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Re: Hirons thread.Treatment for dry knees/elbows?

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GatoradeMeBitch Sat 02-May-15 12:00:38

I've started reading the mammoth skincare thread the other day, and early on someone mentions that they found a way to improve their elbow/knee skin. However much I exfoliate and moisturise I have rough elephant skin on my elbows and I feel too self-conscious to wear short tops. I think I need specialized care. Please share your wisdom!

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Sat 02-May-15 12:08:57

I use a bit of exfoliating acid on a cotton pad (the clarins one or liquid gold) to get the dead skin off after my evening bath/shower, then I apply a body lotion all over and once that's sunk in I spot treat elbows and knees with la Roche posay cicaplast baume (big tube from boots).

cicaplast

clarins exfoliant

BTW, I didn't buy the exfoliant especially for knees/elbows. I use it every few days for my face, neck & chest.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Sat 02-May-15 12:09:57

you need to do it regularly before you see results, IMO. Nothing will give you overnight results.

GatoradeMeBitch Sat 02-May-15 12:32:20

Thank you! smile

I used to use Liquid Gold on my face, it didn't occur to me to use it anywhere else!

MsBojangles Sat 02-May-15 12:45:26

If I don't use Liquid Gold on mine they look like they belong to a camel.

GatoradeMeBitch Sat 02-May-15 12:50:29

Liquid Gold ordered grin

Kundry Sat 02-May-15 12:56:20

Something with urea in. Like Eucerin 10%, it's amazingly moisturizing. And get a shower gel without SLS, or at least with minimal SLS in it - your skin will be noticeably less dry just by doing that. Aveeno is fantastic.

GatoradeMeBitch Sat 02-May-15 22:23:51

Thank you! I'm feeling optimistic that my elbows may not bring me shame this summer smile

Greengardenpixie Sat 02-May-15 22:44:48

I could have written this post. I have one elbow that is so dry its painful and er catches my cardigan blush I have tried lots of things but was wondering what could help. Dont have liquid gold but may just purchase it!!

PumpkinsMummy Mon 04-May-15 21:57:18

I have been taking oil of evening primrose supplements, and it has sorted knees, elbows and flaky shins as well.

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