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Have you ever stopped to think how many times a day the skin on your elbows and knees is subjected to stretching? These areas of thicker skin are affected by virtually every move you make (and bear the brunt of a lot of leaning), so it’s no wonder we all experience dryness and some degree of wrinkling and crinkling by a certain age.
According to dermatologist Dr. Janet Allenby of Allenby Cosmetic Dermatology in Delray Beach, Florida and Boca Raton’s BodySquad, “These areas get a lot of action and the skin is not rich in sebaceous glands, so it doesn’t get natural lubrication from the body.” The main concerns Dr. Allenby hears from patients when it comes to these spots are actual
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The skin is more than our body’s largest organ. “It also plays an important role as a barrier to UV exposure, physical trauma, and infection, and it also regulates temperature and water loss,” explains Miami dermatologist Christopher O’Connell, MD. Symptoms of a compromised skin barrier include stinging, burning, redness, peeling and inflammation, and if left untreated, can progress to fissures, cracks and worse yet, bleeding and infection.
According to Dr. O’Connell, gentle skincare including a mild cream cleanser and moisturizer, as well as avoiding prolonged water exposure and extreme heat or cold are the best ways to soothe sensitivity associated with a weakened skin barrier
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PRODUCT: Korres Vanilla Guava Body Butter
Vanilla Guava Body Butter ($29) by Korres is a breath of fresh air for dry skin, no matter where on your body it is hiding out. A dose of body butter can soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate your skin everywhere, but it is especially effective on those tough to treat spots. We all know that dry and cracked skin on the elbows and heels can be almost impossible to soften, but with Vanilla Guava Body Butter those once off-limits patches of skin can soon be soft and touchable again. As this thick and creamy body butter smoothes over your skin and soaks in, you can feel that it is working to heal any dry areas and is promoting healthy skin all over your body.
Even if you do not have overly dry skin, this soothing cream will leave your skin feeling refreshed and silky smooth. Lathering up after a warm shower helps the body butter work its magic to the fullest extent as it locks in moisture and adds to a general state of relaxation. With Vanilla Guava Body Butter you can feel spa-fresh every day. Even the sweet, yet delicate scent enhances the overall sensation of skin wellbeing.
Korres’ Vanilla Guava Body Butter is an enjoyable way to give your skin a luxurious treat, without breaking the bank. The sunflower, almond, and avocado oils provide beneficial nutrients to please your skin as the vanilla and guava extracts please your sense of smell. The deep moisturizing capabilities make this body butter a worthwhile investment for your skin’s health and appearance. Finally winning the battle against dry elbows and heals alone is worth the cost of the bottle, but within one bottle also lies the key to soft and gorgeous skin.
FINAL VERDICT: GGI (Gotta Get It)
BY WAY OF: PURCHASED
Would you buy it again? YES
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES
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Sometimes I need to be reminded that beautifying doesn’t stop at the neck. Ever since I can remember, I have suffered from rough heels and elbows, but always tend to ignore them. Well, now thanks to Glytone, I have met my match – the new Glytone Ultra Heel and Elbow Pamper Kit ($72).
Composed of the brand’s Exfoliating Body Wash, Ultra Heel and Elbow Cream, pumice stone and cozy socks, the kit has stopped my embarrassment about showing my feet and elbows, even in summer. Both protects contain high concentrations of key ingredient Glycolic Acid, which acts quickly to exfoliate dry, coarse and dead skin.