If only we could target our hands with facial exercises! Our hands can be a dead giveaway of age, as they are one of the most vulnerable areas of our body. Many of us forget to address our hands, yet they are very susceptible to wrinkles, sun spots, volume loss and dry, cracked skin. They’re constantly exposed to the sun and other environmental stressors, not to mention the toll housework and gardening can take.
The delicate skin on our hands needs constant care and protection. Avoid crepey, wrinkled hands and sun spots with the following anti-aging tips.
1. Wear Sunblock Daily
Your hands need constant protection from the sun and free radical damage. Apply Protective Sunblock SPF 30 every day all year long. Apply 20 minutes before heading outside and re-apply throughout the day.
2. Give Your Hands the Same Attention You Give Your Face
Don’t skimp when it comes to your hands—use the same quality products you use on your face. Add an additional layer of sun protection by layering Vitamin C Complex Serum under your moisturizer and sunscreen. Vitamin C helps brighten hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone while boosting collagen. Another excellent strategy is to apply Retinol Skin Conditioner at night to fend off wrinkling and plump up the skin.
3. Wash Gently
Since we often wash our hands several times a day, it’s essential to use a gentle product. Try a hand wash that features vitamin E or shea butter as a main ingredient to help restore hydration. Products that don’t include a moisturizing element can be too harsh and drying.
4. Moisturize After Water Exposure
Apply a rich hydrating cream immediately after washing your hands. A thick cream is much more restorative and hydrating than a regular lotion.
5. Wear Gloves
Wear gloves when doing dishes, housework and gardening, as well as when you’re driving. Dangerous UV rays can scavenge the hands on your skin through your car window, causing unsightly sun spots and wrinkles. There are also special sun protective gloves available, such as those by Bloxsun or Solartex, that are meant to be put on and taken off very easily and have a slight grip for the steering wheel
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