Step 2: Try This for Trouble Areas
So you’re done with Step 1, and you’re still noticing some dry spots? Don’t revert to long sleeves yet―there’s more help. The next time you’re in the beauty aisle, shop for creams containing one or more of these three beauty agents.
1. Alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic acid, which loosen and eliminate dead skin cells.
2. Salicylic acid, which gradually peels away old skin.
3. Emollients, such as urea, which soften skin and help it retain moisture. Udderly Smooth Extra Care Moisturizing Cream With Urea contains 10% urea. You can also ask your dermatologist if you need a prescription-strength cream, which contains 40% urea.
Use your fingers to rub a small amount of any of these creams into your elbows or heels daily in a gentle, circular motion.