Everyone knows that the face is one of the first places that age shows itself. But what about the hands? The skin on our hands is thinner and has less oil glands than facial skin, making it more susceptible to damage from sun exposure, chemicals, and other environmental factors. As we age, this damage manifests itself in the form of dryness, wrinkles, and brown spots. While you may be diligent about applying sunscreen to your face every day, it's easy to forget about your hands - but trust us, they'll give away your age just as quickly as your face will.
One of the most common complaints we hear from patients is that their hands make them look old. And it's no wonder - when you think about it, our hands are constantly on display. We use them for everything from cooking and cleaning to writing and typing, and we rely on them to communicate nonverbally through gestures and touch. It's no wonder that so many people are self-conscious about their hands as they age.
There are a few key things you can do to combat the aging effects on your hands. First and foremost, wear sunscreen! We recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even if you're not going outside for very long. It's also important to moisturize regularly; look for a hand cream with hyaluronic acid or glycerin to help lock in moisture. And finally, consider getting regular manicures - not only will this help keep your nails looking their best, but it's also an excellent opportunity to exfoliate dead skin cells away and keep your skin looking smooth and supple.
Taking care of your hands is just as important as taking care of your face - after all, they're both on display all the time! By following these simple tips, you can help keep your hands looking young and healthy for years to come.