The nip in the air is making me more aware of my hands as I find they are almost frozen after the journey to work, especially if I forget my gloves! As a result, I have noticed the skin on my hands is starting to look more aged and I’ve recently been on the look out for ways to make the skin on my hands appear more youthful. You’ll thank me for them later!
You may already be using hand lotion pretty regularly to keep your hands moisturised which is a great thing but you can take a step further and use lotion enriched with ingredients like alpha hydroxyl acids, oils and vitamins. These ingredients will not only calm dry skin but you’ll get the added benefits of keeping your hands moisturised through hand washing or rejuvenating your skin!
Learning how to prevent ageing hands takes more than applying topical creams. Protect the skin on your hands by wearing gloves whenever you do housework, gardening and to shield your skin from the cold weather. Wearing gloves while doing housework not only protects the skin on your hands but delicate nails as well.
Preventing ageing hands takes some work but you can easily make some tweaks in your daily beauty routine to include your hands. Use some of your facial antioxidant cream or serum on your hands to protect your skin from all the damaging effects of the environment.
Exfoliating is an important part of overall skin care and it also applies to hand care. Exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells and reveals new skin underneath so you can reduce the dull or rough-looking appearance of your hands. The only caveat to be aware of when exfoliating your hands is be gentle since the skin isn’t as thick as the skin on your feet or body. You can use a body exfoliator or make your own at home by mixing a cup of sea salt and a ½ cup of oil like olive or jojoba and a few drops of essential oil!
Hydrating your skin by drinking lots of water and nourishing skin by eating healthy foods is part of preventing ageing hands. We really are what we eat (and drink) so if you’re only chugging dehydrating caffeinated drinks and eating highly processed foods, your skin and body aren’t going to be happy and it’ll show! Eat clean and drink lots of water to plump and hydrate skin!