Hands are one of the first areas on the body to show ageing, so they require as much care as our faces. The skin is more fragile and thinner than that on our face due to a lack of fat and sebaceous glands, causing it to dry out easily. With daily exposure to detergents, soap, the sun and changing weather conditions, it’s not surprising that hands need a little extra TLC and protection.
“One way to nourish your hands is to start a regular maintenance routine,” says Jessica Sevilla, resident expert nail technician and skin paraffin treatment specialist. Try her tips to make the most of your next manicure:
Even though the skin is delicate, it also needs to be exfoliated once a week to prevent drying out. Choose a gentle exfoliant that won’t aggravate the skin like using drops of Argan oil with brown sugar. It can be used on the face, on your hands and body as well.
Apply a hand-specific mask to rejuvenate and hydrate freshly prepped skin. Look for soothing ingredients like aloe vera that not only has soothing and pore minimizing effects but also makes one’s skin supple and young looking.
An intensive overnight repair cream will relieve damaged skin. Wear cotton gloves to bed for optimum absorption. Look for products containing shea butter and hyaluronic acid for deep and hydration. By doing this on a regular basis, you will get optimum results.
PREVENTION IS KEY: Apply an SPF sunscreen daily, even in cloudy days or gloomy kinds of weather.
If you’re concerned with brown spots or pigmentation, invest in a skin-whitening or brightening product, such as Sunflower seed oil. Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil is perfect for dark spots, pimple marks, dark underarms, and helps soothe tender, irritated skin. Plus it helps slow down wrinkling on the hands. Massage our hands with sunflower seed oil every night. It is considered a beauty breakthrough and instantly got numerous cult following in the beauty and cosmetic department.
Follow our advice and pretty soon, you’ll be having younger looking hands in no time!