How to Treat Dry Heels and Elbows - Koils by Nature

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Believe it or not, dry and cracked elbows and heels are really common ailments experienced by both men and women alike. 


For many of us, cracking elbows and heels can be extremely painful. After the skin hardens and cracks it exposes the tender flesh beneath the hard surface. Unfortunately, this not only creates pain and discomfort, but can cause inflammation and infections too. But, because this ailment is so common, there are many proven ways to treat and prevent dry heels and elbows. Now let’s heal those heels (and elbows!)


Don't avoid the problem

Sometimes when we notice our elbows or heels are cracking, the alarm bells go off, but we push it aside, until they really let us know they’re in trouble. Instead of waiting for the problem and pain to escalate, treat the cracking or dry heels and elbows right away, twice a day. Pushing off treatment can lead to cuts, wounds and infections, it’s really not worth it. 


What causes dry heels and elbows?

Before we jump into remedies, let’s explore what causes this ailment to begin with. This will help us prevent it in the future and treat it as soon as it appears. Dry and cracked heels and elbows can be due to aging, can be caused by a dry climate, can be caused by the type of heating system you have at home or in the office, genetics, prolonged standing, wearing the wrong size shoes for your feet, weight and dehydration. If you know the cause of your ailments, you’ll have a much easier time making those readjustments and healing the problem. 


Exfoliate

We know this may sound weird, but it’s true. Exfoliating dry elbows and heels will carefully remove the dead skin cells, while moisturizing and nourishing the dry and potentially exposed skin. Exfoliators with pineapple or papaya are rich in enzymes which help promote new skin cell growth, while carefully releasing the dead skin cells. You can make your own exfoliator with sugar, sea salt, and your favorite essential oil and use in the shower or right after the shower. 


Essential Oils and Butters are your best friend 

We love essential oils (Which is why you can find several essential oils in almost all of our products). There are several oils which can soothe and treat those dry elbows and heels. Some of the best oils include coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, argan oil, and even olive oil. If you need some inspiration to continue to nourish those heels and elbows go for Koils By Nature’s Marvelous Mango Hair and Body Butter. Besides for smelling delicious, it will also soothe and heal dry skin because yes, it includes almost all of the essential oils and butters mentioned above!


Other great home ingredients for treating dry elbows and heels

Some other ingredients which you can apply at home to dry elbows and heels include raw honey, banana peels, and aloe vera gel. Many choose aloe vera gel because it doesn’t leave behind a greasy feel, but works wonders on the skin. 


Drink Up

Doesn’t it feel like drinking more water is the answer to all of your problems? Okay, not all, but a whole lot! When your skin is dry it’s a sign that your body needs more water. And though it may feel like you already drink a lot of water, you may need to drink even more (and less caffeine.) It’s also important to eat a lot of healthy fats that come from almonds, peanuts, cashews, coconut oil, avocados, and meaty fish. These healthy fatty foods help your entire system function as it should, lending more moisture to your skin and hair. 


Takeaway

Though dry elbows and heels are very common, they can still be very painful when not treated. There are several home remedy treatments, natural products and alternative habits which you can adapt into your lifestyle, to save those elbows and heels without having to go through all that discomfort. Some of us have to deal with this issue every winter, while others experience dry elbows and heels all year around. Give a little TLC to your heels and elbows every night before bed with your favorite essential oil, butter or moisturizer. The benefits definitely outweigh the few extra minutes you’ll have to set aside each night! 




Believe it or not, dry and cracked elbows and heels are really common ailments experienced by both men and women alike. 


For many of us, cracking elbows and heels can be extremely painful. After the skin hardens and cracks it exposes the tender flesh beneath the hard surface. Unfortunately, this not only creates pain and discomfort, but can cause inflammation and infections too. But, because this ailment is so common, there are many proven ways to treat and prevent dry heels and elbows. Now let’s heal those heels (and elbows!)


Don't avoid the problem

Sometimes when we notice our elbows or heels are cracking, the alarm bells go off, but we push it aside, until they really let us know they’re in trouble. Instead of waiting for the problem and pain to escalate, treat the cracking or dry heels and elbows right away, twice a day. Pushing off treatment can lead to cuts, wounds and infections, it’s really not worth it. 


What causes dry heels and elbows?

Before we jump into remedies, let’s explore what causes this ailment to begin with. This will help us prevent it in the future and treat it as soon as it appears. Dry and cracked heels and elbows can be due to aging, can be caused by a dry climate, can be caused by the type of heating system you have at home or in the office, genetics, prolonged standing, wearing the wrong size shoes for your feet, weight and dehydration. If you know the cause of your ailments, you’ll have a much easier time making those readjustments and healing the problem. 


Exfoliate

We know this may sound weird, but it’s true. Exfoliating dry elbows and heels will carefully remove the dead skin cells, while moisturizing and nourishing the dry and potentially exposed skin. Exfoliators with pineapple or papaya are rich in enzymes which help promote new skin cell growth, while carefully releasing the dead skin cells. You can make your own exfoliator with sugar, sea salt, and your favorite essential oil and use in the shower or right after the shower. 


Essential Oils and Butters are your best friend 

We love essential oils (Which is why you can find several essential oils in almost all of our products). There are several oils which can soothe and treat those dry elbows and heels. Some of the best oils include coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, argan oil, and even olive oil. If you need some inspiration to continue to nourish those heels and elbows go for Koils By Nature’s Marvelous Mango Hair and Body Butter. Besides for smelling delicious, it will also soothe and heal dry skin because yes, it includes almost all of the essential oils and butters mentioned above!


Other great home ingredients for treating dry elbows and heels

Some other ingredients which you can apply at home to dry elbows and heels include raw honey, banana peels, and aloe vera gel. Many choose aloe vera gel because it doesn’t leave behind a greasy feel, but works wonders on the skin. 


Drink Up

Doesn’t it feel like drinking more water is the answer to all of your problems? Okay, not all, but a whole lot! When your skin is dry it’s a sign that your body needs more water. And though it may feel like you already drink a lot of water, you may need to drink even more (and less caffeine.) It’s also important to eat a lot of healthy fats that come from almonds, peanuts, cashews, coconut oil, avocados, and meaty fish. These healthy fatty foods help your entire system function as it should, lending more moisture to your skin and hair. 


Takeaway

Though dry elbows and heels are very common, they can still be very painful when not treated. There are several home remedy treatments, natural products and alternative habits which you can adapt into your lifestyle, to save those elbows and heels without having to go through all that discomfort. Some of us have to deal with this issue every winter, while others experience dry elbows and heels all year around. Give a little TLC to your heels and elbows every night before bed with your favorite essential oil, butter or moisturizer. The benefits definitely outweigh the few extra minutes you’ll have to set aside each night! 




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