How to keep skin youthful
We put anti-aging creams on our face and run to the colorist at the first sign of gray hair, but we often forget the part of the body that gives away our age in the first place. Our topic today is how to keep the skin of the hands young.
It's true: your hands can actually tell you the number of candles on a birthday cake. Social research in plastic and reconstructive surgery has also confirmed that most people can accurately guess a person's age just by looking at their hands. If you've ever wondered what story your limbs can tell, now is the time to find out what you can do to make your hands look younger.
I have prepared for you some simple ways to turn back the clock and deal with common problems that affect the condition of the skin of the hands, such as dryness and age spots.
Moisturize your skin
Washing frequently flushes moisture out of our hands much faster than any other part of our body, so hands definitely deserve a little more attention. Using lotions and creams will help lock moisture into the skin and help it retain its youthful appearance. Dermatologists recommend using moisturizers with ingredients such as shea butter, olive oil, vitamin E, coconut oil, and macadamia nut oil . Applying to slightly damp skin will help "seal" the moisture in, so be sure to keep a tube of hand cream on the bathroom sink to use right after showering or washing your hands.
Tip: Wash your hands with mild soap and water rather than the alcohol-based hand sanitizers that have gained popularity lately, as they can dry out your skin and make wrinkles more visible.
Brown spots can be a real "ambassador" of your real age. They develop over time, after many years of exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. You can consult a dermatologist and he will suggest effective remedies that help whiten pigmented skin, or prescribe laser therapy that destroys pigment-producing cells.
But, as you know, prevention is the best medicine, no matter how old you are. You can prevent the appearance of age spots by applying sunscreen daily. Yes, I know that the first thing you want to do after applying sunscreen to other parts of your body is to wash your hands. But instead, train yourself to protect your skin from sun exposure. And make sure you don't forget to reapply sunscreen after washing your hands.
Choose the right cover color
While neon colors or flamboyant nail art may be the hottest current trends, it won't always look right on more mature hands. But the right shade of coverage can beautify your hands, and divert attention from age spots or visible veins.
But if you decide to opt for nude coverage, then you also need to be on the alert here, and use the right shade so that your skin does not look gray or yellow. And how to choose a shade of nude manicure I wrote in one of my previous articles.
Wear cleaning gloves
Oh, girls, how many times have I repeated this mantra in my articles. :) But as before, even among my close friends there are girls who scrub the apartment with “bare hands”, and then ask me to advise them some kind of remedy for dry skin of the hands. Washing dishes without gloves can dry out your skin, as hot water and chemicals found in household products wash away the skin's natural oils, leading to thinning and even cracking. Dishwashing detergents can also irritate your skin and aggravate pre-existing conditions like eczema. So don't neglect cleaning gloves! At the moment, they are sold in so many different sizes and styles that it’s just a sin not to pick up those in which you will be as comfortable as possible doing household chores.
Use a whitening hand cream
It will help lighten the age spots that are visible on your hands. To save time and effort, you can simply use the same whitening cream that you apply to your face.
Dead skin cells can not only make your skin look unattractive, but can also prevent the penetration of nourishing ingredients into the epidermis. Use a gentle hand scrub to exfoliate your skin. You can even make it yourself. For this you will need a teaspoon of sugar and some coconut oil.
I hope my advice turned out to be useful to you, and now only wisdom and life experience will be indicators of your age. :)