Dry elbows (also known as xerosis) happen to the best of us and are commonly associated with skin conditions, environmental damage and harsh products. Elbow skin is thicker with less protective lipids and is more vulnerable to external elements, therefore, compromising the skin moisture barrier.
Experiencing dry elbows is common if you have sensitive or dehydrated skin. Using natural ingredients helps with gently soothing and hydrating the skin while protecting the skin against further environmental damage.
What Causes Dry, Scaly Skin on Elbows?
Dry elbows are usually linked to skin conditions and radical damage from the environment or external factors. Some well-known causes for dry, scaly skin on elbows can include:
- Eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis
- Environmental changes such as dry, extreme weather conditions such as heat and wind
- Chlorine water
- Excessively hot showers or baths
- Harsh soaps, lotions and perfumes
- Age-induced xerosis
- Menopause as a result of low estrogen levels
- Over exfoliation
- Prolonged pressure on elbows
The Benefits of Natural Ingredients for Dry Elbows
Whether it’s from a skin condition or harsh products, dry elbows can be uncomfortable and irritating. Using natural ingredients soothes, protects and restores skin while strengthening the skin's barrier against harsh elements.
Plus, natural ingredients can also help with moisture retention, promote healing and repair broken, dry and dehydrated skin.
6 Natural Ingredients to Prevent Dry Elbows
Using harsh, unforgiving products are known to break down the skin's protective barrier. On the other hand, natural ingredients heal and repair dry elbows while offering a gentle way to hydrate and protect your skin. Here are six natural ingredients that are known to soothe and restore dry elbows:
Coconut oil is great for combating bacteria from entering broken skin and helps to protect from infection with its antibacterial properties. It is known to soothe and nourish the cracking, dry and irritated skin.
Shea butter is a natural antioxidant and is packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties, perfect for relieving dry and dehydrated elbows.
Rich in fatty acids, shea butter restores skin elasticity, reduces the appearance of scars, and soothes skin, leaving it feeling restored and smooth. Shea butter also protects the skin’s epidermal layer and deeply penetrates for skin repair and helps retain moisture.
Sea Buckthorn has a high content of Vitamins A, C, and E, omega-7 and omega-3 fatty acids. With natural anti-inflammatory properties, sea buckthorn is a favourite for reducing swelling, easing irritation and restoring moisture in dry elbows.
Camellia Tea Oil
Camellia tea oil helps to replenish and retain moisture while working to protect your dry elbows against radical and environmental damage. Packed with anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, camellia tea oil increases skin elasticity and promotes healing. It is also a powerful antioxidant to soothe dry, dehydrated and irritated elbows.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil has an extremely high concentration of omega-6 and omega 3 fatty acids and is an effective soothing agent for dry elbows. Almost matching our body’s lipids, hemp seed oil restores moisture, soothes the skin and is great for smoothing skin appearance. It is also packed with anti-inflammatory properties to calm skin irritation.
Jojoba oil replenishes moisture and strengthens the skin’s barrier. As a nutrient-rich ingredient, it promotes collagen production and is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
In fact, a 2012 study discovered that jojoba oil effectively reduces redness, dryness and flakiness in skin lesions and helps promote healing. Jojoba oil mimics sebum and works wonders for oil balance production in the skin, making it perfect to remedy dry, dehydrated elbows.
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What is Balm of Ages?
Our Balm of Ages organic body balm repairs, hydrates and soothes sensitive, dry and distressed skin. With a unique formula of shea butter, sea buckthorn, camellia tea oil, hemp seed oil and jojoba oil, the Balm of Ages body balm is perfect to replenish and restore dry elbows with its high concentration of fatty acids and antioxidants.
The Balm of Ages actively improves skin elasticity while calming inflammation with its anti-inflammatory properties. It also protects skin against radical damage and promotes healing, perfect for nourishing dry and dehydrated skin.
How to Apply Balm of Ages
To apply for eczema, rub a small amount onto your hands until it melts then apply to skin and any areas of concern, including face, elbows, behind the knees, and arms.
For more information on how to apply Balm of Ages, check out our video guide.
Importance of a Natural Skincare Routine
Implementing a natural skincare routine provides a rich source of vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids to hydrate, nourish and soothe dry, dehydrated skin. When it comes to natural skincare, natural ingredients will help increase moisture retention, soothe dry skin and promote skin repair.
Dry skin can often become vulnerable to harsh, chemically-based skincare treatments. Natural ingredients are a clean, cruelty-free alternative to heal, repair and protect your skin.
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