A complete guide to keeping your hands young

Hands are one of the first areas of our body to show signs of aging. However, there is something you can do: seek the right remedy and keep them looking youthful. Here is how you can do it.

“It is said that people can correctly guess someone’s age by simply looking at their hands alone.” 

Nialm Holmes, skin specialist & founder of DermaSpa.

How is that possible? Well, we use the hands for everything: we touch the dog, cook, clean among other things, thus, they are exposed to hundreds of different chemicals daily that can affect how they look. As a result, thinking about these factors when caring for the hands is essential to understanding how delicate they are and that is also necessary to take care of them as well as you do with your face and your body. 

Hands are exposed to hundreds of different chemicals daily that can affect how they look

Key ingredients to use on your hands

Your hands are prone to many conditions such as pigmentation, sunspots, loss of elasticity, and wrinkles, that is why your hands deserve the best treatment. To protect them from harmful UV rays and prevent sunspots, it is advisable to use SPF daily since the exposure can break down the collagen and cause pigmentation.

In addition, since the skin on our hands is five times thinner than elsewhere on the body, it is important to find the appropriate ingredients. Some ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerine, and vitamin E and C are great for keeping hands smooth. Also, retinol helps repair and regenerate cells. 

Some ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerine, and vitamin E and C are great for keeping hands smooth

The best treatment for your hands

You can start with a moisturizer or a serum. The serum contains more concentrated and potent ingredients, which are absorbed more easily so it is a great option for people with some skin condition. Try a serum containing vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps protect your hands from sun exposure and free radicals, and apply the serum at night. 

There are many options to consider

Even though the moisturizer or serum are amazing products for your hands, if you cannot afford them, there are other very simple options: when washing up, use rubber gloves and drink lots of water. These simple habits will increase the hydration of your hands.

Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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