Most women’s beauty routines tend to focus on their face and body by daily applying face creams and body lotions and forgetting about their hands, which are the part of the body that shows unwanted signs of ageing the fastest. Lots of women notice their hands beginning to look older usually by the time they reach their forties, but the signs of ageing skin can begin showing a lot earlier if they neglect to use sun protection in their younger years.
Lots of things can make hands look older;
Wrinkles are a sure sign of growing older. The skin on our hands can look paper-thin as they have very little fat and this gives the backs of the hands a crumpled look. The hands need more moisturising than the rest of the body because hands are often immersed in water and this contributes to dried out and wrinkling skin. Professional laser treatments can promote collagen production, which will help plump up your skin.
Age spots are actually nothing to do with age, they are caused because of exposure to the sun. Our hands are constantly exposed to the elements, and even if you’ve been meticulous with your sun screen applications, sunspots and discolouration will appear on the hands eventually. Preventing age spots if you can is always best, and using sun protection daily and remembering to reapply throughout the day is essential. Improving the skin tone using a professional chemical peel treatment will soften the skin, remove dead skin cells and take away brown spots.
Dry flaky skin
Gentle exfoliation can remove dead skin on flaky and dull hands and moisturisers will be more easily absorbed with the dead cells gone. Exfoliating the skin with a professional microdermabrasion treatment will remove dead skin cells, making your skin feel softer and look brighter, and will also help to even out the skin tone.
The skin on the back of the hands is naturally thin and they’re exposed to the weather throughout the seasons, experiencing wind, rain, cold and worst of all excessive sun exposure. Too much sun on unprotected skin can cause blemishes and pigmentation and can even destroy the collagen and elastin in the skin.
If you’re inclined to opt for a more invasive treatment, dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid can help to smooth out the wrinkles and fine lines on the hands, and return some of the plumpness which will improve the skin’s quality.