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Ashy elbows affect people of all race and gender. Some people suffer from ashy elbows due to a skin condition, while others simply experience dry skin in this area. Ashy elbows can be an embarrassing problem. Many people try to wear shirts that cover their elbows so that they are not exposed. Fortunately, there are many ways to get rid of ashy elbows.

Wash your elbows with an exfoliating product daily to remove the dead skin cells.

Moisturize your elbows two to three times a day. Use moisturizing products that contain aloe vera, vitamin E and alpha hydroxy.

Apply olive oil or coconut oil for extra moisture. Warm up a small amount of oil and apply it directly to your elbows.


If the problem persists, visit a dermatologist. Since there is a possibility that ashy elbows can be caused by a skin condition like psoriasis or eczema, visit a doctor who specializes in skin care. It is likely that you will be prescribed with a topical medication to get rid of ashy elbows, or the dermatologist may be able to give you other advice about how to treat the condition which is causing your dry skin.