Did you know that your hands age faster than your face? If you didn’t know that, don’t worry, you are not alone. Think about all the things you do with your hands every day: driving, typing, writing, daily chores, grooming yourself, and many others too numerous to mention.
The skin on the back of your hands is thinner to begin with, plus, your hands are constantly exposed to all kinds of weather elements, sun, and harsh cleaning chemicals. Is it any wonder they show age sooner? If you are interested in how to, keep hands looking young, read the following advice.
Anti-aging hand treatment
Establish a daily hand care routine. The earlier in life you start,the better. If you take good care of your hands when you are young, your skin will thank you by staying younger-looking, longer.
Sun protection is just as important for your hands, as for your face. Always remember that. Make sure you have a good supply of UVA and UVB sunscreen “on hand” (pun intended, lol).
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. It can’t be stated enough how important it is to keep your hands well hydrated. Moisturizer will keep them soft and supple.
For added polish and glamour, give yourself a nice manicure. It will do wonders for your self-confidence.
Here is my favorite tip. It’s especially effective, and more fun to try in the fall and winter months. Purchase an inexpensive home wax spa. Heat the wax to a comfortable heat, then:
• Dip your hands, one at a time, in wax to coat.
• Then slip on plastic bag, and slide on a big terry mitt (supplied with the spa).
• Relax for about half an hour. Then peel off wax and discard. Apply antioxidant-rich cream. Your hands will love the pampering treatment.
You take good care of your face. Your hands deserve just as much attention (maybe even more), than your face.