There is a popular saying that eyes are the windows to the soul. That may be true, but we think that hands are the windows to our past.
We use our hands for everything, and they tell the stories of our lives. However, so much use means that our hands can become wrinkled and aged in our later years. All that work and play and washing and cleaning takes its toll.
As we grow older, we lose fat in the back of our hands and our skin grows thinner. This leads to wrinkles and age spots. In addition, our hands are exposed to the sun more than any other part of our bodies. So it is natural that our hands are the first things to age.
Luckily, there are things that you can do to prevent these issues from affecting the look of the skin on your hands. Below are the Top 4 Ways To Prevent Wrinkles In Your Hands.
Protection from the Sun
One of the most destructive forces against the skin of our hands is exposure to the sun.
Extreme sunlight causes the collagen and elastin fibers in our skin to break down. This leads to brown spots, irregular pigmentation, and wrinkles. It is estimated that ultraviolet radiation from the sun is responsible for around 80% of our skin’s aging.
Regularly using a higher SPF sunscreen on your hands can help prevent the skin from becoming wrinkled or discolored.
Remember that the sun can still be shining on colder days, so it is good to keep sunscreen with you in all seasons of the year. People often make the mistake of believing the sun only shines in warm weather.
Stay Hydrated To Prevent Wrinkles
Drinking water is the most effective way to battle aging skin and getting wrinkles, especially in your hands. Our entire bodies need adequate water to function efficiently and stay healthy, but the skin in particular uses water to replenish itself regularly.
If you don’t drink enough water, at least 8 glasses a day, then your skin will become brittle, thin, and weak. This will eventually lead to wrinkles and aging.
Fight Wrinkles With Hand Creams
Hand creams have a lot of benefits for the skin on our hands that help to fight aging. Various creams will feature different ingredients that benefit our skin in different ways, including helping to prevent your hands from getting wrinkles.
Many creams contain ceramides, which are molecules that form a protective layer around your skin to retain moisture. Ceramides are good to use while you work at your desk during the day and are being active. They will prevent the skin of the hands from drying out while you’re using them.
Creams with glycerin and alpha-hydroxy acids work to keep your skin supple by pulling in moisture from the surrounding air. They are excellent for keeping the top layers of your skin moisturized and healthy and helping to stop wrinkles from appearing in the skin of your hands.
At night time, it is best to use hand creams that are rich in protein with ingredients like hyaluronic acid to help plump up the skin, emblica for a natural correction of age spots, and soothing extracts or essential oils for extra hydration. The cream will work while you sleep to rejuvenate your hands and help prevent against wrinkles over the course of the night.
Exfoliate Your Hands
As we grow older, our skin’s natural exfoliation process slows down and our skin builds up dead cells at a faster rate.
Exfoliating your hands regularly with a mild scrub will reduce these dead skin cells. This allows cellular cycling to occur at a faster rate and will soften any fine lines and help reduce wrinkles on your hands.
Preventing More Than Just Wrinkles In Your Hands
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