Do you hate your thick and rough elbows and knees? Did you know that elbows and knees do not have oil glands? This is why we have to make an effort to make it look smoother and softer. Keep on reading to know 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 thicker and dry. Since our elbows and knees do not have sebaceous glands that lubricate the skin, they are prone to having dry, dehydrated skin.
If you always bathe 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.
What happens if rough elbows and knees are not treated?
If untreated, the dry skin in your elbows and knees may crack and bleed. This creates an easy entry for bacteria into the skin, which may lead to serious skin infection. Once infected, the skin will be red, swollen, and painful. And if untreated, pus will accumulate in the infected area.
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! Our gloves are made of premium quality viscose fabric that is perfect for deep exfoliation. All you need to do is soak your skin in warm water for at least 5 minutes and you are ready to exfoliate! Make sure that you don’t apply any skin products before using the glove to make your skin stay grippy, so that when the glove moves along your skin, it can grab onto all the dirt and dead skin!