Peel off the skin on the elbows
As is known, the skin on the elbows slightly thicker and rougher than the rest of the surface of the hand. Therefore, some believe that this area does not need to pay a lot of attention and spend time caring for him. Such opinion is wrong, and often leads to the appearance of cosmetic defects, for example, every second woman complains that her scaly skin on the elbows, and sometimes itching and dark. To cope with such problems, you must first find out their causes.
Why does the skin on elbows and scaly cracks?
The described symptoms characteristic of these precipitating factors:
- hormonal imbalance;
- endocrine diseases usually diabetes and hypothyroidism;
- deficiency of vitamins A and E in the body;
- frequent washing in hard, chlorinated water;
- insufficient hydration of the skin;
- sudden changes in temperature;
- professional features, in which a person all the time based on your elbows (office workers, journalists, writers);
- exposure to stress.
If the dryness and cracking of the skin is the first or second mentioned reason, it is necessary to address to the endocrinologist.
In other cases it is sufficient to adjust the diet and daily routine, take a course of vitamins, pay more attention to nutrition and hydration of the epidermis.
For some reason, on the elbows and scaly itchy skin?
Characteristic itching and discomfort while simultaneously considered dry skin happens in diseases such:
- psoriasis ;
- fungal infections;
These factors require an integrated treatment of the target, which must appoint a dermatologist, in accordance with the results of laboratory tests.
It is also the reason that the skin on his elbow darkened and flakes may be neglecting personal hygiene. It is important to remember that because of the need for constant flexion and extension of the elbow, on which there are wrinkles that need to be thoroughly washed sponge.
Why does the skin on elbows and scaly red?
Hyperemia, burning and even rashes in the form of small red spots, pimples, characteristic of the following pathologies:
- allergic reactions (in the cosmetic or hygiene products, coarse, synthetic clothing);
- neurodermatitis .
These issues also need to be addressed in consultation with a dermatologist. It is also advisable to take care that the products of skin care consists of natural ingredients, and clothes - made of natural fabrics.