Your hands are an important piece of communication, like your face, they function as bridges to the world. Since your body language conveys as much as your words, whenever you’re interacting with others your hands will spend some time in the spotlight. They are also essential tools that you use for complex maneuvers and lowly chores. However, hands tend to be one of the most neglected and fastest-aging parts of the body.
Everyday exposure to external elements without proper care can make your hands look older than they really are. Sunlight can cause brown spots and wrinkles; the use of harsh household cleaning products can hasten this, and frequent washing to keep your hands clean can also keep them dry, cracked and wrinkled.
But don’t worry, here are a variety of tips you can follow to make your hands look and feel good. The best part? They don’t require a lot, you just have to find what works for you and try to be consistent.
Place bottles of lotion by the sinks in your bathroom and grab one to rehydrate your skin whenever you wash your hands.
Carry a small bottle of lotion in your purse to moisturize on the go.
While exfoliating your face use the excess product to exfoliate your hands.
Use the facial moisturizer excess into your hands and cuticles.
Wash carefully with lukewarm water, since hot water is drying.
Use a hand cream with at least SPF 25.
Get a manicure every once in a while, they really help your hands and help to nourish your nails.
Make wearing gloves part of your daily routine; it will protect your hands from unnecessary exposure to anything that could make things worse.
Get a paraffin wax treatment.
Think about what you eat: plenty of vitamin C and going easy on fats and carbohydrates help skin look younger.
Make sure that you stay well-hydrated; drinking water helps your skin retain moisture.