From expensive eye creams to pricy antioxidant facials, women are constantly on the hunt for new ways to turn back the clock. But did you know that your hands can actually age faster than your face? Luckily, there are some ways to slow down the aging process. Read on to learn how to keep your hands looking soft, supple and youthful.
Tip #1: Sunscreen should be your BFF.
Nothing ages your skin faster than the sun. Although most women apply sunscreen on their face daily, hands are often overlooked—but they shouldn’t be. From driving to sitting outside, hands are constantly exposed to the sun, which can result in dryness and brown spots. To keep hands looking their best, apply sunscreen multiple times throughout the day, and if you’re always on the road, maybe invest in a pair of driving gloves to cover the back of your hands.
Tip #2: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
Constant hand-washing can leave hands feeling dry and tight, which eventually leads to wrinkles. To slow down the aging process, opt for soaps infused with olive oil or shea butter to help skin retain moisture and apply a thick hand cream multiple times throughout the day.
Tip #3: Say goodbye to hand sanitizers.
Though they may be convenient when you’re on the go, hand sanitizers can be extremely drying to your skin. Skip these products altogether and wash your hands instead.
Tip #4: Exfoliate weekly.
To keep hands feeling soft, exfoliate at least once a week to remove dead skin and help you maintain that healthy glow.
Tip #5: Stay hydrated
Dehydration is the number one cause of dull skin. Maintain your health from the inside out by drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. For added benefits, try squeezing lemon into your water. The vitamin C boosts collagen production and keeps skin looking bright.