How to prevent Hand Aging?

Our hands are often the 1st place to show the signs of ageing.

The skin on the back of your hands is extremely delicate. This skin is very, very thin and almost no fat under it. As we grow older, any fat that is there lessens and the skin becomes dry and loose. We also begin to develop ugly age spots and sunspots (also known as liver spots). Daily exposure skin of the hands to chemicals, smoke and, of course, UV radiation speeding up our hands aging.

Treat your hands the same way you treat your face and follow these simple steps.

  1. Moisturiser. As skin ages, it loses moisture so keeping your skin and nails hydrated is key to healthy hands. The best time to start is BEFORE the signs of ageing develop.
    We recommend Skeyndor hand cream ($36, 75ml)  & Medik8 Hydr8 Body cream ($59.95, 250ml)
  2. Diet. Your skin is your largest organ and eating natural, whole foods that hydrate, protect and regenerate your skin from the inside out and will help your skin look supple and radiant at any age. Ensure you get enough essential fatty acids in your diet.
  3. Cuticle Oil. You will find that this is the best way to maintain soft cuticles and nourish the surrounding skin. Pure coconut, almond and/or olive oil work wonders on transforming cracked claws into flawless fingertips.
  4. Sunscreen. We all apply sunscreen on our faces daily to protect skin from age spots and wrinkles. Your hands deserve the same courtesy. Apply quality sunblock daily, while driving and even on cloudy days
  5. Gloves. Hot water, dish-washing liquid, cleaning agents, soaps and other chemicals used in the housework can significantly damage your hands and nails.  Wear rubber gloves when washing the dishes and doing house work.
  6. Lasers. One of the best and least invasive treatments for skin rejuvenation on your hands. It dramatically changes texture of skin and allows for a strong collagen boost. One 3-5 sessions are needed, once a month. However, the results are evident after just one session
  7. FillersMany people assume that injectable treatments are only applicable for face. However, hands show significant improvement following injections. If you worry about prominent veins, fillers can plump up the hands and replace lost volume. Unlike with faces (where you fill a fold or a line), when you treat the hands you fill space, adding volume, and putting back some of the cushioning under the skin. Thicker fillers work better for hands and last longer due to its heavier consistency. The treatment takes less than 20 minutes, and the results are visible in a couple of weeks.

And lastly, only go to reputable spas or nail salons that practice good sanitation to prevent infection.

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