness and smoothness of the skin regardless of age.
Cosmetic products: When choosing elbow care cosmetics note the ingredients they contain – plant extracts, oils, vitamins, etc. Most are suitable for daily use and elbow maintenance is hand lotion containing vitamins A, E and F, almond oil and herbal extracts. Apply nourishing lotions before going to bed at night, but refrain from them if you are about to go out. Once a week treat your elbows to a bath of warm essential oils. Corn, olive or sunflower oil can give a quick and lasting effect. Simply heat the oil to a comfortably warm temperature, pour it into a small bowl and soak your elbows for 15 minutes.
Caring for your elbows with the help of nature: Exotic fruits can be very effective in caring for your skin. Halve a grapefruit or lemon and rub your elbows directly with the fruits without even peeling them. Follow up with application of oil or lotion of your choice. Lemon acid works as a natural scrub, making the skin soft and smooth. Do not use this if the skin of your elbows is cracked or irritant. In such cases, use oils and lotions only. Combine equal amounts of glycerin and vinegar and apply mixture to elbows. While too strong for other places where the skin is softer, this combination is suitable for the rougher skin of the elbows. You can also use a corn starch soak bath to smooth the skin and make your elbows permanently soft. The recipe is extremely simple – just add one teaspoon of corn starch to one cup of water, mix thoroughly and dip elbows in mixture for at least 15 minutes. Afterwards wash elbows with warm water and apply nourishing lotion to the moist skin. This soak bath also has a great effect on treating cuticles.
Aromatherapy for elbows: Combine 50ml of unrefined avocado oil with 5 drops of an aromatic oil such as orange or sandalwood. Apply the mixture to elbows three times a day. As a result of this procedure, elbow skin becomes smooth and elastic. To have a lasting effect, rub the problem area with avocado twice a week. This will also remove the dead cells.
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