Probably many of us faced with dry skin on elbows and knees.It causes discomfort, and looks "not very."Today, we try to understand why dry skin on elbows.After all, all have their own reasons.Sometimes dry elbows or knees may reflect health problems.Therefore, pay attention to solving this problem.By eliminating the causes can be eliminated by dry, rough knees and elbows.Note the skin elbows and knees, if the skin in these areas became rough, it's time to do the treatment of folk remedies.

Why dry elbows?

Dry skin on the knees or elbows can be not only in winter, but all year round.Our skin needs moisture.Hands, feet, face, we grease nourishing cream, but on the elbows and knees, often forget.

  • lack of vitamins in the body.
  • hormonal disorders in the body.
  • Reduction of hemoglobin in the blood.
  • diabetes.
  • mechanical damage.
  • dermatological skin disorders.

Now more detail look at the reasons that can cause dry elbows and knees.By eliminating the causes and drawing attention to the care of t

hose areas of the skin, a week later, the state of the elbows and knees of the skin improves.

dry skin on elbows and knees.Causes.

lack of vitamins. As one of the causes of dryness and roughness elbows and knees.For most useful skin three vitamin A, C, E.

dryness and flaking of the skin is telling us about the lack of vitamin A. (sources of vitamin A: carrots, apricots, pumpkin, sweet pepper, egg yolk, beef liver.) Vitamin A is a fat-soluble andtheir assimilation requires the presence of fat.

Vitamin C is necessary for us to growth of cells and tissues, moreover, this vitamin is involved in metabolic processes occurring in the body.Vitamin C accelerates wound healing, strengthens blood vessels and capillaries.(Sources of Vitamin C:. Orange, lemon, black currant, walnut, wild rose) Vitamin C is not synthesized by our body, it we get it from food or pharmacy vitamins.

Vitamin E is necessary for tissue regeneration and slows the aging process.Because vitamin E is accelerated renewal of new cells in our body.(Sources of vitamin E: olive oil, liver, eggs, vegetable oil.)

This three basic vitamin for the skin, but other than that we need, and other vitamins and minerals.The problem is characterized by a lack of vitamins in any season.Most often seen in winter and spring, when we like and eat fresh fruits and vegetables, but in the spring of vitamins in them at times reduced.

mechanical impact. habit to rely on your elbows or knees leads to the fact that the skin in these areas, it becomes coarse and rough.And if it does not pay attention to the skin on elbows and knees begins to crack.

temperature swings, wearing synthetic materials also have a negative impact on the state of the ruts and elbows.

diabetes. One of the reasons for dry skin, including skin on elbows and knees.In this disease disturbed nutrition of skin cells.The skin becomes dry, thin, vulnerable.Which leads to inflammation and damage to the skin.Rough areas appear not only on the knees and elbows, and palms, heels.

anemia (decrease in hemoglobin in the blood). The disease adversely affects not only the skin, but also the state of the whole organism.And quite often the cause of cracking, dryness, flaking on knees and elbows.Norma hemoglobin in the blood to help identify a blood test.More details to learn how to increase hemoglobin in the blood using the foods and herbs can be in the article "How to increase hemoglobin".

dry skin on elbows and knees.Treatment.

necessary to avoid health problems, so you should see a doctor.Visit a dermatologist, endocrinologist.If the skin is very dry elbows and cracked, then the doctor will prescribe a special ointment which will remove the irritation, itching and promote healing of wounds.

course vitamins will not hurt, plus proper nutrition, include in your diet vegetables, fruits, seafood, dairy products and so on.

also pay attention to cosmetic care, if there are no contraindications.Lubricate the elbows and knees oils, creams and after 10 treatments significantly improve the skin condition.

natural oils. very useful to moisturize the knees and elbows natural oils.Lubricate the dry areas of the skin 3-4 times a day.Suitable cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter.I usually use shea butter and cocoa butter.This solid oil, ie, butters.

In addition, you can use: wheat germ oil, olive oil, avocado oil, almond oil, peach or apricot kernels, rosehip oil, calendula oil.

oils heal, moisturize and soften the skin, so the skin is recovering faster than with regular use of oils.

oil can take any, before applying it to warm up a little better in a water bath, oil-soaked gauze folded in several layers, and 15-20 minutes to putting a rough skin areas.

mask against dry elbows and knees. We need to take a tablespoon of honey (if you are not allergic to honey), a tablespoon of almond butter, mix all thoroughly.Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and one egg yolk.The mask is applied on the elbows and knees, the top cover with plastic all plenochkoj and wait 20 minutes.Rinse with water and apply a nourishing cream.

ointment on the basis of wax. I use ointment which prepare on the basis of beeswax.It is on the basis of beeswax ointment I really like.Wax treat the natural antibiotic, has bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, healing, soothing properties.For more information about the healing properties of wax, can be read in the article "Beeswax.Medicinal properties ".Apply ointment for the lips, for the hands, elbows, knees.In a water bath I Melt a teaspoon of wax, add a teaspoon of cocoa butter and a teaspoon of shea butter.

After Melt butter, I dismiss them and even pour a teaspoon of liquid oil, I use wheat germ oil can be olive oil, sea buckthorn, wild rose, calendula.Shimmers in the ointment jar.Once the ointment has cooled down, I keep it in the refrigerator.Usually, the winter home of such a cream is very save.Plus prepared from natural oils.

ointment on the basis of wax for wound healing. My grandmother cooked cream for this recipe, and maybe you will find it useful.In the vegetable oil needed to fry onions.The oil is then strain through cheesecloth.So, take 1 cup of the vegetable oil, 100 grams of wax, propolis slice with a pea, it all boils over low heat.When the wax is completely dissolved pokipit let to simmer for about 2 minutes.Then poured it all in a jar, a little after standing, the ointment should thicken.The ointment is prepared based wax.

At wounds, cracks, itching, painful sensations on his knees and elbows, it is better not to self-medicate, and seek medical help.

mask knees and elbows. Crush a cabbage leaf in a blender and mix in equal proportions, the resulting slurry with starch.Optionally, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.Apply for 20 minutes on the elbows and knees, cover with plastic wrap.After 20 minutes, wash off with water.Apply oil or cream.

dry elbows and knees.What to do?

  • most frequently during the heating season indoor air dry.So moisturize the air in the premises.
  • Drink plenty of water per day.It is recommended to drink at least 2 liters of clean water per day.
  • Do not forget in the winter and spring use vitamins.
  • Too hot water and soap "enemy" dry skin, which further desiccate the skin.
  • Lubricate the dry skin of the elbows and knees natural oils, nourishing cream.
  • butter or cream do not forget to apply even at night.

monitor their health, moisturize the skin nourishing cream or oil.The skin on the elbows will be flat, smooth and beautiful.