Herbal Remedies To Treat Dry And Rough Elbows

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Neatly primed nails, perfectly styled hair, lush full pout, not to mention, glossy facial skin, and to dampen it all, dry, flaky elbows!

Nothing can ruin your image the way rough and dry elbows do. And that's why we've curated these herbal remedies for dry elbows to make you look like the diva that you are!

However, before exploring homemade masks for rough elbows, let us first understand what triggers the condition in the first place.

Unfortunately, our body does not get as much attention as our face or hair does. And when it comes down to it, we doubt, we ever even think of elbows until we see the dry white film.

Other than that, lack of moisture, Genetics, using harsh soaps, and particular skin conditions can all make your elbows turn flaky and dry.

Just slapping on some moisturiser, immediately after a bath, can go a long way in keeping the moisture trapped and elasticity intact of your skin on the elbows.

And added to it, drinking a lot of water, binging on fibre-rich veggies and fruits can also help in keeping your overall body skin supple and smooth.

To heal the damaged skin, here are 10 natural masks for rough elbows that you have to know about. Take a look.


Yogurt + Honey 

Lactic acid and humectant in this mask will heal flaky skin, while deeply hydrating it.

Take a tablespoon of yogurt, and mix in a teaspoon of honey. Gently massage it on the affected area. Let it stay for 15 minutes, and then rinse it off with cold water.

olive oil

Olive Oil + Lemon Juice
Antioxidants in olive oil and citric oil in lemon juice can both combat the dryness, repair damaged skin cells, plus remove pigmentation.

Take a teaspoon of olive oil, and mix in a few drops of lemon juice. Massage it thoroughly on the affected area. Let it sit overnight. It will leave your skin supple and smooth.

coconut oil

Coconut Oil
Antibacterial and antifungal properties and vitamin E in coconut oil heal the most damaged of skin tones.

Before hitting the bed, massage your elbows with slightly warm coconut oil. Let it sit overnight. Use this natural ingredient to treat dry elbows every night to see a vast difference.


Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum jelly locks in the moisture in the skin deeply hydrating it, plus it accelerates the skin's natural renewal process.

Take a generous amount of petroleum jelly and massage it on to the dry skin. Let it get naturally absorbed into the skin. Repeat this natural mask for dry elbows twice in a day.

sea salt

Olive Oil + Sea Salt
Take 1 tablespoon of sea salt and a teaspoon of olive oil. Mix until it blends well. Gently, using the concoction, exfoliate the dry area. Wash it off with cold water. Blot it with a soft towel and then massage the area with a moisturiser.


Cocoa Butter + Almond Oil
Being a natural emollient with a high ratio of vitamin E, this mask heals, repairs and nourishes dry skin.

Take a dollop of cocoa butter and a few drops of almond oil. Mix and apply the mixture on the dry skin, immediately after a bath.


Dry Loofah
Scrubbing your skin twice a week, with a dry loofah, will help boost circulation, which in turn will remove the flaky skin right off.


Tomato Rub
High in beta-carotene and antioxidants, tomato helps rejuvenate your flaky skin on the elbows.

Sprinkle some sugar on a tomato slice and rub it on the dry elbows. Do this for five minutes and then rinse with cold water.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 15:05 [IST]
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