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phoenix Fri 17-Feb-17 22:28:07

Why on earth I have just moisturised my elbows? confused

At present they are highly unlikely to be on show, and Mr P is not exactly known for having an elbow fetish.

Actually, not sure why I bother with anything much!

LadyGracie Fri 17-Feb-17 22:35:31

The same reason I moisturise my feet (and elbows) for myself. Nobody looks at them but they feel good!
And you never know your luck, one day someone may have a peek! wink

Luckygirl Fri 17-Feb-17 22:40:14

I think this is a very elbow-fetishist statement frankly grin

I was tempted to ask why bother to wipe your bum; but no that would be silly!

I have had the maddest of days with lots of wee boys leaping round my house while an electrician deafened us all drilling holes here and there, while I got through a box of tissues with my streaming cold. I think I have lots the plot now and will retire gracefully. Atchoo!

pensionpat Fri 17-Feb-17 22:41:15

It's for the same reason that we wear clean knickers. In case we get run over by a bus. Any doctor would refuse to treat you if you had rough skin on your elbows!

merlotgran Fri 17-Feb-17 22:43:35

I often moisturise my elbows.

Where else am I going to smear the surplus hand lotion that has shot out of the tube even though it was just a gentle squeeze?

phoenix Fri 17-Feb-17 22:46:56

pensions to use one of Mr P's phrases "that'll be it then"!

If that's the case, I'd better take a sander to my heels.

pensionpat Fri 17-Feb-17 22:50:45

Phoenix if I did that I would be even shorter!

annodomini Fri 17-Feb-17 22:53:55

My elbows get moisturised with the rest of the very dry skin on my arms.

phoenix Fri 17-Feb-17 23:03:21

Mr P once bought me a foot sander for Christmas, of course that was not the same year that he gave me a digital air compressor, or the one that he presented me with a beautifully wrapped toilet seat.

After all, one can have too much of a good thing!

ninathenana Sat 18-Feb-17 00:20:30

I only ever moisturize my right elbow, as the left one is siky smooth.
confused

cornergran Sat 18-Feb-17 05:59:59

Why do we moisturise our elbows? Well, why not? grin.

BBbevan Sat 18-Feb-17 06:20:27

Well it will be summer soon with more bits on show. So it's best to get ready.

Willow500 Sat 18-Feb-17 06:31:29

To use up the mountains of excess moisturiser we all have in our bathrooms? grin

Christinefrance Sat 18-Feb-17 07:38:07

Exactly Merlotgran use up the excess moisturiser we have on our hands. My elbows have had some very expensive cream on them from time to time.smile

Nana3 Sat 18-Feb-17 08:12:29

I do it to use up the 3 bottles of moisturiser I bought for myself and 2 DDs but then kept it all. I don't know why I did that.

pensionpat Sat 18-Feb-17 08:35:25

Phoenix. He spoils you. 😊😊😊

MawBroon Sat 18-Feb-17 08:38:41

Love all of these! grin
Looking at the endless bottles and pots of gunk I have managed to not get through over the years, I must be becoming dry old stick 🐜 insect, so if I start now , whether or not I am a vision of loveliness by summer, I should at least have more room in the bathroom.

Bellanonna Sat 18-Feb-17 09:05:13

Phoenix, hope that was just his sense of humour? Please say yes ....

Bellanonna Sat 18-Feb-17 09:09:03

I thought elbows got naturally moisturised through hard work. I remember my brother telling me with horror that our mother said she'd put a lot of elbow grease into the cake she'd just made!

Pippa000 Sat 18-Feb-17 09:52:54

I use Body Shop Hemp hand cream for the rough skin on my heels and it works a treat, probably it will do the same for elbows.

annodomini Sat 18-Feb-17 10:03:54

Never mind what we have in our bathrooms! You should see the collection on my dressing table. On second thoughts, I'd rather you didn't. blush

downtoearth Sat 18-Feb-17 10:12:16

Just checked my elbows cetraban from doc does trick feet silky smooth ditto knees are fine but can anyone explain on left buttock where it falls over back of leg is a dry patch of skin,friction? Wear and tear? No idea....but please can I have some sympathy for the nasty boil I have on lets call it no mans land and a 10 day course of antibiotics and the prospect of a lancing in due course....sorry for lowering tone but want to share my pain

trisher Sat 18-Feb-17 10:32:56

Uurgh this thread is getting nasty. Think I'll go back to the peaceful politics threads. Can't cope with too much reality!

Jalima Sat 18-Feb-17 10:42:10

One of my elbows is rougher than the other (the left one!) - and I realised I lean on that one when I am reading threads on GN grin

Just off to exfoliate and moisturise!

Jalima Sat 18-Feb-17 10:50:16

If your left buttock is falling over the back of your leg downtoearth I can recommend some buttock tightening exercises wink
which I should practise more myself.