4 Ways to Protect Your Hands From Aging
My mom once told me…
“When they guess your age, they don’t look at your face or your clothes or listen to your voice for clues. They look at your hands. Hands age, and that’s hard to hide.”
It got me thinking about anti-aging products. We’re all so conscious of how our face can age, but we never do anything about our hands.
If you want to keep your hands looking young, follow these tips.
4 Ways to Keep Your Hands Looking Young
- Spread the SPF. Just like you do on your face and body, you should be using SPF on your hands to protect from the aging sun. Unfortunately, we often forget about the tops of our hands when using sunscreen. Make a point to cover your entire hands with SPF.
- Moisturize your mitts. Dry skin can get cracked and wrinkle faster. Use hand lotion whenever you’re feeling dry. Use a thick, heavy lotion before bed so you wake up with soft hands.
- Use anti-aging products. Do you use anti-wrinkle, anti-aging products on your face? Every time you spread one of these over your cheeks, add a little bit to the tops of your hands as well. And, if you ever get an anti-aging product for your face that feels a little too harsh, use it for your hands instead, as this skin is less sensitive.
- Ditch the dishes. You only get one pair of hands. Pick up a cheap pair of gloves to wear when washing the dishes so the hot water and harsh soap won’t prematurely age your hands.
If you follow all of these rules, you should be able to keep your hands looking young a lot longer. The next time you’re at the carnival, maybe you’ll win that stuffed turtle!