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One dried out flaky elbow 🤔 miracle creams needed.

33 replies

Okyah · 03/07/2019 11:37

One is normal and one is flaky and dry no matter what I’ve tried moisturising it with - so far: flexitol heel balm, various oils, 1% hydrocortisone cream, child’s farm moisturiser. It doesn’t itch and it isn’t sore but in summer it looks a bit manky with short sleeves. Ignore the little lumps which are hard nodules due to a collagen disorder. A visit to GP isn’t warranted and I’ve tried what the chemist has suggested. Does anyone have a miracle de-flaking cream that might sort it. Thanks.

One dried out flaky elbow 🤔 miracle creams needed.
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Kanga83 · 03/07/2019 11:54

Coconut oil! From the baking aisle, not the 'world food' aisle or beauty aisle as it will be triple the price. Olive oil too but I prefer coconut oil

ArtichokeAardvark · 03/07/2019 11:56

Pommade divine? It's a little pricey but a post lasts forever and it works wonders.

Okyah · 03/07/2019 12:11

Oooh thank you both. I’ve tried argon oil and almond oil. Are coconut and olive more moisturising? I’ve not heard of pomade divine but will definitely check it out.

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LuckyKitty13 · 03/07/2019 12:40

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream?

Medjuel · 03/07/2019 12:43

Try Calendula cream from Lyonsleaf - you can get a tester sized pot for £1.99 (think its still available) so won't break the bank to try it, I found it really really good for dry skin, smells lovely too.

FireflyGirl · 03/07/2019 13:18

Dream cream from Lush, cleared DS's Eczema and DSis's psoriasis. It's about £8 a tub, so not cheap, but worth it.

Heratnumber7 · 03/07/2019 13:20

Aveno cream is good. You can get it in Boots.

Okyah · 03/07/2019 13:21

Thank you so much everyone. I had high hopes for child’s farm but it’s done nothing. Shall have a go with these starting from the least pricey.

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Mrsjayy · 03/07/2019 13:24

Apri apricot face scrub all the cheaper shops sell it and e45 cream i promise you it works!

Tara336 · 03/07/2019 13:27

Burts Bees do a hand cream for DRy Skin DD had really bad eczema on her hands and it was like a miracle cure! It worked overnight, her hand she completely cleared up in 24 hours

Mrsjayy · 03/07/2019 13:27

St ives face scrub sorry

Okyah · 03/07/2019 13:28

Must say I’ve not thought of exfoliating it. As it’s not sore or itchy that is worth a shot MrsJayy.

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notatwork · 03/07/2019 13:31

pretty feet and hands

This: roll it on and as you massage it in the dead skin will come off in little rolls. Perfect for elbows.

YouKilledOinker · 03/07/2019 13:32

Baby Bottom Butter

Outsomnia · 03/07/2019 13:44

Pour a little olive oil on your affected elbow, then rub some granulated sugar on top, give it a good scrub, wash off and moisturise with whatever you have on hand. Voila! I have the same issue from sitting at a desk with one elbow resting on the table.

The above also works great on the hard skin on feet. Well you can give it a try, it's cheap and cheerful anyway.

Okyah · 03/07/2019 13:48

Outsomnia I have sugar and I have olive oil and various moisturisers. I shall give this a go tonight. Then deploy other things recommended if this should by any chance not prove industrial strength enough. Thanks again everyone. I didn’t expect so many recommendations. I’m quietly confident I will soon have a silky smooth elbow.

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Outsomnia · 03/07/2019 13:51


Best of luck. Let us know how it goes.

CrowleysBentley · 03/07/2019 14:29

Exfoliate first, then moisturise. I like the dove macadamia and rice milk scrub that superdrug sell, and Palmers cocoa butter. The solid one, that comes in a tub, rather than the cream version.

Flywheel · 03/07/2019 14:39

It could be psoriasis. Very common to get this on an elbow. You may need a cream on prescription to clear it up.

babysharkah · 03/07/2019 14:45

Tropic Tamanau Balm.

GreenFingersWouldBeHandy · 03/07/2019 14:48

Tesco Coconut Butter. £1.79.

I've had dodgy flakey skin for years (including psoriasis which I think you might have on your elbow). Tried every expensive lotion and potion under the sun, but this has sorted me right out.

BigbreastsBiggerbeard · 03/07/2019 14:56

Yes, exfoliate before moisturising.

How often are you moisturising? If you up it to several times a day that may make a difference.

Ariela · 03/07/2019 14:58
Okyah · 03/07/2019 15:50

Bigbreasts I’m moisturising once a day, twice when I can remember. Can you get psoriasis on one elbow and nowhere else?

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Flywheel · 03/07/2019 16:09

Yes you can. That's where mine started as a teenager. I sometimes get patches inside my ears too but has remained stable. Been like that for 30 years. Gets worse with stress usually

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