Your hands can be one of the primary parts of your body that reveal your age. Dry skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots are certainly not confined to the face and neck. When these skin aberrations appear on the hands, people may assume that you are older than you are. Consider the following tips for more youthful looking hands; by implementing one or all of them, you could dramatically change the way others perceive your hands (and you!).
Remember that sun damage is one of the most common causes of prematurely aging skin, especially on the hands. Always wear sunscreen when you spend any amount of time outdoors – and don’t forget to reapply it regularly. Whenever possible, cover your hands in gloves or mittens (even in the wintertime, exposure to sunlight still affects your hands).
Keeping your skin exfoliated helps to minimize such skin issues as fine lines and age spots. You can use a commercial skin exfoliation product if you wish. You may also create such a product at home by mixing equal parts of refined sugar and a healthy oil (such as coconut oil or olive oil). Rub the product gently on the skin for a few moments, and then, rinse it away with water and a mild cleanser.
Making sure your hands stay moisturized is crucial if you want them to appear youthful. Apply a good moisturizing lotion to your hands after washing them (and particularly, after you have exfoliated them). When you’re shopping for hand lotion or cream, ingredients to look for include shea butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, and rose hip seed oil. If you purchase a moisturizing product that also includes sunscreen, you’ll save yourself a step and ensure that your hands remain as attractive as possible.
You don’t need to spend a fortune to keep your hands in great shape. However, you will need to take a few basic steps if you want hands that look youthful. Always protect your hands from the sun, exfoliate them regularly, and wear moisturizer every day. By using products with quality ingredients on your hands (such ingredients are not necessarily expensive), you can take good care of this body part that everyone sees.
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