The first signs of aging not only appear on your hands, but your hands tend to age faster than your facial skin. However, our skin care regimen focuses primarily on the face and neck, overlooking the fact that the skin on the back of our hands wrinkles easily and rapidly because it is thinner than the skin on the face and has smaller amount of fat to support the collagen. Therefore, to hide your actual age, you should take proper care of your hands so that they stay younger for a longer time.
Here Are The Five Best Anti-aging Tips To Keep Your Hands Younger-looking.
1. Moisturize Your Hands
Applying a simple moisturizer to your hands several times a day can help in slowing down the aging of the skin. Every time you wash your hands, with a soft towel pat your hands dry and apply a moisturizer to keep them hydrated. You can use one of the expensive anti-aging creams or opt for an all-natural anti-aging remedy by using natural oil such as jojoba oil, almond oil, shea butter, vitamin E oil or olive oil to reduce skin dryness and wrinkling.
2. Remove Age Spots
For younger-looking hands, you should get rid of the dark spots, also known as age spots or liver spots that tend to appear on your skin as you age. They can be faded with the help of skin lightening creams, bleaching agents or laser therapy. However, if you are searching for an inexpensive yet natural remedy, apply juice of lemon or tomato to the affected areas to lighten the spots naturally.
Exfoliating the dead skin helps in improving the skin tone and makes the skin firmer and smoother. Blend physical exfoliants that are easily available in your kitchen such as sugar, salt, oat or coffee ground with a moisturizing ingredient such as vegetable oil, nut oil, honey or glycerin and gently rub your hands with the mixture.
4. Sun Protection
Excess sun exposure damages the skin and speeds up the aging process. To maintain the youthfulness of your hands, slather sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. If required, apply sunscreen to your hands several times a day for maximum protection.
5. Wrinkle Fighting Foods
Add foods rich in nutrients that help in slowing down skin aging to your daily diet. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables especially citrus fruits, berries, avocados and dark leafy greens that are rich in antioxidants that your body needs to neutralize the free radicals that accelerate skin aging.