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What causes dry elbows and knees?

By June 27, 2014 - 11:10am
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My elbows and knees can get dry in the winter. The skin gets rough and scaly and is hard to clean and soften. I sometimes use skin lotion to soften it up but it never seems to really work. What could be causing this? How can I best treat it. Are there natural, organic treatments for this? How can I prevent it?

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Hi Lauren,

Thanks for your question. Pressure applied to the thin skin by your joints can contribute to flaking and dryness of the these two areas of the body.  Using a daily moisturizer can help prevent dryness, especially if you will be doing any outdoors activities. Oils such as coconut oil and almond oil are very effective. 




June 30, 2014 - 2:51am
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