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Caring For Your Elbows, Knees, and Heels

Dark elbows and knees, and rough heels can keep you from wearing your favorite tops, miniskirts, and flip flops. These are often the most neglected areas of the body yet they need the most TLC. Your elbows, knees, and heels appear darker, thicker, and rougher than the rest of your body. This skin concern is very common in people with darker skin tones, like us Asians, because we produce more melanin pigment.

The skin in our elbows and knees is thicker, rougher, and darker because of higher build-up of dead skin cells and constant friction against hard surfaces. The same can be said of our heels, due to friction and slow skin turnover. Genetics, hormonal imbalance, and obesity can also worsen the situation.

Consider also that these areas have no oil glands, making them feel so dry and rough. Plus, your elbows and knees are always being stretched and contracted making them more susceptible to wrinkling and sagging.

So, how do you care for your elbows, knees and heels?

Exfoliation is the first step to caring for these neglected areas. Exfoliation will speed up turnover of top skin layer to uncover clearer skin and get smoother feel. It is for this purpose that peeling gels are created, to provide solution for these specific body part concerns. Peeling gels dissolve dead surface skin cells, sloughing them off layer by layer.

DERMAX Professional launched the new DERMAX Jeju Aloe

Peeling Gel. You will be literally amazed as it smoothens your elbows, knees, and heels.

It has advanced and clinical grade formulation that provides three (3) key benefits:

1. Exfoliation – Gently exfoliates your elbows, knees, and heels with Papaya Enzyme and time-released Retinol.

2. Whitening – It lightens skin discolorations with potent blend of active ingredients such as Vitamin C, Schnewhite, Licorice Extract, and Alpha-Arbutin.

3. Moisturizing – Organic Aloe Vera extract from Jeju Island in Korea is added to make your skin softer and smoother.

DERMAX Jeju Aloe Peeling Gel is recommended to be used every night before bed time. You can use this product in your elbows, knees, and heels. It is exclusively available in all SkinStation, DERMAX Laser Center, and Blushing Beauty branches nationwide. 


This article will be published in The Manila Bulletin, Lifestyle Section on October 25, 2016. The author is Fred C. Reyes, a Multi-Awarded Chemist, and the Founder of SkinStation, DERMAX Laser Center, and Blushing Beauty, the fastest growing skin clinic chain in the Philippines. He was awarded the Outstanding Professional in Chemistry in 2011 by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).
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