Just like our face may have a T-zone, our body has elbows and knees! Since these areas of our skin have less oil glands, they tend to be the driest, and can get rough and discolored. Keeping these areas looking smooth & supple takes a little extra effort and a little more pampering.
First, Exfoliate!We can't stress enough about the importance of exfoliation to your body, it actually does wonders. Exfoliation whether by dry brushing or using a body scrub helps your skin stay smooth by removing the dead cells and increasing your blood circulation, resulting in a healthy and glowing skin. Use a loofah or a brush in circular motion while showering to get rid of rough elbows and knees, you will feel the difference after a couple of times.
Keep them Moisturized!
Elbows and Knees need a little more moisture than the rest of your skin. It's essential that you drink at least eight glasses of water per day to maintain a healthy skin, but you should back that up by applying cream or oil to your elbows and knees on a daily basis to get rid of any rough skin. You may even want to invest it a more intensive cream for these areas and keep it by your bed side so remember to apply it daily.
A little tip - lemon!
Lemon has the ability to lighten dark skin spots and remove dead cells. The easiest way is to cut a lemon in half and rub it onto your elbows and knees for 10 minutes then wash it off thoroughly and apply a moisturizer. NEVER rub an area that is cracked or where skin is broken.