Elbow Skin Care To Treat Hyperpigmentation
If you have a dark elbow, then you must first ascertain if an underlying health condition is causing it. For instance, if you have eczema or psoriasis, treating it should be a priority. The same applies to conditions, such as diabetes, hemochromatosis, or Addison disease.
Once you rule that out (after consulting a doctor), you may try the following elbow skincare tips to even out your skin tone.
1. Choose gentle products
Your skincare product may be irritating the skin surrounding your elbows. Hence, be sure to choose ones that are gentle. Also, don’t forget to moisturize. Not sure which products are right for you? Don’t hesitate to ask your dermatologist.
As mentioned earlier, dead skin cells can make the elbows appear darker. So, consider exfoliating once or twice a week.
You may do this with cloth or loofah. Sugar scrubs are also good exfoliating agents. Remember not to rub or scrub too hard.
You may also check out some skincare products that contain exfoliating agents, such as glycolic acid, azelaic acid, retinoid, vitamin C, and kojic acid. Just be careful since these products can cause peeling and irritation. As always, it’s best to get product recommendations from your dermatologist.
3. Wear sunscreen
Even if you don’t have a dark elbow, applying sunscreen is a must, especially if your skin is uncovered and you’ll spend time outdoors. Experts suggest choosing products with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30.
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