Hate the look of rough elbows and knees? You're not alone! Did you know that elbows and knees do not have oil glands? This is why we have to make a conscious effort to take care of these areas, to make them smoother and softer. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of rough elbows and knees!
What causes rough elbows and knees?
There are many causes of rough and dark elbows and knees. One of the most common causes is the accumulation of dead skin cells that makes the skin drier, and thicker. Since our elbows and knees do not have sebaceous glands that lubricate the skin, the skin there is prone to look dry and dehydrated.
If you regularly swim in water with chlorine, you are likely to have dry knees and elbows. Chlorine strips off the layer of oil in our skin. As mentioned above, we don't have oils in our knees and elbows so chlorine can easily dry out these areas.
Dry weather, whether it's too hot or cold, also contributes to the roughness of your knees and elbows. Lack of humidity during cold weather and too much heat during summer dry out the skin.
If you wear tight clothes, the friction that these make in your skin will also irritate and dry out your elbows and knees. Friction also happens when knees and elbows rest on hard surfaces such as floor and table.
How to get rid of rough elbows and knees?
Start by lessening the friction on your skin which is caused by wearing tight clothes. Give your skin a break from wearing these clothes every day. You may also use moisturiser on the skin before wearing your tight clothes to give it extra protection from friction.
If possible, avoid kneeling and resting your elbows on hard surfaces. If you have activities that require you to kneel, make sure that you use a cushion to protect your knees.
It is also important to remove the dead skin build-up that makes the skin thick and rough. The best way to do this is through regular exfoliation. Exfoliation reveals the new skin cells underneath the dead skin build-up. This will make your skin smoother and lighter.
Use the CheekyGlo Exfoliating Glove to get rid of your rough and dry elbows and knees! Made with premium quality viscose fabric, this glove provides deep exfoliation with just water.
Regular exfoliation with the CheekyGlo glove allows the dry, flaky skin on your elbows and knees to be removed, revealing smoother, softer skin underneath!
Don't forget to regularly hydrate with body oil
It's important to regularly hydrate the skin in between exfoliation sessions! Our CheekyGlo Body Oil is ultra-hydrating that leaves your skin glowing and plump in seconds! This is a great way to help your elbows and knees feel and look smoother!
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