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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.

Check Your 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 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. This Vaseline deep restore lotion has been clinically tested to rejuvenate dry skin 3x longer than other products. By adding moisture, you can help the dry skin to heal and break the cycle of

Do You Have Bumpy Underarms?

Bumps on underarms come in many shapes and forms. “” on the underarms is commonly caused by plucking or waxing, which pulls the hairs outward. Underarm rashes can develop when skin . 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  and make it smoother and so you won't have underarms with an itchy rash, use Dove Intensive Renew Deo Dry Serum. It’s formulated with collagen and Omega 6 concentrate to accelerate skin renewal. You can also use it as a dark armpit solution, since it protects your skin from irritation and friction. Oh, it also keeps the underarms dry and smelling fresh all day!

Your Scalp Is Skin, Too

People tend to forget that the scalp is skin, too. A healthy scalp is a precursor to healthy hair. A clean and nourished scalp can help you avoid dryness, dandruff, itchiness, irritation, and even excessive hair loss.

CLEAR Botanique Scalp Care Shampoo is formulated with five essential oils (, , grapefruit, rosemary, and bergamot) that team up to strengthen your scalp and eliminate stubborn dandruff. Use it every day to make sure your scalp gets the pampering it needs.

Remember Your Feet, Too

Understanding the parts of the skin and their functions can also help treat . 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 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!

One of the most popular Vaseline uses is to coat your feet with a little bit of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. The usage of petroleum jelly for skin has been widely known for years — and people swear by it. Wear your favorite socks to help lock moisture in the skin. 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.

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!