Not All Parts of the Skin Can Be Flawless, but You Should Take Care of Them Well
The heels, underarms, and elbows; these are often-forgotten parts of the skin that need your TLC, too!
Every human being has about eight pounds and two square meters of skin, covering us from head to toe. Some areas are so exposed that they become tough and calloused, while others almost never see the light of day, which can also lead to some skin issues. Not all parts of the skin can be flawless but including these so-called “problem areas” in your skincare regimen is still important.
Here’s how you can take care of them.
Rough Elbows and Knees
Elbows and knees can become dry and rough for several reasons – dehydration, dry climate, irritation from certain products, and friction from constant contact with fabric or hard surfaces. Notice where your elbow rests when you are working? Maybe it’s time to change positions. Do you wear jeans often? Maybe your knees are getting rough and dark from the friction. You should visit your dermatologist if the dryness comes with itching. Otherwise, a simple regimen should help keep these areas healthy.
For overall treatment, use Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body wash, which exfoliates dull skin and moisturizes with NutriumMoisture technology. After towel drying, while your skin is still a bit damp, apply Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion – it’s clinically proven to moisturize deeply upon first application. By adding moisture, you can help the dry skin to heal and break the cycle of dryness.
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Bumps on underarms come in many shapes and forms. “Chicken skin” on the underarms is commonly caused by plucking or waxing, which pulls the hairs outward. Underarm rashes can develop when skin gets irritated from shaving. This condition happens when you use an old razor or aren’t prepping and moisturizing the skin properly before shaving. Ingrown hairs can also cause chicken skin. Sometimes skincare products with harsh ingredients can also irritate your skin and cause rashes.
To restore underarm skin and make it smoother, use Dove Intensive Renew Deo Dry Serum. It’s formulated with collagen and Omega 6 concentrate to accelerate skin renewal and brighten dark underarm marks caused by irritation and friction. Oh, it also keeps the underarms dry and smelling fresh all day!
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Cracked and Dry Skin on Feet
Understanding the parts of the skin and their functions can also help treat skin issues. Dry, cracked skin on the feet is a common problem because the feet have fewer oil glands than the rest of the body. Your feet also suffer from a lot of wear and tear, so it’s just natural for the skin to get calloused from all that friction. If you’re dealing with run-of-the-mill dryness that doesn’t come with itching, pain, bleeding, or foul odor, a little bit of extra care can help slowly restore the skin on your feet.
You can start by exfoliating with a mixture of granulated sugar and olive oil. Wet your feet and spread the mixture all over, scrubbing in gentle, circular motions on the affected areas, and then rinse the scrub and shower as usual. To give your feet an extra moisture boost, use an overnight wrap!
Coat your feet with a little bit of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to help lock moisture in the skin and wear your favorite socks. To protect your feet daily, wear cotton socks to minimize friction and consider your choice of footwear — if you’re always in flip-flops, your feet are always exposed to the elements and are more prone to dryness.
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Don't forget to take care of these parts of the skin that aren’t always noticeable in the mirror. These often-neglected areas need your TLC, too!