5 ways to make your hands look young:
- Use a gentle soap
Certain soaps can strip off the natural oils on our hands and dry them out.
- Wear gloves when cleaning
Protect your hands when you are cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, floors, etc. The harsh cleaning chemicals can break down, and dry out your skin to make it look old. Hot water, bleaches, degreasers, soaps, and anti-bacterial agents are all culprits for drying and aging. Try applying a balm or moisturizer on your hands before putting on your gloves. The hot water will be beneficial to help the lotion penetrate your skin better.
- Pay attention to dryness
If you have dry hands, try to use a lotion or cream that contains lactic acids, alpha hydroxyl acids or AHAs and hydrating urea. Apply after washing hands, bathing, or shower so that it locks into your skin.
- Exfoliate your hands every week
Try using an enriched, oil-based scrub. Your skin’s elasticity may be getting loose and a good exfoliation can help restore some silky smoothness. A homemade scrub can do the trick just the same. Combine 1/4 tsp of olive oil and sugar and rub into your skin. Olive oil is full of omega-3 fatty acids which is a potent moisturizer. The sugar will exfoliate by removing dead, old skin cells to reveal younger skin.
- Last and most important, wear sunscreen!
We all know that we should be wearing sunscreen on our face everyday, but we cannot forget about our hands. We should be applying sunscreen on our hands several times a day because we wash and wipe them more than any other part of our body. Make sure you try to use 30 SPF or higher.