Home Remedies for Elbow Dryness

Written by on September 1, 2022

Elbow dryness and scales are generally a mild problem that can be improved by using the following natural ingredients and simple at-home remedies.

Caution: Conduct a patch test before using any remedy to check for allergic or sensitivity reactions.

1. Apply aloe vera gel

aloe vera can help prevent dry skin

Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants and hydrating agents that moisturize and smoothen dry, scaly elbows. It also acts as a humectant, which helps your skin retain moisture for longer.

How to use:

  1. Apply fresh aloe vera gel to your elbows.
  2. Wash it off after 15 minutes.
  3. Repeat this remedy twice a day for best results.

2. Dab some coconut oil

Coconut oil is another excellent moisturizer that hydrates the skin and therefore can reduce skin dryness. Moreover, the use of coconut oil can help repair and renew dark damaged skin without any side effects.

How to use:

  • Warm some coconut oil and use it to massage your elbows. Repeat the remedy after showering and before going to bed on a daily basis.
  • Alternatively, you can use almond oil in place of coconut oil.

3. Moisturize with honey

Honey possesses antioxidant, antibacterial, and hydrating properties that can relieve dry, scaly elbows caused by various causes. In fact, honey has been popularly used for the treatment of various skin disorders.

In addition, the humectant properties of honey help maintain the skin’s moisture level and integrity.

How to use:

  1. Apply raw, organic honey on your elbows.
  2. Wash it off with warm water after 20 minutes.
  3. Repeat this remedy twice a day for best results.

4. Use turmeric paste

turmeric paste can help prevent dry skin

Turmeric is loaded with skin-beneficial properties, and its active compound, curcumin, exhibits antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activities that are useful in the treatment of various dermatological problems.

Moreover, the use of turmeric helps cleanse your skin and aids in the treatment of dryness-related hyperpigmentation. (6) You can use turmeric with milk and honey for their moisturizing properties.

How to use:

  1. Mix milk, honey, and turmeric powder to form a paste.
  2. Apply the paste to your elbows and massage it in for a few minutes.
  3. Rinse it off after 10–15 minutes.

5. Take an oatmeal bath

Oatmeal can be used to exfoliate your skin mildly, removing dead skin cells and leaving your skin smooth and soft. The exfoliating properties of colloidal oatmeal make it a common ingredient in various personal care products, without the risk of allergies. (7)

How to use:

  1. Add 1 cup of oats to your bathwater and soak in it for 20 minutes.
  2. Rinse your body with fresh water, pat your skin dry, and apply a moisturizer.
  3. Repeat this remedy daily for best results.

6. Rub a banana peel

Banana peels have been anecdotally used in the treatment of skin dryness. It is suggested that the fatty acid content of banana peels can help moisturize the skin, while its antioxidants help lighten dark skin. However, there is no scientific research to support the use of banana peel for skin dryness.

How to use:

  1. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your elbows for up to 10 minutes in gentle, circular motions.
  2. Wash your skin after 20 minutes.


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