You probably have anti-ageing products and strategies for your face but what about your hands? Many people don’t know that hands age too! Like our faces, they are vulnerable to sun damage, soaps and hand sanitizers. Since we need our hands to do almost everything, they tend to look older than our faces.
Here are a few problems that our hands face and ways to overcome it:
Hands get washed countless times during the day, which has a drying effect on the skin that will contribute to wrinkling.
- Try to apply moisturizer to your hands after every exposure to water. Use something fairly thick – a cream not a lotion.
- Also, use products similar to the ones you use on your face to your hands.
Hands get a lot of sun, which destroys the thin skin. Sun exposure causes most of your brown spots, reduces skin thickness, collagen, and elasticity.
- Reapply sunscreen as much as you can.
- Hands are exposed to sun whenever you are outside. So, using gloves will protect your hands from the ultraviolet ray.
Hands lose fat as we age. And when it comes to our hands, losing fat is not a good thing because the fat in your hands acts as cushioning that covers your veins. So, less fat means more visible veins.
- Try using skin booster injection like Juvederm or Restylane to add flesh on the skin of the back of your hands and camouflage the veins. It can be done in any beauty clinic. Treatment known as dermal filler is usually done to face but you can also apply it to your hands.