How to Treat your Hands from Aging
Making sure that your skin stays radiant and youthful is very easy if you observe a good skin care routine. However, while you may have given enough attention to your face and body, one of the oftentimes ignored part is the hands. Because of this, they are prone to skin aging.
In fact, there are a lot of factors that make your hands appear older, such as wrinkles, age spots, thin skin, brittle nails, dryness and others. By following this guide, you will be able to take care of your hands well, and enjoy supple and glowing skin for many years.
- Rejuvenating Cream
- Olive/Coconut Oil
- Sunblock Cream
Note: You can choose the specific brand of your choice
Step 1: Rejuvenate Your Hands
If you notice the so-called “age spots” or areas where hyperpigmentation is evident, then your hands need rejuvenation. This hyperpigmentation is usually a result of an increased production of melanin which occurs due to overexposure to UV rays.
You may rejuvenate your hands by using skin bleaching agents, especially those that contain the substance hydroquinone. Other options include lightening or fading creams which contain substances such as kojic or glycolic acid, licorice, vitamin C, as well as mushroom extract. If you want to go for more advanced options, laser therapy and intense pulsed light therapy are good methods too.
Step 2: Exfoliate Your Skin
Exfoliating involves the process of removing dead skin cells from your hands. This process can significantly make your skin brighter and softer, even helping out in making the skin tone more even. You can exfoliate your hands by rubbing your skin gently using kitchen solutions such as oats or coffee grounds, as well as other ready-to-use exfoliating products which contain substances such as Vitamin C, Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, as well as retinoids.
Finding an exfoliant for your hands is not difficult. In fact, when you exfoliate your face, you can also use the same product in exfoliating your hands. Make sure that you choose products that are safe for exfoliation, as going overboard can also harm the skin in your hands.
Step 3: Massage Hands from Time to Time
Massaging is very important to the hands, as it is important to the body. It increases the flow of blood from within, thus improving the way it looks from the inside out. In doing so, you can rub a small amount of coconut or olive oil into your hands before going to bed. This process will help in moisturizing your skin.
You also have the option to add sugar into your mix in order to enjoy the additional benefits of skin exfoliation. Make sure that you do so gently, covering all places, including the back, fingers, palms, nails and cuticles. Just a reminder, if you opt for sugar, make sure that you rinse it off after massaging.
Step 4: Have a Manicure
A manicure is a very effective way to beautify your hands. Chipped nail polish, old styles of manicure, as well as ignored cuticles can easily make your hands look older. You have the option to go to a professional nail shop to have your nails done, but if you want a cheaper alternative, you can also enjoy the same results using home tested methods.
Each week, make sure that you remove existing nail polish, cut and file your nails, applying a cuticle oil afterwards. You can leave your nails bare to give them a break from wearing nail polish, or you can use a new coat of color to make them more attractive and fresh looking.
Step 5: Use Makeup
If you are looking for a fast and temporary fix in order to make your hands look fresh and younger, you can opt to rub a small amount of makeup, such as liquid concealer, over the back of your hands. Even though you may not be able to expect that the effects will be permanent, but this will definitely help in concealing wrinkles, uneven texture and tone, sun spots, as well as other signs of skin aging.
Step 6: Protect Your Hands from the Sun
In the same way that you have to keep the skin in your face and body out of the sun, you also have to give the same attention and protection to your hands. UV exposure can cause unsightly age spots. One of the best way to avoid this is by wearing a sunblock or sunscreen, especially with SPF between 30 and 50, every day.
Make sure that you also reapply throughout the entire day. Also, do your best to keep your hands out and unexposed from direct, as well as indirect sunlight, particularly between 10 am and 4 pm.
Indeed, making sure that you are also giving enough attention to your hands should be given a priority. After all, our hands is one of the most used parts of our body, and thus, it deserves attention. By following the guide above, you now give your hands the pampering that it needs.
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