Most women today worry about wrinkles and signs of age.
They undergo treatments like Botox and weekly facials to disguise the signs of age.
However, these treatments can be useless if you don’t take care of your hands along with your face.
In fact, your hands are usually the first thing to show your age. Luckily, there are things you can do to prevent, or slow, the aging process of your hands.
Consider these tips and tricks to keep your hands looking young for years to come.
The Sun Is Brutal
As with any other area of your body the sun can leave lasting signs of age on your hands. Sun spots, freckles, and leathery skin can be dead giveaways to what your true age is.
The best protection is wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply the cream everyday before leaving the house, and you can keep sun damage at bay. Many moisturizers and lotions have SPF already included in the ingredients.
Chemicals Are the Enemy
Chemicals such as household cleaners, dish soaps, and laundry detergent can be very damaging to your hands. Avoid direct contact with your hands by wearing gloves whenever possible. Rubber gloves are your best option for complete protection, as they will eliminate any liquids from passing through.
Avoid Harsh Winter Temperatures
If you live in area with severely cold winter temperatures you will want to avoid prolonged exposure outdoors. If you must be outside, in the cold, for a long time you should wear an insulated pair of winter gloves.
You will also want to consider whether your hands will be exposed to wet conditions. If so, you will want to wear a pair of waterproof gloves for working outdoors. Frost bite and prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can leave your hands looking older than they really are.
Don’t Forget To Moisturize
Moisture is one of the best defenses against wrinkles and age spots. Therefore, it is very important to have a daily regimen for applying lotion and moisturizing cream.
If you apply moisturizers to your face in the morning and evening you can use this time to also moisturize your hands. A basic lotion can be used for moisturizing, or you can use the same anti-wrinkle cream that you use for your face.
After all, you will already have the anti-wrinkle cream on your palms when you are applying it to your face. Use a bit more cream on the top of your hands and you can combine two routines into one.
Exercise Your Hands for Younger Looking Skin
You probably know that you have to exercise your body to keep it toned and young looking. Your hands are no exception. If you want to keep your hands toned, and young looking, you have to incorporate them into your workout routine.
Stress balls, rubber bands, and small weights can be great tools for working out your hands. Spend at least five minutes each day working out your hands, and you can enjoy the benefits for years to come.