Over time, the skin on our hands gets thinner and bones become more prominent. We also become prone to liver or brown spots caused by exposure to the sun throughout our lives. Skin that is discoloured and dull can be very revealing of age. So, how do you get back the natural glow your hands used to have?
This is more of a preventative measure, but you should always apply sunscreen. We recommend having at least SPF15 with you at all times so you can reapply when needed.
Not only are our hands consistently exposed to sun, wind, chemicals and other elements, but have them busy at work every day. The skin on your hands is prone to dryness, more than anywhere else on your face. In order to prevent chapping and to keep hands youthful use a thick hand cream or body butter daily.
Rub those dead skin cells off your hands with a lovely salt scrub every now and again. You will be left with smooth, glowing, more youthful looking skin.
The right diet can do wonders for your skin, all over and not just on your hands. Vitamin A helps to repair skin tissue and Vitamins C and E can help with sun damage.Taking protein into your diet can help with nail heath and Vitamin B has been proven to help with nail thickness. Omega-3 rich foods, such as fish help to prevent wrinkles by tightening the skin.
Avoid hot water
Long term exposure to hot water may strip your hands of natural oils. When you can, use lukewarm water and wear gloves when you’re dealing with boiling hot water to avoid drying hands out.
Wear gloves outside in cold weather to stop them from chapping due to the chilly air. Inside, make sure you wear them when you are dealing with chemicals or detergents.
If possible, get your cuticles cleaned up and softened professionally. It’s a wonderful way to pamper yourself and can give your tired hands an instant lift. Getting a bright colour onto your nails will make your hands look younger.
Follow the above tips for beautiful, younger looking hands!