(Closed) Rough elbows?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

iwant to know what to do about this too!

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i exfoliate and use a dab of neutrogena hand cream.

Post # 5
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have the same problem…no matter what I do they are still dry so I would also love to know what works..

Post # 6
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I get the same problem in winter.  If it is really bad I rub vaseline (petroleum jelly) on my elbows at night after a shower and cover with a tight cotton long sleeved top.  In the morning I rinse off in the shower, I do it for a few nights and they are less dry.

One of my friends gets dark patches on her elbows and she does the lemon/salt scrub.  She adds lemon to some salt and rubs away the dry skin then she takes lemon wedges and puts her elbows on them for around 10 minutes each. Never tried it myself but she says it works!

Post # 7
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

BUMP…I have the same problem and I hate it

Post # 8
2261 posts
Buzzing bee

Oh I have this too! I will have to second the vasline trick. It doesn’t take away the discolouration but it at least makes them smoother and not quite as ashy (which is sometimes a problem for me too)

Post # 9
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh, I know how to fix this, I used it and it totally  works realy awesome.  I used to have rough, cracked, and dark elbows.  I used Proactive scrubbing solution.  It didn’t work for my face, but the rough cleanser also bleaches skin.  Then I would apply a generous amount of Goldbond hand cream.  Sometimes I would wrap them with some gauze just to keep the cream from getting on my cloths or bed.  In a few days, nice smooth skin.

Post # 10
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@tksjewelry: That really worked?  I see all the commercials for Proactiv but I don’t want to buy the whole shebang, I wonder if we can just buy the srubbing solution?  Anyone know?


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