Elbows and knees are not the only areas of the body that can end up excessively rough. The ankles can also turn dry and rough, especially when sitting cross-legged on a carpeted floor. I’ve made a coffee table my desktop, and I typically sit with my legs crossed while typing on my computer. The area of my left ankle bone is very dry and even calloused, and the skin is darker than the surrounding area. I have found a number of ways to soften dry, rough ankles, and the following methods really work. Try these easy remedies for rough ankles, and improve the way they look and ultimately feel.
Use Pure Cocoa Butter to Soften Rough Ankles
One of the best remedies for rough ankles is pure cocoa butter. Do not pay too much for pure cocoa butter. It can be found at Dollar General, Walgreens, and other stores that sell skincare products, and it is less than $2.00 a stick. Apply it two or three times a day, and keep the rough areas of ankles covered. Otherwise it will simply be rubbed away, especially if rough ankles are caused by sitting on a carpeted floor or another abrasive surface.
Try Petroleum Jelly on Dry Calloused Skin
Petroleum jelly is also one of the best remedies for rough ankles. It works to soften and smooth the skin. Generously apply petroleum jelly to rough spots on ankles, and keep the areas covered to prevent it from ending up on clothing and furniture. Use it once in the morning and before bed. It might take a week or two, but it will eventually make a noticeable difference.
Wear Anklets to Prevent Dry Skin
When trying to improve very dry ankles with products such as cocoa butter and petroleum jelly, use cotton socks to keep the feet covered. Cotton is comfortable and absorbent. It will work to prevent messes, and it will help soften the extra-dry skin. Keep applying one of the aforementioned products to calloused ankles, start wearing cotton socks that cover the area, and in time they will look smooth and feel much better.